I’m taking a short break from visiting and photographing Olympics events for a few days until the road race time trials hit my area on Wednesday. So, in the meantime, here are a batch of images I actually took a while ago, but have only just finished writing up.
For a major city with a huge river dissecting it, using the river for public transport has only recently become practical. The Thames Clippers, a high-speed river commuter service, entered into operation in 1999, but it was ten years before the service got tied into the existing Oyster card system making it a more useful passenger system.
So, last month when my wife and I decided to visit Greenwich, we decided the most interesting way to get there was by river.
Unfortunately, the day we ended up travelling wasn’t exactly a great summer’s day. But then, we’ve not had many of those this so-called summer (on the bright side, the torrential rain we had yesterday was summery rain, rather than the cold, wintery rain we’d had so far, which is, I guess, an improvement).
1/320sec, f/5.6, ISO 160, 50mm
I’ve done a bit of contrast boosting to this image to bring out the detail, which has the added ‘bonus’ of making the image look a lot more grotty than the master image.
Whilst we were waiting for the boat, a couple of small navy boats stopped near our pier. I guess they were doing some kind of manoeuvring or training for the Olympics or the Jubilee River Pageant. I took a shot of one of them and decided to try to create a tilt-shift style image using the blur tool.