The Palace of Westminster Clock Tower

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It's hard to get an original shot of "Big Ben", so I thought I'd go for one of the least done shots. Only about half a million of these, but what can you do!


I saw this lamp and wanted to get that into the shot beside the Clock Tower. The only way I could actually get this angle was to lie down in the middle of the footpath amongst the tourists. Sadly a very kind tourist had stopped to let me take the photo, not realising that it was taking me 20 mins to set up and shoot.


He eventually moved on when my friend Lisa told him how long it was taking me.


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Canon EOS / ISO 100 / f/11 / 18-55mm @ 25mm / 1/3 second 0EV, 1/5 second -2EV, 3.2 seconds +2 EV

  • Phil 4y

    Those lights really make the shot and give a great balance. Smashing!
  • Chris Conway 4y

    An iconic scene,well captured Conor :)
  • David 4y

    awesome composition !!
  • Francesco Pappalardo 4y

    Mind blowing photograph..
  • Tony 4y

    Love the shot mate.. Enjoyed the read too :-)
  • JR F 4y

    Great night shot,you are really nailing them:)
  • mimue 4y

    Top shot dude!
  • Andy 4y

    This is a fantastic shot! Don't think I'd have the courage to lie down on the footway at Westminster myself, so kudos for the effort!
  • Om 4y

    It's a quirky but good quirky composition. The Big Ben is like the sunrise and sunset of Architecture. It's never enough & ppl will always take pics of it. As long as you take a good one which you did! It's good idea to put your old pics on front page during down town so that your new contacts can see them. I think 80% of ppl (including me) just have enough time to check their contacts new uploads.
  • sightmybyblinded 4y

    awesome flare.... i admire the lighting so much... i think this big ben shot is original beautiful
  • Bas Fransen 4y

    Very nice shot!!
  • Anna Theodora 4y

    wonderful night capture!
    amazing colors and details

    p.s. is my photo showing up in your home page? =/
  • T H Tan 4y

    Love the angle here. Superb composition. Great work of art - love it! Seen on my contact's collection of faves.
  • Sheng-Fa Lin 4y

  • Jay Arista 4y

    stunning shot, well done!
  • Jose Souto 4y

    Very well done...I have always found tricky to get the correct exposure for the clock dial, but you have done well with this HDR... It does look very natural indeed!
  • groberts100 4y

    Really good capture of the lights. Nothing like Turner though. ;0)
  • by Ophelia photos 4y

    great shot!
  • BrianBallPhotography 4y

    Great shot mate :)
  • blues 2y

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