I took this image of the London skyline from Alexandra Palace in September 2012. It caught my eye because I saw the Shard which had only recently been completed.
The original raw image was processed in Lightroom, cropped to a wider aspect ratio and converted to black and white. I also had to raise the shadow detail a bit and cut the highlights to get a bit of detail in the sky and clouds. I deliberately kept the horizon low in the image to emphasise the sky.
I think the black and white processing gives the image more impact than the original colour image and the cropping obviously give a longer telephoto effect than I could achieve with the lens I had fitted.
Both the images are available in full size on my flickr photostream.
Camera Pentax K-5
Lens Sigma 18-125mm HSM