Moving into the early morning of my overnight photography adventure through London I lost all my companions…no staying power. So I caught the first DLR from Bank and took a quick dash across to Canary Wharf where I collected the following images:
We had a good walk around London during the early hours taking in Brick Lane and much of the City before heading back to Tower Bridge.
The longest day, or as photographers like to think, the shortest night, was on or around the 20th and 21st of June this year. There’s quite a gathering of photographers to be found roaming the streets of London on this night doing the sunset to sunrise over nighter and I joined the throngs this year.
One last one from last Sundays London Photowalk. This one is off a derelict tyre fitters a number of us visited. The police turned up fairly quickly and stopped the photographic fun, but not before I had taken this shot.
On the recent London Photowalk we visited the Shad Thames area which is instantly recognisable, even now, as the warehouse area featured in The Doctor Who series Resurrection of the Daleks in 1984.
If you venture off the main cobbled street you’ll find squares formed by the restored warehousing and flats. In one of these squares we came across an interesting fountain which had “sculptures” of various items set around it including this Nikon camera. It was with some amusement we heard a Canon user muttering that “…it should have been a Canon”.
The HMS Belfast is a fixture of the Thames now. Launched on St Patricks Day (obviously) in 1938 she saw action in the Second World War and the Korean War. She was finally moored on the Thames and turned into a museum in 1971. This photograph shows the detail of the plimsol line.
When walking around the countryside in Essex you periodically see a flash of grey as a squirrel zips up a tree, very rarely do you get an easy picture out of them. Not so this little fella just outside London’s City Hall.
The Shard is the newest addition to the skyline in London and is really beginning to dominate as it nears completion.
This is an HDR photograph taken on the 9th October 2011 from the Millenium Bridge.
Captured on Sunday on the London Photowalk around Hampstead Heath – it’s the shapes created by the stamen(?) that particularly caught my eye.