Explore England with Kenneth Horn in this week’s Member Monday feature. Keep reading to get the details behind the photo you see above.
1.) Can you tell us a little bit about your photo?
I am from an area in the North East of England called Newcastle Upon Tyne. The area itself has a large number of bridges crossing the River Tyne. This image was taken from what we call the ‘High Level Bridge’ which gives a fantastic view of Newcastle (left hand side of the river) and Gateshead (on the right). Hence the reason I call this image ‘Tyne View’.
The bridge in the foreground is called the ‘Swing Bridge’ as it can rotate 90 degrees from its center to allow boats to pass. The Tyne Bridge itself was designed and constructed by the same people who designed the Sydney Harbor Bridge in Australia and is often mistaken for it in photographs.
I took this image as I had seen similar and wanted to try some night time photography so I figured it would be a good place to start. I just love the way the area is lit up and the colours. I find it such an inspiring view.
2.) What gear/software did you use to create this image?
I am a Canon shooter and use the EOS 750D (I believe its called the Rebel T6i in the states) and I shot this on my canon 10-18mm f/4.5 lens. The image was shot at 18mm, f16 for 30s at iso 100. and was processed using Lightroom Classic on a windows PC (don’t tell Scott!). I also use photoshop but it was not needed on this occasion.
3.) What do you like to photograph?
Predominantly, I prefer to shoot landscapes and waterfalls. However, off the back of this photo, I am trying to make an effort to do more night time photography.
4.) What’s your favorite class on KelbyOne and why?
My favorite video was the Insider video with Tim Wallace, he had some amazing stories to tell and Kalebra was fantastic too. However my favorite class and instructor was Serge Rameli and his Using ‘Photoshop & Lightroom Classic to Create Amazing Cityscapes’. He showed new ways of processing I had not considered. I took some of the forward (hopefully to good effect) and I believe it hard a big influence on the way I present some of my work.