The Flatiron Building

Twenty Three

This is The Flatiron Building, originally the Fuller Building. It is located at 175 Fifth Avenue in the borough of Manhattan, New York City. Not the most obvious angle from which it is photographed. There are two reasons for this. [1] the sun was directly at me shining down Fifth Avenue so the light was not great for capturing detail, and [2] what’s wrong with being different.

The Flatiron Building

As you can see, the sun was out. It was bright but a bit cool [but slowly warming up]. This was taken after we had been to the top of the Empire State Building.

Brooklyn Bridge

Twenty One

A view of the Brooklyn Bridge from a point of view that we don’t always see.

Brooklyn Bridge

I wanted to focus on the cables and Manhattan. I might post one with the main columns another time.

Taken with the Olympus OMD.

Broadway Polo #2


Well, you’ve seem a busy hat shop, now here’s a busy shirt shop. It’s the same shop as in my last post.

Broadway Polo #2

Each wall was covered with shirts. Not the best composition but, for me, a fun holiday snap.



One of the things on my shopping list was snap backs, or as my dad calls them base ball caps. What does he know?!


I knew what I wanted but still found it difficult to find. It was a particular Miami Heat snap back. This was one shop that was recommended to me (I can’t remember the name now). As you can see they had lots of hats. One wall was just hats and the opposite wall was just trainers. Didn’t find what I wanted but the amount of stuff was impressive and I think made for an interesting photo.

Another one with the Nikon D610.

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum


Yes, I know that this is usually just called the Guggenheim.

We had rushed here from Ground Zero (we only walked around the outside because we were running short of time). As it was early evening and we hadn’t had time for lunch I was feeling hungry. There was quite a queue to get into the Guggenheim and mum suggested that dad and I stay in the queue while she pop to the main road which was next to Central Park and get some street food. It was worth it. My first chilli dog. DELICIOUS. Both dad and I loved them. Mum was really nice and popped off and got us another each!

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Inside the Guggenheim, the building was very interesting. My dad is not too keen on modern art. I sort of understand what he means. Quite often we would comment, “I could do that.”

Another photo taken with the Olympus OMD.

Looking Up, Looking Down


Another couple from Tate Britain. This one is of the glass ceiling in the main entrance.

Looking Up, Looking Down

And another spiral staircase. I really like the sweeping curves of these types of staircases… as you can probably guess by now.

Possibly a couple more from Tate Britain to come.

Cork Screw


This is the great staircase in Tate Britain.

Cork Screw

The staircase but from a different view.

It was difficult to decide which angle suited it the best.

I though that black and white suited this image the best.

Looking Up

Project 52: Week 52

Looking Up

So this is officially week 52.

Trip into London. The title and photos say it all. I’ll put some more up from this trip later.

OK, so we have a p.s. situation here. I have just processed another image. Well, just tweaked the colour to give it a reddish tinge which hopefully gives it a bit of a retro look. As we all know this is the current look! This time of the view just to the right of the SIS Building (that’s the MI6 building) with Vauxhall Bridge to the left. I took this just after we had been to the Tate Modern. I’ve got photos of that also so stayed tuned.

Vauxhall Bridge

I love the effect the fish eye has given the photo.


Project 52: Week 51


Something very different today. I took a photo of some dense woodland. When I looked at the photo on the computer I thought it looked a bit boring. However, I have seen woodland photos where the trees have been blurred to give an eerie and abstract look. I found out that this can be done by smearing Vaseline on a lens. Well, I did not fancy doing this to my lens [plus I had taken the photo anyway]. My dad suggested trying motion blur. I hadn’t used this before [neither had he but just knowing about it helps!]. Anyway, that’s what I did and this is the result. Do you know, I quite like the effect.

Now that I look at it I wonder whether it would look good in black and white….

So like I said, something very different today.

Camera used: Nikon D610.

University Architecture

Project 52: Week 50

University Architecture

What can I say? I am delighted to have won Project 52. This is my first blog since the win and my first blog using the Nikon D610 which I won.

Wow! What a great camera. The clarity of the photos are superb. I haven’t really had time to use it so was determined to get out today and take some photos. As I had other things to do I went to the university campus which is near. I thought that I would take some architectural photos.

The only thing I did to edit the photo was to try and blur the clouds to give it that long exposure look which I am currently liking.

It leaves me to thank Photography Monthly for picking my blog and photos as the winner of Project 52 (and in particular to Jade who was always encouraging) and of course Nikon for supplying such a fantastic camera and also Adobe for not only giving me a copy of Elements but upgrading it from Elements 11 to Elements 12.

And finally well done to all the other competitors who kept going to the end. It was a motivation to look at their blogs. I’m glad you are still uploading.

I’m adding two more photos this morning from yesterdays trip to the uni. More buildings. The same photo but one colour and one black and white. Which do you prefer?

University Architecture: Colour

University Architecture: Colour

University Architecture: Black and White

University Architecture: Black and White