Camden Locks London

Camden Locks London

Regent’s Canal runs through the north end of Camden Town. This part of London used to be industrial but in since the 1970’s Camden has become a popular area for tourists. Camden Market is just off to the right of where this photograph was taken. Dingwalls is the large bar and live music venue that you can see on the right of the locks.

Fountains at Trafalgar Square

Fountains at Trafalgar Square

Photographs can haunt you and this is a good example of that. Back in the summer of 2008, I stood in this spot and took one of my favourite night photographs of London. With one flaw. There was a sign in the lower left side of the frame saying “Not safe for public use”. You can see this on my original Trafalgar Square Fountains at Night photograph here. As you can see they’ve now removed this ugly looking sign.

This time I put the camera much lower to make the statue in the foreground stand out more. I’m still not 100% happy with this new photograph. It was cloudy and I didn’t stay out late enough for the sky to get darker. Next time I’m in London and the sky is clear, I will get the version of this photograph that I have a clear picture of in my head.

British Museum – Great Court

British Museum - Great Court

An iconic view from the second floor of the southern wing of the British Museum. It’s home to one of the largest collections of works of human history, art and culture. This central quadrangle has become Queen Elizabeth II Great Court and was opened in 2000. The incredible looking glass and steel roof has kept the museum high on my list of locations in London.

Since first seeing this interior online, I’ve wanted to photograph it. On a recent trip to London I didn’t bring a DSLR camera and my very wide angle lens. Just my travel compact camera. Its lens wasn’t wide enough to fully capture this view. I took dozens of different photos to stitch them into a panoramic photograph later. This is the best pano I was able to record. Surprisingly it came from my iPhone 6 using it’s built in pano mode.

Buckingham Palace from the Mall

Buckingham Palace from the Mall

One of the world’s most famous residences is Buckingham Palace in London, home to the British monarch Queen Elizabeth II. This view is taken from the Mall, a ceremonial approach road to the palace. In the foreground is the Victoria Memorial. It is almost impossible in the daytime to get this photograph without cars, taxis and people in the picture.