Getting a seat on a train in London is almost impossible. But when you do there is a slight sense of accomplishment that only a Londoner can truly appreciate. There is one seat that is coveted above all others. The front seat of the London DLR (Docklands Light Rail).
The DLR is an automated rail system that (because it has no driver) provides front row seats from the heart of the city, back east. From Bank you can take trains directly East or take a slight turn south to head through the Docklands.
Where does the London DLR go?
The trick is to beeline for the front of the train at Bank station where the train is empty. Here you want to find the very front most seat where you are greeted with the above view. Then, drop a big smile as you roll away from the station. Stabilise your camera on the dashboard and drag your shutter for 1/20 of a second or as slow as Shutter Priority mode sill let you do and here are the results!
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New Zealand travel photographer based in London, UK. He was taking photos from a very young age in the backcountry of New Zealand before moving abroad. Since doing so he has taken workshops and tried to help get as many people into this art as possible. Featured in NZ Herald, Stuff.co.nz and many photography publications it’s safe to say he loves his photography!