Heading Home

Heading home from a frosty, early morning walk a few weeks back – misty in the distance – you can just make out the spire of St Mary’s Church at Shipton-under-Wychwood (slightly right of centre amongst the trees).  You can also just see Sparky heading impatiently to the next gate! Originally in colour, this photograph…

St Paul’s Cathedral

  Another shot taken last Thursday evening on the way back to my hotel – St Paul’s Cathedral and the Millenium Bridge taken from the South side of the River Thames.  A long exposure (15s) so the people on the bridge have disappeared (not that there were many when this was taken, and the river is…

Thwarted Eclipse

  So…this is the thwarted Eclipse…so much thick cloud cover, we could barely see the planes on final approach into London City Airport from our vantage point – this is the view from the entrance to East India Dock on the River Thames. This is the vision of what I wanted to take (as well as…

Hyde Park Sunshine

Just a quick post today of a photograph I took of the sunshine in Hyde Park this morning – absolutely glorious weather!   Technical details Fuji X-E1;18mm(XF 18-55mm f2.8-4 R LM OIS);f/9;1/450s;ISO200; Handheld  

Thames Barrier

I stayed in London at the TravelLodge at City Airport on Tuesday night for an office Christmas party.  I got up before sunrise the next day (though still got a lie-in compared to the normal time I need to get up to catch the train!) and headed down to the Thames Barrier – this is the…

Stormy skies

  A photograph taking during a lunchtime walk last week – taken from what remains of the East India Dock on the north side of the River Thames in London, looking south towards the O2 Arena on Greenwich Peninsula – I had intended for it to be a long exposure shot – the wind was…

Reflected Wharf

  This is a photograph that I took this lunchtime – it was taken from Wood Wharf, Isle of Dogs, London looking towards the offices in Canary Wharf. I have been wanting to take a shot like this for some time – obviously to be able to do this, you need water and over the last…

City of trees?

This is the view from Stave Hill, Rotherhithe, London looking from roughly north-east to south east.  Amazingly, this man-made hill is only 10 minutes walk from Canada Water Tube station and, apart from Canary Wharf, you might not realise that you are in the London at all, let alone a city! Click on the photograph to…

Greenland Dock

  This is Greenland Dock, Rotherhithe, London.  Originally built between 1695-99, it was originally built for the refitting the ships of the East India Company – later, it was extended and linked with Surrey Docks (long since redeveloped and now is the site of Surrey Quays shopping centre).  Most of the docks of Rotherhithe have been…

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…