London – Part 1/3

This first part of the London series highlights some of the sights that caught my eye. London is a very contrasting city, with old Baroque or Gothic buildings mixing with modern glass-covered skyscrapers, which poses a challenge when composing a shot. It is also mostly cloudy (which in photo terms translates to dull). But my biggest problem would have been the lack of a tripod. Fortunately, that was solved in my first day there. All but one of the photos here were shot using it.

This first picture is a 30 second day exposure (thanks to an ND400 filter). This is the ONLY way you can see the London Eye moving!

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Here we have 3 dusk shots of St Paul’s Cathedral.

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Big Ben – notice the British flag on top. Converted to black and white out of laziness to fix the white balance.

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And, finally, Piccadilly Circus (one of the most photographed sights in London, according to wikitravel). To complete the cliche, I’ve added some double-decker buses.

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