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Progressively, I will pick and put up 5 best photos taken in each city on my Europe travel here which I love most (though the process takes a bit long ). Being first of the series, 5 photos were picked for my first Europe Travel city, London. It was challenging to decide which are the 5 as I took nearly 1000 photos in London. Final decision was interesting. All the following 5 photos were picked from bunch of photos taken on my 3rd day in London when we had the best sunlight of all. Another proof of how I love natural sunlight and blue sky… Here they are:
1) Tower Bridge, the iconic structure across River Thames of Great London. (Captured with Nikon D60 with Tamron SP10-24mm (same to all following photos) at 16mm focal distance, ISO100, Shutter speed at 1/320 with Aperture of F8.0). You can see the mixing weather conditions on that day from the dark cloud. We had a heavy rain and strong wind just 5 minutes before and bright sunlight 5 minutes after. This shot would be perfect without the dark cloud overhead. The best time to capture the best sunlight on Tower Bridge is in the afternoon at 5pm. The sun was directly on top of us when we were there at 2Pm.
2) The famous mosaic feature wall at Tottenham Court Road Underground station. (Lens’ focal length set at 10mm, ISO400, Shutter speed at 1/30 with Aperture of F3.5., handheld shot). Tottenham Court Road underground station is famous with its colourful mosaic decorations all around the tube. The lighting of the photo was uneven naturally due to the ambient setting.
3) St. Paul Cathedral, the famous West End facade. (Lens’ focal length set at 10mm, ISO100, Shutter speed at 1/250 with Aperture of F8.0). Another 1 minute precious moment of bright sun and deep blue sky in between overcasting dark clouds. Visit the St. Paul Cathedral in the afternoon if you want to capture the best natural sunlight falling on its West end facade.
4) Authentic street light post on both sides of Westminster Bridge. (Lens’ focal length set at 12mm, ISO100, Shutter speed at 1/200 with Aperture of F11.0., fill flash fired). There are more than 10 motorway bridges crossing the River Thames. Westminster Bridge is so significant as it is the connecting bridge from Greenwich to the the House of Parliament. Along this wide bridge there are this beautiful street lamp posts sitting at every 10m. Fill flash was fired to reduce the contrast from the harsh sunlight in the morning. We thought the weather was going to be good whole day but unfortunately, it rained 1o minutes later.
5) Priscilla, Queen of the desert Musical Theatre. (Lens’ focal length set at 11.5mm, ISO400, Shutter speed at 1/13 with Aperture of F3.8., handheld shot with -2/3EV compensation). London is famous for its many musical theatres at almost every corner of the city centre. This is only one of them. I love it because it was shot handheld without any supporting tripod. Thanks to the 10-24mm ultra wide angle lens and DX format camera, I was able to capture the scene without serious visible motion blur at slow shutter speed of 1/13s!
No special photographic creation as you can see here. All of them are merely travel snapshots I made during my travel to Central Europe. It was a rush tour around 7 cities mainly for only sightseeing. For first time visitors, it was a perfect itinerary of Europe travel to cover so many travel destinations in such a short period of only 14 days. Coming up next is my travel experience in central Europe. Stay subscribed! If you have not, subscribe my RSS feed or email feed now for free updates on my travel stories. – Travel Feeder, your ultimate travel photo blog
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