Quick Shot: Iconic London

It's one of the most iconic scenes in London - the photograph of Big Ben and Westminster..... so how do you make it different? I knew I wanted to photograph the famous landmarks, but needed my own twist. 

To create this image I decided to shoot first thing in the morning when there were long shadows creating harsh blacks and brilliant highlights on the buildings. The day for this was perfect - there was light cloud cover and the sun was just peaking above the horizon to cast a nice soft light across the front of the buildings. I knew it was going to be a photograph done in black and white to help capture the drama and I think the whole thing worked. 

Shot with the Nikon D800 + 24-70mm lens and black and white conversion done with Nik Silver Efex Pro 2.