One of my favourite things about living across from Canary Wharf was watching the city night after night. Whether it was a perfectly clear summer day, a rainy spring shower with a rainbow cutting through the sky, fireworks for NYE, autumn fog or like in this image – a raging storm – the view was always incredible.
I took this image on my balcony in Greenland Docks in South East London – one of the quietest and most pleasant areas of the entire Docklands area – indeed -one of my favourite places in all of London. The storm lasted for several days – but one night, soaking wet on my balcony, I watched as bolt after bolt of lightning struck above the skyscrapers of Canary Wharf again and again – I was mesmerised and so happy that the constant rolls of thunder had kept me awake far into the morning (I took this picture at about 3:30am).
Unfortunately I wasn’t exactly prepared and so my camera and lens got completely soaked – which resulted in some messy images – but despite that – this is still one of my favourite moments that I managed to capture in London.