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Charing Cross

Charing Cross Station

London is full of train stations. It took me years to realise that the colourful building at the other end of the Jubilee bridge over the river was in fact Charing Cross Station.  What makes that even more stupid is that I’ve walked over this bridge and into the station many times!  I hope you enjoy this long exposure of Charing Cross and the river Thames.

Charing Cross Station
Charing Cross Station and the Jubilee Bridge.
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Leadenhall Market – Diagon Alley

Diagon Alley

Taking advantage of cheap train tickets, I spent Sunday in London.  Wandering the streets of the City of London I initially walked past Leadenhall Market and just couldn’t see the image.  On my way back round about an hour later I decided to suck it and see.  Using a polariser and a 10 Stop filter this was the image I managed to capture:

Diagon Alley
Leadehall Market, the setting for Diagon Alley

Whilst I was here I met two other photogs.  There is something nice about meeting others from the community and exchanging stories and places to visit.  One guy showed me his homemade Lens baby.  I think I have a project I need to start!

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City Hall – London

GLA City Hall

City Hall in London.  This is where the London Mayor has his office (now Sadiq Khan).  Apparently, Ken Livingston called it the Glass testicle and Boris Johnson used to call it the Glass Gonad.  What do you think?

This one was taken with my 10 Stop Zomei filter.  A 17-minute exposure (ISO 50, f/9.0) to erase the tourists.  This is the first time I’ve used it, I’m pretty happy with how it turned out.

GLA City Hall
City Hall in London