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

2 thoughts on “Goliath”

  1. A lovely building indeed, and a wonderful shot! These shots of your town put me there and are likely as close as I will get to it! Good stuff Murph!

  2. I was speaking to a fellow photographer in London yesterday who had recently been up the Shard and they were also very disappointed by the experience. I think it’s often the case that the best view of a new building is not from it but of it. And I love this viewpoint – great shot.

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