I was pleasantly surprised, that taking photos in the Westminster Cathedral is allowed and you even can use a tripod (I nicely asked :)). Comparing to the not so far away Westminster abbey, where you have to pay for entry and no photographing is allowed, this is much better :). To bad the light was not that good, the sky was cloudy and together with not so many lights on inside, it created a little less colorful photo than I would like. But maybe I’m just being too critical about my own photos :)

This is a manual blend from 5 shots.
Westminster Cathedral in London

Surprisingly, even in the very cold weather and it being quite a late hour, there were quite a few people on the Millennium bridge when I was there. But as many of them were taking photos, I don’t really think many of them were from London :)

This is a manual blend from 5 photos.
On the Millennium bridge

To break from all the Paris photos for a moment, here is one from London. This was taken during one very ugly and cold morning, but as it was my last day in London, I had to do the best of it. The sky and colors were not that great, but with a little editing it does not even look that bad :)

This is a manual blend from 5 shots, taken by the London Eye in London.
The London Eye in the morning

After being stopped twice that day in London by security guards I started looking more for signs that announced private property (I still don’t understand how a walkway in a city can be designated as private property). And as I walked around this passage, there was an open gate and a big sign announcing that you are entering private property, with few cameras pointed toward the entrance. So I put my tripod 1 cm in front of the sign, and took this shot. So I was still on public land :)

This is a manual blend from 5 shots, taken in London, UK.
Yellow Passage

As I mentioned few times before, my trip to London was plague by ugly and bad weather (lets hope my next trip, to Paris, will be better :) ). But still I took some photos, as I will not be there so soon again. One thing I don’t like to do, is push the saturation on a photo. I try to get most of the color buy adjusting the white balance and contrast of a photo. Even if I did ad more saturation, I would feel that the photo is fake, because the scene didn’t looked like that to me. But as always there are exceptions, and this is one of them.

The photo I got here was completely grey, with only a little hint of color. I could probably go with B&W here and make a nice dramatic photo, but even if I like B&W photos, I don’t like creating them that much. Especially with landscape shots, I really miss the color. So I added saturation here, but steel trying to keep it subtle. I also used a 9 stop ND filter here, to blur the traffic and add a little more softness to the water.

I included the original OEV bracket after the brake, so you see what I mean :)

This is a manual blend from 5 shots, taken by the Westminster bridge in London.
Ugly weather in London

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