St. Paul’s and the Millennium Bridge

On a warm winters day (as have most days been in the UK this December). Shot from the Tate Modern Gallery end of the Millennium Bridge.

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Under the highway – Part 2

I experimented with pictures I took of the M25/A30 Runnymead bridge over the Thames using black-and-white conversion. The first two pictures are roughly from the same viewpoint and one of these is an exact copy of the earlier post.

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A BW conversion from my earlier post of the Runnymead Bridge
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The spans of the bridge distribute load and prevent vibrations from damaging the older Edwin Lutyens built A30 bypass bridge
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The size of the arches are clearly evident in this image (my wife and son at the very top over the river)

Few places in the UK now seem free of people littering the place with graffiti and other detritus of modern living. The base of the bridge was littered with broken beer bottles and other unsavoury items, that destroyed an otherwise interesting scene of nature and modernity co-existing at this place. The Thames itself was tranquil and sedately flowed towards London en route to the sea towards the right of the pictures.

I used Adobe Photoshop Lightroom to process these images that came from my iPhone. I used the Black-and-White Strong Tonal Contrast Preset by Matt Kloskowski as a starting point before applying blue and green filter corrections to the images.

I hope you like the effects and I would love to hear your comments and suggestions..

Under the highway!!

The runnymead bridge on the notorious M25 motoway in London runs over the Thames near Staines. I wonder how many of the thousands of cars, vans and trucks that use the M25 daily have drivers who are aware of the river just beneath them.

The lines on this bridge were wonder to photograph, as were the effects of light reflecting from the Thames.

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Shadow and Light.
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Runnymead Bridge M25.

These pictures are from my iPhone, post-processed in Photomatix Pro and Adobe Lightroom 5.0

Warning: Here be Dragons!

Legoland is a chain of Lego-themed amusement parks at different locations around the world, including the one in Windsor near London. Away from the milling crowds and long queues for parking and rides, this amusement park in London also offers excellent views of Windsor Castle, the residence of Queen Elizabeth 2.

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A Lego dragon at Legoland Windsor