Monday, 31 October 2011

Winchester Wharves London

In days gone by these old wharves were extremely busy places along the banks of the Thames and now, sadly, virtually all of them have been converted into luxury apartments selling for squillions of pounds. Huge inside though!!

Saturday, 29 October 2011

Greenwich Park, London

Again, another shot that allegedly breaks the rules of composition...Never place your subject in the middle of the frame. I have to ask you. Why not?

Does this composition work for you? Would it have worked if they were over to the left....or right. Higher or lower? Probably. Obviously would have looked completely different but what's wrong with any of it? Sod the rules....

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Park Avenue New York

This was taken with my Nikon D5000 and 35mm lens open at full aperture ISO 1600.
One of the few nights it stopped raining and it gave me a chance to go walkabout without getting soaked!!

I know that the D5000 is classed as an 'entry level' but, to be honest, I find that quite insulting. I know a few photographers who perhaps have an 'entry level eye' but in terms of technology most entry level cameras sport a shed load of quality in terms of image processing and features. 

I know it's a marketing ploy by all the companies but it's a shame that the newbies to the game fall for it and part up with more cash than they need to in the belief they will automatically take better pictures.

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

New York Skyline

After about half an hour of sticking my camera through the bars, I thought I'd photograph a few people poking their cameras through the bars....

Monday, 24 October 2011

Leadenhall Market

Another shot of Leadenhall Market. If you ever get the chance to go, you really should. There are not too many places like this left to see.

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Approaching the steps to this church I was struck by the ornate detail and saw the people on the steps as an extension of the statues

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Father and Son

I saw this down in Rochester not so long ago. I think it was during the Dickens Festival. I was struck by the contrast between the modern dress of the boy and the olden day dress of the father.

Monday, 17 October 2011

Lady In Waiting

As I've often said, the best camera you have is the one you have with you. This was taken with my mobile phone a HTC Sensation. A bit of tweaking in CS5 and voila!

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

New York Chinatown

This was taken in the Chinatown area of NY. It felt very 'rough' and for me, coming from SE London, that's saying something! We didn't hang around here too long.