I know it has been an empty desert here on Capture Copenhagen for the last two weeks, but life has been hectic and fun, and outside of Copenhagen! We went back to the UK to see family and friends, with a stopover in London for a couple of days. Then I was back in Copenhagen for one day before flying out to Madrid for 3 days for work purposes.
We had a really good week in England and our hotel in London (well, East Croydon really) had a very nice warm swimming pool, 'boiling' Jacuzzi and very hot sauna, so we enjoyed that as much as possible. I didn't take many photos during this trip except for London. There was a particularly shot of the London wheel, Westminster and Big Ben that I had been thinking of capturing ever since I went back to London for a quick work trip in December. I didn't have my camera at that time but as I was walking near Somerset House I stepped on Waterloo Bridge at about 9pm to see this amazing sight of London's cityscape at night! I took a photo with my phone but obviously the result was appalling!
So this time I was ready with my camera and my tripod and, after re-visiting London during the day I went to Waterloo Bridge just before sunset.
I have to admit that, to my surprise, this time around I was more impressed with the other side of the bridge - St Paul's and the city of London skyline.
It's funny how you can go back to the same place several times and discover something new each time. I had seen that view of course back in December but it didn't strike me as much as it did this time.
The view towards the west of London offered this warm hue with the parliament and Big Ben blending with the cooler blues of the wheel and the Hungerford Bridge (train bridge). The East side of London offered a more dramatic overall cold night blue all over the skyline, with St Paul's dominating with its striking brightly lit limestone.
I suppose the parliament side is more appealing to the eyes due to the primary colours, the importance of the iconic building that is Big Ben with the mix of the more contemporary icon that is the London wheel.
I love colour in photography so I don't convert my images to Black & White very often. But architecture is the perfect example for B&W imagery...