Sky Garden

London's Walkie Talkie or 20 Fenchurch Street its official name has a pretty impressive roof garden that contains several bars and restaurants. I was lucky enough to have a reservation at one of these restaurants, which also allows you to jump the long queues. We arrived pretty early to take in the spectacular views of London at Sunset and for me to do some shooting with the new A7riii and the 12-24 F4. I'm very impressed with the new camera, the level of detail it shows is impressive. I also find it much easier to use than my old D810, the EVF takes away all the guess work and allows you to arrive at the final image much quicker in my opinion. The 12-24 is also a fantastic lens, I was very surprised by the lack of distortion and the level of sharpness.

So if you intend to visit the sky garden I would recommend booking a restaurant too so you can jump the long queue. Also be aware that the terrace shuts at 6pm, that time may change in Summer. 

Anyway here are a few of my shots, for stabilisation I rested my camera on a rail, no tripods allowed, another thing I wouldn't have been able to do with the D810, it wouldn't have fit on the rail.

 Sunset was mostly a bust, the sky did light up a little but only briefly.  IS0 100, 12mm, f6.3, 1/125 sec

Sunset was mostly a bust, the sky did light up a little but only briefly.

IS0 100, 12mm, f6.3, 1/125 sec

 Shot through the terrace glass while resting on a railing, required a fair bit of cleanup in post.  ISO 50, 12mm, f22, 3.2 sec

Shot through the terrace glass while resting on a railing, required a fair bit of cleanup in post.

ISO 50, 12mm, f22, 3.2 sec

 London's west end, shot through one of the side windows, my favourite shot of the night.  ISO 100, 24mm, f11, 1.6 sec

London's west end, shot through one of the side windows, my favourite shot of the night.

ISO 100, 24mm, f11, 1.6 sec