Random London II

Before going and joining a proper photo walk last month, I tried my hand at some solo street photography. Buoyed by seeing my relatively successful attempts at street photography from last year’s London Fashion Weekend, when I found myself lurking outside a London coffee shop last week I took it upon myself to play about some more.

1/50sec, f/4, ISO 200, 24mm
1/50sec, f/4, ISO 200, 24mm

These two chaps siting outside this shop caught my eye, and I really love the brickwork of the shop itself. Annoyingly some woman’s head got in the way for this shot, but this second shot is a bit cleaner.

1/40sec, f/4, ISO 200, 24mm
1/40sec, f/4, ISO 200, 24mm

For a handful of these shots I’ve used a cross-processing filter. The look seems to fit the images from some reason.

Such as often seems to be the way when I try surreptitious street photography, I appear to have been spotted.

1/50sec, f/4, ISO 200, 24mm
1/50sec, f/4, ISO 200, 24mm

Afternoon gentlemen.

The guy outside one of the other shops fortunately wasn’t paying any attention.

1/40sec, f/4, ISO 200, 35mm
1/40sec, f/4, ISO 200, 35mm

And when his friend showed up he brought a hipster filter with him.

1/50sec, f/4, ISO 200, 28mm
1/50sec, f/4, ISO 200, 28mm

I really loved the brickwork of these buildings. It came across really well with the sharpness of the lens, especially in this shot with the purple uplights.

1/250sec, f/4, ISO 200, 32mm
1/250sec, f/4, ISO 200, 32mm

This was clearly an area of this sort of design, as seen by this lovely shop sign.

1/200sec, f/4, ISO 200, 105mm
1/200sec, f/4, ISO 200, 105mm

Buildings aside, there was also this bicycle.

1/60sec, f/4, ISO 200, 24mm
1/60sec, f/4, ISO 200, 24mm

 

A couple of weeks earlier, I found myself in London with some friends around Chinese New Year. I’d visited the new year London celebrations a couple of years previously but this time we just happened to be passing through so didn’t really capture much of the celebrations

1/320sec, f/4, ISO 4000, 24mm
1/320sec, f/4, ISO 4000, 24mm

What I did capture was a few shots of people photographing the festivities, which is one of my tropes.

1/200sec, f/4, ISO 4000, 105mm
1/200sec, f/4, ISO 4000, 105mm

My journey home was through Waterloo Station as ever. This time I decided to have the courage to take some photographs of people at the station waiting for their trains (usually I either don’t have the plums or I’m passing through in a rush).

1/60sec, f/4, ISO 4000, 73mm
1/60sec, f/4, ISO 4000, 73mm
1/30sec, f/4, ISO 4000, 82mm
1/30sec, f/4, ISO 4000, 82mm
1/160sec, f/4, ISO 4000, 24mm
1/160sec, f/4, ISO 4000, 24mm

I also took the opportunity to photograph some bits of the station, something else I’m often too shy to do as well.

1/80sec, f/4, ISO 4000, 80mm
1/80sec, f/4, ISO 4000, 80mm

This extended to photographing the platforms.

1/80sec, f/4, ISO 4000, 40mm
1/80sec, f/4, ISO 4000, 40mm

Sometimes also in colour.

1/80sec, f/4, ISO 4000, 24mm
1/80sec, f/4, ISO 4000, 24mm

I’m really getting into shooting around London. I’ve done it on and off for years for this blog but I’m getting into it a bit more. At some point I’ll start carrying my camera into work and going for lunchtime walks again.

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