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.

Anzac Bridge, Sydney

Anzac Bridge, Sydney

Sydney is world famous for the Sydney Harbour Bridge but it isn’t the only bridge worth seeing. This is the Anzac Bridge at Johnstons Bay. Taking 8 lines of traffic between between Pyrmont and Glebe Island. Opened in 1995 it is over 800 metres long. It’s also close to the central business district of the city. You can even see the more famous harbour bridge to the right of the left hand pylon in the distance. When composing this photo, I made sure to include the city skyline, in particular the Sydney Tower.

Sydney from Milsons Point

Sydney from Milsons Point

Milson’s Point is at the north side of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. After seeing some great photos from here whilst browsing Instagram. With light trails going along Alfred Street towards the bridge. Setting up the camera with wide 14mm lens on the full frame camera, I wanted to capture my own version. One problem was a large bus parked up in the foreground. After about 20 minutes of waiting the bus did move on. Looking at the original composition on the computer, I saw things at the edges of the frame that I didn’t like. Cropping out the wall the tripod was stood on and a distracting CCTV camera in the corners of the image. There aren’t as many light trails from cars as I had hoped to capture. Overall, I’m still happy with the final composition.

Sydney Harbour Bridge at night

Sydney Harbour Bridge at night

One of the best places to see the Sydney Harbour Bridge is between Milsons Point and Kirribilli. As usual with these popular spots, there were a few other photographers there at sunset. Around half of them pack up their cameras after the sun disappears behind the horizon. From here the sunset in the middle of the bridge which was cool to see. As is often the case I was glad I stuck around to twilight. The lights on the bridge seem to complement the colour of the sky at the harbour. The clear blue sky also helps make the enormity of this bridge stand out.