London Underground sign at Regret Street

London Underground sign at Regret Street

I had planned to photograph Piccadilly Circus at dawn, with as few a people around as possible. The lights from the advertising were so bright it was impossible to capture what I had in mind. So I ended up wondering up and down Regent Street looking for ideas. This iconic London Underground sign stood out. The steps lead down into Piccadilly Circus underground station. Waiting for buses to pass gave me the chance to capture some light trails. This isn’t what I wanted, as the light trails are a bit faint. This is due to the light from the advertising behind being so bright. You can see the building on the left lit up from them.

Inside St Paul’s Cathedral

Looking up from the middle of St. Paul’s is this impressive dome. With this wide angle lens you can see the eight arches which support the huge dome. From the inside the dome measures 31 metres (or 102 feet) across. The cathedral was designed by Sir Christopher Wren and built in 1697. The dome was painted and decorated by Sir James Thornhill. It shows eight scenes from the life of St Paul, set in illusionistic architecture. This creates the illusion of real architectural features.

London Eye at night

London Eye at night

Walking along the River Thames is one of my favourite things to do in London. Especially at dusk. I hadn’t planned to take photos this evening, I didn’t even have my tripod. Finding myself here at twilight I knew I had to get my camera out. This is one of a couple of photographs I took of the London Eye. It took some time to wait for the wheel to stop moving long enough to capture this 8 second exposure.

Tower Bridge and The Shard

Tower Bridge and The Shard

I considered called this photograph London old and new. This was my first time back in the English capital since 2008. The city skyline has changed a lot in the last 10 years. In the foreground is the icon Tower Bridge and bulbous shape of City Hall. The tall building is The Shard. Standing at 309.6 metres this is the tallest building in the UK. I took this photograph from The Thames path near St Katherine Docks Marina. To the North East side of the bridge looking west.