The Shard and London Skyline in the Evening

The Shard has become one of the most striking parts of the London Skyline. It isn’t just the size and shape that makes it stand out, although with just a shallow gaze the appearance is quite off beat.

Thames River Embankment and London Skyline at Sunset, United Kingdom
October 2014, single image, additional exposures for highlights, focal length 35mm, aperture f/11, shutter speed 5 seconds, ISO 100, tripod.




The idea behind The Shard was to create a whole city inside one tall building in London. The Shard holds retail, offices, hotel, apartments, restaurants and a public areas.

During my photoshoot of the Tower Bridge I turned my eye across the banks to the other shore a couple of times. I couldn’t help but notice one of the latest additions to the London Skyline. For a modern building, it really has added something new and fresh to the London Skyline. The shape is without a doubt unusual. I decided to get a couple of shots of it while I was in a convenient spot and the evening light was still good.

The artificial lighting sparked on once as the sun began to fall creating a pleasant illumination from the buildings across the Thames. From this perspective the whole London Skyline seemed to fit harmoniously with the The Shard.

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