London Skyline by andycoleborn

London Skyline

Had the opportunity with a colleague to go up onto the roof of a 25 storey tower block near to work this evening - one of the residents wanted to take some night shots - so I was only to happy to tag along.

I've been up here before during the afternoon,was a few years ago and before I was interested in taking photos, so back then, I just enjoyed the view.

I am annoyed though, as I knew about this in advance but forgot to bring my tripod with me into work... Never mind, I thought, the roof is bound to have a wall so I'll use that.

Unfortunately, the architect decided to put a curved brick wall around the roof meaning there was hardly anywhere decent to wedge in the camera for a steady long exposure shot. Hence a lot of 1/4 second shots trying to hold the camera steady..

I took about 50 snaps, but ended up deleting almost all.. This is probably the best - looking towards West London and the City.

The eagle eyed should be able to spot the London-Eye, the Gerkin and St Paul's Cathedral sneakling into shot... During the day you can also see Wembley and the arch.

I've arranged to go up again next week to try and get some decent sunset photos (weather permiting)..
Gorgeous.
February 9th, 2011  
splendid! can't wait to see your sunset pictures Andy!
February 9th, 2011  
Love it!
February 9th, 2011  
Thats fab Andy!

A fav from me! :o)
February 9th, 2011  
London's my kind of town. Great shot!
February 9th, 2011  
HC
I. Love. This.!!
February 9th, 2011  
Oh my, fab details! Great nightshot, Andy.
February 9th, 2011  
wow what a view!
February 9th, 2011  
It looks like there is fire in them streets :-)

Great shot and I could't resist magnifying this to check all the land-marks. You did good without your tripod.
February 9th, 2011  
Really beautiful, I love London :)
February 9th, 2011  
Ved
Stunning shot
February 9th, 2011  
Wow, this is fantastic - plus a view I haven't seen before. Love it!
February 9th, 2011  
Wonderful shot of a wonderful vista :)
February 9th, 2011  
WOW...awesome!!
February 9th, 2011  
Great shot Andy, I can see those Landmarks, pity about the tripod, it would have looked even better with a low ISO setting and tripod
February 9th, 2011  
Fantastic shot Andy- a fav for me! Shots like this almost make me wish I live in a city :D I spotted the London-Eye :D
February 9th, 2011  
It's such a great city by night.
February 9th, 2011  
I love London! Great shot.
February 9th, 2011  
I love London too. It is beautiful !
February 9th, 2011  
LOVE...the different colors from the buildings is so perfectly captured. JUST wow!
February 10th, 2011  
How funny that my first thought was that I wished my night-time photos were as clear as yours! This looks terrific, and not a typical view across London. (I thought of you and otheer UK 365ers as we flew across London into Heathrow on our way home...would have loved to have spent some time there!)
February 10th, 2011  
loving this shot. just stunning
February 10th, 2011  
Fantastic! London is one of my favorite places!
February 10th, 2011  
Nice shot! Perfect distance to take it all in.
February 10th, 2011  
This turned out quite well and being hand held. You must have held your breath. Beautiful view and looking forward to your sunset shots. Hope you enjoyed your cheesehead hat!
February 10th, 2011  
You and your tripod haha, but yet again you managed a beautiful shot. You must have some steady hands friend. My husband and I were just talking about the London Skyline. Micheal was saying how he doesn't remember them ever showing the skyline in tv shows etc...it was always Big Ben or the House of Parliment. But now they show the skyline.
February 10th, 2011  
without tripod,you still did great job.
Nice night shot of your town.
February 10th, 2011  
A treat.
February 10th, 2011  
thanks you guys :-)... @Weezilou thanks, shame you couldn't squeeze in a few days in London... maybe another time. @andifree ha ha, I've had the tripod 8mths and used it perhaps 4 times!!!
February 10th, 2011  
despite what you say, this is a spectacular cityscape!!
February 10th, 2011  
@seattle ha ha... meant to say thanks for that.. :-)... you have far too much time on your hands :-)
February 10th, 2011  
Wow. Pretty fantastic view :o)
February 10th, 2011  
Beautiful skyline shot. Don't see many of London for some reason.
February 10th, 2011  
This is simply spectacular!
February 10th, 2011  
This is GREAT! Been trying to find somewhere high in Leeds to do the same, but I cant find anywhere where I can get in ;-)
February 11th, 2011  
Deb
This is a beautiful skyline shot. It is alluring.
February 11th, 2011  
This is beautiful....as a travel lover who has young children, it's been awhile since we've been to london. I love this!
February 11th, 2011  
Awesome!
February 11th, 2011  
Fabulous shot. Gives a great feel for London's sprawling size.
February 11th, 2011  
Love urban shots - this is spectacular
February 11th, 2011  
Jealous, shame about the tripod, or lack of. Still sweet shot mind.

Remember at the 365 meet I mentioned there was somehwere near tate (well what i thought was near tate) where you can go up and grap a few views that i had seen on here

see here
http://365project.org/panoman18200/365/2010-11-19
February 12th, 2011  
could be worthy of a visit :)
February 12th, 2011  
@azza_l think that was the shopping centre with the butchers that you mentioned when we walked past - yeah think is worth a visit one night...
February 13th, 2011  
@andycoleborn cool look forward to it when ur next passing :)
February 13th, 2011  
Love this Andy, can't make out Wembley though!
February 14th, 2011  
@azza_l We walked right past One New Change on the meet-up
February 14th, 2011  
@azza_l you should give me a shout when your next up central london and maybe we could pop ove rthere after work one night...
February 14th, 2011  
@rich57 trust me... it's there :-)...Being a Pompey fan (and 5 visits in 3 years) I can happily confirm it's there :-)
February 14th, 2011  
Haha, yeah as a Leeds fan I'd have no idea what it looks like!
February 14th, 2011  
@rich57 maybe this year tho...
February 14th, 2011  
@andycoleborn Could be...I'd take that right now
February 14th, 2011  
@rich57 I'd take staying up right now! Although we've 2 winnable home games coming up (famous last words....)
February 14th, 2011  
@andycoleborn yeah don't take anything for granted in this league, it's a strange division!
February 14th, 2011  
@andycoleborn yea sure...although i dont work up there that often, once in a blue moon i guess, but will drop you a comment on here and bring the cam!
February 15th, 2011  
Beautiful, I lived outside of London years ago and I just love looking at your pictures, this one especially :)
February 24th, 2011  
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