Sunday, December 18, 2005

Kew Bridge

Today was my "day off", a day when I don't have to look after the boys all day, it was a cold day and I didn't really fancy spending all day wondering around with a heavy sack of lenses and a tripod so I left it until about 2:30 before setting off to try to get the sun setting behind Battersea Power Station. My plan was quickly thwarted by London Underground so I took the bus down to Kew Bridge and snapped off a few shots of the sunset.

Every time I make a conscious decision to leave my 300mm lens at home I find I need it. With my 70-200mm f2.8 zoom I can get 280mm at f4.0 with my 1.4X converter which is good but I could have got 420mm, f4.0 or 600mm, f5.6 (with 2X) if I'd bought it along. For those that don't know London, Kew is on the river in West London, just north of the Heathrow flight path when they land to the west.

Details: Kew Bridge, West London, UK
17/12/05, 15:51
Canon 20D, ISO-100, RAW
1/500 secs @ f4.5
70-200mm 2.8L + 1.4X converter @ 280mm (Effective)
Tripod

I love sunsets, everyone is different and every minute of everyone is different from the last. This one is quite busy with airplane trails.

Details: Kew Bridge, West London, UK
17/12/05, 16:05
Canon 20D, ISO-100, RAW
1/125 secs @ f5.6
20-35mm 2.8L @ 20mm
Tripod

This one is looking back at Kew Bridge where I had been minutes ealier (for the above).

Details: Kew Bridge, West London, UK
17/12/05, 16:32
Canon 20D, ISO-100, RAW
8 secs @ f8.0
20-35mm 2.8L @ 33mm
Tripod

Finally, I thought I'd try my infrared filter. This is untouched, it is normally red because of the filter. I wasn't overly impressed with the black and white version so here's the original.

Details: Kew Bridge, West London, UK
17/12/05, 16:08
Canon 20D, ISO-100, RAW
30 secs @ f2.8
20-35mm 2.8L @ 20mm + Hoya 72R Infrared filter
Tripod

1 Comments:

Blogger Sailesh Panchal said...

This is a fab image.
I'm going to have to get myself one of those filters.

06 June, 2006 20:52  

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