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Millennium Bridge

I decided to dive deep into the archives for my shot today. In 2007, I took a 12 day trip to London shortly after I had purchased my very first digital SLR. I took an obscene amount of photographs while I was there, but looking back, I didn’t come away with a whole bunch of what I would now consider ‘keepers’. Obviously, this is to be expected when on one’s first journey with a new piece of equipment…plus it gives me a great excuse to get back to London so I can shoot it properly 😉

Of the good photos I did manage to take while I was there, this is hands down my favourite (even though it is quite a ‘touristy’ shot). The juxtaposition of the ultra modern with the extremely old is something that is present almost anywhere you walk in London, and this shot is no exception. Millennium Bridge set against St. Paul’s Cathedral. Awesomeness.

Canon Rebel XTi, Tamron 28-80mm, 51mm, F 8.0, ISO 100, 8 sec

Jesse Pafundi - March 30, 2011 - 7:20 am

Love the framing and compression in this shot. What really does it for me are the rich blacks against clean bright whites. Stellar.

Scott - March 30, 2011 - 7:21 am

Very cool dude!

Mike Olbinski - March 30, 2011 - 7:24 am

I think that bridge got destroyed in one of the last few Harry Potter movies. They sure got it re-built fast!

I love the shot though, definitely cool compression like Jesse said.

Scott Ackerman - March 30, 2011 - 7:30 am

Great Comp! Really dig this one is B&W. Good stuff bud, this one was worth traveling back into the archives.

Chris Nitz - March 30, 2011 - 7:34 am

Great comp and lighting! Some great work Heath!!

Chase Alias - March 30, 2011 - 7:35 am


Bob Lussier - March 30, 2011 - 7:37 am

Awesome shot. Great processing!

Jim Denham - March 30, 2011 - 7:51 am

Really like the composition and the black and white. Great contrast! Good stuff!

Steve Beal - March 30, 2011 - 8:27 am

The bridge leads viewers eye right to the cathedral. B&W is so tasteful here too. Glad you dug this shot up 🙂

James Howe - March 30, 2011 - 8:33 am

Terrific composition. I love how the bridge leads to the cathedral. Wonderful lighting as well.

Brian Furbush - March 30, 2011 - 8:49 am

Love this dude, contrast really pops. Definitely should head back to London, I’ll go with you and get the ones I missed too!

Chris Kenison - March 30, 2011 - 9:06 am

Dude, totally love this shot! Great framing and great choice on the B&W treatment!

Adam Olson - March 30, 2011 - 9:10 am

Great Image Heath! I love the contrast of the new and old. Means it’s a healthy city, and it’s better looking!

Justin - March 30, 2011 - 9:18 am

Wow, this is awesome! Love the B&W

Jason Hines - March 30, 2011 - 9:23 am

I love the composition here and great choice to make it black and white. Very nice!

Chris Wray - March 30, 2011 - 11:08 am

Stunning composition, framing and tones! Wow, Heath I really love this one!

Ben - March 30, 2011 - 12:01 pm

Gorgeous shot – love that it’s in B&W! Clearly, I need to travel out of this country more. Oh hey, an XTi? That was my first DSLR too!

Scott Frederick - March 30, 2011 - 12:03 pm

Beautiful high contrast B&W Heath, nice work!

A.barlow - March 30, 2011 - 7:22 pm

Live the contrast everything looks so clean.

Scott Wood - March 30, 2011 - 8:16 pm

I love the black and white treatment but the lighting on the dome in the background keeps taking my eye to it, which is a good thing. 🙂

Chris DeAngelis - March 30, 2011 - 11:05 pm

Awesome shot Heath! Love how the bridge brings your eye to the cathedral. Good choice on the B&W!

murphyz - March 31, 2011 - 6:25 am

You’ve captured my favourite London building right there; nicely done.