A red double-decker bus crossing Westminster Bridge with the Houses of Parliament in the background. This is my contribution to the One Word Sunday prompt Bridge.
This is my contribution to the Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Covid Discoveries.
With a lot of people being stuck at home due to the Covid-19 pandemic it’s an opportunity to discover overlooked or long forgotten things.
This post is a bit of a cheat as part of it involves me digitising my film archives which I started before the lockdown and social distancing. However, I have discovered a few things in my film archives as the social isolation has allowed me to continue digitising film originals.
I discovered that this favourite photo of the Houses of Parliament and the River Thames from the South Bank was taken in the very early 1980s when I was one of the field testers of Ilford XP1 prior to its release.
I picked up a handful of Pine cones on a walk around the neighborhood and have rediscovered table top photography.
I discovered this slide of a gull roost on Hurleston Reservoir near Nantwich at sunset. Taken at least 23 years ago, it sat overlooked in my slide archives until recently and is now a favourite photo.
I rediscovered simple lighting and reflectors when doing tabletop photography. A partially drunk cup of coffee with a small diffused light and a gold reflector.
This is my haphazard contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: A River Runs Through It.
I say haphazard because while I have a variety of photos of various rivers I couldn’t come up with a theme so this is a random selection of photos of four different rivers.
This is the range light at the mouth of the Saugeen River where it flows into Lake Huron in Southampton, Ontario.
The River Thames, the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben from the south bank, London, England.
The Sydenham River flows over the Niagara Escarpment at Inglis Falls in Grey County, Ontario.
The River Dee flowing under the Old Dee Bridge at Chester, Cheshire. Originally the site of a Roman bridge this bridge dates back to a major rebuild in 1387.
Monochrome Monday travels back to the very early 1980s. I was one of the field testers of a new black and white film, Ilford XP1. It differed from conventional black and white film in that it could be processed in the same processing line as colour negative film.
I went for a walk around central London early one Sunday morning as part of my testing of the film. This is the Houses of Parliament from the South Bank of the River Thames with some light mist over the river.
This is my contribution to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Public transportation (bus, planes, trains, etc).
You may wonder why the title is Red Double-decker when it’s a black and white challenge. It’s because this photo of a red London double-decker bus on Westminster Bridge in front of the Houses of Parliament came to mind straight away. I decided to go with a monochrome conversion with the bus picked out in spot colour.
This is my contribution to the Tuesday Photo Challenge: City.
The Houses of Parliament and Big Ben through some light mist from the south bank of the River Thames in London, England.
One from the archives taken early one Sunday morning on the South Bank of the River Thames in London, England in the early 1980s.
I was living and working in north London at the time, running a photo department during the week and shooting a variety of personal work at the weekends. Early one Sunday morning I headed down to Westminster with my tripod and camera bag.
There was a light mist over the River Thames which added to my decision to shoot black and white. Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament were partially obscured by the mist, adding to the atmosphere.
I used my Olympus OM1 loaded with Ilford XP1 which I was field testing at the time.