London offers unique opportunities for some cool cityscapes and street photography. It also challenges a photographer to find a new way of seeing iconic sites. The London Eye is not only a captivating icon of London, but also one photographed a thousand times a day. I tend to always be looking at things differently and in this case, I found the chimneys of building working well with the London Eye to give a different kind of view. I made two versions of this image. One was straight black and white and the other I toned and added a texture.
As a photographer, one of the most frustrating things, especially in the social media times we are in is coming up with an image of an iconic place that hasn’t been done before. This challenge is also a good one for our everyday photography endeavors. On a trip to London, I spent a day walking the city. This is one of the images that I made to show an iconic location differently. I looked up and thought it would compose well as a square and then used the square format to compose the image.
In post-processing, I converted the image to BW and then added the frame using Topaz Studio.
This image is an older shot but a favorite of mine. It was taken on July 7, 2005. I was in London and a few blocks away from where the bus exploded. needless to say, the day was chaotic. I walked all over London that day. They shut down the E that day. This exposure shows the Eye empty. Something you don’t see much at all. I liked the building in the foreground and the stacks. There wasn’t much color so I decided to make it black and white.
Since I did something man-made and architectural yesterday, I thought I would do the same today. welcome to the London Bridge and another angle of it. This is a fun bridge to shoot. IT has so many possibilities and is such a dominant icon of the London Landscape. Getting close and looking up always gives a new perspective.
I love London, but I love copenhagen, Barcelona and many more cities also. This shot was made in a small place where there are these array of small fountains. I played here for a while trying slow shutter speeds, longer lenses etc until I came up with this shot which I really like. So today here is LOndon Bridge and fountains.
I have been spending a lot of time with an ice pack around my shoulder later as I mend from surgery. Each day is getting a bit better. So, while sitting I use my iPad and sometimes mess around with images. Here is one I found from several years ago that I played with in SnapSeed. Enjoy.
This is a fun shot done of the London Bridge. I wanted to keep the bottom of the bridge on the bottom part of the image frame and then used an extreme wide angle to make the bridge seem a bit longer. Love the colors.
This a photo of the London Eye a giant ferris wheel in the center of London. As iconic as it is it looks a lot out of place in London. This was photographed on the day of the terrorist attack July 5th 2005. The eye stood still as well as most of London. It was very weird being there as all this was going on. None the less I did a lot of photography that day not realizing the seriousness of the day. We had no news or smartphones then.