I teased this image last week when I posted a black and white version of Tower Bridge.
I owe the “beach front” access to my friend, Mark Blundell. For me, it is the prize of our photo walk. After our first stop at this spot, Mark and I hit a pub and waited for the sun to go down. Night photography on the Themes is (in the dialect of the locals) a treat!
When we returned, approximately a pint later, it was spitting rain — just enough to dot the lens with enough rain drops to ruin any shot with my lens of choice, the 20mm prime.
Then I remembered … in my bag I had the Tamron 28-300. It happens to have a pretty substantial lens hood. I thought it might be just enough hood to keep the rain off the lens for just long enough to get a decent shot. Thank you Tamron.
And thank you Mark, for the access to the beach!