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One of the principal challenges in travel photography is seeing the "familiar" in an unfamiliar way; to push your eyes and mind beyond your creative limits. In my latest trip to London, I knew I wanted to shoot the Tower Bridge, but how? I’ve seen this landmark a hundred different ways, but could I let my mind overcome the endless strand of identical snapshots? In the last moments of the day, balancing my camera on a tent-board sign with a well-timed shutter, one of my all time favorite - Photograph by Jason Rodman , My Shot

Stunning London pics from National Geographic

National Geographic readers share their best photographs of the Olympic host city. Visit NationalGeographic.com to see the full gallery. All photos courtesy of National Geographic My Shot.