Friday, 25 June 2010

London Icons

London has so many iconic buildings it's a struggle to choose my favourite ones.  There are some that I return to time after time though to try to capture them from the perfect angle with the perfect sky.  I have lost count how many pictures I have of the Gherkin, the London Eye and "Big Ben".  Below are a few of my favourites. 

30 St Mary Axe (The Gherkin)
Canon EOS30D
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM
ISO 100
Aperture: f/9.0
Shutter Speed: 1/160

St Paul's Cathedral and the Millennium Bridge
Canon EOS30D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM
ISO 100
Aperture: f/8
Shutter Speed:1/320

The Willis Building and the Lloyds Building
Canon EOS30D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM
ISO 100
Aperture: f/10
Shutter Speed:1/200

The London Eye
Canon EOS30D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM
ISO 160
Aperture: f/8
Shutter Speed:1/125

Leadenhall Market
Canon EOS30D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM
ISO 100
Aperture: f/4.5
Shutter Speed:1/100

The Clock Tower of "Big Ben"
Canon EOS30D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM
ISO 200
Aperture: f/9
Shutter Speed:1/640

4 comments:

Hilda said...

Cool pictures Bruce, have you taken any architecture pictures with your 7D yet?

Kerrin @ MyKugelhopf.ch said...

i'm with hilda, very cool pictures mister bruce. the one of leadenhall market is spectacular - makes me want to return to london to check it out. with you and the m man of course. and such a fantastic approach to shooting the big ben. gorgeous stuff here !! as usual. xo from the big apple !!

cunningeye said...

Thanks Hilda - I have taken a few with the 7D, but not many that I am 100% happy with - no fault of the camera of course. This one was taken with the 7D: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_41DnHuc0GOE/S_Ao9DaUVLI/AAAAAAAAAHY/ju4VtuZsDic/s1600/Blue+Hour+4.jpg

Kerrin - Hope you are having an awesome time in NYC! So jealous!

Jeanne @ CookSister! said...

Ha - yes I hear you, returning time and time again to the same buildings to get the angle or the sky just right! The Lloyds & Willis buildings are among my favourites, particularly because of the crazy reflections - like a Escher drawing! Still not 100% happy with any Gherkin exterior pic I've taken... The Leadenhall pic is spectacular - so hard to capture the feel of the place but you've done it perfectly!

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