Buckingham Palace

The Story Behind the Image - Buckingham Palace

Early morning light shines on historic Buckingham Palace, London, the London home of the British monarch.

I had photographed the Palace many times before but it had always seemed to be the wrong time of day or the light was poor. I was determined to get a good photo eventually!

I set off before dawn from the flat I was renting for a few weeks in Greenwich. I calculated - correctly as it turned out - that I would need one hour to get across London at that time of day and walk across Green Park to the Palace.

I timed it perfectly, arriving outside Buckingham Palace just as the sun rose - but before it was thronged with tourists for the day.

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