The urban landscape has always been one of those attracting photo spots. These set of photographs were a chance for me to try my hand at some night shots with bold highlighted colours on the buildings it made for some tricky environments, this been the case allowed me to get to grips with some tools of the camera i had not had chance to try out yet such as the auto-bracketing feature to create some HDR photos of the city at night.

Bridgewater Place taken from the Mint Hotel

Bridgewater Place taken from the Mint Hotel

Photo 1 of HDR (overexposed)

HDR photo 2 (underexposed)

HDR final image from series of three photos, correct exposure

An underexposed HDR photo of the Tetley Brewery Leeds

Correct exposure of Tetleys Brewery Leeds

Dark Arches Leeds

Dark Arches Leeds

The reflection was what captured my eye for the photo

Leeds forgotten angel, in my eyes its there but people just don't see it

A panoramic taken at the Mint Hotel Leeds taken with the Vivitar fish-eye lens- this panoramic was stitched using photoshop and is made up of four separate images taken using a tripod in quick succession so the light does not alter across the photo as the sun was setting and light was fading fast.

 

Panoramic taken at Mint Hotel with the Canon 17-85mm lens- this photo again was stitched in photoshop and was created using five individual photos panned across the scene, it was then imported and stitch in photoshop and then cropped down to remove the rough edges.

the shadow casted by the light across o'neils just seemed to pop had to capture it

Photo was taken inside Bridgewater Place

The special technique photography consists of using filters on the camera lens to alter the outcome of a photograph.

some of the filters i use are:

  1. UV
  2. Polarizing
  3. Star
  4. FLD
  5. Soft Focus/ Diffuser

Photo taken with a 4 point star filter

Photo taken with a 4 point star filter

Photo taken with a 4 point star filter

Photo taken with a 4 point star filter

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