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London city skyline

The towers of the City of London loom above Southwark Bridge. The most distinctive is probably 20 Fenchurch Street, popularly know as the “walkie-talkie” seen to the right of the image. There are a number of other towers planned, including 1 Undershaft, a blocky-looking tower almost as tall as The Shard on the opposite bank of the Thames.

Working in the sky
Will people in future be
Working from home?

To the city

Olympus XA3 & Ilford HP5+. Ilfotec DD-X 1+4 9mins @ 20°.

Taken on 19 August 2021

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Down by the riverside

On London’s South Bank, not far from Southwark bridge, lies this small beach beside the River Thames. Downstream, St. Paul’s cathedral can be spied, and then the modern towers of the City of London.

Imagine yourself
Wavelets lapping at the shore
Standing on a beach

Riverbank

Olympus XA3 & Ilford HP5+. Ilfotec DD-X 1+4 9mins @ 20°.

Taken on 19 August 2021

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London skyline

Jumping back six or seven weeks for today’s image, a shot of the City of London skyline taken from the South Bank at Blackfriar’s Bridge.

I like the way this has turned out – there’s a very slight haze on the tall buidings that gives a nice tonality to the shot. Even with a somewhat flat sky, I still think the image works well.

The handily-placed boat doesn’t hurt either. 🙂

FILM - City skyline

Olympus OM-1, Zuiko 28mm f/3.5 & Fujifilm Acros (pushed to 400asa).

Taken on 23 October 2019

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The River Thames and London skyline

This was taken from the Golden Jubilee bridge over the Thames. It’s a double pedestrian footbridge with seperate walkways either side of the Hungerford Bridge (which carries rail traffic over the river and into Charing Cross Station).

The bridge that can be seen in the shot is Waterloo Bridge.

FILM - London from the Golden Jubilee bridge

Olympus OM-1, Zuiko 28mm f/3.5 & Ilford HP5+.

Taken on 23 October 2019

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Watching the Thames at low tide

This was a photograph taken very quickly during my walk along the South Bank of the River Thames in London recently. The smart suit, bald head, and posture of this chap made for a nice composition. It was the last shot on the roll and I wasn’t sure it would come out (as a result of this, I loaded another roll and took a second shot of the same guy a minute or two later, albeit from a different position – I’ve not scanned that roll yet, so maybe I’ll share that picture in a future post). Luckily it turned out quite nicely.

FILM - Low water

Olympus OM-1, Zuiko 28mm f/3.5 & Fujifilm Acros (pushed to 400asa).

Taken on 23 October 2019