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Shooting Around St Paul's.

After attending a small photography exhibition at the Tate Modern yesterday, my friend Jena and I decided to go shooting around St Paul's Cathedral and The Millennium Bridge. These areas have been photographed many times so it really challenged me to come up with something creative and yet still in my postcard style. It was a bright sunny day, so the blue skies were nice to polarise, but the lighting could also be harsh.These are all my shots. I will add Jena's in due course.I used 3 lenses: The Nikkor 35mm F/2 AF-D, the Nikkor 50mm F/1.8G AF-S, and the Tokina 11-16mm F/2.8.

Aug 22, 2011
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Shooting Around St Paul's.

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After attending a small photography exhibition at the Tate Modern yesterday, my friend Jena and I decided to go shooting around St Paul's Cathedral and The Millennium Bridge. These areas have been photographed many times so it really challenged me to come up with something creative and yet still in my postcard style. It was a bright sunny day, so the blue skies were nice to polarise, but the lighting could also be harsh.

These are all my shots. I will add Jena's in due course.

I used 3 lenses: The Nikkor 35mm F/2 AF-D, the Nikkor 50mm F/1.8G AF-S, and the Tokina 11-16mm F/2.8.
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Taken with the 35mm AF-D, which I have found to be a very versatile lens.

Aug 22, 2011
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DSC_0198 Capture Date: Aug 22, 2011 05:31 PM
Camera:NIKON D90ISO Speed:200Exposure:1/200 secAperture:f / 8.0Focal Length:35 mmFlash:Did not Fire
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Taken with the 35mm AF-D, which I have found to be a very versatile lens.
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Aug 22, 2011
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DSC_0143 Capture Date: Aug 22, 2011 05:31 PM
Camera:NIKON D90ISO Speed:200Exposure:1/250 secAperture:f / 8.0Focal Length:50 mmFlash:Did not Fire
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Taken with the 50mm F/1.8G AF-S.

Aug 22, 2011
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DSC_0139 Capture Date: Aug 22, 2011 05:31 PM
Camera:NIKON D90ISO Speed:200Exposure:1/125 secAperture:f / 6.3Focal Length:50 mmFlash:Did not Fire
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Taken with the 50mm F/1.8G AF-S.
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Due to the harsh lighting, I relented and opted for an HDR shot made from 3 exposures. Lazy.

Aug 22, 2011
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DSC_0302 Capture Date: Aug 22, 2011 05:32 PM
Camera:NIKON D90ISO Speed:200Aperture:f / 16.0Focal Length:11 mm
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Due to the harsh lighting, I relented and opted for an HDR shot made from 3 exposures. Lazy.
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Aug 22, 2011
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Camera:NIKON D90ISO Speed:280Exposure:1/100 secAperture:f / 16.0Focal Length:14 mmFlash:Did not Fire
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Aug 22, 2011
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A B+W rendition removed the distraction of colour to allow one to focus on the directional lines on the Millennium Bridge.

Aug 22, 2011
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A B+W rendition removed the distraction of colour to allow one to focus on the directional lines on the Millennium Bridge.
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Aug 22, 2011
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Aug 22, 2011
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Me taking a shot of Jena taking a shot of St Paul's!

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Me taking a shot of Jena taking a shot of St Paul's!
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The Shard skyscraper, still under construction.

Aug 22, 2011
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The Shard skyscraper, still under construction.
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Nice to still see these red telephone boxes.

Aug 22, 2011
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Nice to still see these red telephone boxes.
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A shopping plaza opposite St Paul's.

Aug 22, 2011
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A shopping plaza opposite St Paul's.
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Jena shooting!

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Jena shooting!
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And the obligatory bee on a flower outside the cathedral. Taken with the 50mm F/1.8G AF-S.

Aug 22, 2011
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And the obligatory bee on a flower outside the cathedral. Taken with the 50mm F/1.8G AF-S.
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SabrinaAug 22, 2011 04:11 PM

Great series! Makes me want to go back to London.

GretchenAug 25, 2011 12:22 AM

Beautiful

ParrishAug 25, 2011 03:57 PM

Love this thread Alpha, some good images there and a few in particular.
HDR is not all bad and can get you out of a hole sometimes - such as...remember this http://www.flickr.com/photos/parrishcolmanphotography/5205355500/in/set-72157625944505479

So i see you added the F1.8G... nice addition to the kit.

AlexAug 29, 2011 11:26 AM

All of these shots are great. The different angles made for some really interesting pictures. The vibrancy of the colours is just astounding, I really like all of them.

TrevorAug 31, 2011 06:46 PM

I have the 35mm f/1.8G with my D90, been using them together for 18 month solid. Bought the 50mm f/1.8G & the Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 a month ago. Can't believe you used these three lenses in London. I really dig this thread its right up my street. Keep up the fantastic blog.

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