- Posted January 8, 2013 by
London, United Kingdom
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Your memorable Tube journeys
My day in London
In 2011 I went to London to photograph a trade show. As I had never been there before I decided that I would spend an extra day to tour the city. On the last day of the show, several of us had gone on a bus tour of the city so I had a pretty good idea of what I wanted to see up close. One of those things was the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace. A business acquaintance was staying an extra day as well, so we decided to meet the next morning and take an up close and personal tour of London.
To get to Buckingham Palace we decided to take the Tube. I had never been on it, but my friend had ridden it a few times already and was comfortable enough with the system. As we waited for the train I aimed my camera towards the tunnel it would be coming from; as soon as the train appeared I began shooting, with my external flash. As you can see in the third photo, the driver was not very happy.
As soon as the doors closed a voice came over the intercom; informing the gentleman with the flash unit that he blinded the driver. To be honest, I never gave it any thought; I figured it was automated. It was not until today that I learned flash photography was prohibited.
Anyway, we went to Buckingham Palace, rode the London Eye and saw much more. It was a great day, with great weather. You can see all the photos at http://www.gotbaddog.com/photos-from-a-walk-around-london/