big ben

my favourite photo location in london

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this is one of my favourite places for taking pictures of big ben in london.  on a clear evening the setting sun makes the palace of westminster glow orange.  And the reflection in this window is always spot on !

i was glad to walk past this location again last night when the conditions were aligned.

apologies for the posting of this photo again, but it is a new fresh one and i love it so !

big ben in the evening

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the great thing about this time of year is that it gets dark early so i’ve been able to grab some nice evening sunlight shots like these. 

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big ben

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i like how the colours ended up on this (after a bit of fiddling)

big ben

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big ben contained within

big ben

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“big ben and the houses of parliament”.  in quotes.

best of british

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i sometimes get asked if i ever get in trouble whilst taking photos.  well, mostly i avoid confrontation as much as possible, although i did get chased off by the security guards outside the gherkin recently.

this photo had potential to be a bit more exciting.  the guy on the floor is a drunk homeless type (street embassador as i like to call them).  to his right, just out of frame were too conscious drunks, and it was them i was worried about.

assuming they hadn’t been there, i would have laid on the ground and zoomed in on the union jack of his trousers with big ben in the distance.  but i thought his friends might jump on me so i got this shot instead.

sorry about that.

pow

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batman bashes big ben

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classic tourist shot

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it’s a classic shot from a classic location, but the sky was sooo blue i couldn’t resist.