A couple of weekends ago I got the opportunity to spend some alone time in London. I had three photography goals.
1. To take some food photography ( that’s the next post).
2. To take some night shots ( That was a bust: the weather was foul. Either cold rain or freezing winds or both. I made a token effort but soon gave up when I couldn’t move my fingers and was in danger of being blown off the bridge.)
3. To find some interesting angles to photograph bridges and the London Eye. Even this third one was hampered by weather and, by the middle of my trip three huge blisters on my feet that meant the Odeon Cinema mid-afternoon was far more attractive than walking to Shad Thames to get under London Bridge! Many weather also meant manky light and fat boring skies. so all I can say is, I did my best with these images which I decided to convert to Black and White because the dull grey light and the colours so de-saturated anyway. I did have fun even if the end result was maybe not all I had hoped.
The first Night I tried Hungerford Bridge. First underneath it.
I hung around until it got dark. The security guards shout at you if you use your tripod on the actual pavement surrounding the Eye but I got some shots before they noticed me and I found out their nastiness.
Then it started to rain. I sheltered under the lee of Hungerford Bridge for a while but it turned into an arctic Monsoon so I packed up and ran for this welcoming bookshop an then the Italian restaurant next door until it stopped.
The next night I tried again from Waterloo Bridge but the wind was buffeting the tripod and sensible shots were not very effective. So I decided to have a bit of fun and went with exaggerating the movement of the camera.
Earlier that day I was underneath the Millennium footbridge on my way to Borough Market.