The View from The Shard, Looking East

The View from The Shard, Looking East

I already explained what a struggle it was to photograph from the Shard, the windows were grubby, with highly reflective triple glazing. The continual flashes from other camera users further increased the problems. I normally keep any processing under my hat – my use of Photoshop is a ‘trade secret’! But in this case I thought I’d share what I …

alistairThe View from The Shard, Looking East
The View from The Shard, Looking West

The View from The Shard, Looking West

We’re spoilt in London. A stable country, generally peaceful, generally healthy and wealthy and despite the stereotype of clouds and rain we enjoy a temperate climate. It was 8°C when I went up the Shard today, and as you can see, it was pretty clear. Sure there’s some slight haze in the middle to long distance, but this photograph from …

alistairThe View from The Shard, Looking West
Shard: The Fire in the Sky

Shard: The Fire in the Sky

I’m unveiling a new feature of my Photography Blog for the first time: Google Maps location tracking. This is all thanks to the smart GPS that’s built into the Canon 6D. I’d imagine most residents of London won’t need the location for this particular beauty – the Shard is visible over most of London, and indeed much of the home …

alistairShard: The Fire in the Sky

House of Commons – Entry Hall

For the second time, we were invited to the House of Commons to receive an award last night. A truly impressive building, arguably one of London’s finest, you should seize with both hands any opportunity to visit! Sadly the inner parts of the Houses of Parliament are not allowed to be photographed by us mere mortals, and under pressure of …

alistairHouse of Commons – Entry Hall
All Hail Sauron

All Hail Sauron

Available for publication on Demotix

alistairAll Hail Sauron