Vanishing Point

Vanishing point…in so many ways!  Artistically, we have converging lines from the track, bridge and railings meeting at the vanishing point at the base of the trees in the distance; Historically, this the track bed for a long dismantled railway – here it is fairly clear, but elsewhere it is vanishing – quite overgrown and being…

Grand Entrance

Well…it was probably once far more imposing, but currently somewhat lost – I imagine that this is, or was, the edge of the Sarsden estate though this is a just a field with a footpath and bridleway now – I expect it was to impress visitors arriving on horseback on the approach from the south…

Glastonbury Tor

  This is a set of four photographs taken last weekend during a trip to Glastonbury Tor and St Michael’s Tower – a rather overcast day until we were leaving, lending itself nicely to the conversion to Black and White. We got lucky with the parking, finding a space quite close to the bottom of the Tor…

The Orca

This is a picture of The Orca – she is moored on the banks of the River Thames near St.John’s Lock, between Buscot and Lechlade in the Gloucestershire countryside – I think this just counts as the Cotwolds (especially as she is moored on the north bank of the river!) I took this photograph on Saturday…

Thames Barrier

  The Thames Barrier – revisited!  This time from the south side of the River Thames and with a Thames Clipper travelling from Woolwich towards the O2/Millennium Dome, and the City of London – I like the contrast between the static barrier and buildings with the movement of the boat. I had stayed the previous night…

Boats and the Thames Barrier

This is a photograph of some boats on the River Thames with the Thames Barrier in the distance, taken on a lunchtime walk from North Greenwich – it was high tide (or close to it), lifting the boats nicely – so much more attractive than having them stuck in the mud!  The tidal range in…

Bar Italia

Met up with my friend Ola last night on the way home and stopped off for a coffee at Bar Italia (22 Firth Street) in Soho before walking on, cameras in hand, down to the Mall, Green Park and Hyde Park back to Paddington Station I took several pictures while we drank our coffee –…

London Skyline

A long exposure photograph taken from the Thames shoreline at low tide on a lunchtime trip to Bermondsey with the aim to get a picture like this.  Some familiar elements on the skyline – from left to right – The Shard, Tower Bridge, St. Paul’s Cathedral, The Walkie-Talkie (20 Fenchurch Street),  Tower 42 (though I am…

Thames Barrier

  A long exposure photograph of the Thames towards the Thames Barrier (visible just below the horizon) – Woolwich in the distance on the far side of the river, and Charlton on this side – taken on a lunchtime walk last Friday, starting from Greenwich North and joining the Thames Path on the east side…

River Thames from East India Dock

  This photograph was taken was taken from the Thames Path at East India Dock Basin – the dock is now a nature reserve, though the lock gates were renovated and are still in place maintaining the water level in the reserve.  This picture of the River Thames looking downstream – the Millennium Dome/O2 Arena…