Posts from in and around London

BMW Art Cars #2

Here are another couple of the Art Cars in East London. Its obvious to see that hte artists put a bit of thought into these and in my opinion did a great job.The Lichtenstien is one of the most popular and easily recognised for the group, his trademark bold colours, lines and spots, it stands [...]

By | July 30th, 2012|Blog, Featured, London, UK|0 Comments

BMW Art Cars

My freind Shando alerted me to the BMW Art Car exhibit a couple of weeks ago via some amazing pics on his Facebook page. I decided to bunk off for a couple of hours at lunch on Friday to go have a look. The exhibition is in a small unmarked multi-story carpark in the East [...]

By | July 29th, 2012|Blog, Featured, London, UK|0 Comments

New Wave Academy – MMA Fighters

I was lucky enough to be asked to shoot some of the local MMA athletes recently.  Its the first time that I have been able to practice a three light technique on people other than myself or close friends, so was somewhat apprehensive and excited about doing it especially given that they are all pretty [...]

By | July 4th, 2012|Blog, Crystal Palace, Featured, London, Portraiture, Sport, Sport, UK|2 Comments

Dolittle at The Hope and Anchor

I've been a fan of Dolittle for YEARS, possibly the first time I saw Ange play was at Reading Festival somewhere around '91 in his prior incarnation as EAT front man, my memory is a bit fuzzy, but I think that they played twice that year, once on the main stane and as a stand [...]

By | June 23rd, 2012|Blog, Featured, London, Portraiture, UK|1 Comment

London City Panorama

With the sun setting later and later as summer draws closer its becoming increasing frustrating to get out and do some night shooting. I ventured out to The City last night to have a play and shoot a few panoramas and have a bit of an explore without the hustle and bustle of all the [...]

By | May 27th, 2012|Blog, Featured, London, Panoramas, UK|3 Comments

Residential Panorama No2

I was recently invited to take some photos of a rather unusual residence close to where I live by The Transmitter, our local magazine. Andy introduced me to Laura the home owner and we arranged a meet. I'd seen pictures of Laura's place on the internet, its an underground converted Victorian WC. This obviously piqued [...]

By | May 26th, 2012|Blog, Featured, London, Panoramas, UK|4 Comments

Tilt Shift Testing at The Shard

You should all know how I love my panoramas by now, well I am thinking about investing in a 17mm tilt-shift, so decided before making a (substantial) dip into Mr Visa's pocket that I should probably try one out. Last weekend I got my hands on a TS-E 17mm F4 lens. There's an excellent explanation [...]

By | May 1st, 2012|Blog, Featured, Gadgets, London, UK|0 Comments

London – South Bank at Night

Another from my Saturday trip out to The South Bank. This is a stitched panorama made up of six or seven images with 3 brackets each. It was taken with my new (second hand) Sigma 12-24. I'm partially happy with the lens, its a bit soft after using the 24-105 L thought, so I have [...]

By | April 2nd, 2012|Blog, London, UK, Uncategorized|1 Comment

London – Price Waterhouse Cooper

After a trip to see a friend I decided that I should go check out the South Bank with my camera. Its not often that you get hte chance to shoot anywhere in London without people, so I figured that midnight would be a good dimer to see what I could do. I'm also very [...]

By | April 1st, 2012|Blog, Featured, London, UK|1 Comment

Tate Entertaining

I've done some work for Tate Catering a few times in the past and was lucky enough to get asked back last week. Tate Catering do the food for The Tate, both Tate Modern and Tate Britain, its generally high end cuisine accompanied equally fantastic wine. I really enjoy shooting this sort of thing, It's [...]

By | March 19th, 2012|Blog, Featured, London, UK, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Battersea Power Station

A few weekends ago I went to take an image that I've been after for a long time. I was hoping to catch a pano from this spot but unfortunately my camera failed me, or more to the point, it wouldn't expose long enough to get any useful data from the ground. I may still [...]

By | March 14th, 2012|Blog, Featured, Industrial, London, UK|2 Comments

The Alma, Crystal Palace

Here's the second 360 that I created from my visit. This took a bit of time to shoot. The road outside is quite busy and I had to time the shot well to manage to avoid there being any blurry cars! Click the square icon for a full screen experience

By | March 12th, 2012|Blog, Crystal Palace, Featured, London, UK|2 Comments

The Alma – Crystal Palace

We have a newly renovated watering hole in Crystal Palace - The Alma. Viveca and I were keen to try the pub out soon after it opened and were very happy with the turn around from the previous version. The new owner Stephen Boyd has done a great job in renovating and decorating the property [...]

By | March 11th, 2012|Blog, Featured, London, Panoramas, UK|3 Comments

Royal Exchange and Bank in The City Of London

This is the image that I went out on Sunday to capture. There's not much to say about it apart from I'm very happy. It's a testament to planning really, I knew what I wanted, where to shoot and that there would be little in the way of either pedestrian or vehicular traffic at night [...]

By | March 7th, 2012|Blog, Featured, London, Panoramas, UK|2 Comments

Royal Exchange

Another from my Sunday evening out. This is a three shot panorama, each made up of 9 brackets and processed through Photomatix. The building is often confused with The Bank of England which it to the left of this structure. This is the third Royal Exchange built on this spot. From Wikipedia : The third [...]

By | March 6th, 2012|Blog, Featured, London, UK|1 Comment

London Wall At Night

I've been pining to get out and shoot some images over the last week or two. Trawling through past shots and discovering images that I've not jet processed is fun, but no substitute for getting out there and pressing the shutter release button. I think there is some excitement in getting home and sticking that [...]

By | March 6th, 2012|Blog, Featured, London, Panoramas, UK|5 Comments

Last night we had Lord Mayors Fireworks in London. Some friends and I decided to venture up high to see what we could see. We were up there last year for the same event and got some good shots. This year was a little different, joined by several different groups of friendly people with the [...]

By | November 13th, 2011|Blog, Featured, London|4 Comments

Smithfields – Fish Market

Here;s one from the vaults, taken over a year ago on what was probably one fo my first 'proper' explores. I was really unsure of what to expect the first time I went here, it was earlier in the week from when this shot was taken. A trip with a work colleague, we were quite [...]

By | October 31st, 2011|Featured, London|6 Comments

London – Westminster Bridge

Another pano from the same evening as the previous post. This on the whole was easier to process, however masking the cars and vans in PTGui was a real chore, flipping between images to see which was overlapping the other was very hard work and took over an hour to get right.   [...]

By | October 15th, 2011|Featured, London, Panoramas|2 Comments

London – Thames View

Here's a pano from my recent river walk. This image, or set of images has been the most complicated for me to process to date and has taken a fair deal of time to get right, both fading light and people out for an evening stroll have cause issues. I've learnt a lot on the [...]

By | October 15th, 2011|Featured, London, Panoramas|1 Comment

London – Rooftops

Another late night out. X-Factor was <YAWN> so my friend and I decided to go for a bit of an evening excursion. We've been on this roof before, so knew what to expect. This time access was a little more challenging, but not really too hard after we figured it out. 33 flights of stairs [...]

By | October 9th, 2011|Featured, London|4 Comments

Panorama – Southbank from Northbank

This week I went out for a bit of a photo walk along the Thames after work. I'd been finishing later than usual the week before and had noticed how nice the light was just before sundown so I endeavoured to take advantage of this. This is another set of HDR images, the first that [...]

By | October 8th, 2011|Featured, London|1 Comment

Crossness Pumpingstation and Panorama Heads

On Sunday Viveca and I went to Crossness Pumping Station. It was Open House London day and as we were a bit slow off the mark we hadn't booked to go anywhere. Its basically a weekend where-lots of usually closed houses and architectural oddities a that are normally closed are opened up to the public. [...]

By | September 19th, 2011|Featured, Industrial, London|1 Comment

Sheffield Toolmakers – Cubby Holes

The tool makers was covered - wall to wall on all floors with cupboards and cubby holes where product would have been stored. There must have been some very knowledgeable people here who could actually manage to find things quickly.The floor all over is covered in pigeon poo! The image is processed with photomatix for [...]

By | August 17th, 2011|Featured, Industrial, London, Sheffield|2 Comments

London – Uncontrolled

Here is the view looking up the core of the building - a long way up! I wasn't sure how to process this so tried several different filters, curves and colouring and ended up with the below, I'm not sure quite what it looks like it but I like it.

By | July 13th, 2011|Featured, London|7 Comments

London – Citypoint vs Ropemaker Place

After spending time 'up top' we came back down to try to get some decent shots of the buildings opposite our location. I was interested to see both buildings as (in my real world) I've had a client in both buildings. I was surprised to see that several of the floors in the building on [...]

By | July 12th, 2011|Featured, London|4 Comments

Barbican – The Three Sisters

Despite mentioning in the last post that not all the best shots are from 'up top' this one is from exactly there - something like 34 floors up looking west over London. Once we caught our breath we cracked upen the camera bags abnd got on with the task in hand. I had quite a [...]

By | July 11th, 2011|Featured, London|4 Comments

Roof Topping – The Hall Of The Mountain King

After an impromptu mail conversation my London urbex colleague and I decided to go out on the tiles for a couple of hours. I'd spotted the location ages ago and others have done it recently. I really wanted to be 'first up' but never had the chance (or balls) to do it alone. After a quick scout around we [...]

By | July 10th, 2011|Featured, London|2 Comments

BT Tower – Nice View

Here are another couple of shots from the top of the tower. Unfortunately I'm not feeling particularly creative right now so I'll let the pictures do the talking!

By | July 2nd, 2011|Featured, London|1 Comment

BT Tower

Time for an intermission on the decay and something a little different. I was lucky enough to be invited for drinks and buffet at the top of the BT tower yesterday. For those of you who don't know BT tower is one of the highest buildings in London and is a telecoms hub. I shan't [...]

By | June 30th, 2011|Featured, London|3 Comments
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