City reflections

City reflections

Walking along the banks of the Thames on a pleasantly warm June evening, I noticed the reflections in the windows of this building. It provided an alternative perspective on the London skyline.

Taken on Bankside, London.

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See my Flickr site for similar images – if you’re interested.


The allure of twinkling lights 1

The allure of twinkling lights 1

There’s something about the lights of a city at night that captivate me. I love the effect in this shot of the red dots from the cranes of Canary Wharf. (You really need to click on the photo to get a larger version to see what I mean.) I like the way that the barge and the posts in the river give a contrast to the shimmering lights of Blackfriars bridge. In some ways, this image tells a story of a great city – simultaneously ancient and modern.

Borough High Street reflections #1

Sometimes my eye catches something, and I know that I want to capture it. The first thing that grabbed my attention in this image was the reflection of Southwark cathedral.

But I felt that there was more to the shot than that. As I stood considering what was missing, I became aware of the bus approaching. Beyond a vague notion of the ‘rule of thirds’, I wasn’t sure what to do with it. As luck would have it, the bus stopped in the bottom right of my viewfinder! Ideally, I’d have liked it a few feet further back – to get more red in shot and to cover the letters ‘ST’. But i like what I got anyway.