After 9pm on a Rainy London Night


This image of London's famous clock tower — colloquially and incorrectly called 'Big Ben', but in actuality now called Elizabeth Tower — is one of a series of images I shot of the Houses of Parliament in Westminster on our last night in London on this trip.

This image is something of a 'labour of love'.  I dragged Xenedette into the cold, rainy and windy streets where we stood in constant drizzle for the better part of two hours while I waited for the right light and shot my series of images.

To say I am pleased with the result is an understatement, as I have been wanting to shoot some twilight images of London's 'postcard' scenes for a while, and the weather has been less than accommodating.

Even tonight, the weather was not ideal or pleasant, but even during cloudy nights, the twilight produces a royal blue sky, with some additional texture in the way of the clouds.

Published on Wednesday, 15 May, 2013.


Date Tuesday, 14 May, 2013
Time 9:09pm
Camera Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Lens Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM
Focal Length 35mm
Aperture f/8
Shutter Speed 2.5 seconds
ISO 100
Exposure Mode Manual




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