Photographing a Misty Day

Walking in the Mist…

Mist in the Park

The Mist Rises Eerily from the Ground

I love photographing mist.  It is a time when few people are around as the damp, the wet and lack of visibility keeps them away.  For photographers it is a time of reflection as it forces us to consider absolutely what we want to photograph and how much of it we want to see in our photographs.

Misty today as I set out…visibility is down to about 15 yards.  The park is silent as I walk through taking in shapes and forms of the landscape. Continue reading “Photographing a Misty Day” »

Spring Has Sprung

Signs of Spring

Spring Buds

Flowering Blossom Buds Waiting to Bloom

There has been a change in the life of the Park.  Today I noticed that buds are getting ready for their time to bloom.  The Park has awakened from its winter sleep and is stirring with new life.  This is an exciting time of change and one which I eagerly await.  I love the life in the Park as she goes through her seasonal changes.  Every day has something to admire and wonder at its gentle beauty.  Here the blossom trees are getting ready to bloom, soft buds reaching up towards the light.  Already you can see Continue reading “Spring Has Sprung” »

Ancient Trees in Greenwich Park

Walking Amongst Ancient Trees

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Ancient Trees

Today in the park I came across a grassy sloping area of Old Trees. Ancient were their barks, knotted and gnarled as they grow. The trees are ancient, time has passed and they twist to find light to nurture their growth. The day has a slight mist, with light gently filtered. I walk through the wet grass and can feel the softness of the earth underfoot. Continue reading “Ancient Trees in Greenwich Park” »

Garden of Light at Leicester Square

Garden of Light, Lumiere London at Leicester Square

On Saturday 16th January we made our way through the crowds at Trafalgar Square to find an even bigger squeeze of people at Leicester Square, which has been transformed into an Enchanted Garden of Light and Colour.

 

Garden of Light

Leicester Square Ticket Office Bathed in Puple Light

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Lumiere London

Lumiere London – Festival of Light

I saw a news story about Lumiere London at Kings Cross and decided to go along and photograph the illuminations.  Ron and I travelled into London on the Saturday evening.  As we made our way to Kings Cross we quickly realised that London was packed.  We changed our route as public transport was disabled between many of the sites and made our way on foot instead.  We were in for a busy evening as London bustled with crowds, who came to see this exciting event. Continue reading “Lumiere London” »

Sculptural Form of Trees

Photographing Sculptural Forms

Today in the park I came across a grand tree which is tall in stature reaching up towards the sky.  The tree was so tall I had to tilt my head right back to admire its stretch.  The top of the tree trunk was broken, perhaps a storm or lightning strike.  I look up and admire, seeing all the branches stretching towards the light.  I love the textures of the trunk, quite gnarled in places.  This tree has been here for a long time and stands silently watching life as it passes by.  The branches and trunk are sculptural in form.  I still stop, looking up enjoying what I see. Continue reading “Sculptural Form of Trees” »

The Colours of Autumn

Photographing the Colours of Autumn

It was one of those days when you first head out the light is filtered and just right for getting the best colours of autumn. Arriving at the location the light changed and suddenly everything is dull and flat. Not to be put off I frame a few shots always looking up at the sky. Cloud is dense and the chance of the sun filtering through seemed for another day. I didn’t want to miss this day of photography though, as the trees still have leaves and I want to capture the colours of autumn. Continue reading “The Colours of Autumn” »

Autumn Mist

Misty Days of Autumn

Autumn Mist

Misty Days of Autumn

On looking out of my window this morning I see fog and very little else.  Ah…this will be a great day to photograph the Autumn mist in my local park.  I check the forecast and there are a good few hours of mist.  Great this will let me have a concentrated morning’s shoot with no worries.  Towards mid-day the fog will lift and lingering misty conditions will remain.  I imagine the atmosphere of my shots as I head out. Continue reading “Autumn Mist” »

Remembrance Day

Every Man Remembrance Statue in Trafalgar Square

Remembrance Sunday

Red Poppies Drop Softly on the Every Man Remembrance Statue

Remembrance Sunday falls on the 2nd Sunday of the month, the Sunday nearest to Armistice Day 11th November.  It is a time of remembrance and commemoration to the contribution of service men/women and civilians in the first 2 World Wars and later conflicts.  Red poppies have become a metaphor for Remembrance Sunday. Continue reading “Remembrance Day” »

Selfies and Street Photography

Always Time for a Selfie

Selfie in the Park

Selfies and Street Photography

As smart phones became smarter, individuals became preoccupied with taking selfies on their phones, then uploading the selfie to social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter etc.  Photographing people taking selfies has now become part of street photography.  Continue reading “Selfies and Street Photography” »