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
In 2015 I gave Street Photography a try. All I can say is I like it and want to explore more of the streets with my camera in 2016.
Headed out for a walk this morning along the River Thames at Richmond. Took my camera along too. Found some things worthy of pressing the shutter button, some of those worked some of those didn’t. This is my favourite of the day. I just love boats. Well shooting them not being inside them so much.
I like to find subjects that will make an interesting shot just by playing around with the point of view. These images are a great example of that idea.
All of these are details of a tree. Well some kind of knots, bumps or growth on a side of a tree. They were shot in portrait orientation and I rotated them during post processing.
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.