Bankside Walk

The weather is terrible today. We’ve all been going stir crazy with the never ending rain. I’m not expecting much in the way of the forecast snow tonight… In any event, in the absence of any possibility whatsoever of taking photos, here are some shots from a walk down Bankside after our visit to the …

The view from the top…

Today, I took my family to the Shard, London’s tallest building, to visit the new viewing platform that has opened (called “the view from the Shard”). The Shard is a 95-storey skyscraper in London. Its construction began in March 2009; it was topped out on 30 March 2012 and inaugurated on 5 July 2012. Standing …

Chinatown

So, I did it again for the first time in 18 months. I facepalmed repeatedly once I realised what I had done, but there was little I could do about it. What had I done? The dread of any RAW photographer, I left the camera in jpeg only mode by mistake! I had been taking …

Leica ME – Sarah Lee

I came across this piece from Sarah Lee in the Guardian about her purchase of a Leica ME. I couldn’t help but applaud the piece and wonder at the negativity of the comments on it. Some people really are morons. Thankfully Sarah seems not to be one and her photos with the ME are stunning. …

Bank

The Bank of England is a really photogenic location. It’s close to my current office but we are moving soon to the other side of Liverpool Street, so I might as well make the most of being close to Bank while I can. It’s a fantastic blend of neo-classical and art deco architecture. It’s well …

Some samples from the Fujifilm 14mm F2.8

Nothing too definitive as yet, just a few samples from my new 14mm lens. It seems very, very sharp and distortion free. It isn’t a 35mm equivalent focal length I’m familiar with (21mm) but it is wide, which is why I wanted it. All I can say is that I’m very happy with it thus …

Views from the Monument

I don’t know why I don’t walk up the Monument more often. Well, I do know, it’s because it costs £3 a visit, so it would get expensive if I visited regularly. The “Monument”, which is the monument to the Great Fire of London (and is known to Londoners simply as the Monument), is a …