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Ephemera by ottoberkeley

I’ve always been drawn to Richmond Bridge’s stunning architecture, from the texture of its Portland stone to the romanticism of its Victorian gas-lit lampposts, but also to the ethereal spectacle when its unique shape and structure is reflected in the Thames.

I was fortunate enough to be shooting the bridge on a morning when the wind speed had dropped to 1mph, which helped me get a clear reflection in the water. Despite the fact that the boats beneath the bridge were moored quite loosely and slowly swaying, I also captured a brighter exposure of the boats, and then isolated them in Photoshop with the pen tool so that I could selectively mask in the brighter exposure and add saturation and contrast. I then just spent some time dodging and burning the bridge to recover some of the shadows and to emphasise the glow from the lamplight cast along the bridge’s stonework.

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