Below is the large view of this shot, I included the above so you can appreciate seeing it all at once, whereas the below shot will require you to scroll down the page.
As regular readers of this blog will know, this is The Shard, which will be the tallest building in Europe once it is complete, and is something I have been taking photos of for a while now, but then it’s hard not to as it’s so huge and visible from so many places in London.
It was taken from the top of ‘The Monument’ which is a large tower designed by Wren and Hooke to commemorate the great fire of London. 311 steps and 160 feet up The Monument offers a panoramic view of London, the downside being the chain link fence that is in place which interferes with a wide angle view.
This image is a hand held HDR (3 brackets per shot) and 5 image panoramic. For a hand held effort, looking though a chain link fence and in the wind it came out quite well. Here’s a look through the chain link, followed by the panoramic image itself: