LONDON SKIES – 27

We were in London last weekend, and on the Sunday evening we walked along the Thames. The evening sky was quite dramatic, and these are a few of the images I caught that evening.

From the south bank, looking west across a span of Tower Bridge.London Sky-1

The sun setting behind the dome of St Pauls Cathedral.London Sky-2

Shapes and patterns in the clouds.London Sky-3

The Great Fire of London Monument silhouetted against the setting sun.London Sky-4

Enjoy!

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LONDON LUMIERE 2018 – 06

All taken at this year’s London Lumiere event.
Having visited the West End last time ( 2016? ), this time we went to the area behind Kings Cross station.

Artificial lighting – not the easiest of subject to captures, but hopefully these images give you a sense of the spectacle!

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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.

London Lumiere

On Saturday night we ventured into Central London for London Lumiere.

It was pretty hectic – thousands of people – too many in some places, but the light show was brilliant.

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Just a few shots here from the evening. All taken hand-held on the Olympus EM-1, most with quite a large aperture – f4 or 5.6 – and with the ISO racked up to 800 to give me a reasonable shutter speed.

Rainy Day In London

A sunny lunchtime in London on Friday suddenly turned into this …

There were some very damp people caught out by the rain!

London Street Art

From a trip into London yesterday.
Photographs of Street Art around Hanbury Street and Brick Lane, E1.

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I am sure there are people who will call this graffiti – I can’t do that, that word has too many negative connotations. This is art – as much ‘art’ as anything you will find in any art gallery around the world.