chasing the silhouette part 6
Sunset was fast approaching on the day and it was getting seriously cold. As I turned to head off home for the day I was confronted with this view. It's King George the IV riding into the sunset, apparently being led by Lord Nelson, and, er, a pigeon.
"Holly...." I thought to myself, what must the parliament building and its clock tower (also incorrectly known as 'Big Ben') look like against the setting sun? So I aborted my departure and literally ran through Charring Cross and unto the Golden Jubilee Bridge and across the Thames so as not to miss the magical sunset.
Yes I did stop to take some snaps on the bridge itself. Who doesn't?
The light was getting more incredible by the minute. Then I noticed I only had less than 5 shots left in my Olympus 35 RD, and I had to make them count. The gulls, as if they knew of my limited number of shots, danced around in the air temptingly, but I resisted :) Well, ok, so I took at least one shot.
I had arrived on time to get THE SHOT. "Any minute now the sun will dip behind the tower" I kept telling myself, with one shot to go. One last shot. Until boom! it happened - the clock tower eclipsed the sun and there I had in front of me, the perfect moment, the silhouette.
Ready, aim, fire!