The View from The Shard, Looking North

The View from The Shard, Looking North

The hardest piece to produce, but my favourite. I spend a lot of time around the City, and it’s amazing how quickly the “Cheesegrater” and “Walkie Talkie” are eclipsing the “Gherkin” (yes, every tall building in London does have an absurd sobriquet!) Aperture: ƒ/4.5 Camera: Canon EOS 6D Focal length: 17mm ISO: 1600 Location: Shutter speed: 1/3s Title: The View from …

alistairThe View from The Shard, Looking North
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 …

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The opening of the Shard

The opening of the Shard

Unbelievably, Renzo Piano has yet to send me a personal invite up The Shard. Nevertheless I visited London Bridge tonight to capture the opening of this iconic building. I wait patiently for my invite. I will trade a ticket for rights to this photograph! Aperture: ƒ/4 Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II Focal length: 35mm ISO: 400 Shutter speed: 1.3s …

alistairThe opening of the Shard