Archives For March 2013

Faces of London

March 30, 2013 — Leave a comment

These two scenes are both in central London. The first image is actually Piccadilly Circus, where I had just witnessed a ‘blues and twos’ Police car fail to traverse the roundabout. The second is Islington, near Angel tube station. London has a spectacular canal network and, though not hidden, you could spend a week and not bump into one!

Piccadilly

Islington Canal

If nothing else on this blog, you will see many faces of London.
Michael

Daily Awesome Photo

March 29, 2013 — Leave a comment

I’ve been meaning to catch up with these clocks for a while now.

Timezones

Timezones II

Enjoy
Michael

The Scoop ;-)

March 27, 2013 — 2 Comments

I will be popping into London tomorrow to tread the streets for some decisive moments but, in the mean time.

The Scoop

London's City Hall

Enjoy
Michael

 

Daily Awesome Photo

March 24, 2013 — 1 Comment

A slice of London

A Slice Of London

Featuring scenes from the South Bank, Camden, the Underground and British Museum.

Labyrinth

Viewing those in the Viewing Gallery

Furniture

Southbank

Hayward Gallery

Camden High Street

Camden Lock

Camden Lock

Boots

Thames

Nothing to see here

St Thomas' Hospital

Hayward Gallery

British Museum, Edge Views

Enjoy and have a great weekend!
Michael

Airstream Cafe

Daily Awesome Photo

March 19, 2013 — 1 Comment

Dreams Of Flight (mono)

Those reflections leave me a little dizzy!

Enjoy
Michael

Bat Cave

The image above, the Price Waterhouse Cooper building in London, is not new. I captured it last year and processed it immediately on my return from the shoot.

I have to admit to being quite fickle with the end results of my images. They’re never quite right – oh the exposure is fine and so is the composition – it’s the ‘wash’ I’m talking about.

Since shooting with Leica’s Monochrom, I think I’ve been spoiled with a great B&W from the outset. And so, with a few tweaks in Photoshop, the result is a brilliant monochrome image. All my old images are lack lustre now!

So there’s the message for the day people. You get one chance, on location, for composition and exposure. Get that correct and you will not be penalised for later re working of the post process.

Have a great weekend all
Michael

This Friday, just passed, I was in London to catch A Bigger Splash at the Tate Modern. My usual modus operandi is to travel into town a few hours earlier and walk the streets, but the rain forced me to think indoors and in doorways as well as underground. Not so easy as you might think.

I have been a little tired of all the vanishing point images that have become so common, but this walk way to the Northern line from Charing Cross station was too good to miss. I walked passed it and down to the platform determined to not take the shot. I got to the platform… and I really couldn’t help it and went all the way back for the shot. Actually draws you in to the VP with the intense lines and implicit horizon.

Charing Cross Tube to the Northern line

There’s always a new take on the usual trains and tunnels underground and I did consider just spending a few hours travelling on the underground. All that time I’ve spent travelling via Bank – did you know the tunnels aren’t straight?!

Bank, Central Line

Well, you saw the shot from yesterday. I ended up in another station!

Kings Cross

Still determined to avoid transport, I ended up at St Martin In The Fields. Not really a church person, photography or otherwise, but the light and space was really lovely.

Rehearsal

Last destination, the Tate Modern with Mrs The Stormtroopers Are Coming!

Tate Modern

Tate Modern

I do hope you enjoyed this set. My street work tends to be always at a quite high aperture – f/8 or f/11. If your camera is capable of high ISO, with an elegant noise, I suggest doing the same. It’s so much easier to zone focus without eyes and constantly shooting at open apertures just because it’s a little dark is not improving creativity.

Bring on the noise!

Kings Cross Station

From yesterday, taken with Leica Monochrom with 35mm Summicron.