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Photo: Spaceship Camper, Wales

Well I just finished a two week road trip around the UK with my girlfriend in a Spaceship Camper, and it was a lot of fun! A little crazy to be travelling around and sleeping in a small camper van at the start of winter, but hey, someone has to do it right?

This pic was taken in Rhossili, Wales. We were treated to a beautiful sunset (which I will post about soon), as well as a clear sky for the whole night (very cold!). Seems fitting doesn’t it? Spaceships and all.

Photo: Winter Wonderland, Hyde Park

Following the mulled wine in Covent Garden, we headed across London and into Hyde Park for the opening night of Winter Wonderland. Being opening night, it was ridiculously busy and a bit tricky to find a spot to set up a tripod without it being knocked over in crowd.

I eventually found a small foot bridge that had some elevation above the crowd and snapped off this five shot fusion. The problem with the bridge was that it was temporary, and made of wood. It shook a lot whenever people walked over it and caused a lot motion blur in my initial shots. After about 15 minutes of waiting for a break, I got a few clear minutes with no-one else moving on the bridge and managed to get the photos I wanted.

I’ve emphasized the colour blue in this image to help depict the cold weather and the ‘Winter’ feel of the night.

Photo Details:
This is a 5 shot fusion from -2 to +2 EV blended using LREnfuse and Lightroom 5.

Photo: Covent Garden, London

I think I may have found Rudolf the red nosed reindeer…

Christmas is closing in fast and some friends and I found ourselves in Covent Garden (London) on Saturday afternoon sipping mulled wine and watching street performers. I never quite understood the hype around mulled wine, but now I realise I just haven’t had good mulled wine in Australia. Mulled wine in Europe is goooooddd!

Anywho, after a couple of mulled wines, darkness had settled in and I got to work on snapping a couple of images of Covent Garden from a restaurant balcony. This is one of two photos that I liked the most out of the several that I took. What do you think of rudolf-the-shiny-green-reindeer-with-a-red-nose?

Photo details:
This is a 5x shot HDR taken 1x EV apart (-2 to +2). Processed with Enfuse and Lightroom 5.

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Photo: Brighton Clock Tower

On our last night in Brighton, I headed down to the beach in the hope of capturing the Brighton Pier in all lit up glory. The Brighton Pier has a theme park on it and is one of Brighton’s most famous landmarks.

Unfortunately, I wasn’t in luck this particular evening as the pier was completely closed with no lights on at all. Hidden in darkness, almost like it wasn’t there. So instead of the pier, I dragged my girlfriend back to the centre of town to the clock tower which I has seen earlier in the day. I just knew it would be an interesting scene to shoot at night and I really wanted to try it out as a HDR. Back at my hotel I played with the colouring in post for a while and decided I didn’t like the natural colours, they just didn’t come out as well as I’d hoped. Instead, I opted for a nice warm colour temperature which I think works really well.

I finished the edit and was pretty happy, but had that annoying feeling that something was missing. I reviewed the image a couple of hours later and determined it needed a touch of colour. I added the colour back in the street art in the bottom right corner and I think it made all the difference.

Photo details:
This is a 5x shot HDR (5x 1 EV. -2 to +2). Merged to HDR using Enfuse and edited in entirely in Lightroom 5.