Something fishy…



I discovered this Koi artwork yesterday during a lunchtime walk to Trinity Buoy Wharf, walking along Orchard Place, just off the Thames Path (NE extension) – the artwork is suspended in a small gap between two warehouses – while I have run down here on quite a few occasions, I had not noticed this before.  I don’t know for sure, but I am guessing that this is a collaboration with the Art College that is located on Trinity Buoy Wharf.

The history of the area is staggering – on Orchard Place, there are a number signs that detail various aspects of the history of Trinity Buoy Wharf and the East India Docks (of which only a small part is still visible as the nature reserve – the rest having been filled in and built upon) – it must have been quite a sight in it’s hey day!

Post processing involved the usual initial settings from the ‘Start’ preset – used the vivid nikon profile and adding a slight graduated filter towards the top of the picture – lightened some areas, notably some of the brickwork and where the graduated filter overlapped the top of the fish.  I exported to Nik Software Viveza 2 to boost the colours and use the ‘structure’ slider – and the results are great.  Cropped in Lightroom and added slight vignette.

Technical details:

Nikon D80; 1/250s;f/8@34mm (18-70mm; f/3.5-4.5; Nikkor stock lens); ISO100 – Handheld– Post processing in LR5 and Nik Software Viveza 2