I haven't posted on here for a few months, having had a couple of weeks off work here is a selection from a couple of days out.
A walk from station to station on my way home from work today, there is always something to see walking around London, just need to take my camera to work more.
A few hours in Oxford, a lovely day but completely uninspiring. The covered market is always worth a look, spotted this in there, like it a lot.
A couple of images from a quick trip to Oxford today. Practicing with the 50mm 1.2 - produces some great results with the depth of field.
A day in London with a friend, cold and overcast, some fabulous graffiti and someone who was either hitch hiking or telling me where to go, a couple of the Lloyds building and a woman with a look to frighten most.
These were taken last year on a three day break with my wife. The first one is on the Metro, the second is people "looking" at the Mona Lisa, there is one! The last is a food stall at night.
I have been a bit distracted from posting on here, but hopefully that is not the case going forward
haven't had a lot of time to get out and about with my camera lately, but the arrival of two new lenses was an excellent excuse to go for a wander. The 1st image is from Camden Market, the 2nd is Camden Tube and the last is one of the exits at Charring Cross station.
On my way home, is it Southwark Jubilee line station or something out of Gataca
Sitting on a bench waiting for a train home at Paddington station, I saw this guy walking towards me, his height and the sun making the patterns on the floor caught my eye.
My iPhone is always handy, and rarely fails.
A good day at the Chinese New Year celebrations in and around chinatown. A fun day but sadly so badly organised. Worth a trip next year if you've not been before.
I was so impressed with Shoreditch that I decided it was worth a second visit, it really is an incredible location for photography, and a good wander. The amount of cameras you see is quite astonishing, and would seem to confirm that it isn't only me that thinks as much.
Please go if you like photography or even if you don't, it's such a vibrant place.
I have been looking down a lot as I travel about, I like the different perspective it gives on everyday scenes, the guy who these feet belong to was struggling to get through the crowds and I gave him a lot of room to get on the escalator, I wouldn't have seen this if I hadn't. Maybe there is something to this politeness idea.
As I got off the train yesterday morning at London Paddington I was greeted by the sun streaming in the entrance and people streaming out, I only had my iPhone, proof that the best camera you own is the one you have with you.
Walking around Cheltenham yesterday and I spotted this rather dapper gentleman in a fetching red hat, perfectly framed in front by the doorway, and behind by the arch.
Spent Sunday around Shoreditch trying out my new 16-35mm lens, very impressed. Shoreditch itself is an incredibly vibrant & photogenic place, which seems to be changing very quickly, hopefully they retain its soul or it will become another London "village"
On my way into work this morning I saw this banner above the escalator, I really like the way the girl seems t be looking down into the entrance to the tube, and all those coming out.
Taken with my iPhone 6s
I have been trying out the camera on my new iPhone 6s, and I am very impressed. Whilst on the tube this morning I saw this guy when he moved his hat framed him so well, luckily I had my phone in my hand and managed to grab this.
Spotted these two men walking in Cheltenham today, I only had my iPhone but I'm very pleased with the result
Whilst sitting and having a coffee with my friend Nigel, this guy saunters up and sits down to breakfast. A sandwich and a drink (not alcoholic), he drifted off. Only had my iPhone but I do like the image.
Passing through Waterloo station and the underground, I am always amazed at the variety of subject matter at the large London terminal stations and the tube.
If you like black and white, then I think that Waterloo is incredibly inspiring.