Sunrise Chelsea Bridge from Battersea Bridge, the Thames London, UK.
You’ll notice the Shard in the background too.

I’ve just woken up again after having had a little nap. I was up very early this morning to get out in time for the sunrise at Battersea Bridge.

It’s about four miles from home, so I had to drive and find a parking space where my car would not be clamped or towed away (a constant danger in London) but close enough so that I wouldn’t have to carry all my gear for miles. Luckily I found a space right next to Chelsea Bridge and walked a few hundred yards to Battersea Bridge along the river front. At 5.00am it’s all quiet here and not much traffic noise in the background, all peaceful and calm.

The sky was beginning to brighten on the horizon, so I knew I’d have to hurry to get into position. I wanted a shot from Battersea Bridge, zoomed into 300mm on Chelsea Bridge so that I could frame-up with the sun coming up behind the Shard, London’s new prominent landmark. Before setting out, I’d done my research and knew exactly where to be for the sunrise at 5.30am. There’s a wonderful little program you can download to your computer, iPad and iPhone called Photographer’s Ephemeris and you easily discover the position of the rising and setting sun.

Camera Nikon D700 with 28-300mm Nikon Lens. ISO 100, f/22.0, tripod mounted.

Life is so precious and worth recording for posterity.
Imagine your grandchildren or great-great-grandchildren being able to see how you enjoyed life hundreds of years from now? Don can help you record those magical moments for them. Photographer since 1980s.
Specialising in Portraiture, Landscape and Urban Fine Art Photography.

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  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 1 year ago

  • Many thanks Ray.

    – DonDavisUK

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezover 1 year ago

    Lovely, great sky, nice work Don …

  • Hi Tom, thanks buddy, have a great bank holiday weekend.

    – DonDavisUK

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepover 1 year ago

    Like glass!! Wonderful reflection..stunning color!!

  • Many thanks Gena, always appreciated.

    – DonDavisUK

  • Valerie Anne Kelly
    Valerie Anne K...over 1 year ago

  • WOW! You are awesome Val. Hope you have a great weekend.

    – DonDavisUK

  • DaveReed
    DaveReedover 1 year ago

    Nice work Don :)

  • Hi Dave, thanks so much mate.

    – DonDavisUK

  • missmoneypenny
    missmoneypennyover 1 year ago

    Beautiful work

  • Hi Chris, thanks so much.

    – DonDavisUK

  • Warren  Patten
    Warren Pattenover 1 year ago

    Beautiful work mate.

  • Hi Warren, many thanks my friend.

    – DonDavisUK

  • vadim19
    vadim19over 1 year ago

    wonderful capture!

  • Thanks so much Vadim.

    – DonDavisUK

  • Dave Callaway
    Dave Callawayover 1 year ago

    Beautiful colors.. glorious morning.. :-))

  • Hi Dave, thanks so much.

    – DonDavisUK

  • Gordon Pressley
    Gordon Pressleyover 1 year ago

    Hi Don .
    Hope you;r well mate………Beautiful vista my friend… :)

  • Hi Gordon, thanks so much, I’m fine now:-)

    – DonDavisUK

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