Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Volume Control

I was waiting to pick my wife up from work one day, and messing around, as usual, with the Nokia N95.

I set the camera to Macro mode, and snapped this shot of the volume control of my Renault Kangoo van. It's no longer used, thanks to my after-market sound system, but I think the photo's pretty cool...

Comments, as always, much appreciated.

Sunday, 22 November 2009

The Eye and The Thames

This is the last night mode image from my London trip: it's a view of The London Eye from across the Thames. It's lit up, the building next to it - I'm not sure what it is - is lit up too, and the atmosphere was brilliant.

That was a great weekend!

Comments, as always, much appreciated.

Saturday, 21 November 2009


Whilst we were in London, we stayed in a guesthouse.

These were the entrance keys, lying on the dresser.

I took this picture in Macro mode.

Comments, as always, much appreciated.

The London Eye

Following on from my pictures at night series, I present to you: The London Eye.

This is a snap I took after riding the eye, and I wanted to capture it in it's immense glory.

Mission Accomplished.

Comments, as always, much appreciated.

Friday, 20 November 2009

Trafalgar Square Looking Amazing!

Here's another London night shot, and I think I'm going to say that this is my favourite night shot that I've managed so far, because it looks gorgeous.

It's Trafalgar Square, it's pouring with rain, it's dark, but this fountain is lit with funky lights, and there's a statue in the background of a man on a horse. What's not to like?

Comments, as always, much appreciated.

Thursday, 19 November 2009

London Eye at Night

Here's another night shot: it was just after I'd taken the Big Ben shot (see previous post), and I really wanted to take a photo of the London Eye at night. It was chucking it down with rain, but I managed to get this shot.

Comments, as always, much appreciated.

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Big Ben at Night

I took this picture in the pouring rain, around 7pm on a Friday night in London (obviously!). I set the Nokia N95 to Night Mode, and I think it came out really well-I love the lens flare from the clock and the street lamps.

Incidentally, it's been recommended that I use the Cloudy settings at night too-something I'll try on my next night shot.

Comments, as always, much appreciated.

The London Eye

My wife and I had just ridden The London Eye. Yes, we had paid the (exorbitant) fee of £17.50 each - yes - each! - and enjoyed magnificent panoramic views of London from above.

But let's not forget that this impressive piece of engineering is an art form of it's own.

Standing majestically on the Thames, towering above the tiny (in comparison) Big Ben, overlooking the river and the tourist sites of this nation's capital.

It's no wonder,then, that I felt inspired, and no doubt obligated, to slowly draw out the Nokia N95 and capture this wonderful image for your enjoyment.

Comments, as always, much appreciated.

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

HMS Belfast on the Thames

So as you know, I was in London at the weekend, and on the last day there I walked along the Thames to get to Tower Bridge.

Anyway, little did I know that moored up along that stretch of water is HMS Belfast, biggest vessel in the Navy, built in the 1930s.

It was far too huge to get into one shot, so you'll have to make do with this, a shot of the front-is it the bow or the stern-I don't know, I'm not nautically minded.

What I did know was that it was going to make a fantastic image.

Comments, as always, much appreciated.

Shadow of the Eye

This is a picture of the shadow of the London Eye.

I'm only uploading it for a photo competition, but comments are welcome!

Monday, 16 November 2009

Tower Bridge, London

I was in London at the weekend-and I'm going to post a few pictures that I took there-but I thought I'd start with this one. It's of Tower Bridge.

Now, I initially wanted an amazing pic of the bridge, in all it's glory, which I was going to take from London Bridge. But. When I got to London Bridge and looked across, there was a massive cover over the left half of the bridge, where repairs were being carried out. My dream pic was ruined. So instead, I walked along the Thames for a bit, until I actually came to the bridge, and decided to snap this pic instead.

I think it's great, the architecture on the bridge is awesome.

What do you think?

Comments, as always, much appreciated.

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