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.
I took the picture when I was on a photo walk around the City of London. While I have edited it, the end result has more to do with location and lighting conditions than using Photoshop.
I had just taken an image of The Shard from Lovat Lane which provides a superb perspective of that building. You can see the Lovatt Lane image on my Instagram account.
Having taken the first image, I then took a walk along the path of the River Thames and eventually came across this alternative view of The Shard. As you can probably tell, it was a very grey, misty day.
I’ve learned to embrace the grey, darker colours when taking images in these conditions and so I converted the picture to black and white. I then played with the ‘dehaze’ tool in Photoshop and this gave the mist that dramatic look which, I feel, makes the picture.
While I don’t wish to boast, I was delighted with the result. I was even more delighted because I wasn’t sure I was going to produce any decent images as all the weather was so dull.
Can I ask if you like the picture? If so, what do you like about it and have you seen The Shard represented in this way?