Thames Barrier

Thames Barrier from Greenwich Peninsula


A long exposure photograph of the Thames towards the Thames Barrier (visible just below the horizon) – Woolwich in the distance on the far side of the river, and Charlton on this side – taken on a lunchtime walk last Friday, starting from Greenwich North and joining the Thames Path on the east side of the peninsula – it was an absolutely glorious day!

The boats are bobbing around on the incoming tide (hence blurry) – the foreshore exposed, but soon to be covered – nice smooth river due to the long exposure.

Minor adjustments in post processing – darkened the sky with a graduated filter, removed dust spots (since this shot was taken I have now cleaned the sensor – less work to do to my next photographs!) – cropped to 1920×1080 and sharpened – exported into Nik SilverFxPro, increased ‘structure’ and contrast, and added medium cyanotype tint – returned to Lightroom and exported with watermark.


Technical details:

Nikon D80; 60s (ND10 filter);f/14@18mm (18-70mm; f/3.5-4.5; Nikkor stock lens); ISO100 – Tripod– Post processing in Lightroom 5 and Nik Software SilverFxPro