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Walking round the West End and Mayfair, it was wonderful to witness tourists and London locals all soaking up the summer sun.

Sunny London Friday Afternoon Part I

Kids and water! Whoever designed this monument to Bill Shakespeare knew there would be zillions of kids and their families in the summer.

Sunny London Friday Afternoon Part II

Ye old drinking culture shot is a bit misleading, what with Londoners drinking each and every lunch time rain, shine, winter or summer!

Sunny London Friday Afternoon Part III

Not my usual style, but I took a few of these scenes giddy from the atmosphere, dehydration, call it what ever.

Hope your weekend is relaxing and sunny!

From London’s Streets

November 30, 2013 — Leave a comment

The Smokin' Chef

Small Office

Rider

Journeys Between Meetings

Not A Thief

 

Hope you’re all having a super weekend?

Michael

From London’s Streets

October 29, 2013 — 1 Comment

The following street shots are from my most recent photo walks.

Shoreditch Area

Scene But Not Seen

Watching

Chinatown

Magic Beans

Leicester Square

Jesus Can Save YOU!

Southbank

Distant Lands

London Eye I

London Eye II

MW-T Pro Mono Workflow sml

Just to let you all know, I will be bringing out a DVD with a series of video tutorials for the conversion of colour images to black and white.

The videos will cover conversion to monochrome with, or without, tools such as Silver Efex Pro 2.

There will be instruction on dealing with conversion of portions of the image using accurate pro level masking.

At least half the instruction will deal with the production of exhibition quality black and white.

Initially, focus will be on working with Photoshop. Shortly after I will release videos for achieving these results in Lightroom.

Example conversion styles below…

Generations [Explored]

Impressed

Best Friends Forever

Hard Sell On The Vintage Cameras

Calm

 

There may be some teaser videos during October, but stay tuned.

Michael

From London’s Streets

September 17, 2013 — Leave a comment

This short series are the results from a walk around London last week. I thought it would be fun to concentrate on the lives of suits, but they are literally on their way somewhere or stood drinking outside Pubs.

Business Travel

Of course, not all suits work in Finance. This chap had huge ‘diamond’ studs in each ear.

Smokin'

Even now I find it incredibly difficult to photograph people on trains. You really can’t do this with an SLR.

Games

Spitalfields again. Very near Liverpool Street Station if you didn’t know.

Untitled

Really, what else would you put in the open areas of the financial district?!

Shiny

And, of course, the ever present homeless and hungry. Click through on this one to see the woman’s face of pure disdain.

Antipathy

From Venice’s Streets

September 2, 2013 — 1 Comment

As with all cities, there is the glamorous, the real and normal lives of others and those who try to profit from any and all. As a street photographer, I look for the out of place and Venice is no exception.

So here’s a few from Venice’s streets, from glam to sham.

San Marco II

Venecian Romance

Impressed

Tired

Meeting of the mustaches

Cursed

Hot Bags On A Hot Day

And, in front of the luxury bag shop too!

Unscrupulous Markets

From London’s Streets

August 22, 2013 — 3 Comments

A few from the past few days…

Shopping Break At The Apple Store

Tourism

iCamera

This one is definitely touristy, but the woman’s stare makes this a keeper!

Emirates Cable Car

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