Exif data

Title: Modern times
Camera: D200
Capture date: 21/06/08
Image file type: RAW (16 bit)
Lens: AF-S DX 18-200 f/3.5-4.5G VR
Aperture: f/8
Focal length: 18mm (27mm equiv.)
Shutter speed: 1/160s
Shooting mode: Manual
Exposure comp.: 0.00
ISO: 100
White balance: Auto
Flash: No
Cropped?: No
RAW converter: C1 Pro (v4)

Modern times

Now I felt like posting something a little darker, in homage to the ominous skies which are overhead.

This is a shot from the weekend spent in London. The Canary Wharf has many such sky-scrapers; these probably aren't sky-scrapers but I do live in the country and come from the fens. Bus stops seem kind of massive to me. If I were to ever go to New York I imagine I would dare not set foot on the streets. ;)

The original was a little ordinary so I have combined RAWs and played around with all manner of attributes to get to this as it is now. All in all I used about 10 adjustment layers including curves, black and white filter, photo filter and some layer blending modes.

That is it for me for tonight as I am off soon to a barbeque. Yes, you did read correctly. Why we are having a barbeque in this weather is anyone's guess. The lady who is having this barbeque is part of local organisation that we do work for so it's a kind of an informal get-together. It should be fun providing we don't get washed away.





Great photograph and you got The Wharf just spot on. I like the windows reflecting in the clock. NB: Never say no to a BBQ one of the best I have had was on the 24/25th of Dec (yes it lasted two days) in London.

I never say no.

Thanks for the comment.

The BBQ was fine — I find it hard to say no to any food. (One of my last remaining vices, along with the odd beer, glass of wine or whiskey). However, a two day BBQ just sounds like partying in a whole 'nother league! :)


Did you know that this was one of the noteworthy mentions for "The Office" on

I did know pal, but thanks for letting me know anyway

Yeah, I noticed when I popped onto their website the other week. I mentioned it here.


Great lines and angles and good job on the black & white conversion. Great photo!

I hadn't done many shots like that before

I rarely get into the city so I enjoyed shooting some of the high buildings in London. Hopefully I will get the chance again soon.

Thanks for your comment. Perspective, repeating lines and shapes can look really great.

As I said in the blog entry the black and white was made in an adjustment layer, then tweaked with quite a few other layers. (I do love to try different effects in Photoshop).

Nice work

Good PP work on this one mate. Very dark, mean 'n' moody, like it a lot!

I fancied doing a dystopian shot

Most of the shots I have been doing are fairly bright and I fancied something a little different.

I do have a couple of others in the series that I may post later in the week.

Thanks for the comment pal.