Southbank skyline

Southbank skyline

If city skylines tell a story, I wonder what this one is saying.

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The sight of the white cranes against the dark clouds caught my attention. Then I noticed the number of them and the way that they overlapped. The passing plane was just a fluke!

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An Eye for detail

An Eye for detail

This shot was intended to capture half of the London Eye. I wanted to look at the structure without any other contextual information. I was fascinated by the criss-crossing cables (and I liked the background of clouds).

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But when I look at the photo now, my eye is drawn to the people in the pods. And now that I’ve mentioned that, what do you see?

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Design features

Design features

I’ve shown these images of Blackfriars Bridge to highlight the clever design of the underpass. I like the way that the pedestrian route under the road bridge picks up the red arcs from the bridge’s design.

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The lighting in the underpass was a wee bit tricky. But it was a beautiful sunny morning, and I did a bit of manipulation in RAW and Photoshop to lighten it a bit.

 

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The colour red

The colour red

This photo captures two of the themes that I’ve noticed about my London pictures – Blackfriars Bridge and the colour red.

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With the number of red buses in London, it would be difficult (but interesting?) to avoid it. This photo celebrates it, bringing different shades together in one image. Processing consisted of desaturating most colours to leave the reds prominent.

As you can see, I had some problems with the verticals in this shot, but I don’t think it detracts too much.

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An emerging obsession

An emerging obsession

Now that our daughter lives in London, we’re visiting several times a year and becoming more familiar with parts of the city. As I’m processing my photos, I’m spotting some common themes – some of them bordering on obsession!

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The bridges at Blackfriars definitely fall into the ‘obsession’ category. I love these pillars from the old railway bridge – that have a timeless elegance that captivates me.

I’m sure that I’ll keep playing with them for a while. So, I’m open to suggestions about other angles or compositions.

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Allium

Allium

Coming home after a post-dinner walk, I noticed the way the light was catching the allium in our garden. So I grabbed my camera and took a few shots.

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No planning, no setup, just grab, point, click. Sometimes I need to trust my instinct and not over-think things.

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