London Evening – 01

A couple of days before the New Year Daphne and I went for one of our favourite walks – along the South Bank of the River Thames, between St Pauls Cathedral and Embankment Station. These are some of the images I caught along the way.

All taken on the Olympus EM-1 Mk II ( I hear there’s a new one coming out later this month. Oh dear!! ) … and a 12-100mm f4 Pro Lens, handheld. ( Yes, I know!! )

St Paul’s Cathedralst pauls cathedral by john allen

The London Eyethe london eye by john allen

Skateboarderskateboarder-by-john-allen

Sleeping It Off?sleeping by john allen

Orange Stairwellstairwell by john allen

Xmas Fairgroundxmas fairground by john allen

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LOW LIGHT AT COPPED HALL, ESSEX – 08

These images were all taken at Copped Hall, Essex on a cold February evening.

We spent two or three hours playing with light in the grounds of an old house. Very experimental – and great fun.

 

blue dusk by john allen

blue dusk by john allen

blue dusk long exposure by john allen

blue dusk long exposure by john allen

A two minute exposure with a ‘big stopper’ to put some movement into clouds.

silhouette by john allen

silhouette by john allen

Spot the person standing behind me with the flood lamp? This with the camera on a tripod and fired by a remote trigger.

lit tree by john allen

lit tree by john allen

light painted folly by john allen

light painted folly by john allen

Two shots merged into one – one of the lit interior, the second ( you guessed it ) the lit outside of the folly.

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!

london lumiere by john allen 01

london lumiere by john allen 01

london lumiere by john allen 02

london lumiere by john allen 02

london lumiere by john allen 03

london lumiere by john allen 03

london lumiere by john allen 04

london lumiere by john allen 04

 

london lumiere by john allen 05

london lumiere by john allen 05

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.