Tower Bridge and the Tower of London at night.
I had about an hour free between our Borough Market wanderings and a charity Christmas carol concert to head off and do a little shooting (I could’ve also spent the time on last-minute Christmas shopping but, ummm, nah!)
In the past I’d rarely head out on a photowalk without a bag chock full of lenses, ready for any eventuality. Recently I’ve taken to just heading out with my favourite piece of glass, my 50mm prime (ironically my cheapest lens).
On this occasion I thought I’d mix things up a little and take my 16-35mm which made this shot – taken from a pretty sizable distance away on the banks of the Thames near to City Hall – a little more tricky, even zoomed right in at 35mm.
Had I had a longer lens with me I probably would’ve set up in the first location I arrived at (next to Hay’s Galleria and HMS Belfast) and zoomed in to about 150mm on Tower Bridge. OK, it might have made a nice shot but sometimes it’s just more fun, interesting and rewarding to challenge yourself to maximise the shot you are able to get with the equipment you have on you at that moment, ‘zooming with your legs’ and going in search of the best shot you can craft.Follow @RobJBC