The London Eye

London's Eye from St James' park

This weekend I visited London again. I know there seems to be a theme of constantly visiting the one city but it really has many opportunities for different images.  I had originally planned to get an image of Buckingham Palace at sunset.  Buckingham Palace is crawling with people, it is absolutely heaving with tourists.   Unfortunately, I stupidly left my cable release at home and so couldn’t take an exposure longer than 30 seconds. This meant that no matter what I did, and barring some heavy post-production which I really didn’t want to do, there would always be some tourists lurking in the image.  I really wasn’t that happy with the image I did get, and the sky just didn’t light up with colour that was being promised by the interesting cloud an hour before.  I stayed through the blue hour and ended with an image I am sort of happy with and will share next.

On my way back to the tube station I happened to walk through St James’ park.  It was by pure chance as I had originally intended to go back via Trafalgar square, but not having my cable release I would end with the same tourist issue.  As I rounded the corner and walked over the bridge I caught a glimpse of the top of the London Eye.  Such a beautiful and iconic sight.

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London's Eye from St James' park
London Eye
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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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Melbourne City

Melbourne City

A friend was leaving Melbourne and as a gift my Image of Melbourne from the VCCC was given to her by our old work colleagues.  This sparked me to go through some old images and reprocess one or two now that I have developed better skills in Lightroom and Photoshop.  This one is of the city of Melbourne from Albert Park, back in 2014.

Melbourne City
The City of Melbourne from Albert Park Lake
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South Side of the River

Bankside in London

I never really took much notice of the lamp posts in London, but these ones have fish on the bottom of them!  I was thinking of naming this image Carp-ey-Diem but then I may loose followers due to the pun….

Bankside in London
Bankside and Bokeh!
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Tower Bridge

London’s famous Tower Bridge is often mistaken for London Bridge.  Constructed in the late 1800s it is still used as a major road to connect Tower Hamlets in the north to Southwark in the south.  A London icon, this bridge is famous throughout the world! A long exposure of about 1.5 minutes.

Tower Bridge in London