The Shard in London


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Thinking of Scotland

Sorry again I had to call off that Scotland Photo Walk! I got called back for an emergency situation. I was in Scotland for about 30 minutes though! I stepped outside to smell the Scottish air. It was nice and fresh with a tinge of whisky! I’ll be back some day… count on it! 🙂

Daily Photo – The Shard in London

I feel so out-of-touch sometimes! I had not been to London for about 4 or 5 years, and then when I got there I saw this huge building! I had never heard of it being built and I didn't even know the name. I asked my British friend, “What the hell is THAT!?!” and he said, “It's The Shard you moron.” Haha man… it was such a surprise, and every time I see it, I still feel that sense of surprise. I really love taking photos of it too… reminds me of the surprise of the first time I saw it.

The Shard in London

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraFC350
  • Camera MakeDJI
  • Exposure Time1/2800
  • Aperture2.8
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length3.6 mm
  • FlashNo flash function
  • Exposure ProgramUnknown (58655)
  • Exposure Bias

London in the Last Light余晖中的伦敦


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每日一瞥——余晖中的伦敦

这是某天晚上在碎片大厦顶楼拍的。他们把酒吧/餐厅的一侧给关了,刚好关的那边可以看日落!!!我还得跟人家磨嘴皮子,才能蹭到这儿拍张照!

Daily Photo – London in the Last Light

Here’s a photo I took from atop The Shard one night. I noticed that they shut down one side of the bar/restaurant just for the restaurant. And that’s the side where’ sunset is! So I had to do a bit of fancy-British-talkin’ to get myself over there in a position to take this photo!

London in the Last Light

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/500
  • Aperture4
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length200.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias+0.3

The Tower of London in the Night


Colored Lights at night

I’d like to send a shout out to all the lighting designers around the world, and especially those in London, for making such colorful lights that make the sights so much cooler!

Daily Photo – The Tower of London in the Night

Wow this place is empty at night. During the day, it’s an absolute zoo. At night, things are quite quiet… the sort of quiet you get right before a zombie outbreak. I’d love to actually spend the night there inside the Tower of London somewhere… wander around inside all night and take photos and more…

The Tower of London in the Night

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time4
  • Aperture4
  • ISO80
  • Focal Length29.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

London in the Rain, Stumbling Around at Night夜行雨中伦敦


Plugin for Rain Effects

I wish there was a plugin to simulate a wet ground. That seems like serious cheating in a way… and I have no idea how they would make one, but it could be awesome!

降雨插件

真希望谁能搞个能下雨的插件。有点像作弊是吧……我也不知道怎么搞,但一定会很精彩!

每日一瞥——夜行雨中伦敦

伦敦的夜晚绝对是一份精彩的体验,尤其再来几滴小雨,点点灯火更添了几分生机。当晚先是看了一场诡异(但精彩)的舞台剧,晚些时候便来到这里。带着一份特别的心情,放空大脑,四处走走!

Daily Photo – London in the Rain, Stumbling Around at Night

I think London at night is one of the most amazing experiences ever… especially when there's a bit of rain to make all the lights come even more alive. I visited this area late one night after going to see a very strange (but good) theater show. It put me into quite an unusual mood, which set a good brain space for this kind of wandering!

London in the Rain, Stumbling Around at Night

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1
  • Aperture4
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length19.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

A Room With a View看得见风景的房间


What else happened this day?

Here’s a little video of what happened in London before I took this photo!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7h5bjYJGjo

是日补遗

来段视频,说说那天在伦敦拍照前的故事。

每日一瞥——看得见风景的房间

好基友Stu在伦敦碎片大厦顶楼上厕所——这里算得上全世界最高级的厕所之一了!你可能觉得我们跑进厕所拍照是不是太猥琐了一点……嘿嘿,还真有点诡异,不过再怎样也赶不上我身后的几位哥们儿。我跟Stu在那里摆造型,其他人在后面等着嘘嘘……

Daily Photo – A Room With a View

Here’s my friend Stu atop The Shard in London inside one of the most awesome bathrooms I’ve ever seen! Yes, you might think it was awkward for me to take this photo while in the bathroom… I suppose it was a little bit, but not NEARLY as awkward as it was for all the guys behind me waiting while I had Stu strike a few poses…

A Room With a View

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time0.5
  • Aperture6.3
  • ISO250
  • Focal Length19.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-0.3

Incredible London at Sunset伦敦日落时


When I took this photo

Towards the end of this video I’m in the Shard with Stu and you can find out more about when I took this photo.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7h5bjYJGjo

拍照时

视频终了,我和Stu置身碎片大厦Shard)。大家可以了解更多我拍这张照片时发生的故事。

每日一瞥——伦敦日落时

站在碎片大厦的这个位置拍照可不是容易事。夕阳照射的方向决定了我们需要进行一些难度较高的视窗调整。我们所在之处没什么朝向这个方向的窗口,只有一处……

Daily Photo – Incredible London at Sunset

This particular location in The Shard doesn’t really have a very easy way to take this photo. The direction the sun was facing required some rather difficult window-maneuvering. They don’t really have any windows that face this direction except for one little bit that juts out.

Incredible London at Sunset

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/320
  • Aperture4
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length32.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

When I saw this, I knew I was in London!


Another funny London story

So I was in a cab in London with my British friend Lee as we were going from Heathrow Airport to our hotel. I’ve been to London a few times but I always get excited every time. Anyway, I was listening to the way the cab driver spoke and he sounded so awesome. I told Lee, “Wow, that guy has the exact same type of accent as the bad guy in the very first episode of Sherlock Holmes!” Lee looked at me very calmly and said, “Yes, Trey. That’s called a London accent.”

Daily Photo – When I saw this, I knew I was in London!

What a cool car! He seemed pleased that I stopped in the middle of the street to take the photo too… I think people with awesome cars generally are fans of people taking photos of them. I think the same thing about people with tattoos — they don't mind you staring a bit! I shot this with my 2nd camera I have slung around my body which I use for street photography. If I would have wrestled around with my other camera to get the shot, then I never would have had time.

When I saw this, I knew I was in London!

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraILCE-7M2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/2000
  • Aperture
  • ISO500
  • Focal Length
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

London as Night Closes In


How long for light trails?

Experiment! There is no right answer… When there is a little bit of ambient light, you may need to go shorter or close down the aperture, as I did here. This one is F/14 at 5 seconds. Not that I knew that ahead of time… I had to experiment. When I did F/4 at 5 seconds, the whole thing was way too bright but the light trail was the right length, so I just darkened it up by increasing the F stop to F/14.

Daily Photo – London as Night Closes In

Here's one of those really fun long exposure shots that are readily available all over London. This is one of the great advantages of living in a big city is that you get all that crazy tail light action that I don't get here in Queenstown. It makes for a very fun way to be creative and try new ways to fill up the frame with unexpected light action.

I took this one during the big photowalk event — thanks again everyone!

London as Night Closes In

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time5
  • Aperture14
  • ISO50
  • Focal Length16.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

Waiting on the London PhotoWalkWaiting on the London PhotoWalk


“Casual Photos”

See this photo below? It’s not usual that I publish them, but it actually represents MOST of the photos I snap… There are always interesting things here and there. These actually don’t take much time… and I know people generally don’t like it when I post “casual snaps” here and there on the blog, but here’s one anyway — hope you don’t mind! 🙂

Daily Photo – Waiting on the London PhotoWalk

I always try to arrive at the PhotoWalks around the world a little early so that I can meet people and say hello. We had a super-informal gathering here at the Milkbar before we headed over to the big event. That's my friend Lee sitting there in front… it was so crowded inside that we had to sit outside to enjoy our coffees. We can here to meet up with Gordon Laing from Cameralabs.com — was great to see him again!

Waiting on the London PhotoWalk

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraILCE-7M2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/400
  • Aperture
  • ISO1250
  • Focal Length
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

London during the PhotoWalk伦敦摄影行


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摄影行要开始啦!

虽然活动页面上列的是摄影行,大家也可以订阅我们的Newsletter ,兴许下次活动就来到你的地盘啦!

每日一瞥——伦敦摄影行

威斯敏斯特教堂后面各种施工,拍摄难度较大。他们在这儿立了堵墙,把工地挡住,闪亮亮的一堵墙啊……凑上前去来张反射照!我七扭八歪贴在墙根底下拍照,一起的小伙伴都以为我疯了。

Daily Photo – London during the PhotoWalk

This area behind Westminster Abbey was under all sorts of construction, so it was very hard to shoot. They had this wall here that was blocking some of the construction, and it turned out to be very shiny… so I got extremely close to try to get creative and make this kind of a shot. I think everyone on the photowalk thought I was crazy while I was leaning up against the wall in a Very Strange Pose!

London during the PhotoWalk

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time0.5
  • Aperture9
  • ISO50
  • Focal Length16.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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