River Thames Mooring Point

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Location: River Thames, South Bank, London

Camera: Nikon D810

Lens: Nikkor 24-70 f/2.8 with Lee Super Stopper

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Along the Thames shore at low tide, you’ll see all sorts of relics from the river’s past. Decayed pilings, abandoned stone structures, and twisted, rusting metal.

That means if you catch the tide right, you can get some really interesting long exposure shots. This object, presumably a mooring point for boats, is in front of the Oxo Tower on the South Bank.

Watch out for the tide, though. The water level changes fast, so there’s likely to be only a few minutes where conditions are right. Timing is everything.

It’s worth checking the North side of the river too. That’s where I found these amazing¬†old wooden pilings.