Archives For August 2013

San Marco

August 31, 2013 — Leave a comment

Some days I love tourists and others not so much. Our few days in Venice presented us with a tourist ultimatum and I simply had to get with the programme. Deal with it.


I love this shot for the sheer number of reaction expressions to their first sight of the famous San Marco. And, of course, the umbrellas!

I do hope your weekend is sunny.

This is Suzy, truly my best half. We had an excellent wedding although, if Nan could scuba dive, Suz might have had us all in wet suits and exchanging vows with an audience of Anemone fish and schooling Snappers!

Cool Bride
And then on to a fantastic few days in Venice, where the traditional City mumble of cars and buses are replaced with boat motors and the near constant mating call, “Gondola Gondola”.

Gondola Gondola

We are glad to be back… well, until we walked through our front door to a very sodden and squishy carpet!

Not sure about blessing the rains in Africa, but our place certainly was this weekend.

From London’s Streets

August 22, 2013 — 3 Comments

A few from the past few days…

Shopping Break At The Apple Store



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

Emirates Cable Car

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Next Steps

August 18, 2013 — 1 Comment

Thought I’d let you know I’ll be offline for a few days. I’m getting married and very excited too!

Can’t leave you without a photo and this, Bridge of Aspiration just off Covent Garden, was taken a few days ago.

Bridge Of Aspiration

I was hoping this was going to be accessible for London Open House, but I don’t think it is. Boo.

London Cool

August 15, 2013 — Leave a comment

It seems counter intuitive to stop whilst crossing the road but, for a super shiny Taxi and a Hipster on a Harley Davidson, it would be rude not to!

London Cool

[Last] Monday morning blues…

Broken Wheel
Broken Wheel at Smithfield Market

Grumpy in China Town

Suffering In Silence
Suffering In Silence

Get In There!

August 12, 2013 — 2 Comments

I watched this guy put the hard sell on these two to move his vintage cameras. A Polaroid in this case.

Hard Sell On The Vintage Cameras

My lightning quick 😉 composition brain concluded shorter depth of field and get his cold eyes locked in!

Around the world I am hearing, “So?!”.

At 50mm, on a full frame don’t forget, or longer this blog post falls on its moot little face, but I shoot at 35mm. This is a full frame capture at 35mm, processed but not cropped or rotated.

I virtually had to join in the sale and rub shoulders with these two to get the shot.

Shortly after, I got the icy stare and made a quick exit.

If you’re going to shoot street like this, get a 50mm.