Fuji X-T2 - Fuji Velvia Film Simulation - Tower Bridge

I started a new job in January and my new journey in to London has given me the opportunity to explore some new areas. I took the Fuji X-T2 to London Bridge at dawn to capture the sunrise over the iconic Tower Bridge.

I utilised the Fuji Velvia Film Simulation option to create some punchy, high saturation images of the colorful sunrise.

Fuji X-T2 and 18-135mm - Tower Bridge at Sunrise

Luminosity Masks

The bright orange of the dawn sky created a silhouette of the bridge and HMS Belfast. I decided to blend two bracketed exposures together in Photoshop to bring some detail back into the shadows. I used the exposures below, opening them as layers in Photoshop and using a luminosity mask to blend them. 

I use Photoshop actions developed by Jimmy McIntyre to create a range of masks which can be applied to the image. I recommend checking out his tutorials for more information.

I took a number of images around Tower Bridge and made sure to capture the famous Girl and Dolphin fountain on the North Bank of the Thames.

Girl and Dolphin
Fuji X-T2 and 10-24mm - Fuji Velvia Film Simulation

Girl and Dolphin and Tower Bridge
Fuji X-T2 and 10-24mm - Fuji Velvia Film Simulation

Tower Bridge
Fuji X-T2 and 10-24mm - Fuji Velvia Film Simulation

Tower Bridge
Fuji X-T2 and 10-24mm - Fuji Velvia Film Simulation