I took this picture while I was teaching a night workshop on the south side of the river last year. We were working around Southwark Cathedral and Borough Market, the students were getting some great shots. I managed to grab this while moving between groups. As you will have guessed the building on the right of the picture is The Shard, obviously what appealed to me was the arrow of the ‘one way street’ pointing up as well. I think having a little of the Cathedral with its old stone creeping in on the right hand side provides a nice contrast as well. It was quite a difficult picture to compose, there wasn’t a lot of room to manoeuvre to get everything in. I ended up using a wide angle lens to make it work, worth the effort I think.
Technical info: Leica D Lux 6, 24 to 90mm zoom (35mm equivalent) at 24mm. The exposure was 1/250th of a second at f1.4, the ISO was 800.