slow train moving through the streets of London

OK so I looked at VOX yesterday and realised I haven't posted anything for a month. And the last couple posts have been old photos. Shameful! I have been taking new photos, but since some of them are part of another double exposure experiment on film I've not had anything new to show for a looooong time. Well, until today. :)

It's the end of the financial year in UK and this for me means more than anything using the last few annual leave days I have left before the end of March. As a result I have taken a few long weekend off work the past six weeks, this being one of them. Having a day off meant I could pop out in day light, in normal hours and with good energy levels today. I ambled across Blackfriars Bridge to see what I could find today…

It was a nice sunny day in London. The spring is on its way. But boy was it windy! And boy am I slow doing any street photography.You can tell it's been a while. My compositions are a bit easy or off in most of my photos. I missed some amazing photos today, and all I can do is blame myself. Mostly for not having the time or energy to get out there as much as I'd like to… but you've heard all this before, eh?

 

I was drawn to a lot of colour and textures today. It almost felt like a rewind to Project Rainbow with majority of my photos today having a strong theme of red in them. :) Not that I mind. The projects I looked to start at the beginning of the year just haven't materialised, so this is all you get. A lot of red! :P

One of the busiest spots in London traffic and he is reading a book. I'm glad I caught this actually. He was like any other person emerged in the story, so didn't mind my fumbling street photography approaches. Actually, it's amazing he didn't even notice me, let alone the traffic. :D

Another funny sight… You could almost call this Romeo and Juliet, just that the lady didn't look up. I was waiting for someone to, but this is as close as it got. At least he does a pretty good impression of Hamlet. :D

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Yeah, so I did mention there are a lot of photos with red in them right?

Just wait for the next few ones…

Did I mention in the beginning of the year this obsession of the back seats of the buses? Well, I thought to start making these a proper series this year, so went back to the scene of the crime aka where I took my first few snaps of the back seats. The next one being one of my favourites from today:

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What a great reflection! This is a hipshot because the lady was super-suspicious of me before she noticed the view. This is one of the best views in London – across Waterloo Bridge. And if you ever want to save money and not take those silly tourist buses just plan your sightseeing routes on normal London buses with the Transport for London website's great bus/sights map!

Sometimes love is in the smallest moments.
I couldn't resist snapping this mother and daughter walking in front of me today.
Very cute.

And here's the favourite moment/photograph from today. For a just this moment I was quick, in the zone, in the right place and the right time, camera poised and ready as this lady propped her Mac up for two secods to check something and then closed it and poof, she was gone. Made it all worth while the fumbling today. :D

Yeah so, see you next month? Maybe not! I hope to get out there a bit more with my camera(s) now that the days are getting longer, life permitting! :)

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2 Comments on “slow train moving through the streets of London”

  1. Crush-Monkey says:

    Gorgeous photos!
    Looks like the weather is getting better across the pond!
    LOVE all the red.
    The woman with the macbook is GREAT! : )


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