In 2015 I had to go through the painful experience of renewing my South African passport at the consulate in London. On the trip to collect it I took my camera along to capture some of the sites of this historic capital. Click any of the images for a Fullscreen Gallery.
This image was taken on the mall, with Trafalgar Square located through the arches in the background. These are London Black Cabs.
I took this one standing on a traffic island looking towards Buckingham Palace. Not sure if it is 100% legal, as you cannot take a photo while standing on a roundabout in England!
Queen Victoria Memorial
This is a close-up of the Victoria Memorial, which is a Memorial for Queen Victoria(duh?). I decided to blow out the grey sky and create a minimalist image. As it was very busy here with lots of tourists I don’t think I payed too much attention to my settings, as I would of rather have shot it in ISO 100.
What started out as a nice sunny day turned in to the typical British “doom and gloom” weather. Still, the Palace is an impressive sight, no matter what the weather.
Big Ben (Queen Elizabeth II Clock Tower) from afar. I decided to go black and white on this one, as it made it easier to highlight the tower. The trees and signage are too distracting in colour.
The Shard and the Underground. This photo is actually themed in a couple of different ways. There is Transport (3 modes) and there are London Icons (3 of those).
Tower Bridge – From The Tower Of London
The weather at this point was pretty shocking, so I had to be quite heavy handed in the post-processing to bring this picture to life. Tower bridge is quite a spectacular site, as is the Tower of London which is just behind the location I was standing.
I hope you like some of the images, please leave a comment below. They are always appreciated!