Tower Bridge from the docks

Despite the cold we've been quite lucky with the weather this weekend. I decided to take the opportunity and take out the new camera, with the 24-70 f2.8 G master, that hasn't been used yet and see how good it is. I've ordered filters for it as its an 82mm filter thread whereas my Nikon glass used to be 72. I prefer using the circular screw on filters as you can use the lens hood to avoid glare which can quickly become a problem.  

So all shots from this shoot were without any sort of filter, hence the slightly strange settings in some of the shots.

I found this location the way a lot of spots are discovered, via Google maps. It is not very far from Tower Hill although I wish I had worn my walking boots rather than my trainers.

In conclusion I think the lens is excellent, amazingly sharp and quick to focus, perfect mid range lens.

 First composition from the docs just as sunset was starting and the lights were coming on.  ISO 50 67mm f22 1 sec (this is a hdr so the 1 sec is not the full story)

First composition from the docs just as sunset was starting and the lights were coming on.

ISO 50 67mm f22 1 sec (this is a hdr so the 1 sec is not the full story)

 Slightly different composition further in with more lights coming on and the light starting to fade.  ISO 50 48mm f18 0.4Secs (this is a hdr so the 0.4 sec is not the full story)

Slightly different composition further in with more lights coming on and the light starting to fade.

ISO 50 48mm f18 0.4Secs (this is a hdr so the 0.4 sec is not the full story)

 I think this is my favourite image of the evening, the light is just at the perfect level, sunset still in full force and all the lights have come on. I will probably go back and take the other compositions at a similar time.  ISO 100 44mm f18 30 Secs (Again a HDR)

I think this is my favourite image of the evening, the light is just at the perfect level, sunset still in full force and all the lights have come on. I will probably go back and take the other compositions at a similar time.

ISO 100 44mm f18 30 Secs (Again a HDR)

 Similar timing as the previous image but different composition.  ISO 100 59mm f18 20 Secs (Again a HDR)

Similar timing as the previous image but different composition.

ISO 100 59mm f18 20 Secs (Again a HDR)

 Thought I would test out the closer focusing of the new lens and see what the bokeh looks like from this location, in all I'm pretty impressed!   I was also joined by another 2 photographers at this location, one with a Cannon one with a Nikon. Both were using all manner of different 100mm square filters and diy devices to stop glare. They had warming filters, and grads I think. Personally I only really ever use polarizers and ND filters. Grads and colour filters can be achieved in post easier and its less kit to carry. One guy had a Gitzo tripod that was quite nice, when my trusty manfroto dies I will be after one myself I think.  ISO 100, 53mm, f2.8 1/6 Sec ( Could I have hand held this with the IBIS, surely not)

Thought I would test out the closer focusing of the new lens and see what the bokeh looks like from this location, in all I'm pretty impressed! 

I was also joined by another 2 photographers at this location, one with a Cannon one with a Nikon. Both were using all manner of different 100mm square filters and diy devices to stop glare. They had warming filters, and grads I think. Personally I only really ever use polarizers and ND filters. Grads and colour filters can be achieved in post easier and its less kit to carry. One guy had a Gitzo tripod that was quite nice, when my trusty manfroto dies I will be after one myself I think.

ISO 100, 53mm, f2.8 1/6 Sec ( Could I have hand held this with the IBIS, surely not)