Tower Bridge #1

Tower Bridge #1

Earlier this week I posted a photo taken while walking across Tower Bridge.

I’ve tended to view the Bridge from the banks of the Thames (and once from the Shard). These more traditional views let you see the bridge as a whole.

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But shooting from a different angle allowed me to frame the tower in a different way – using one of the arches of the bridge itself.

Seeking alternative perspectives really does make a difference in photography – and other aspects of life.

(Other, similar images can be found on my Flickr site – if you’re interested.)

The glass floor

The glass floor

I took this shot while walking across Tower Bridge. I was looking up to see if I could spot the (relatively) new glass floor that has been installed. If you click on the image to enlarge it, you can see it more clearly.

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I can’t decide if this photo is a by-product of my curiosity or not. Is the unusual perspective accidental or deliberate? I can’t be sure, and it doesn’t really matter to me.

 

(Other, similar images can be found on my Flickr site – if you’re interested.)

Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge

On our second (evening) visit to the Shard, I came up with a strategy to compensate for the ‘no tripod’ rule. I placed my camera on the floor; knelt down; and pressed the lens hood against the glass. It wasn’t perfect, but I got a couple of decent shots with this approach.

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There’s nothing unique or creative about this composition, but I am pleased with the blurred motion of the vehicles on the bridge. (You’ll get a better view by enlarging the image.)

I also like the shimmering reflection in the river, which was ‘kinda intentional’.