London Evening Light

A group of friends from our photography club went up to London this week where we spent an enjoyable evening taking pictures close to the River Thames. We started near Westminster Bridge and worked our way eastwards towards Embankment Station, where tired – but happy – we called it a day.

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All of these were taken on the Olympus EM-1 and processed in LightRoom.

Cressbrook Mill

I’ve just spent several days in the Peak District with “friends” from our photography club ( Harlow Seniors Photography Group ) so you may see some more of my images from the trip over the coming days.

This is a thirteen second exposure of the weir at Cressbrook Mill in the Peak District, taken on the Olympus EM-1 with a Big Stopper filter.

Tomb-Stoning

When we were in Northumberland we visited Craster – famous for its kippers – and walked some of the cliffs around Cullernose Point.

We stopped and watched a group of people jumping from the rocks and cliffs, and we imagined that they were RNLI or HM Coastguard personnel training for their respective duties.

However, it turned out that they were a group of lads on a Stag Weekend! In that context I understand that jumping off cliffs is called ‘Tomb-stoning’! An apt name if it all goes wrong!

I took this shot on motor drive on the Olympus EM-1 with a 40-150mm Pro lens.

 

In the couple of seconds the ‘burst’ took, the camera captured around 15 images. I used half of them to create this shot of one of the lads jumping from the cliff into the water.

It was quite a blustery day : note the surf against the foot of the cliffs and the white tops of the waves.

I’m pretty sure I couldn’t have made that leap!

Bournemouth Dawn

On the same morning that yesterday’s post was captured, I took this image – now looking East along the coast towards Christchurch.
Once again it was the calmness of the location that struck me – just the sound of the waves breaking on the beach and the occasional call of the gulls.
It really does pay to get out early, if you possibly can.

A STRIPED OAK BUG

Seen in Epping Forest and captured using the Olympus EM-1, a 60mm macro lens and off-camera flash – a new development for me : a skill I am trying to improve upon!
Not the crispest macro shot I have taken, but it was hand held – and the little blighter was in an awkward position in amongst the leaves of a stinging-nettle!