I chose to take this photo in black and white because I wanted to place an emphasis on the flying seagull. The seagulls always swoop and dive around Westminster Bridge and I love the striking background in front of which they glide. Although Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament are not quite as dramatic as in Illuminations…, they still stand as proud as ever.
“Earth hath not anything to show more fair:
Dull would he be of soul who could pass by
A sight so touching in its majesty”
Excerpt from “Composed upon Westminster Bridge, September 3, 1802” by William Wordsworth. Published in ‘Poems in Two Volumes’ in 1807.