Over the years I have been to London several times, and every time I carefully packed my camera etc, hoping for a great opportunity to take great pictures. To my great regret, until very recently I was mostly unlucky in terms of the weather in London.
Usually I had some businesses to take care of first which (again usually) would happen before
afternoon, just while the sun was shining and the sky was blue. I used to think: What a wonderful day for a photo-session in the City of London! I should not miss this chance! ... Well, you've already guessed correctly - nearly right after my businesses were done, something always happened in the skies over London and, in particular, directly over my head. Winds would start blowing faster and clouds would gather in no time.
You can perhaps imagine how disappointed I normally returned from London those times.
Fortunately, my last two visits to the capital of Great Britain weren't that bad. Finally, after some years of "patient waiting", I caught some nice weather in London not only in the morning but also in the afternoon and even at night(s)! Unfortunately, I still had my businesses during the daytime, but again you already anticipate that I could not allow myself to miss a single minute of my spare time...
The resulting photos are below and some RAW files are still waiting the final touch. After all, now I am really happy to obey London's ever changing weather. :)
Thank you, Enrique! :) I hope some buyers will be amazed with them too one day... You also have some amazing pictures in your port, I especially liked you tropical vacation sunset series with people jumping over water/waves.
Hi Afagundes, thank you very much for your extended comment. My first thought was that you killed my blog :-) well, you were in London just once and managed to take many beautiful pictures, whereas I was there many times (over the years!) and only now have some approved... Frankly, for the sake of brevity, I actually skipped some extra details of my previous trips, like older and smaller cameras I possessed in the past and such. Surely, I had many pictures taken those days too, but none would qualify for stock (also for sure).
ironically, you give me an advice I have given in my first blog - on noisy skies (see PS there ;-) but yes, you were right to do so: in this case I did not use any gradient filter on lens, but in some photos I did use the software gradient filters applied to RAW data.
Hi Andromatic, its allways interesting to see that every photographer have a diferent view, even when they are at the same place and taking pictures of more or less the same landmarks. I was lucky enough to be in London last summer and, as they say, everybody was happy that summer falled in a weekend, hehe, so I did manage to get some nice images as well. On the one or two grey days I also got, I manage to learn how to use a ND graduated Lee filter and it saved the day! Its worth trying it. Best luck to you and lets see what other images of London you are still uploading.
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