Westminster

I haven't visited Westminster for a while, I had decided that I didn't want to photograph it while the repair work was being done on the Elizabeth tower (most people call it Big Ben, but that's actually the bell). I have since come to my senses, the work will apparently be going on until 2021 and the bell wont chime until then, so I would be waiting a while to photograph it.

So armed with my 24-70, a selection of ND filters, my tripod and a polarising filter, away I went.

 Managed to catch what brief sunset we had from the hospital garden.   This is a 3 shot hdr with 3 stops either side of:  24-70 at 46mm, f20, iso 50, 1.6 seconds, I think I used a 4 stop nd here.

Managed to catch what brief sunset we had from the hospital garden. 

This is a 3 shot hdr with 3 stops either side of:

24-70 at 46mm, f20, iso 50, 1.6 seconds, I think I used a 4 stop nd here.

 Sunset from the hospital garden.  This is a 3 shot hdr with 3 stops either side of   24-70 at 40mm, f22, iso 50, 20 seconds,  6 stop nd and a polariser

Sunset from the hospital garden.

This is a 3 shot hdr with 3 stops either side of 

24-70 at 40mm, f22, iso 50, 20 seconds,  6 stop nd and a polariser

 Another shot from the hospital garden, I had to time it just right to avoid peoples heads getting in the shot while taking selfies.  This is a 3 shot hdr with 3 stops either side of   24-70 at 34mm, f11, iso 50, 2 seconds,  6 stop nd and a polariser

Another shot from the hospital garden, I had to time it just right to avoid peoples heads getting in the shot while taking selfies.

This is a 3 shot hdr with 3 stops either side of 

24-70 at 34mm, f11, iso 50, 2 seconds,  6 stop nd and a polariser

 Blue hour with the clock in the middle.  Again a 3 stop hdr with 3 stops either side of  24-70 at 61mm f11, iso 100, 4 seconds   

Blue hour with the clock in the middle.

Again a 3 stop hdr with 3 stops either side of

24-70 at 61mm f11, iso 100, 4 seconds

 

 A blue hour shot from the side of the river.  24-70 at 24mm, f22, 30 seconds

A blue hour shot from the side of the river.

24-70 at 24mm, f22, 30 seconds

 Close into the bridge, not sure I like the perspective on this one  Again a 3 stop hdr with 3 stops either side of  24-70 at 24mm f18, iso 100, 30 seconds

Close into the bridge, not sure I like the perspective on this one

Again a 3 stop hdr with 3 stops either side of

24-70 at 24mm f18, iso 100, 30 seconds