The Shard

The longest day, or as photographers like to think, the shortest night, was on or around the 20th and 21st of June this year. There’s quite a gathering of photographers to be found roaming the streets of London on this night doing the sunset to sunrise over nighter and I joined the throngs this year. 

First of all, if you enjoy photography this is great fun – get together with a small collection of mates, get a pass out from the better half and go roaming for a night with your camera. We started with 7, lost 3 at midnight, a further 2 went shortly after sunrise – around 4.30am and I was left to my own devices at 6.30am to carry on until I had completely run out of steam at 11.00am…I had a good kip when I got home!

So, there follows a selection of images from my night out. Hope you enjoy.

We started at London Bridge…in the pouring rain…but it soon stopped raining and I got these two images of The Shard which I was particularly pleased with, including Number One Tower Bridge (the square building to the right.


The Shard, London - a black and white long exposure


This was absolutely how I had pictured this picture coming out when I took it, so was extremely pleased to get this.

This is a colour version of almost the same shot but including some of the traffic moving up and down the Thames…or at least the light streaks created by those boats. I also enjoy the inclusion of Southwark Cathedral on this shot on the far right.

Evening at the Shard - overlooking the Thames River as boats busied themselves

About the author

I'm an amateur photographer who enjoys music. I'm currently the Chairman and Digital Secretary of the Bishops Stortford Camera club and an an LRPS and CPAGB

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