2017 retrospective #3

2017 retrospective #3

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2017 retrospective #1

2017 retrospective #1

Earlier this year I heard Joe McNally speaking on the Chase Jarvis podcast. Joe was talking about a conference that he attended for several years. Contributors were asked to introduce themselves with their 5 best photos. Joe decided to show his 5 best shots taken that year.

So, I’m going to adapt that idea for this week and show the best images from this blog in the past 12 months. The decision-making process was difficult and involved the rest of my family. Not all decisions were unanimous… or democratic!

You may disagree with the choices. If so, let me know!

After today, the images will appear without words, although I will add a link to the original entry.

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The two towers #1

The two towers #1

We spotted this tree as we wandered through the ‘Christmas by the River’ market on a grey, grisly Sunday afternoon.

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By wandering around the tree to find the best angle for the photo, I was able to include the Tower of London and Tower Bridge. A very London-y Christmas view.

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The tallest Christmas tree?

The tallest Christmas tree?

The top 20 storeys of the Shard have been illuminated for Christmas. I think that the colour is supposed to change, but we only saw it when it was white.

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This photo was taken from the Millennium Bridge to capture the River Thames in the foreground. I used a long exposure to blur the river’s movement.

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Party poppers

Party poppers

I liked the party popper decorations on Carnaby Street. I think they’re really clever.

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The photo’s at a jaunty/crazy angle to place the moon in the right spot – I wanted it to look as if it had been fired from the party popper. Stretching a point maybe, but it made me smile.

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Window shoppers

Window shoppers

Carnaby Street was pretty busy at 2100 on a Friday evening. Almost all of the shops were closed or closing. Most people – like us – just seemed to be strolling along and enjoying the atmosphere. And, why not?

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Carnaby Christmas Carnival 

Carnaby Christmas Carnival

We first visited Carnaby Street in November 2007 (you can see the photos on Flickr). So, I was keen to return 10 years later. It was certainly a bit different.

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I’m not clear about the role of the parrot in the Christmas story or traditions, but there’s no denying that it is colourful and playful.

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