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As mentioned in a previous post, this blog isn't quite serving my needs. Sure I process mostly in HDR, but there are times when I break away from this and photograph something which isn't processed as HDR, perhaps just a nice black and white capture, or a handheld snapshop in a random location. As such the title of this →


St Paul’s View

I really do love this building, and try to seek it out wherever I go in London, especially if I'm up high. Though it took me some time to realise that the lights which highlight the dome seem to turn off at 11pm. I remember being up a building at the end of last year and looking in →


The Iron Church

A few days ago I posted a black and white image of a Church Bench; this is that church from the opposite side. It was taken as part of a quick drive around the Melton Constable area of Norfolk; I was partially hoping for a little UrbEx but the church ruins that we drove to did not have enough features →


The Wren & The Piano

The title of this post may sound like a poncy British pub, but it's actually named after the two architects who are behind the designs of the two buildings featured in this image. Sir Christopher Wren's masterpiece St Paul's Cathedral is on the left hand side of the image. It's an iconic building and has been a key feature →


Church Bench

This weekend I left the wonderful city that is London and headed to the more rural settings of Essex and Norfolk. I took my camera gear with the intention of photographing a school where my friend works, the photos being taken for their own use so I didn't expect to get anything out of it for myself. However, →


London Panoramic + a look at this site

The above link is an attempt at a panoramic of London. It's much better when viewed at full size so I encourage you to click the link and view it in full. It's a bit special to me, and will certainly encourage me to do more in the future; most of my previous attempts really did not work out. Firstly, →


British Museum

This image is of the Great Court inside the British Museum in London. I'm ashamed to admit that I've only been to this museum four times in my life. That's not too bad, I suppose, as it's good to revisit museums every now and then to see what they have in their exhibitions. Why am I ashamed →


Brick Work

I spent some time geocaching yesterday. I had a couple of hours to kill doing this before meeting a friend so that we could check out a disused train station near where he lives. I walked a fair bit with my camera gear which I was going to be using later, but didn't take any shots and wasn't →


Life in Motion

With the cold just about cleared up, and clouds threatening to open up and release a torrent of rain I headed out tonight for what feels like the first time this year. It nearly never happened as the friend who I was intended to go on a photowalk with had to bail at the last minute, plus a super →


Cold Calling

I'm full of a cold just now so trying not to head out much at the moment; it's amazing how much energy photography takes out of you - just walking around, carrying all of the gear, trying to access places that seem to be shut up for some reason. I took the camera out briefly this weekend whilst having →


You talkin’ to me?

I don't often have people in my images. I'm not sure why that is, as people are perfectly photogenic and will often make the picture; however since I've been learning HDR the few attempts at including people in them haven't worked out too well. They are okay from far away, where you seem there is a person there but →


Children Don’t Play Here Anymore

It wasn't long after I stumbled into the fascinating world of Urban Exploration that I learnt about a place called West Park. It seemed to be the holy grail of Urbex in the UK, and I'm not surprised as to why that would be the case judging by the images I have seen of the place. In typical fashion the place →


Desolate London

Christmas is normally spent in front of the TV and/or the cooker; relaxation is key as you cook the Turkey, drink lots of alcohol and watch whatever rubbish the networks have decided to broadcast in place of their usual scheduled pap. Not this year, however. I was up at 6.30, and I doubt I've been up this early on →


UrbEx failure

On Wednesday I made a trip to East London with a few friends in the hope to check out the Millennium Mills on the south side of the Royal Victoria Docks. I have seen some great images from this location and thought it would be nice to get up close and personal as well as adding a →


World Aids Day 2010

Several London landmarks were being illuminated in red yesterday to raise awareness of World Aids Day 2010. These ranged from the iconic (London Eye, BT Tower, St Paul's Cathedral and the fountains in Trafalgar Square) to the not so iconic (County Hall, St Pancras Church and Alexandra Palace (I guess you had to spend the money you saved →


The Shard

I seem to only have time for photography on the weekends at the moment, and with a new found love of Urbex it means late nights and unproductive days. My plans for KRT this weekend were put to rest after I heard it had been closed down due to some chaps with a love for graffiti so instead I had →


The Cage

I took this image a couple of weeks ago. It's just beside Chelsea bridge and was one of the first shots I took that day as I wandered around Battersea Park and had a nosy at the Battersea Power Station. There had been a lot of rain the night before, and drizzle was on and off throughout the morning. →


Fly like an eagle

Up and down the City Road In and out the Eagle That's the way the money goes Pop! goes the weasel Friday night we decided to try a little more UrbEx and headed to the lovely East end of London to check out a building currently being developed. The hardest part was getting into the actual area; I'm a short guy and →


UrbEx near St Paul’s London

I went on my first UrbEx outing this weekend, and boy was it fun - I really knew nothing about the world of Urban Exploration prior to this trip, and since my youth I don't think I have really stepped a foot off the path, as it were, and always stuck to where I know is safe. As a →


Renoir Cinema

This cinema is located in the open air Brunswick Centre which is very close to my house but I never really seem to be there at the right time with my camera to take a photo of it...which is odd as it's only a couple of minutes from where I live. I was on my way home last night with →


Wild Stallion

I have three main hobbies nowadays, and I like them all for various reasons. I play poker, both online and live and enjoy this for the competitive aspect and because it challenges me. I think this is the hobby I have which most keeps my mind and wits sharp. The other two hobbies are geocaching and photography, which →


Goodnight

I was out walking yesterday and this was the last photo I took, and the only one that I processed last night. It was a lovely day. The sun was out, fluffy clouds worked their way across the sky, a couple of rain showers cleared the air - and there was a beautiful red sky sunset. I had been walking →


Review: EBOOK – TOP 10 HDR MISTAKES IN HDR PROCESSING

I am 5 weeks into this amazing world of HDR and would be the first to admit that I have a lot to learn. I see major improvements over the first images I took and my latest, and have been much more selective in what work I do post process after running it through Photomatix Pro now that I have →


Golden Hour

I'm not really a planner when it comes to photography. I know of the 'golden hour' and how the light during these times is softer and more likely to lead to better images, but I'm far too lazy to get up first thing in the morning - let alone get out of the house and be somewhere specific - →