Monday, 30 July 2018

Battersea Power Station

On Saturday, I went with a friend to Battersea Park for a food festival.  Frankly, it wasn't that great, so we didn't stay long and instead took a walk around the power station.  The surrounding area is currently being redeveloped with the usual London mix of luxury flats, offices, some restaurants luxury flats, a few shops and more luxury flats.  Quite a bit is finished, but the iconic Grade II* listed building is still a shell surrounded by cranes. 


Thursday, 26 July 2018

Sharpenhoe Clappers

A trio of butterfly images from a quick visit to Sharpenhoe Clappers.  It was my first time there, despite the fact it's only a 30 minute drive away.  I'll have to go back soon for a proper explore.

Friday, 20 July 2018

Pride, London - Part 2

Second set from Pride.  It was a blisteringly hot day.  Some people dressed (or maybe undressed) for it.  Others really didn't.


Thursday, 19 July 2018

Pride, London - Part 1

Two weekends ago, I went along to the Pride parade in London.  I was lucky enough to have excellent access and took a huge number of shots.  I've spent the last two weeks editing and processing, and here is the first of two selections of my favourite shots.


Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Swanage and Lyme Regis

I spent my last few days in Dorset based in Swanage.  I had chosen it because I was keen to get a long exposure shot of the old pier.  Sadly, on arrival, I discovered that the only decent view of the old pier was from the new pier.  And the new pier was closed for major renovations.  Oh well, next time.  Elsewhere in the town, the only thing to catch my eye was a quirky two tier set of block built beach huts.  I liked the shapes and door colours.  I opted to shoot them fairly early in the morning, when the low sun lit them full on.

After Swanage, it was off to North Devon for a few days with an old friend.  No photos there, but on the way I stopped in Lyme Regis.  I got there around 5.30pm, when the light was lovely and the crowds had mostly gone.  I spent an hour or so shooting around the Cobb.  I was particularly taken by a young women meditating on the Cobb.  She looked at once both frail and serene against the backdrop of sea and stone.  Although as soon as she was finished with her meditation, she lit a cigarette and started scrolling through her phone, which kind of broke the spell.