London’s Millennium Bridge shimmers at night with the glory of St Paul’s Cathedral above it. While I was pleased with the outcome of this shot, it’s a view which has been photographed again and again.
That evening a group of photographers had gathered on the bridge and were clicking wildly, while a man practically pushed me out of the way to get his shot.
So here ends a trio of bridge posts for the Jubilee weekend, starting with Hammersmith Bridge bedecked in a big Union Jack, to the unloved curves of industrial, neglected Barnes Bridge. It’s a personal fascination that I’ll come back to again.
But does a shot that has been captured so many times take the shine off your own effort?…
Thank you Clive.
It’s still a very nice shot – you did a great job. Maybe next time you can try something different to make it all your own. When I was a crime reporter, I had television news crews shove me out of the way so they could get their shot. They’d also stage the scene or their footage, which goes against every journalism grain I have…
Oh not the dreaded fakery :-( Yes, you’re right, the trick is to find a slightly different angle. Being slightly under the bridge bucked the trend of most photographers who were on the bridge itself, which shudders and is little use for long exposures!
It’s a beautiful shot, but I really loved the story behind it! I’ve been pushed out of the way while taking a photo too :) and I share your love of bridges.
Thank you very much! There are about a million versions of this shot everywhere, But I suppose it’s hard to ignore. My tripod was all set up, that’s kind of territorial :-)