Using a Ricoh GRD III and a Nikon DSLR to photograph streets, people, architecture and anything else that catches my eye.

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

London People - Part 4

One morning, a few months ago, I spent an hour or so photographing office workers and city folk arriving at their places of work with briefcases and hot coffees on the go. The sun was bursting through a gap between glazed architecture, illuminating the paving slabs and producing nice reflections and shadows all around.

 The images are the results of over-exposed sunlight, burned out sky lights, contrasted against the blacksand solids of their overcoats and long shadows Shooting into the sun is always fun and can result in good results (and failures). I had my camera light meter set on pin point centre, and tried my best to aim straight at any grey zones. Of course, I  had to rescue the results a little with some photoshop tweaking.

These three shots were all taken from the same point.





4 comments:

Michael Gatton said...

I like these a lot, Bill. Great shadow lines, especially in #1. The light falling on the face in that third pic is particularly nice effect as well.

s.c said...

Yes nice shadows but also a great kind of statue in the background. Good as subject self.

sliceoflondonlife.com said...

The light is amazing in these, especially the middle one - the light almost gives a halo effect around her.

Bill Wellham said...

Thankyou so much.