Monthly Archives: October 2007

New York – Brooklyn Bridge – Cropping an image – Photo by Rob Laynton

Cropping an image can create quite a different ‘mood’ and ‘feel’ to an image. Sometimes an image is quite simply improved by judicious cropping. But by cropping an image to half its size you are also in effect halving it’s … Continue reading

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New York – Skyline from Brooklyn Bridge – Photo by Rob Laynton

New York Skyline. A spur-of-the-moment iconic shot of new York from the Brooklyn Bridge. Converging verticals were corrected in Photoshop.

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New York – Grand Central Station – Photo by Rob Laynton

Grand Central Station New York. A spur-of-the-moment shot. What struck me here was the contrast between the facade of the station and the modern skyscraper behind it.

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New York – Times Square – Photo by Rob Laynton

Times Square, New York. A spur-of-the-moment shot whilst on holiday in New York. The camera was set to night mode and it is essential to use a tripod or some sort of ad-hoc camera rest for this kind of shot, … Continue reading

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Sunset on ship – Photo by Rob Laynton

Evening on the Queen Mary II. A spur-of-the-moment shot capturing something of the romantic relaxation of life on board ship. This contre-jour image has not been modified in any way, and used the meter settings of the camera. Bold shapes … Continue reading

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New York – Skyline and Brooklyn Bridge

New York Skyline. A shot taken from the Queen Mary II as it set sail. Notice again the rule of thirds: the horizon is one third up from the bottom, giving two-thirds sky and a resulting sense of space. The … Continue reading

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Queen Mary 2 – Photo by Rob Laynton

Pool on Queen Mary II. More my usual sort of style: fairly minimalist with lots of geometric lines creating a slight sense of the abstract. The two pillars with the circle of lights on top is the main element, placed … Continue reading

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