Second and final photo shot for this past weekend in London took me to the Tower of London and Tower Bridge (pictured above). Probably one of the most photographed bridges in the world and definitely a recognisable landmark for London. I must admit there is some Photoshop work on this image. When I photograph something as famous as this I like to study the little details, for example, the two flags on the top of the bridge make a big difference to the overall professional look to the photo, only one of them was real, the other is a copy, but can you spot which is which? (Feel free to comment on this). Waiting for the cruise boat to get into the right position in the water also makes a huge difference without these two little details this photograph wouldn’t be half as good. Again shame about the weather but for a quick look at London I don’t think I did too badly this weekend, more photos will follow soon.
I am spending this weekend in London for a family wedding. Most of us are staying in a hotel in the Docklands area, but we decided to go down a day early and make a weekend of it. We wanted to get out with our cameras (that is my dad and I did). This afternoon after we had checked into our hotel we got the Docklands Light Railway and then the Tube to Westminster. It was raining slightly when I took this photograph. The light wasn’t great but using a monopod to keep the camera steady really helped. I am planning to revisit this same spot later in the year. I can just see this photo now with a gorgeous blue sky.
This afternoon I had a bit of time to go out for a Photo walk so I thought I would show one of my mates around Salford Quays and take some pictures at the same time, I really enjoy the Quays, the modern architect, the large areas of water and the sense of history all seem to be such an interesting contrast. I remember taking a picture on this bridge when I was a child. I was at a carnival with my Dad, I think I still have one of the black and white wet prints I made from all those years ago. Anyway, I like this photograph as the contrast between the red of the bridge and the blues in the sky and water seem to work well together.
This morning we decided to take the 10:30 boat trip along the Firth of Forth estuary. The boat took us past the road bridge which we drove over yesterday and under the Forth (railway) Bridge. As you can see in the photo the bridge is currently under going serious maintenance. My image also shows the Maid of the Forth, the ferry which we travelled on.