The Shard, on a sunny day.

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Here is an image I recently took of The Shard in London. It was a big experiment as I was taking the shot directly into bright sunlight.

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The Shard in London, photographed on an exceedingly sunny day!

I had to take a few pictures, but I think I pulled it off successfully in the end. I like the position of the sun and the way it lit up half the building and left the other half silhouetted.

This isn’t the first time The Shard has appeared on the pages on this blog (see here and here for instance). I think  this is probably my favourite of all the images I have taken as it is quite dramatic.

In case you want the file information, here it is: ISO was set at 100, shutter speed 1/640 of a second, aperture f16 and focal length 19mm. The picture has also been put through the cross process filter.

I’ve spent quite a bit of time in London recently. You can expect to see a few more images of the capital in the weeks to come.

In case you missed my big announcement earlier in the week, I am a judge in the eHarmony #LoveCaptured2016 competition. This is a well-established photography competition open to everyone. There are several different categories and some great prizes on offer. Taking part is really simple. To find out more, visit this blog post.

As usual on a Sunday, I have linked this post to the magnificent #MySundayPhoto linky hosted by the Photalife blog. Click on the badge below to visit the linky.



49 thoughts on “The Shard, on a sunny day.”

    1. I’m not sure my other London pics will quite live up to this one. It is an image I’m very fond of! Glad you like it.

  1. An imperfect mum (Catie)

    This is a brilliant capture I love how you’ve captured the light and shade #mysundayphoto the competition sounds interesting!

  2. I like it, it’s got a proper retro feel about it even though the Shard is obviously new. I’m glad you’re pleased with it. #MySundayPhoto

    1. Thanks Manny. It is a magnificent photographic subject but getting it lined up with no visual clutter is tricky.

    1. Very kind of you to say so. I wasn’t impressed with the Shard when it was being built but it grew on me.

  3. Lisa@intotheglade

    Ah I was wondering if you had used a filter. It is a very dramatic picture, it is nice to see it in colour too, I seem to have seen it in black and white a lot lately. A great capture x

    1. I’ve photographed it in black and white in the past. This time, however, the light was just too alluring.

  4. Great shot and composition John.
    I’ve never seen The Shard in real life, so maybe it’s time I took a little trip!
    Thank you for sharing and I hope you have a great week.

    1. Thanks Denise. I was suspicious of the Shard when it was being built. On completion, however, I have to say it make a great addition to the London skyline.

  5. I think the Shard is such a stunning building (and I know some of the team who built it, so I have a lot of respect for the building itself, quite a feat!). Fabulous image, it’s a building that just asks to be photographed isn’t it? And, this shot certainly does it justice x

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