Blow

It is now several years ago, that we first saw suited businessmen enjoying a plate of hot oats porridge in a London Cafe. We sitting in Cafe Apostrophe opposite the Royal Court of Justice watching the coming and goings of barristers pulling trolleys of vast case files. I think it was the day of a case between Michael Jackson and some mega rich oil sheik. Michael Jackson didn't show up, so the many cold and miserable looking photographers and journalists waited in wain. This image was shot at another occasion somewhere in Clerkenwell Road. For best viewing click on image to enlarge. Camera Nikon D5000
It is now several years ago, that we first saw suited businessmen enjoying a plate of hot oats porridge in a London Cafe.
We were sitting in Cafe Apostrophe opposite the Royal Court of Justice watching the coming and goings of barristers pulling trolleys of vast case files.
I think it was the day of a case between Michael Jackson and some mega rich oil sheik.
Michael Jackson didn’t show up, so the many cold and miserable looking photographers and journalists waited in vain.
This image was shot at another occasion somewhere in Clerkenwell Road.
For best viewing click on image to enlarge.
Camera Nikon D5000
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Texting in the tunnel

I have recently begun a new photo project. I am going to photograph people reading a newspaper or book in public. So far I have had very little luck. Every where I look I see people clutching smartphones. Walking, cycling, on benches, in cafés and restaurants. Smartphones are everywhere. For best viewing click in image to enlarge. Camera Nikon D5100
I have recently begun a new photo project. I am going to photograph people reading a newspaper or book in public. So far I have had very little luck.
Everywhere I look I see people clutching smartphones. Walking, cycling, on benches, in cafés and restaurants. Smartphones are everywhere.
For best viewing click on image to enlarge.
Camera Nikon D5100

Regent Street abandoned

I am beginning to have doubts about my ability as a Street Photographer. I have now several times only seen unique aspects in an image, when editing and not at the time of photographing.  This image is such a case. Here is Regent Street in London and apart from a solitary cyclist it is totally devoid of wheeled traffic. That is not often seen. For best viewing click on image to enlarge. Camera Nikon D700
I am beginning to have doubts about my ability as a Street Photographer. I have now several times only seen unique aspects in an image, when editing and not at the time of photographing.
This image is such a case. Here is Regent Street in London and apart from a solitary cyclist it is totally devoid of wheeled traffic. That is not often seen.
For best viewing click on image to enlarge.
Camera Nikon D700

Going home

When we visit London, I for some reason begin to observe people more. I begin to think of their background. What do they do for a living? Where do they stay? Do they have a family? Etc. etc. Thus I wondered where this lonely gent was going, as he slowly made his way along the rain soaked street. I still think of him,  when I look at the picture and wonder where he is now. For best viewing clock on image to enlarge. Camera nikon D5000
When we visit London, I for some reason begin to observe people more. I begin to think of their background. What do they do for a living? Where do they stay? Do they have a family? Etc. etc.
Thus I wondered where this lonely gent was going, as he slowly made his way along the rain soaked street. I still think of him,
when I look at the picture and wonder where he is now.
For best viewing click on image to enlarge.
Camera nikon D5000

A London Lane

Woburn Walk is an attractive Victorian pedestrian street at the northern end of Bloomsbury, just south of Euston Station.  It was designed by architect Thomas Cubitt in 1822 as a pedestrian street hence the street’s name today ‘Woburn Walk’.  As such it was London’s first purpose-built pedestrianized shopping street.  Much of the architecture has been preserved, including the Dickensian bow-fronted buildings.  Today these buildings house a variety of shops including bookshops, galleries, restaurants.  Despite its proximity to the travel hubs of Euston and Kings Cross, this charming walk is not well known by visitors to London but it is worth a visit. For best viewing click on image to enlarge. Camera Nikon D5000
Woburn Walk is an attractive Victorian pedestrian street at the northern end of Bloomsbury, just south of Euston Station. It was designed by architect Thomas Cubitt in 1822 as a pedestrian street hence the street’s name today ‘Woburn Walk’. As such it was London’s first purpose-built pedestrianized shopping street. Much of the architecture has been preserved, including the Dickensian bow-fronted buildings. Today these buildings house a variety of shops including bookshops, galleries, restaurants. Despite its proximity to the travel hubs of Euston and Kings Cross, this charming walk is not well known by visitors to London but it is worth a visit.
For best viewing click on image to enlarge.
Camera Nikon D5000

Pick of the day

A number of years ago I had occasion to visit Turku in Finland. It was in the middle of February. It was cold and dark, as i it can be in Finland that time of the year. My hotel room overlooked the market square. Every morning this person inspected all the dustbins on the square,looking for something of use or value. For best viewing click on image to enlarge. Camera Nikon D70
A number of years ago I had occasion to visit Turku in Finland. It was in the middle of February. It was cold and dark, as i it can be in Finland that time of the year. My hotel room overlooked the market square. Every morning this person inspected all the dustbins on the square,looking for something of use or value.
For best viewing click on image to enlarge.
Camera Nikon D70