London Bridges

Updated: Sep 15, 2019

Thirty-four bridges span the Thames in London. Each one has its own history and is worth seeing. Many of them are worth photographing. I prefer to photograph them at night or at the blue hour. Just half an hour after the sunset or before the sunrise. Using different shutter speeds allows to control the texture of the water. A longer shutter speed for smoother water and a faster shutter speed for more texture and detail.

aerial view of London at night
View from the Sky Garden

1. Tower Bridge - London's defining landmark. The bridge usually opens at least once a day and if you’re a boat that requires an opening, you need to book it in advance. The bascules are raised around 1000 times a year. You can see when the Bridge will open next on its website

Tower bridge in London long exposure photography using a neutral density filter
Long Exposure using a 10-stops ND filter.

Tower bridge in winter taken at my photography tour
Yes, you can can see snow in London sometimes

Tower bridge in summer with flowers in the foreground