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.
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.