Last night (Saturday) was our second night photography trip. Our time for photography is limited at the moment which is more the pity, so the only real-time we get is evening times on a Saturday evening. Anyway, we decided this week we would drive up to North Greenwich and photograph Canary Wharf.
Hubby used to work at North Greenwich and always admired how lit up Canary Wharf become in the evening… and again it was one of those locations we wished we had photographed in the past… but never had the confidence to do.
I haven’t been to North Greenwich since the Tall Ships was docked there back in September 2014 and boy has it changed there is a driving range now alongside the river. Anyway we found our spot just opposite Canary Wharf and waited for the sun to go down..
And those lights were beautiful… as the darkness descended the those grey looking buildings turned into a light spectacular. As you looked down the river towards Greenwich, in the Observatory location, you could see the Meridian Laser in its full glory. Hubby captured it in its full glory.
Just as we were packing up and heading back towards the car… I took this photograph using our 10-18mm Canon lens… of Canary Wharf and the river.
Even though the above picture had a long exposure, to get the sheen on the water… I used a trick I picked up from Anthony Fields… in this video, who apparently got it from Ole Henrik Skjelstad and can be seen from 20 mins 15 secs. And the trick is to make the water have a sheen….
- Use Adjustment Brush
- Clarity set to -100
- Noise set to +100
- Flow and Density set to 100
- Auto mask set (by ticking the box)
- And then paint the water…. don’t worry about the feather and to see the area you have painted click O to show the masked area.