I really quite like the Shard, aesthetically.
However I’m still disappointed by the place itself. This time last year I had imagined myself spending quite some time up there, attempting to capture the beauty of London at during a sunset, and as it transitions into night time. However the opening day is still the only time I have been up there, and it doesn’t look likely that I’ll return anytime soon.
Instead I still seek alternate rooftops to get my ‘view of the city’ fix. These still hold distinct advantages over the Shard’s viewing platform. Namely, that there is no glass from which you have to shoot beside, but also because it offers you both a unique perspective you may not have seen before, and also a location you know isn’t visited by the masses.
I guess the biggest advantage of other viewpoints over the View from the Shard, however, is that you also get to capture this lovely building within your shots.
- Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
- Focal length: 14mm
- ISO: 100
- Shutter speed: 1/3s