What lies beneath

What lies beneath

It’s amazing what you can find when you look beneath a wharf! This made me chuckle (I’m easily amused!)

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Taken at Oxo Tower wharf, London

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Paddington Basin #2

Paddington Basin #2

I’m completely bamboozled. Why does this image work so well in black and white? On the face of it, it makes no sense. I only tried the conversion as a whim – I was pretty sure it would be awful.

Soemtimes photography is full of surprises.

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Taken at Paddington Basin, London.

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Flotilla

Flotilla

While visiting London, my wife spotted that this installation was ‘open’. So we headed out one night to have a look. It’s called “Flotilla” by Steven Messam.

There were quite a lot of people around, including several photographers, and there was a nice laid-back atmosphere as we all wandered around looking at wee origami-style boats gently moving around the water. It sounds a bit ridiculous, but it was tranquil and relaxing.

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Please note – the installation finished on 15 April 2018. (I’m a bit behind with processing!)

Taken at Paddington Basin, London

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One small step… #1

One small step… #1

This is the last image from our recent trip to Scone Palace. I had noticed a few of the peacocks but wasn’t really interested in them. Then I spotted this chap posing on the wall… until I approached with my camera, then he decided that he’d go for a stroll.

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I quickly pressed the trigger, more in hope than expectation. So I was pleased to have captured him in the act of stepping off the wall.

Taken at: Scone Palace, Perthshire

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Laughing with or at?

Laughing with or at?

Regular readers will know that taking photos of people is not one of my strengths. Needless to say, I’m not comfortable with the concept of the selfie.

However, these mirrors at the V and A offered an opportunity for a bit of fun.

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If you position yourself carefully, you can get a triple reflection. That’s what I was trying to do here. I’m not sure that my family appreciated how tricky this was!

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In the frame

In the frame

Yes, there are even more photos of Loch Faskally… I did warn you.

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In this image, I wanted to use the branches in the foreground as a kind of frame for the shot. The raindrops were an unintentional bonus. If you click through to a see a larger version, they look (a wee bit) like fairy lights.

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Ready-ish, aim a bit, fire

Ready-ish, aim a bit, fire

The title of this entry popped into my head when I spotted this cannon in the Hohensalzburg Festung (castle). It’s a phrase that I’ve heard Michael Bungay Stanier use (in a completely different context). To my untrained eye, it looked like the cannon was aimed straight at the cathedral. Perhaps, a bit more care was needed here!

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Photography doesn’t have to be serious all of the time. Leave room for some whimsy.

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