I stumbled upon this red telephone box walking back from Westminster along Albert Embankment. This was near the central London Fire Brigade building on the banks of the River Thames. With the street lights behind I pulled out the camera for a quick snap. Not only did I not plan to capture the big red bus going past, I didn’t even see it until I reviewed my photographs. It was a lucky accident to capture two icons of London in one frame, especially at night. This was a 1/13th of a second long exposure, handheld.
I had planned to photograph Piccadilly Circus at dawn, with as few a people around as possible. The lights from the advertising were so bright it was impossible to capture what I had in mind. So I ended up wondering up and down Regent Street looking for ideas. This iconic London Underground sign stood out. The steps lead down into Piccadilly Circus underground station. Waiting for buses to pass gave me the chance to capture some light trails. This isn’t what I wanted, as the light trails are a bit faint. This is due to the light from the advertising behind being so bright. You can see the building on the left lit up from them.
The view of Wellington from outside the Cable Car Museum is one of my favourites. Especially in the early evening. A few years ago I photographed the Wellington Cable Car at Dusk from this spot. With more experience of capturing light trails and a new camera. I wanted to try and improve on the original photograph. This is the result. The moon rising over the harbour was an added bonus.
At first sight of this waterfall, I was disappointed. I thought that the fallen branches in the foreground would be too distracting. I’d considered moving them but there was no way I could have moved the larger branch. The other option was the get closer. My travel tripod wasn’t tall enough or strong enough to have its legs submerged in the moving water. Whilst this waterfall isn’t as impressive as the Purakaunui Falls it is well worth a visit. Its a 30 minute return walk from the road and the waterfall has a 10 metre drop.