A little London street photography
On Sunday afternoon my husband and I traveled up to London to collect an eBay purchase I had just made. Not wishing to miss an opportunity to do a little street shooting we headed into Central London at around 5PM and were lucky enough to have a mild, dry evening with even a touch of golden sunlight hitting some of the glass fronted buildings. Luck was with us and we very quickly found a parking space a stones throw away from Battersea bridge. We quickly munched through our sandwiches, grabbed a few mouthfuls of drink then grabbed the camera gear (Canon 6D with my favourite EF 24-105mm 1:4 L IS USM lens and tripod), crossed the road and parked ourselves on the Battersea Bridge and watched the sun go down.
From Battersea to Albert Bridges
From Battersea Bridge we then walked down towards and onto Albert Bridge. The Albert Bridge is a road bridge over the River Thames in West London, connecting Chelsea on the north bank to Battersea on the south bank. Designed and built by Rowland Mason Ordish in 1873 it is a beautiful bridge and looks even more spectacular at night when it’s lights truly add to it’s majesty.
Never miss an opportunity for a little street photography!
Always take a tripod and cable release for dusk or night time photography. Unless you intend using flash, then long exposures are the order of the day and even a good steady hand will rarely cope with anything greater than 1/60th of a second.