Ahhhh, London. Heart of my heart, love of my life. As soon as I heard they were putting up the Shard, I started to get excited. I love cities from above. There is a certain frantic, chaotic beauty to them when you can see all of their parts at once, operating together in miniature.
This image of Tower Bridge was taken at mid-day, when the sun was streaming through the glass structure, creating an amazing series of reflections that normally would have frustrated me to no end. The wood floor of the observation deck looked almost like sun rays, a rare sight in London during the winter, for sure.
In post I upped the clarity and contrast as much as I could, and played around with the tone curves to make the whiter architecture stand out. The floor kept looking more and more like sun rays and I was totally okay with pushing that reality.
Isn’t that what photography is? Challenging your reality? Maybe. Sometimes, anyway.
Photography by Bex
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