(ILCE = Interchangeable Lens Camera with E-mount)
Another Bank Holiday Monday, the Travelodge London Kings Cross Royal Scot hotel had rooms for one night at £39 and the forecast was looking good for a decent sunset although there was a late notice weather warning for rain/thunder/lightning between 7 & 8pm. With the central part of the Northern Line Underground closed for engineering works, I had to take the scenic route via Waterloo and the Jubilee Line to Canary Wharf which scuppered my plans to go overground on the Dockland Light Railway. True enough, the weather warning held out and just after 7pm spitting rain, lightning and then thunder that has to be heard reverberating off the glass sided office blocks to be believed, then a torrential downpour for about 10 minutes. All gone by 8pm. Plus point, the rain did clear away the tourists, a bit. I didn’t go to Canary Wharf for the skyscrapers/office blocks as they are just vertical walls of glass, but more for the public spaces and amenities around the development. Apart from a blood blister under my left heel, new walking shoes-ouch, thoroughly enjoyed my little 3+ hour bimble and will be back for a night shoot when the season starts. In the order taken.
Equipment Used: Sony a6500 APS-C Camera + Sony FE 16-70mm f4 ZA OSS Vario-Tessar Carl Zeiss T* Lens