Getting up Early on a Sunday Morning

Proof that I got up early on a Sunday morning. Once.

Getting up early doesn’t come easy to me but I know if I want to get some great landscape shots, I’ll have to start getting used to it. So, with that in mind, I got up before 7am on a Sunday morning, grabbed my brand new tripod (birthday present from Sandra :) and camera (currently a Canon 600D) with my wide-angle lens (Canon EF 17-40mm ƒ4L) and headed up high to capture the sunrise over London. I’m happy with the results but it makes me want get a full frame DSLR more than ever, so I can get the most out of the 17-40mm lens I’m using.

Above, you can make out the Shard, the London Eye (very faintly – to the left of the Shard), the Gherkin and Battersea Power Station (you can see 2 of the chimneys either side of the building to the left of the sun). I like the way the train line leads your eye to London’s skyline. The tube train is about to embark on that very journey.

Here are a couple of shots taken with the iPhone 5 to show how good it’s camera is:

I edited the iPhone 5 photos with Snapseed and removed the noise in Photoshop. The camera on the iPhone 5 is fantastic. It would have been the ideal time to test the new panorama mode in iOS 6 while I was up there but I completely forgot to.