I hadn’t really paid attention to Jubilee Gardens since they opened at the end of October last year. In my mind, I am still used to the grassy field that was there beforehand, with hard patches of soil poking through and a few hobos sat around drinking cider from a brown paper bag. As such, I have walked past this place many times since but never really stopped to actually look at it, and determine if I like it or not.
It’s certainly an improvement on what went before it.
I headed to the Southbank for sunset last night and grabbed a few long exposures here while waiting for Jim Nix to rock up. We didn’t get a great sunset in the end, but the golden light that was coming out just before the sun went down was really quite nice, and the clouds were moving at a steady pace, so it was nice to stick on the black glass and get this shot. It’s probably the first London shot I’ve taken this year that makes me think of warmth and summer.
It was surprisingly quiet down here also, so it was nice to get the image with only a couple of people in it – and these were simply ghosts by the time they had walked through the exposure.
- Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
- Focal length: 24mm
- ISO: 200
- Shutter speed: 25s