St Paul’s Cathedral through the tree tops

St Paul’s Cathedral is an immediately recognisable building and is part of the classic skyline of London. It has recently undergone a cleaning and refurbishment of its façade to remove all the grime and muck that has settled on its exterior, from the heavy London Traffic.

Here is a brief introduction from wikipedia:

St Paul’s Cathedral is a Church of England cathedral dedicated to Paul the Apostle. It sits at the top of Ludgate Hill, the highest point in the City of London, and is the seat of the Bishop of London and the mother church of the Diocese of London.

The present building dates from the 17th century and was designed by Sir Christopher Wren. It is generally reckoned to be London’s fifth St Paul’s Cathedral, all having been built on the same site since AD 604. The cathedral is one of London’s most famous and most recognisable sights. At 365 feet (111m) high, it was the tallest building in London from 1710 to 1962, and its dome is also among the highest in the world.

I like this photograph as it uses some traditional compositing techniques, primarily framing and rule of thirds. The sun was a little too strong at this time of day, however any later and the surrounding foliage of the frame would have been too dark. The dark clouds tell of the weather to come, which is a great British past time, talking about the weather.

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