Taken a little later in the morning than the shot of St Pauls on the bridge, this is from the bank on south of the river Thames facing the North of the city. I thought I would take a different view while capturing the Millennium Bridge leading to St Pauls.
This is an image of St. Paul’s Cathedral in the background and the Millennium Bridge in the foreground in London. The idea was to enhance the contrast between the two structures, built several centuries apart, by mimicking a development process called collodion or wet plate used at the turn of the 20th Century. Specifically, I used Nik’s wet plate algorithm to get the look.
This image of the Millennium Bridge and St Paul’s Cathedral was captured as blue hour turned to golden hour, and was shot on one of the longest days of the year.
The occasional early-morning jogger, night-shift worker and fellow photographer made their way along the south bank of the river as the sun came up, with foreboding clouds passing over the cathedral but parting exactly where the sun appeared on the horizon, casting a warm glow across the bridge and bringing out the subtle texture in the sky.