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Location: Adams Plaza, Canary Wharf, London
Camera: Nikon D810
Lens: Nikkor 24-70 f/2.8
The story behind Adams Plaza Bridge
The Adams Plaza Bridge runs between Adams Plaza (obviously) and Crossrail Place in Canary Wharf.
It’s a hugely popular photospot but one that needs a little care to get right. Unless you’re happy to have people in the shot, you’ll only have a few seconds when it’s empty. Not much time to make sure you’re dead centre and everything lines up.
The bridge itself is actually well lit but shooting in this direction (from Crossrail Place) it’s easy to blow out the highlights from the windows near the end. Protecting the highlights creates a sinister mood, which is just a little different from most images of this location.
Canary Wharf itself is a brilliant place for architectural photography. It’s a private estate, so you’ll need to follow the rules but they’re pretty reasonable compared to most other private areas in London.
There’s also Canary Wharf tube station. You’ll struggle to find an original shot but it’s still great fun.