I went out with my parents tonight (27.07.2011)
As we were walking down the river side I stopped to take photographs and my parents kept walking, and I saw them approach this position so I set the focus and took the shot.
I really like this for some reason, I think it is because of the long shadows that being cast from the fence under the arch :)

I uploaded this into Photoshop and used a customised HDR toning to produce a high contrast black and white effect with a little colour brought back in.

Edited in Photoshop CS5
Sony NEX5 with 18-55mm lens & Hoya UV filter
(taken free-hand ie. No tripod)


love, walk, arch, shape, tent, sun, flare, effect, hdr, toning, edit, contrast, black and white, mono, together, man, woman

I’m a simple guy with a complicated mind. Even I have trouble figuring out what is going on inside.
Photography lets me express myself in ways that I love. It allows me to be creative and experiment. I might not be the best but I sure do love when I see my photography working.

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  • Paul Hickson
    Paul Hicksonalmost 3 years ago

    this is so awesome Andrew!! very easy on the eye! those shadows from the railings are superb! love it!

  • Thank you so much Paul for this great comment :) Really glad that you like this :)

    – AndrewBerry

  • athex
    athexalmost 3 years ago

    Nicely done

  • Thank you very much Athex :)

    – AndrewBerry

  • Rachel Blackburn
    Rachel Blackburnalmost 3 years ago

    Such a pretty shot Andy ^^ The framing of the arches works really well at capturing the sun and the people :)

  • Thank you for the comment and fave Rachel. Much appreciated.

    – AndrewBerry

  • Country  Pursuits
    Country Pursuitsalmost 3 years ago

    Nice work.

  • Thank you very much :)

    – AndrewBerry

  • Morpho  Pyrrou
    Morpho Pyrroualmost 3 years ago

    Amazing capture! Very nice tones and composition!

  • Thank you so much, really glad you like it! :)

    – AndrewBerry

  • Rebecca Eldridge
    Rebecca Eldridgealmost 3 years ago

    Wonderful use of light, love this one!

  • Really glad that you like this, it’s definitely one of my favourites :)
    Thank you

    – AndrewBerry

  • AkaleiKilikina
    AkaleiKilikinaalmost 3 years ago

    Ohhh! Love this! Super pretty!

  • Thank you so much! :)

    – AndrewBerry

  • Vicki Spindler (VHS Photography)
    Vicki Spindler...almost 3 years ago

    A stunning image!!! Love it :)))))))))))))))))))))))

  • The HDR definitely helped out here. Thanks Vicki :)

    – AndrewBerry

  • Chris Cardwell
    Chris Cardwellover 2 years ago

    Fantastic work fella, Spot on composition and having your parents in the shot gives it a nice dynamic, lively feel that its not an area that has been abandoned, but is visited day to day. Your HDR treatment worked really well!

  • Thank you for such a brilliant comment Chris! :) This is possibly my favourite because it has my parents in it and I think that it looks beautiful :)
    Thanks again.

    – AndrewBerry

  • DRCarothers
    DRCarothersover 2 years ago

    Great shot Andrew! I was reading your comments about NEX cameras (as I’m looking to buy the alpha Nex-5N) and this picture sold me on my decision. Cheers!

  • The NEX-5n is definitely one of if not the best in it’s class.
    And thank you so much on this huge compliment David. I am very happy that it was my work that has made you come to this decision :)

    – AndrewBerry

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