2016 so far

Usual abject apologies for not posting enough… I’ve transferred a lot of the photo posts over to the Facebook page and Twitter in the last few months.

Winter isn’t a great time for photography, if, like me, you work 5/6 days a week, don’t do night photography too well and miss the sunlight and flowers!

I was offered the opportunity to upgrade my camera but decided to stick with the current one in the meanwhile, while I try to improve my technique.

I’ve tried to make the most of the hours of daylight and practise some night photography too.

I’ve been discovering a local park and taken a few shots there:

I’ve been taking a few ‘vintage’ style shots like these:

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Pimlico

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Bloomsbury

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Also, since the weather has been so grey, there’s been some more opportunities to practise black and white photography:

I’ve also taken some evening walks… more work to do on night photography.

Lastly, I’ve tried to capture some fauna! DSCF6357

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Taken through the window at work – real photo opportunism!

I’ve also been to try a lot harder to be patient, take more of the same shot, and to concentrate more on composition.

It has been a fairly eclectic 2016 so far but all in all I am looking forward to sunshine and spring weather. Hopefully another blog to ensue soon.

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London’s Foggy Day

Last year we had a foggy day and I expressed to a friend annoyance that I had not got up in the morning and taken photos of the fog. He replied ‘ what do you mean? It’s fog! There’s nothing to photograph!’ Yet as this Timeout compilation reveals, there were plenty of excellent foggy photo opportunities!

http://now-here-this.timeout.com/2013/12/11/23-dazzling-photos-of-the-fog-enveloping-london/

None of mine actually live up to that standard, but then again (as I discovered) it is quite tricky to get good photographs of fog. Now I have a better idea of how to do it, so – in the spirit of this blog – I am still learning…

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And then the fog cleared…

London at Night

It has been a while since I posted on this blog… it has been a busy few months! For more random photos, see @piedbeauty_ on Twitter and Instagram.

I have still been taking photos though. My latest little project was to improve my night photography. It is still a work in progress, but here are some of the results so far.

And my 2014 New Year’s Resolution is to get a decent photo of a typical London resident: the urban fox. Let’s see how I do…

For a collection of absolutely brilliant London at night (well, mainly at night, there’s a lot of night at this time of year!) photos  see the ever brilliant Timeout http://now-here-this.timeout.com/2013/11/29/47-stunning-photos-of-london-in-november/

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