I managed to get up early enough, and drag myself out into the cold to get to Westminster before sunrise. When I set up this shot, I stood around for quite a while waiting because I thought the clouds behind Big Ben might do something interesting as the sun peeked over the horizon. They never lit up, but I think this photo has a nice moodiness about it.
As far as I’m concerned, this should be the main entrance to the Natural History Museum in London. Yeah, the main hall is pretty cool with its massive dinosaur skeleton and ornate brickwork, but how amazing is this? I remember this as a kid, ascending into the molten globe, and it being the most amazing thing ever. So, when I realised it was here, I made plans to come back the next day, as soon as it opened to get a photo when it was less crowded.
It’s not easy to take photos from the top of the Shard as it is all enclosed in glass. As a result, I had to try to find a way to position my camera to avoid all the reflections of the people moving around behind me. We had arrived at just the right time though, as golden light bathed London below us.