No.1 London Bridge

Number 1 London Bridge

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Photo details

Location: 1 London Bridge, London

Camera: Nikon D810

Lens: Nikkor 24-70 f/2.8

The story behind No.1 London Bridge

No.1 London Bridge is one of those buildings that seems to offer lots of compositions but very few of them actually work out. The mirrored surface makes many angles look confusing on screen, particularly when converted to black and white. I learned that lesson the hard way. When it comes down to it, the best view is the straight-up symmetrical shot from under the canopy. There’s also a reasonably good shot from the bridge, looking up the column.

You can see this building in this photograph of the Shard and London Bridge. No.1 London Bridge is directly in front of the Shard from this angle.

Further down the river towards Tower Bridge, you can get interesting shots of the City across the Thames. If you’ve got a longish lens, you can get great details of 22 Bishopsgate, the Walkie Talkie (20 Fenchurch Street) and the Northern & Shell building. It’s also only a short walk to More London.