Much of my travel photography was shot through the passenger window or windshield of cars. Sometimes I had a few moments to step out of the car to make my picture.
I would love to always shoot in the golden and blue hours of day, but most often I have had to shoot when the schedule allows. I would have preferred to find a unique angle, set up a tripod and make the perfect picture, but often I shot through the window as the driver wisked me to the next assignment. Some of my next posts will feature pictures that I made between 2007 and 2019 as I whizzed through cities in numerous countries. Follow me and see what I saw.
London, England: Big Ben
We landed in London at the Heathrow Airport around 12:30 p.m. got to our downtown hotel at 2:10 and were told that we had 20 minutes to check-in, refresh, and get back down to the lobby so we could leave by 2:30 for a quick tour of London. We would have just a few hours to see London before going to shoot the event I was there to cover. Our driver rushed us from site to site so I could do what I have learned to do – make the best of the opportunities I have to photograph.
The photo above is of Big Ben. Big Ben is the commonly known name of the Great Bell, the largest of five bells housed in the Clock Tower, recently renamed Elizabeth Tower. The Tower is on the north end of the Palace of Westminster. Designed by Augustus Pugin and completed in 1859, the Tower is more than 160 years old.