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 has been 21 days since my last post. No reason other than being busy. Photography wise I was busy preparing for and then attending and taking pictures at a family wedding. Which I would love to say was a huge success but alas it was not. Oh don’t get me wrong there are some ‘nice’ photos. Just not what I was hoping to deliver. I am still in the processing stage with them. Hoping to get those finished up this week. I am planning on writing a post about shooting a wedding and why it is really not for me so watch this space.
On another photography note. I have dug out my husbands old 35mm Minolta camera and I have got some old rolls of Kodak film which I loaded one into the camera and shot a roll of 12 exp. around home to get the feel for the old girl. Today I shall load it with a roll of 24 exp. and head out tomorrow and do some shooting. The results of this trial and error of film shooting will also be a future blog post. Of course this will be after I send them off for processing since I have no idea nor equipment to do them myself. Probably why I love digital shooting so much.
For now I am going to share some shots that have been waiting in the wings so to speak for the last 3 weeks. These were shot during my day wondering the streets of London.
I see so many wonderful images of stairs, either looking up or down. This is the best I could do. Shot inside Dr Johnson’s House. When I come across more stairs I shall try again.
I loved wondering around Lincoln’s Inn. I could really live here as it is such a beautiful place.
On a wall at Lincoln’s Inn
The Savoy and a plaque in the grounds of Somerset House
Beautiful architecture and of course windows are another favourite subject to find and shoot.
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.
I have always wanted to take my camera along to this spot in London and do some shooting. I was hoping for some skaters to be about but since it was the middle of the week and in the morning it was to be expected that there would be no skaters.
Maybe I will get lucky next time around.
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.