A series of cityscape photographs captured of London at night or at dusk by UK Hasselblad photographer, Ted Smith. Mostly black and white, with several colour images including some of The Shard, Tower Bridge, Houses of Parliament, London Eye, Mayors Office, and others.
I am a frequent traveler to London and in more recent times I find that I do not have the time that I used to for landscape photography. Family life and work life make that a difficult endeavor at the moment. So I have been trying to find an alternative subject for my photography that I can fit in around my busy lifestyle.
Meet, “The London Series”. An ever evolving sequence of nighttime London cityscapes captured using my Hasselblad 501CM, and, usually, the 80mm standard lens.
BATCH 1 : Taken using the Hasselblad 501CM with standard 80mm f2.8 Carl Zeiss lens using Kodak Tri-X 400 pushed to EI1600 and developed in Ilford Ilfotec DD-X for 14 minutes at ~22 degrees. I did not have a tripod with me for this first set, so some were captured handheld which is quite remarkable to be fair! Others were captured by resting the camera on a wall, activating the mirror lock-up and then releasing the shutter.
The Shard photographed at night
Central London city skyline at night, near City Hall and facing The Tower