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.
I took the above photo the Saturday morning (4th November). It is a small section of the interesting Esk River as we were walking up to the Stanley Ghyll falls. Sadly, I had forgotten to take my tripod and mono-pod this weekend, but I managed to borrow my dads for this shoot. Strictly speaking I should have had the camera on a tripod to get the white water effects of using a slow shutter speed.
After the cinema and a nice meal at Pizza Hut we managed to miss the bus by five minutes. So rather than waiting for half an hour for the next one we started to walk away from Parrswood (Didsbury) towards Cheadle. Before we got the bus I took a couple of photos from the bridge over the River Mersey. I often wait here as it is very close to the gym I go to.