Tower Bridge in London is one of the most photographed bridges in the world. So I had to do it or be removed from the “amateur travel photographer’s guild”. On the other hand, because no such thing exists, it could just be because the bridge is a marvel of beauty and engineering.
Built over 125 years ago, for decades Tower Bridge defined the London skyline until some of the more recent buildings like the Gherkin were erected , it served as a roadway across the Thames without impacting the river’s traffic, vital to the city.
Now, you can take a tour of the inner workings of the mechanisms that move the roadways out of the way of river traffic, as well as walk across a plexiglass floor within the top span of the bridge, looking down at the cars and people crossing the bridge from up in your Ivory Tower.
With this image, I was experimenting with longer exposure times and multiple brackets for HDR prints. I quite like the way the effect of the clouds from the long exposure worked with the high definition colors and details of the bridge and waterfront.
The gallery image is printed on 8×10 Polar Gloss Metallic paper and is $75 at the event.
- Title: Tower Bridge
- Camera: NIKON D610
- Focal length: 28mm
- Aperture: ƒ/3.5
- ISO: 200
- Shutter speed: 1/80s
- Copyright: ©2016 John Patrick Hoke
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