With Autumn upon us it makes for perfect night time shooting. The hazyness has gone and the sky is clear. So i popped down to Southbank and waited for the sun to go down.
One pizza and to much fruit juice later the sun was gone and the light or lack there of was perfect. The tide was in but a nice set of stone stairs got us down to just above water level with a great view of the Thames and St Paul’s in the background.
For the shoot i used a tripod mounted Nikon D3100 with an 18-55mm lens, firing with a Hahnel remote trigger. Set with an F-stop of f/8 i played with the exposure times. Finding eventually that the best results where achieved with between 20 – 30 sec exposure times.
Here are the results. Photo number one is 30sec exposure. Shot in RAW and exported to jpg from Lightroom. This image is as shot with no tweaks.
Photo number two is 20sec exposure. Shot in RAW. I then used Lightroom to add a blue to gold gradient overlay. The image was then exported to jpg.
This was my first time night shooting but i think it’s a bug worth catching.