Peace Garden

Peace Garden

I was delighted to stumble across the Peace Garden at the Imperial War Museum in London. I hadn’t noticed it previously, and only came across it because we approached the museum from a different direction. There’s a wee photography lesson in that… about considering different angles and perspectives.

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The garden is a wonderful combination of planting and structure in perfect harmony. Just like a garden should be.

(Other, similar images can be found on my Flickr site – if you’re interested.)

Little Venice

Little Venice

During our recent London visit, we walked along part of the Regent’s Canal, taking in ‘Little Venice’. The combination of leafy suburbia, canal and general tranquillity was perfect for a Sunday stroll.

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I was taken by the reflections in the canal. Especially with a little movement on the water creating an almost Impressionist scene.

I used a neutral density filter to overcome the effect of the strong sunlight and control the exposure.

(Other, similar images can be found on my Flickr site – if you’re interested.)

A story in pictures

A story in pictures

We recently visited London (again). On the Sunday evening, the London Symphony Orchestra was performing a free concert in Trafalgar Square. We decided to stroll along and see what was happening. When we arrived, we realised that we were (far) too late. So, I decided to try to capture the story in images in the slideshow below.

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I’m not sure that everyone would agree with the definition of full. But it didn’t seem to dampen people’s enthusiasm or enjoyment.

(I haven’t done very much post-processing, so there a bit raw.)

 

Echinacea (macro)

Echinacea (macro)

There’s something surreal about close-up images.

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I’m fascinated by the tiny details that are revealed – like the yellow pollen on the stamens (if that’s the correct term), and the web between two spikes.

I use extension tunes to get this close. They’re relatively inexpensive, but quite effective.

 

(Other, similar images can be found on my Flickr site – if you’re interested.)