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Rome

Rome, Italy December 2018.

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Yorkshire Dales

Yorkshire Landscape photo

A few weekends ago I spent some time in Yorkshire. On my way home I randomly searched for places to visit on google and found “Malham Cove”.

For a random Sunday afternoon this place was REALLY busy, but then, it was a gorgeous day!  I did have plans to hang around till sunset, but finding out that sunset wasn;t until 8 pm and still having 4 hours to drive made me think twice.  On my walk back from the cove I managed to get this image.

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The view from Malham Cove
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Lloyds of London

London is known for its financial district.  One of the most notorious well-known companies to reside here is Lloyds of London.  Now without condoning some of their past insurance-based practices, I’d like to present their outstanding building!  Completed in 1986 this “Inside out” building houses the majority of its services such as lifts, stairwells and ducting on the outside, allowing for an unencumbered space inside.  A similar building exists in Paris called the Pompidou centre housing the Musée National d’Art Moderne.  We are hoping to visit Paris Museum of Modern art next week on our Paris trip.  As it was a Sunday I was unable to look into the Lloyds building…and I’m not even sure I would have been allowed.

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The Lloyds of London building. 

This post also makes up my entry to the weekly post photo challenge with the theme of “Wish“.  My wish is that these posts will start to inspire others to pick up their camera, get out there and take some great photos to share with the world!

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Tower 42

The building Tower 42
The building Tower 42
Tower 42

Taken in London on a solo photo walk.  Entered into the Dailypost  weekly photo challenge .

Walking around London is a great way to get shake yourself from the creative slump.  This image was an after though, I had just finished at the Leadenhall Market when I saw this colossal glass lobby.  Standing on the other side of the road I was able to get the whole lobby.  The tower it self stands back and rises high above.  Be Careful taking images around th city in London that you stay on the public footpaths, or you may be trespassing.

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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.

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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:

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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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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.

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The City of Melbourne from Albert Park Lake
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Dear Deer, Why are you so majestic?

Deer in the New Forest

My last trip to the UK had me back to my roots in the New Forest.  Set aside by William the Conquerer, as a hunting ground, this National Park on the south coast of England is home to 4 different species of deer.  This guy was quite happy to roam free and flaunt himself in front of us safe in the knowledge the only shooting I’ll be doing is with my Canon 6D!

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The Majestic Deer of the New Forest

Canon 6D 70-200 EF IS F4L at ISO 2500 200mm f4 1/125

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A Dreary Day in Cambridge

Terraced House

Just because the Day is dreary, doesn;t mean you can’t capture an Image.

It has been a while since I have taken anything due to starting a new job etc but I HAD to get out and get something.  In the end I settled on this simple scene not far from my house.  Cambridge (and the UK) is full of little-terraced houses.  In the winter they look dreary from the outside, but inside they are warm and cosy…

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A typical terraced house is Cambridge.
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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….

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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