Glasgow at Night
Sally and I joined a group of photographer friends in Glasgow for a weekend of socializing, talking about photography and taking some photos. I captured this shot of Glasgow at night from the Clyde Arc, otherwise known as the squinty bridge, shortly before we all gathered in a nearby restaurant for dinner. There are a few well known Glasgow landmarks alongside the River Clyde in this shot. From the left are Crowne Plaza, Clyde Auditorium or The Armadillo, Finnieston Crane and the Hydro.
Designed by architect Norman Foster and completed in 1997, Clyde Auditorium was nicknamed the Armadillo because of its shape. It is one of the most distinctive and recognisable buildings in Glasgow and is the venue where the singer Susan Boyle was discovered during auditions for Britain’s Got Talent.
The photo was taken on a Canon 5D MkIII with a 16-35mm f/2.8L II lens set at 35mm. Exposure was 8 seconds at f/8 and ISO 200. Processing was done in Lightroom and Photoshop, using ON1 Effects 10 and Topaz Denoise plugins.