I’ve had my Nikon for just over a year now and I’ve learnt so much in that time. Living so close to London has been a huge benefit and it’s here where I have been able to experiment with my DSLR. I’m still a long way from taking the perfect picture and I’m still learning but it’s all part of the journey. Having spent hours sifting through the photos I have taken, these are the ones that I feel sum up this beautiful city and the many different things I have learnt. I hope you like the pictures.
From all these images, this was the first one I took on a 1-2-1 photo walk in London.
Another early shot- it took a few attempts to get it right.
Learning about leading lines!
Taken at dawn in London….such a peaceful time to walk around the streets, even if it was raining!
The Shard at dawn.
It was a very cloudy morning, so not the perfect light for a sunset, but I particularly liked this picture.
Blue skies over London.
I was fortunate enough to have access to a new building project in the City and got some amazing rooftop views of London on a beautiful day.
One of my favourites I think!
I wonder how often these are used? And surely never at the same time!?
The City can be a very quiet place to walk through especially at weekends.
I love the contrast of the colour of these blocks with the black buildings behind.
Colour in the dullness….
Another one that took a few attempts to get right…and still not perfect.
On the streets of Camden…
Getting better with the camera!
This was one tricky to get the light correct!
Learning about aperture.
This guy spent ages hand feeding the squirrels in this cemetery.
Two British icons.
Old and new together…there seems to be a new skyscraper everytime I go into the City!
Another one of my favourites…the coolest guy in London.
Minding her own business…
One of my favourites…what would this scene have looked like 30 years ago? What did we do before mobile phones?
Street art by an artist called Gregos- there’s quite a few around East London.
One of the best pieces of street art I found.
Reflecting on the art…
I’m sure he had permission to do this!
Pelicans in St James’ Park.
Another tame squirrel, this time in Regents Park.
Experimenting with the 50mm out of focus.
First attempt with the concept of long exposure and water.
London is a spectacular city to visit at night with a camera, especially when there is a full moon!
The wobbly bridge….
My first attempt with light trails on Westminster Bridge.
The view from Madison’s rooftop bar.
Attempting to change the white balance on the camera to give the picture an orange tint…
Regents Street lights
Another one of my favourites…can anyone guess on which day this was taken? (the red and white light is a clue!)
Slow shutter speed trials…
Black and white pictures always look beautiful!