So the long awaited day arrived. Family Allen bundled off to our fair capital city and spent the afternoon eating, walking and taking photographs. Here are some of mine…
At the end of this blog entry, I have repeated this shot, but taken at night.
We had toyed with trying to cancel the trip as the weather forecast had been pretty bad, however on the day it wasn’t a complete write off, the daytime was a little too dull and overcast but after a quick downpour, which we missed as we were ascending The Shard, the clouds lifted and the view was every bit as spectacular as I had hoped for.
As the light started to fade, The City turned on it’s lights and began to look really quite special
No tripods were allowed so getting a steady hand-held shot using night time exposures and focussing past the rain spattered windows certainly proved to be a bit of a challenge
We finally came back down to earth and I couldn’t resist the chance for a couple of quick shots of the sites at ground level.