Friday photo: Pulsatilla

Friday photo: Pulsatilla

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Taken in our garden in Perth.

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London icons

London icons

Walking down Whitehall one afternoon, there were hordes of tourists gathered around the mounted guards and outside Downing Street. At one point it became difficult to get past the crowd safely. So as we waited, I turned to look the other way.

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I spotted the London Eye and then noticed that there were several buses coming towards us. I saw an opportunity and managed to capture this image. there were several other failures… but that’s photography for you.

While processing I decided to de-saturate all of the colours, except the iconic red of the bus.

Taken on Whitehall, London.

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Southwark sunrise

Southwark sunrise

Looking out of our hotel window, we were treated to a lovely sunrise (as well as the beautiful sunset in recent images).

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I was trying to capture the silhouettes and the reflections on some of the slates.  Executing this shot was tricky. Our hotel window would only open wide enough to allow my camera to squeeze through. Everything had to be done with one hand, so it really was a case of point, click and hope.

Taken from our hotel room looking across Southwark.

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Waterloo sunset 2

Waterloo sunset 2

Actually, this one is less Waterloo, more Temple/Covent Garden – but that’s not the key issue.

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I love the golden colour of the clouds, as the sun disappears. This shot was taken 12 minutes after yesterday’s entry (and from a different location). The difference in the position of the sun, and the quality of the light is amazing.

Taken from Southwark Bridge looking towards Temple/Covent Garden.

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Waterloo sunset 1

Waterloo sunset 1

Another trip to London; another barrage of photos. This was the view that greeted us shortly after we arrived. We went out for a gentle stroll and were treated to this magnificence.

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I’ve tweaked the levels a wee bit, but otherwise this one is straight out of the camera.

Taken from Southwark Bridge looking towards Waterloo.

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The coloured details #1

The coloured details #1

So far, all of the photos of my Dad’s camera have been in black & white. That seemed like the obvious choice.

 

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Today I wanted to show one of the coloured photos – mainly to highlight that there are wee splashes of colour on the camera. I still prefer the back & white images, but they don’t always tell the full story.

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Selfie 1

Selfie 1

My Dad (who owned this camera) was very photogenic; so is my Mum; so is my daughter. Me… not so much.

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I prefer to be on the other side of the camera. So, in this photo, I’m on both sides. At least I’m not the main subject and I didn’t even have to smile!

Also, if you look closely, you can see how well used the camera is.

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