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 |2012-04-02T21:50:59+01:00April 2nd, 2012|Blog, London, UK, Uncategorized|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 |2012-09-04T11:08:41+01:00March 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 |2012-01-07T11:34:25+00:00November 13th, 2011|Blog, 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 |2012-01-07T11:00:53+00:00October 8th, 2011|Featured, London|1 Comment

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 |2015-07-29T20:38:04+01:00July 11th, 2011|Featured, London|4 Comments

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 |2012-01-07T11:34:51+00:00June 30th, 2011|Featured, London|3 Comments

London Rooftops – The Shard

Whenever there is a night excursion there is a law that you must take a picture of The Shard, soon to be the tallest building in Europe (I think). It dominates the London skyline even now and is WAY taller than any other building in the City. I cycle to work, the journey is about [...]

By |2012-01-07T11:34:52+00:00June 13th, 2011|Featured, London|4 Comments

London Rooftops – Southside

Well , Saturday night came and it was time to head to town, camera in hand. 10.30pm kick off was slightly off-putting, but well worth it. I'm quite a fan of rooftops, quiet, great views and almost certainly undisturbed away from the hustle and bustle below. My fellow explorer and I met at the location [...]

By |2012-01-07T11:34:52+00:00June 12th, 2011|Featured, London|8 Comments

Crystal Palace High Level Station II

Another couple of images from the underpass at Crystal Palace. The image is rather similar to the previous post, but taken from the other corner of the location. I've tried to bring out the texture of the flagstones a little mor in this one. The image below I have processed a bit more heavily and [...]

By |2012-01-07T11:38:19+00:00June 7th, 2011|Featured, London|4 Comments

Crystal Palace High Level Station

I've been wanting to do this location pretty much since I got into urbex, it's right on my doorstep - within walking distance in fact. Crystal Palace is so named after the iron and glass structure that was originally built in Hyde Park was moved here in 1854 after The Great Exhibition of 1851.  A [...]

By |2012-01-07T11:38:19+00:00June 6th, 2011|Featured, London|10 Comments

London Street Art – SHOK-1

This evening I went out with the express intention of shooting some images down by the Thames. I pretty much knew what and where to go to get the images I was after and managed to catch what I wanted. On the way back I remembered that there was a little secluded square on my [...]

By |2012-01-07T11:56:00+00:00April 12th, 2011|Featured, London|3 Comments

Heygate Estate – Locked Up

The front of the housing block looked pretty bleak, all doors and windows shuttered and welded closed. The estate was deserted except for a few people passing through as a short cut. Yet the London traffic was always present. I'd really like to go and shoot some more here, but felt more unsafe than I [...]

By |2012-01-07T11:36:28+00:00February 26th, 2011|Featured, London|5 Comments

Heygate Estate – Claydon House

I though that I would finish off the Heygate images this evening. As the area is somewhat 'dodgy', with lots of under under and overpasses and covering quite a large area I didn't really hang around and only took about 6 or seven sets of brackets.My apprehension wasn't helped by a medic on a motorbike [...]

By |2012-01-07T11:36:45+00:00February 24th, 2011|Featured, London|2 Comments

Heygate Estate – RAGE

On Sunday I took a trip to the Heygate Estate in Elephant and Castle in London. This estate was completed in 1974 and was originally conceived as a model of modern urban living with large airy rooms and great views over the center of London. However in recent years due to architectural  and maintainence issues [...]

By |2012-01-07T11:36:49+00:00January 25th, 2011|Featured, London|8 Comments

Manorhouse S – Close The Windows

I recently went cycling with some friends and went past abandoned house VERY close to where I live. I'd not seen it before despite the location being so close to home. Several times I've driven past, and as the leaves have fallen to the ground its been obvious to me that the place was properly [...]

By |2012-01-07T11:36:50+00:00December 19th, 2010|Featured, London|3 Comments

Beverage Shots

I've been a bit lax sorting out posts for a week or so now - mainly due to being busy at the weekends and the photo's that I have taken being not particularly up to standard. I recently received a light tent and mini studio -  both very similar, one folds down like a softbox, [...]

By |2010-12-22T01:24:24+00:00August 11th, 2010|Featured|1 Comment