Whitby by night

Whitby by night

A pictoresque ruin of an old abbey. Water. Hillsides. Sunset and sunrise. What more could any photographer wish for? I had it all in abundance on this trip to Whitby a few months ago, and I am pleased with the photographic results.

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Christmas lights in London

Christmas lights in London

Christmas pictures from Regent Street and Oxford Street in London, 2012

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Curves

Curves

Finding curves in the City proved to be more of a challenge than finding diagonals, and in the end I had to raid the archives for a good example of natural curves. Here are four images using curves to emphasize movement and direction. TAOP exercixe 2.6

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Diagonals

Diagonals

Lane markings on Westminster Bridge, fairy-light covered trees, a Christmas Market stall and a building with a windmill on top demonstrates strong diagonal lines in these notes for TAOP exercise 2.5

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100 Megapixel London sunset panorama

100 Megapixel London sunset panorama

The London skyline at sunset is too breathtaking and wide to capture in a single photograph. So I stitched 13 together for a 100 megapixel wide panorama of the city. Now I just need to find a 100" frame and sufficient wall space...

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Long distance fireworks

Long distance fireworks

Every New Year’s Eve there’s a beautiful fireworks from the London Eye. And every year there’s are hundred of thousands of people travelling into the city to view it (around 250,000 this year). Getting a good place with a decent view requires arriving hours in advance. The chances of getting sufficient space to set up a tripod, and not have is pushed over and trampled upon, are...

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London from above, part 1

London from above, part 1

During my first evening tour in The London Eye, I got a series of "nice but no cigar" pictures of London's skyline seen from above. This post analyses exposure and records a number of lessons learnt for a future re-visit to this magnificient view of the City.

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The sunset that got away

The sunset that got away

Anglers do it. Hunters do it. But photographers often don't talk so much about "the one that got away". But sometimes it happens, and last night's attempt of capturing a sunflower sunset was just one of those times. But even if I didn't get what I aimed for, it was a thoroughly enjoyable evening with some interesting pictures.

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Mountnessing Sunset

Mountnessing Sunset

A chat over a cup of coffee led to a sunset trip to nearby Mountnessing windmill. The colours in the sky were pretty, and while editing and MAYBE going slightly overboard, I finally felt some of that old buzz again.

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The sun that never sets

The sun that never sets

A sunset picture of The Houses of Parliament with the London Eye to help frame the picture, and a few words about finding the timing of the "magic" moment when floodlit buildings balance nicely against the night sky. As a bonus, there's also a night-shot of The City.

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