This building featured in yesterday’s image, but here’s a nicer one capturing it as part of a long exposure last week. For those with a short memory, or perhaps you don’t actually follow my work for some reason, then you’ll be excited to learn that this is the Shell headquarters in London. It was the final destination of Aurora the polar bear on a Greenpeace march this weekend.

I say ‘final destination’…I don’t think it was, really. I think they turned around and walked back to wherever they came from. It would seem a little cruel of Greenpeace to walk the polar bear all the way through London to here and then put it down. That would just be sending mixed messages.

Also note the polar bear in question is a puppet, not a real one.

Anyway, I fancied taking a few shots in this area last week (mostly because I was feeling lazy and didn’t wish to travel too far down the river) and the clouds were moving nicely so I took the opportunity to do this long exposure.

I can do long exposures on both my Canon 5d Mark II and on the Sony NEX-7 at the same focal length…which is nice if you want to compare (which I don’t). Even though you would imagine them to look the same as each other, I can easily tell upon viewing in lightroom which camera took which image.

Better resolution? No.

Sharper images? No.

Dust spots? Hell yes.

The Canon is in much need of a sensor clean.

  • Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • Focal length: 30mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 45s