Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Colour - # 120/2011

Detail of rudder and rope "fender" on canal barge, moored at Little Venice, on Grand Union  Canal, Paddington, London.

Friday, 23 September 2011

Cockle-shell hero - # 119/2011

British lads of a certain age will recognise the title - a film about the British wartime submariners who as "frogmen" piloted midget submarines and tiny kayaks on dangerous missions to mine enemy battle ships.

This boat is traditional sail driven cockle dredger operating from Southend on the Thames Estuary.  "Endeavour" was built in 1926. She sailed to Dunkirk in 1940 as one of the "little ships" which rescued more than 300,000 men of the British Army from the beaches of Dunkirk.  She is still going strong and carries her Hero badge with pride.  History of Endeavour

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Park hues - # 118/2011

Still at Pen Ponds, but looking at the colours that appear in the water and the surroundings. This spot didplays a million changes of mood.

Friday, 16 September 2011

Tonal exercises - # 117/2011

At last we're back in Richmond (not sure for how long - there are so many other things to photograph).

Pen Ponds in Richmond Park are an ever changing scene. This shot is not supposed to be representational. I'm experimenting and enjoying the "tonality" presented by the Ponds under varying skies. 

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Tower Bridge after the rain-storm - # 116/2011

Looking through the glass of the high-speed river bus the scene is slightly brown-tinted and shows some traces of rain and river water droplets. But this actually enhances the drama. The terrific rain storm has passed, the sky is blue, but more "weather" is building up.

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Diagonal - # 114/2011

Another abstract impression of a glass and metal marvel opposite the Lloyd's building in the City of London.

Here's the original shot.  Sunlight shines on the aluminium and glass and produces are a wonderful effect.  London is no longer city of heavy grey stone, blackened by smoke.

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Squirly whirly - # 113/2011

In the area roughly where Cannon St. and King St. meet we find this modern structure.  Here is my photographer's view. Below is the everyday view.

Monday, 5 September 2011

All change at New Change 112/2011

I'm experimenting trying to "see" things differently.  Here is my vision of the magnificent glass and steel creation on the No. 1 New Change site that opened this year, opposite St.Paul's.

Below is what it looks like to the "unimaginative" eye.  I really like the light, ethereal, ultra-smooth, smokey-glass structure. Packed inside is an Aladin's Cave of shopping and commercial delights. The previous post showed how it offered a new and enjoyable view of its neighbour, St. Paul's Cathedral.

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Split St. Paul's - # 111/2011

Another new, unexpected vista created by the new architecture in the City of London.  "New Change" was a large office block and is now a major new shopping centre and commercial area.  Looking out towards St. Paul's Cathedral the glass structure creates this vision.