The HMS Belfast

HMS Belfast

HMS Belfast sometimes feels like a poor cousin. Arguably less grand than the Cutty Sark, and overshadowed by both Tower Bridge (to the back and right) and the Tower of London (to the back and left) it is nevertheless an impressive structure. Trivia The HMS Belfast is over three-quarters of a century old, and has its guns aimed 12 miles …

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City Hall

City Hall, London – Home of the Greater London Authority

City Hall is currently the home of Boris Johnson, Mayor of London. Six hundred full time staff are employed in this building, which despite the unusual shape, is one of the few pieces of modern architecture that doesn’t have a sobriquet (to my knowledge)! Processing Seven-bracket HDR photograph (sharp contrast between shadows and lights) taken using the built-in function on the Canon …

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Tower Bridge by Night

Tower Bridge by Night

It’s an area of London that I’ve photographed many times, and I’ll return many more times again! There can be few more iconic shots as Tower Bridge from the South Bank – just a shame the Americans so often confuse it with London Bridge! Processing A seven image HDR taken using the built-in bracketing on the Canon 6D. Conversion to …

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Blackfriars Bridge by Night

Blackfriars Bridge by Night

I often create panoramic images by stitching several photographs together, but in this case this HDR photograph of Blackfriars Bridge, with St Paul’s Cathedral in the background, was created from a single cropped shot. Irritatingly, I’m still getting used to the Canon 6D, whose GPS sucks batteries like nothing else! I foolishly forgot to turn the GPS on for all my …

alistairBlackfriars Bridge by Night