A bit of time to kill before going to Caught by the River Thames in Fulham spent photographing around the Thames path on the north-west corner of Greenwich peninsula. It’d be a lot easier to make decent photos round there if it wasn’t for the miles of metal fencing, but it remains an interesting place to walk and photograph.
The sculpture is Alex Chinneck’s A bullet from a shooting star, part of the The Line – a sculpture trail running across both sides of the river, that I really should investigate more.
All shot on an iPhone 6s+, then processed in Snapseed iOS app. Here follows the magic formula* for B&W conversion in Snapseed:
- Contrast +10%
- Drama +20% (don’t be put off when you open this filter and find it defaulted to a deeply unpleasant 90%)
- Convert to Black & White: ‘Neutral’
- Apply a colour filter in the Black & White conversion filter, to taste
- Warmth +8%
- Vignette: to taste, depending how cluttered your corners are
- Frame: whatever (but here’s something I have learnt: the more film-like the frame I use, the more I regret it later).
*Not a magic formula, obviously; but a useful shortcut, hopefully. All values above approximate.