As is usual for me I get away from blogging about my photography and photography altogether. I have not been shooting much this year. I have shot some but not much and nothing that has thrilled me enough for sharing. Maybe I can get back into this game.
I got a new (used) lens at the weekend to take pictures at a Christening. It preformed very well at the Christening and I am now thinking of testing it out on the streets.
Thought I would just do a little post here today with a couple of shots from September 2016. Taken in London.
I truly have neglected both my photography blog and my photography itself. I have gone out with my camera a few times this year and what I have shot has held no interest for me. I found no inspiration in the spring blossoms which is unusual, as I do love to shoot floral and nature. I think I am tired of shooting the same old same old.
That is until I went to central London this week and walked from one part to another with my camera in tow. I am finding myself more and more drawn to street photography and shooting in the city. I usually come back with a few shots that I quite like. Add to that I am seem to be more drawn to black and white images. There is just something about a black and white photo that speaks to me these days.
Here are the successes from my outing this week.
Beautiful buildings on one side of the street…
… and on the other side as well
Entrance to Tate Britain
Tourist enjoying the city
It is that time of year once again where I reflect back on the previous year and sort through my Lightroom library and clear out images that I never got around to deleting and/or processing. It also gives me a chance to revisit older shots and make the decision rather or not it is a keeper. If I decide it is a keeper I then process the image.
There is no better way of sharing these images that have lingered on the hard drive for many months than to publish them here to my blog. This is the first post of my yearly round up.
You can just see the little goslings gathered under Mama. Mallard Duck surrounded by blossom petals.
A Hare. I do believe I have identified this correctly.
Just a bird and a heron.
Pretty as a Peacock.. which it is.
Squirrel. I can never get enough of shooting squirrels.
Gorgeous little robin which posed for me.
I will be back again later this week with more of my 2015 round up, after I get the work thing done.
I am so far behind in processing and sharing photos that I really need to get busy with them. For now here is one I took a few weeks ago in Windsor. I will eventually get caught up… umm maybe. More likely I will go out and shoot more before doing so.
If you are anything like me you will take a photo and then you will not be sure if you like it or not. So you will leave it to sit for a while and then revisit it at a later date. This is one of those for me.
Across the River
Took along my camera with only 50mm lens attached to Windsor yesterday to practice more street photography. I had more fails then successes. I tried shooting without raising the camera to my eye most of the time resulted in fails.
Here are the successes from the outing.
The two on the right had no idea I was taking a photo of them I have titled this one ‘the smokers’. The chap on the right posed for me and is the one and only person I interacted with. This one is titled ‘the fudge seller’, he entertained the public to entice them into the fudge shop. I have decided I must interact more with my subjects to get these kind of shots.
‘the selfies’, couldn’t resist these two shots. The family selfie is interesting. Guess those selfie sticks are getting around.
‘in shades’, it was a beautiful sunny day.
‘the cylists’, these two were not together and was taken in different areas. I left these two in colour as I thought they worked well.
I am already looking forward to my next outing to the streets of somewhere in England, which is likely to be London, for more practice.
I liked yesterdays picture of the day so much that I thought I would try it in colour.
Have to say I like it in colour as much as I do in monochrome.
I continue to go through and edit my shots from my London outing last week. I keep finding ones I like and wish to share here on my blog.
Giant Slide by Carsten Höller at Hayward Gallery read more here.
Such a pretty lamppost
Old Ice Cream Truck
Two very different shots of the Snog bus.
Some more shots of my day out in Central London last week. These were shot as we walked along the River Thames toward Waterloo Bridge except for the last shot which I took on our walk back to Waterloo Station.
Classic London view: Big Ben, Houses of Parliament and even a bit of the London Eye
Looking across the river toward Victoria Embankment
Golden Jubilee Bridge
Another view of Golden Jubilee Bridge
St. Paul’s Cathedral
A view from Waterloo Bridge as we made our way back to the train station
More of London to come.
Enjoyed a wonderful day out in London yesterday. Thought I might try my hand at Street Photography once again. Was it a success? I am not too sure about that. I am always worried about confrontation by those I try to shoot or those that end up in my frame. So I end up trying to take the shot without being noticed which translates into I shoot too quickly and do not pay attention to settings etc. Oh well we live and learn.
I feel that this shot would have been better if the person in the van was looking toward the customer. By the time I got my camera up to my eye she had taken the order and started to prepare so lost that moment. Timing is the issue here.
Noticed the couple walking into my frame so decided to include them in my shot. Composition could be better here.
I think this is one of the better shots of the day. Exposure could have been better.
This one I do like BUT I rushed the shot it probably could be improved if I had taken a moment to think.
Happened upon a wedding photo shoot, couldn’t figure out where the photographer was positioned and I didn’t want to walk into the shot. So stopped and thought hey why not take a quick shot which once again I rushed and did not THINK about exposure etc. The photographer was just on the other side of the building. The image on the right I feel was one of my successes of the day although could have been improved upon if I had taken a moment to think about it I am sure.
I will continue to work on my Street Photography as I can only improve or I at least hope so.