Photograph 3 contained not one but two landmarks, although one (Tower Bridge) was much smaller in the frame than the Shard (the other landmark). I thought it was good observation to manage to get these two landmarks in the same shot as well as the foreshore. The Thames’ foreshore did seem to dominate Photograph 3 a lot more than the two prior photographs for this assignment but I felt it only added to the sublimity of the scene. In particular the large, complex part of presumably an old wharf appeared to dominate the extreme right of the frame, even thought he Shard was evident on that side of the frame. I felt the placement of these two objects in the frame were nicely offset by the much smaller but more recognisable Tower Bridge in the extreme distance; all three intersected by London Bridge. This composition was almost forced upon me in order to get the two landmarks and the foreshore in the frame but I thought it worked nicely.
Again I used a long exposure (half forced by the blue hour time of day and half calculated because of the silky water and misty area where the water met the rocks on the foreshore that were created in the longer exposure). Again this was an image made up of two blended exposures; one exposed for the foreground/foreshore and another for the background. Because it was the blue hour I decided I had no need for filters in these two exposures.
Technical information for Photograph 3 was:
Darker exposure – f11, 30s, ISO 80, focal length 11mm
Lighter exposure – f11, 30s, ISO 400, focal length 11mm