Sorry I have been quiet on here lately, I have been eagerly wanting to upload my Open House London images but I wanted to just wait a little as sometimes there can be too many uploaded onto Flickr in one go and sometimes can get missed with the mass upload.
This is Canada Water Library and one spiral staircase I didn’t know existed so was glad to add it to my ever growing list of Spiral Staircases. The staff here were very polite and allowed you to wonder around the building which from the outside is very interesting, almost looks like a bunker but when inside you would never know it looked like that from the outside.
Of course this is the centre piece of the whole building and my wide angle lens was just big enough to get it all in frame. Just a nice little touch to the overall image was the other photographer on the chairs at the bottom, I don’t know who she is but I like that little addition to the photo, I hope I was just as photogenic in your photo too :-).
The Palace of Westminster is the meeting place of the House of Commons and the House of Lords, the two houses of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. Commonly known as the Houses of Parliament after its occupants, the Palace lies on the northern bank of the River Thames in the City of Westminster, in central London.
A new image this time and one that I must have edited 5 or 6 different times, each time just not happy with the edit I did. I then revisited it yesterday and did this edit of it and instantly liked it, its odd how things occur sometimes. I think what was putting me off is the lack of clouds or textures in the sky behind St Paul’s, to me I need something to fill that gap or the balance of the highlight with the lowlights was just putting me off.
Anyway, with all that aside this is One New Change shopping centre, almost becoming a bit of a cliche now within the photographer fraternity so I tried something a little different and went for a low POV and surprising it worked really well although I did get an odd look from the gentleman in the photo but I don’t care :-).
Hope you all had a great weekend!
The Palace of Westminster (AKA The Houses of Parliament) over look a tranquil River Thames. The Houses of Parliament is most famous for the Clock Tower on the Northern flank, known world-wide as Big Ben. Big Ben however, is actually the name of the Bell held within the Clock Tower, whilst the tower itself is known as the Elizabeth Tower, as of September 2012. The Original Palace was destroyed in 1834 by a fire, and was subsequently rebuilt over the course of 30 years, finally being completed in 1870. The Elizabeth Tower was completed 12 years earlier however, in 1858, and remains to this day as the worlds Tallest four-faced chiming clock.
135 Second daytime Exposure.
London is truly magical just after the sunset at the twilight hour. Its timeless architecture stands out with magical appearance in the city of London. Big Ben is one of the iconic landmark in British cityscapes.
The vivid bluish tones of the sky at the twilight and the reflection on the river Thames is an astonishing phenomenon that can be witnessed only at the twilight hour just after the sunset which is most often called the magical hour.
The Big Ben stands out in the scene with bright clock face.
Another awesome station on the London Underground network and worth a visit if your like me and you enjoy a good Underground station.
I just like the way the light beams in through essentially what is a big skylight, gives Bermondsey a cavernous feel the the station and it certainly feels like that when your there.
Its a station I do intend to revisit on my next trip to London as I have a few new ideas I could try out, whether they will work or not is a different matter.
I am not sure if it was best to go with this crop with the large amount of black on the edges or do you think I should have gone for a square crop? I just couldn’t decide and felt this worked best.