This image was also taken on Friday 5th January 2007. Studying this photo I was convinced it was three skyscrapers but after a bit of Wikipedia research I found out this picture shows four skyscrapers. The Bank of America building is much closer to the camera and the Citigroup building is the furtherest away. It is strange how the angle you take pictures at effects the perception of a situation. The height of the Citigroup tower and the HSBC tower is exactly the same, they are the joint second tallest buildings in the UK. The tallest, One Canada Square (commonly known as Canary Wharf Tower) is pictured to the right with what appears to be smoke coming from the top of the building.
This image was taken on Friday 5th January 2007. I was walking back to the hotel after a photo shoot in the Westminster Area of central London. This photograph shows the Marriott Hotel at West India Quay on the Isle of Dogs near Canary Wharf. We were staying in the hotel pictured (the tallest building). It seems extremely large from this angle but it isn’t as big as many of the skyscrapers that you would see if I had turned my camera lens 90 degrees to the left. There appears to be a major construction site on the flat area to the right of the hotel. I wonder what this view will look like in five or ten years?
Second and final photo shot for this past weekend in London took me to the Tower of London and Tower Bridge (pictured above). Probably one of the most photographed bridges in the world and definitely a recognisable landmark for London. I must admit there is some Photoshop work on this image. When I photograph something as famous as this I like to study the little details, for example, the two flags on the top of the bridge make a big difference to the overall professional look to the photo, only one of them was real, the other is a copy, but can you spot which is which? (Feel free to comment on this). Waiting for the cruise boat to get into the right position in the water also makes a huge difference without these two little details this photograph wouldn’t be half as good. Again shame about the weather but for a quick look at London I don’t think I did too badly this weekend, more photos will follow soon.
I am spending this weekend in London for a family wedding. Most of us are staying in a hotel in the Docklands area, but we decided to go down a day early and make a weekend of it. We wanted to get out with our cameras (that is my dad and I did). This afternoon after we had checked into our hotel we got the Docklands Light Railway and then the Tube to Westminster. It was raining slightly when I took this photograph. The light wasn’t great but using a monopod to keep the camera steady really helped. I am planning to revisit this same spot later in the year. I can just see this photo now with a gorgeous blue sky.