"The Gherkin" from Above by Kasia-D

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From my series World from Above series. Captured from a commercial flight before landing at Heathrow.

I will never understand that hundreds of international flights circle directly over central London before getting their slot for landing at Heathrow.

Nevertheless, a big thank you to the BAA for letting me get a few good shots over the Thames and central London. This shot features the office block nicknamed The Gherkin

Location: London, UK.
Nikon D70. Sigma 70 – 200mm. Post-pro – sharpening, levels, etc. – in CS2.

4 greetings cards and a postcard sold!!!

Featured in Architecture – The British Isles and From the Cockpit


aerial, airplane, architecture, building, city, gherkin, london, feeture, world from above, travel, sold, uk, england

Born in Scotland, at home in Europe, I am a passionate semi-professional photographer with eclectic tastes who loves to travel and capture images of our beautiful world. Check out my gallery or contact me directly for contract work or customization.
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  • rodeorose
    rodeoroseabout 4 years ago

    Great shot Kasia-wow!

  • Rosie, thank you. I got several shots that trip:-) I’m pleased to see you are back and active. I hope you are doing fine, my dear! Kasia

    – Kasia-D

  • BaZZuKa
    BaZZuKaabout 4 years ago

  • Carlos, thank you so very much. A great honour as always:-) And I still have some more shots in my archive and should be flying again soon after a break. So maybe some new shots too. Obrigado. Have a lovely weekend! Kasia

    – Kasia-D

  • Vicki Pelham
    Vicki Pelhamabout 4 years ago

    Great capture!

  • Vicki, thank you so much. I’m always fascinated by such views.

    – Kasia-D

  • Bob Culshaw
    Bob Culshawabout 4 years ago

    Superb Kasia – so crisp and clear!

  • Bob, thank you. The light was just right and the pilot kind flew over the sights:-)

    – Kasia-D

  • AJM Photography
    AJM Photographyalmost 4 years ago

    A wonderfully clear and detailed shot. Again, most impressive!

  • AJM, thank you! Thanks go to the pilot for giving me such a shot! Kasia

    – Kasia-D

  • wiggyofipswich
    wiggyofipswichover 3 years ago

    I am so envious !
    Superb shot of London and the Gerkin
    You definately don’t get this kind of view when taking off from gatwick and stansted !

  • Wiggy, thank you! It seems to be part of the show when landing at Heathrow:-) Well, not every time but relatively often if they have to circle. Cheers, Kasia

    – Kasia-D

  • Dave Godden
    Dave Goddenover 3 years ago

    Congratulations on being featured on 22/10/10 in

  • Wow, that is wonderful. Just back on line after a few days RB absence and a great welcome. I wasn’t sure if this aerial shot would even be accepted when I posted it:-) Thank you, Dave! Kasia

    – Kasia-D

  • wiggyofipswich
    wiggyofipswichover 3 years ago

    Voted as best G in British architecture challenge. As expected !
    Cheers and goodluck

  • Wiggy, thank you for the vote! I think that abstract view of the Gherkin is great too, so let’s see how it goes. Kasia

    – Kasia-D

  • Kasia-D
    Kasia-D10 months ago

    31st August 2013: Just sold my 5th card – thank you so much to the buyer!

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