Nights on the bridge

Nights on the bridge

A long exposure in London wherein I captured the light trails of a passing boat…

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Under the London Bridge

Golden Hour at the Millennium Bridge in London

Ok, ok...I know that the official name of this bridge is NOT the London Bridge.  This is the Millennium Bridge, and it's awesome (and it IS in London, so I'm not totally making this stuff up).   It's just I guess when I was writing the title, I was too lazy to type "millennium" but now that I have already typed it three times I guess I'm not that lazy, after all.  I feel better about myself.

So, back to the photo.  I was in London and out shooting with my friends Mike Murphy and Ollie Smalley and we met up here one evening.   It was one of those golden hours that was just right - great light, great clouds, great location, great company.  We shot here for a bit, and then headed up to St. Paul's Cathedral (that dome you see in the distance), with hopes of returning here for an incredible sunset.

Sadly, the sunset never materialized so we ended up getting a beer and some Chinese food.  Not a bad evening, really.   I mean, I really wanted a great sunset, but you can't always get what you want.  At least it wasn't raining like the previous night.  I didn't even take the camera out then.  But, such is London.  I love the place.

Millennium sunset

Do you ever feel like you will never get your photos processed and shared?  Yeah, me neither :-) .

I was going through one of my old London photo batches taken over a year ago and thought I would give this shot a go.  It was sunset and I was shooting along the River Thames with Mike Murphy and John Esslinger - both locals and great photogs you should follow.  We were next to the Tate Modern, shooting here at the Millennium Bridge.  As you can see the sunset was pretty awesome.

For some reason though, I never got around to processing this pic, and now that I have, I rather like it.  It’s just that I have so many and I try to mix things up for you all, so you don’t get burned out on one place.  (Ok, so I don’t get burned out on one place.)

Anyways – here it is.  Better late than never, right? (And yes, I realize this photo isn’t perfectly centered/aligned.  Call that “artistic license”.  Or maybe the bridge is skewed a little.)