Currently this significant land mark is having a major refurbishment as well as cosmetic changes, so London's Big Ben and the River Thames will never look as it does in this image, and my memories again. Not to say this is a bad thing, always looking to move forward.
Being born in the city of London, and living there until I was ten years old, I have very fond memories that lay close to my heart.
Going back as an adult many years later to photograph London was very exciting, and I knew I wanted to photograph this view in particular. In fact this was the first view point I photographed on my short trip to London.
It was a very cold grey day, and there had been little outbreaks of sleet and snow that morning. Seeing Big Ben and the houses of parliament across the embankment with a cold wind on my face, the river Thames dancing ripple pattern, and the sounds of the city surrounding me, I knew I wanted to slow the scene down with a long exposure.
This photograph has such rich feelings for myself, simply put "I love it" London you beautiful city.
Big Ben, in the city of London is the nickname for the Great Bell of the striking clock, situated at the North end of the Palace of Westminster, and is usually extended to refer to both the clock and the clock tower.
Available on Canvas or limited edition of 40 prints, consisting of 20 aluminium, and 20 acrylic pieces, with optional frame.