Brooklyn Bridge

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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.

Exit

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Strange how much I am posting now that Project 52 has officially ended.

Talking of end, I took this on the way out of Tate Britain.

Exit

Again, this was taken with a fish eye lens. I guess that the look you get is not for everyone but I like it. I also increased the red to try and get that vintage look. It’s funny, the inside is huge. Loads of exhibits. However, from this angle it looks quite small. The TARDIS effect.

And that is the end of my Tate series. Hope you enjoyed viewing.

Tate Britain Alien Warrior

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Tate Britain Alien Warrior

This is a statue in the upper entrance of Tate Britain. Obviously Egyptian, but it looked as thought it could have been an alien warrior. It was close to the spiral staircase and above was a magnificent ceiling light. These will follow in ne following photo posts.

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.

Gong Hey Fat Choy

Project 52: Week 45

Gong Hey Fat Choy

On Sunday we went to London. As the Chinese New Year had passed we didn’t think that there would be any celebrations. We always like to head for China Town anyway and when we got there we realised we were wrong. Very wrong!

This photo was taken at the entrance of the main section of China Town. The crowds were so thick that you could hardly move. We couldn’t actually get into the China Town area because of overcrowding. They were only letting people out. So I tried to take the best photo I could to catch the moment, holding the camera above my head. I thought this one was the best.

I hope you get a feel for the amount of people on the streets.

By the way, Gong Hey Fat Choy is Chinese for Happy New Year.

Staircase Helter Skelter

Project 52: Week 40

Staircase Helter Skeler

First I would like to say thanks for all the views, likes and follows that I have recently had. I don’t know why but my views went crazy on 31 December and are still strong today.

Today I went into London with my dad. Apart from keeping my eyes open for a birthday present for myself, we came across a fantastic spiral staircase in Heals department store. Both my dad and I took some photos. It was difficult to choose the best spot to take the photo from. However, this one was, I think, the best one which I took. Dad loved the staircase but wasn’t happy with any of his shots and wants to go back for another go.

I haven’t really edited this photo at all except to add a bit of sharpening. This is a very impressive staircase and I hope that this photo manages to get this across. If you are in London I would recommend a visit.

Destination Christmas

Project 52: Week 37

Destination Christmas

Yesterday [Sunday] my mum, dad and I went to London for a spot of shopping and generally looking around. We went to Trafalgar Square, Parliament Square, Whitechapel (mum remembered going to a nice restaurant there and wanted to go back and yes it was nice) and then we finished off walking the length of Oxford Street.

Although I took the camera as I thought that this would be a good opportunity for this week’s photo I didn’t actually take that many photos. I decided on this one because it summed up the day. Lots of crowds pushing and shoving on the pavements and in the shops all because it is coming up to CHRISTMAS!

This shop was so lit up that I did not notice what its name was. Mum told me later that it was one of the most famous department stores – Selfridges. I used my dad’s new fish eye lens to take this photo. First, it let me get a lot more of the shop into the photo. Secondly, I like the effect.