Saturday, April 15, 2006

The London Docklands

Two posts in one day. Yesterday I went for a nice walk around the Docklands, I started in North Greenwich next to the London Dome. It's actually the first time I've seen the Dome so close up, they're working on it again with a view to opening it in a year or so. Sadly it's all closed off so not easy to get any photos.

The first photo is of Canary Wharf in the Dockland with the sun behind it, this one was taken in infrared.

Details: Carary Wharf in the London Docklands from North Greenwich
14/04/06, 19:11
Canon 20D, ISO-100, RAW
30 sec @ f4.0 with Hoya 72R infrared filter
28-70mm 2.8L @ 34mm
Tripod

The second, obviously the same, was taken in "normal" light, i.e. full colour.

Details: Carary Wharf in the London Docklands from North Greenwich
14/04/06, 19:14
Canon 20D, ISO-100, RAW
1/200th sec @ f7.1
28-70mm 2.8L @ 28mm
Tripod

A little later I got the tube (underground) over to Canery Wharf, under the towers. Taking photographs there is now a serious problem. Every time I got the tripod out security guards came running over asking all sorts of questions and wanting to see ID etc. A good ten years ago there was a half tonne bomb that the IRA kindly exploded in Carary Wharf and of course there was 9/11 but if someone wanted to get photos of the place for terrorist reasons they're hardly likely to turn up with tripod after sunset are they?

I managed to lose the first guard and get this one of the CitiGroup building in the setting sunlight.

Details: Citigroup building in Carary Wharf
14/04/06, 19:46
Canon 20D, ISO-100, RAW
1/60th sec @ f4.0
28-70mm 2.8L @ 34mm
Hand held

The next shot was taken after escaping from the guards, in fact this was taken some way outside of the docklands complex looking back towards the City of London from the East side.

Details: London City from the Docklands
14/04/06, 19:54
Canon 20D, ISO-100, RAW
1/160th sec @ f3.5
70-200mm 2.8L @ 93mm
Hand held

The same as above but a little closer in, I braved the use of the tripod for this one.

Details: The Swiss Re building (the Girkin) from the Docklands
14/04/06, 19:57
Canon 20D, ISO-100, RAW
0.6 sec @ f16.0
70-200mm 2.8L @ 165mm
Tripod

Now, while I'm taking this shot (with a tripod again) a new security guard has spotted me and is radioing his mates.

Details: Canary Wharf
14/04/06, 20:13
Canon 20D, ISO-100, RAW
4.0 sec @ f11.0
28-70mm 2.8L @ 44mm
Tripod

I managed to get this shot just before being ushered away but security guards. The were in fact really nice about it, as were the others. A much nicer version than the ones in the US. These ones had a brain and after showing them my photos (off the camera) they decided to let me go. It was rather like a game of cat and mouse. Having said that these guys were doing a good job and were nice about it. I packed up the camera and went to the cinema.

Details: Canary Wharf
14/04/06, 20:25
Canon 20D, ISO-100, RAW
4.0 sec @ f8.0
20-35mm 2.8L @ 23mm
Tripod

1 Comments:

Anonymous Marius Muscalu said...

beautiful countrejour...i'm refering to first photo...

18 April, 2006 05:02  

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