A chilly February morning in London as seen from Millenium Bridge looking toward St. Paul's Cathedral. St. Paul's is an Anglican church that sits at the top of Ludgate Hill opposite Southwark in London. Numerous cathedrals have occupied this site but the current building (the 5th) dates from the 1600s and was designed by Christopher Wren. The bridge from which I made this image is known as the Millenium Bridge - aka the "Wobbly Bridge". It is a suspension bridge for pedestrians that took about two years to build. When it opened in 2000 pedestrians were so disturbed by how much it swayed that they shut it down for another two years of repair. It is stable now but you can still feel it "wobble" when there are alot of people or if a jogger comes along while your on it. The stubborn veil of cloud that had been over London for the entire week parted for a short time to the east at sunrise on this morning giving me some rather special light on the dome of the cathedral.
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... as long as there's an advanced Maths course in a (not necessarily) nearby country. He's known for pushing friends into the most expensive photographic equipment... several family inheritances have been wasted, but they often acknowledge his smart advices. Owner of a clinical eye, he can spot perfection amidst chaos as easily as a small imperfection on a perfect photo. He's also an occasional stork stalker and, above all, a caring father of two beautiful children. Gastão's current location: Covilhã, Portugal.
... give us a hand. He's our Computer Science genius and is currently addicted to photographing cats. He's a natural born optimist who makes a joke out of anything... don't mess with his Toyota though. Eventually, his stocks will rise from death and he'll invest in livestock and vineyards. He's got highly trained fingers either playing the piano or shortcutting photoshop. We hope he'll stick around after marrying his college sweetheart. In the mean time, he'll dissect every submitted photograph into binary code. Pedro's current location: Covilhã, Portugal.
... would only be true if reading travel, geographic and surfing books/magazines accounted some mileage. He checks his e-mail every 2 minutes and he's often seen going cold-turkey when offline. Still divided between several walks of life, he strongly believes in Murphy's law "If anything can go wrong, it will". Photography plays a huge role in his life, at least judging by his conversation topics. Gray hair will eventually take the better of him. Pedro's current location: Covilhã, Portugal. Pedro's blog, personal/work homepage and facebook.