London from the Rooftops: Incredible Images of the Capital Taken from the Heights of the City


For eight years, London-based photographer James Burns has used the capital’s rooftops as a point from which to capture stunning images of the skyline.

Entitled ‘London from the RooftopsJames began the project in 2006 and received many positive reviews.

The images are incredible. Whether it be a full moon above Battersea Power Station, or the Shard arising from the clouds, various weather conditions have provided Burns with ideal opportunities for spectacular scenery images.

Reflecting on his work this year, Burns told The Independent that “interesting skies” and a mixture of weather had led to him producing some of his best work. He said: “The reason for the great images this year is simple; we have had some very interesting skies. We have had a good variety of weather from clear skies, to thick fog, and lots of great storms, not to mention the supermoons. The only thing we haven’t had is snow.”

Burns hopes that 2015 can be an even better year, as he builds up to his 2016 book that will bring together a collection of some of his best images from a decade of work.

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