The Shard emerges from the mist

Over recent weeks I’ve showcased photographs that had been heavily reworked using Photoshop. On this occasion, things are a bit different. Pictured here emerging from the mist is The Shard in London. I’ve photographed The Shard many times, but I think this is the most dramatic image I have taken of this famous London landmark.

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The Shard in London. I have photographed this landmark many times but felt this picture of it emerging from the mist was quite dramatic.
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Playing with textures in Photoshop (and reminiscing about 35mm film)

As you can maybe tell from looking at the picture below, I’ve become a little obsessed with Photoshop. I’ve whiled away many hours experimenting and learning new photo editing skills.

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An image of a rose merged with a brick wall backdrop. The trick was to retain the texture of the rose.
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City of London, Inception style!

Over the past week, I have spent a massive amount of time using Photoshop. I’ve been doing all sorts of crazy things using the software, often late into the night. This edited image of the City of London, inspired by the film Inception, was great fun to produce.

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Inspired by the film Inception, I’ve re-edited this old photograph of the City of London!
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Learning through play with Photoshop!

The arrival of daffodils has to be the ultimate sign spring has arrived and I have been passing them in large numbers every day while on the school run. I had a few different ideas for photographing them but thought the close grouping of these flowers would give the chance to hone an editing skill that has long alluded me: Changing an object’s colour!

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My Photoshop experiment. If you saw daffodils like this at the side of the road, you would stop and take a closer look, wouldn’t you?
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Brighton’s West Pier: One photo, two edits

This week has been all about photography. In addition to attending the Bedrooms Of London photography exhibition, I spent a day in Brighton with Darren Coleshill of the Photalife blog. Together we strolled around the Marina, sea font and city centre with our cameras. It was during our time together I took this image of what remains of Brighton’s iconic West Pier, which was destroyed by fire in 2003.

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A long-exposure image of Brighton’s West Pier taken using an 10-stop ND filter.
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