Saturday, April 15, 2006

A walk along the River Thames

Oh, it's terrible, I really should update this site more regularly. I'm still taking photos but just not getting them up here enough. I managed to get a local shop (Farm W5 in Ealing) to display a range of my photos which has kept me a little busy recently. Anyway, here are a few more for you.
Last weekend the weather finally cleared up and I took a nice long walk along the Thames from Sloane Square, down to Battersea then Embankment via Waterloo and the London Eye. It was later afternoon, early evening so I got the best light of the day, low, setting sun light.

The first is, as I'm sure you know, Battersea Power Station taken from the end of Sloane St. between Victoria and Battersea Bridge. It was taken in infrared which explains the dark sky.

Details: Battersea Power Station
08/04/06, 18:16
Canon 20D, ISO-100, RAW
40 sec @ f4.0 with Hoya 72R infrared filter
28-70mm 2.8L @ 58mm
Tripod

The next, still Battersea Power Station was taken from just across the river, again this is in infrared. Although it was later afternoon the sun was very bright and still too contrasty for "normal" shots. I think a polorizing filter would have created an interesting effect but I'd forgotten it on this occasion.

Details: Battersea Power Station
08/04/06, 18:41
Canon 20D, ISO-100, RAW
60 sec @ f4.0 with Hoya 72R infrared filter
28-70mm 2.8L @ 28mm
Tripod

Leaving Battersea Power Station behind now walking down river...

Details: Battersea Power Station
08/04/06, 18:55
Canon 20D, ISO-100, RAW
45 sec @ f4.0 with Hoya 72R infrared filter
28-70mm 2.8L @ 28mm
Tripod

I'm not sure what this building is, it's right next to the MI5 building, I'll have to Google around and see if I can find out. Anyway, this was about the last shot I got in sunlight, again in infrared.

Details: Battersea Power Station
08/04/06, 19:17
Canon 20D, ISO-100, RAW
90 sec @ f4.0 with Hoya 72R infrared filter
28-70mm 2.8L @ 36mm
Tripod

Right, you'll recognise this, the London Eye taken from Lambeth Bridge. The sun's gone down so there's no more infrared to play with.

Details: London Eye from Lambeth Bridge
08/04/06, 19:34
Canon 20D, ISO-100, RAW
1/2 sec @ f11.0
28-70mm 2.8L @ 40mm
Tripod

This was taken almost under the London Eye, I really wanted to get the Victoria lamp posts, Dali and the more modern London Eye, I tihnk I did it.

Details: Victorian Lamp post, London Eye and Dali statue
08/04/06, 19:56
Canon 20D, ISO-100, RAW
1/2 sec @ f11.0
20-35mm 2.8L @ 20mm
Tripod

Another attemt to show the beauty of the Victorian Lamp posts

Details: Victorian Lamp post with Embankment station in the background
08/04/06, 20:02
Canon 20D, ISO-100, RAW
1/4 sec @ f2.8
70-200mm 2.8L @ 70mm
Tripod

The final shot for this post is of the stairs next to the London Eye

08/04/06, 20:13
Canon 20D, ISO-100, RAW
1/2 sec @ f5.6
70-200mm 2.8L @ 70mm
Tripod

1 Comments:

Anonymous Matthew Rawlings said...

The building you didn't recognized in Vauxhall is the one where John Major bought an apartment.

17 April, 2006 22:20  

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