It is almost universally called “Big Ben” — which is actually the main bell housed within the Clock Tower. It is however a instantly recognisable London icon. I had a “Big Ben” shot in mind months before I finally got the UK, and well I found it harder then I expected to get one that I was happy with. Setting up my tripod dangerously close to oncoming traffic and then having to time my long exposure so get a bus driving through the middle was challenging, as I was trying to rear curtain flash the bus as it was leaving the frame. In the end the ones with the flash didn’t appeal to me as much as this one, which I took while trying to get the timing right for my more elaborate idea.