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An early morning in London...

Postby Plumb_Lunatic » Sat Nov 15, 2008 9:10 pm

Just thought I'd share some odds & ends from a recent wander through London I had the pleasure of recently. I live in Cardiff (Wales), but work in London two-days a week, and every now and then I take my kit along, picking a long route to walk to the office a use. Anyway, this particular morning I started at Westminster, crossed over the Thames, along past the South Bank, up to the Tate Modern, across the Millennium Bridge, past St. Paul's, ending up at west-end of Old Street. It was a great walk!

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...and it wasn't taken on the same day, but this is a photo taken, hanging out of the window of the office I ended up at...

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Postby Shagrath » Sun Nov 16, 2008 1:10 am

Looks like an awesome city to live in if I had to choose one. I really like the first photo. Lighting is great. Good work.
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Postby Plumb_Lunatic » Sun Nov 16, 2008 10:19 pm

Shagrath wrote:Looks like an awesome city to live in if I had to choose one. I really like the first photo. Lighting is great. Good work.


Thanks! London's great, I lived there for 8 years, but I grew up in a mining village in Wales so the green-ness called me home ;)

Yeh, I love the light in the first image too. For me it feels like a stereotypical London post-card though; I far prefer the fifth image, for example. But I suspect that prejudice is more to do with me having spent a huge chunk of my adult life there, rather than anything else. The city has worn me down...

Anyway, thanks for the comment!
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Postby Kenneth Skou » Sun Nov 16, 2008 11:47 pm

Hi Plumb_Lunatic,

Very nice series you have made. I've been to London about 5 times over the last three decades and it's too big to see all of, but to my eyes you have captured the feel of the place well.

I particularly like the airplane shot - it's a great capture! And the "Memel Court" shot really gives that feel of the narrow streets in some areas - good crisp sharpness and the road leading the eyes.

Nicely done - thanks for sharing!

Cheers :-)
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Postby Shagrath » Mon Nov 17, 2008 12:21 am

Plumb_Lunatic wrote:
Shagrath wrote:Looks like an awesome city to live in if I had to choose one. I really like the first photo. Lighting is great. Good work.


Thanks! London's great, I lived there for 8 years, but I grew up in a mining village in Wales so the green-ness called me home ;)

Yeh, I love the light in the first image too. For me it feels like a stereotypical London post-card though; I far prefer the fifth image, for example. But I suspect that prejudice is more to do with me having spent a huge chunk of my adult life there, rather than anything else. The city has worn me down...

Anyway, thanks for the comment!


I wouldn't worry about that. You're probably just so used to seeing it. From my viewpoint it looks incredible, I really want to visit there someday.
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