or my personal attempts to stop being stuck in the rut
Done it all before….
In common with many, one of my favourite parts of London for a quick wander is the South Bank, especially the section between Waterloo and Tower Bridge. The regeneration of this area has been spectacular over the c30 years that I’ve lived in London, and it’s become a vibrant and busy hub where the locals meet, leaving nearby Covent Garden for the tourists.
One of the problems for photography, however, is that it’s all been done before – there are only so many photographs that you want to take of the view of St Paul’s from the Tate Modern end of the Millenium Bridge, and the same is true of many of the other well-known landmarks.
One option is to concentrate much more on street photography and candid shots of people. Another is to look harder and see if there’s a way of photographing the familiar sites but with a twist. So that’s what I tried to do yesterday evening, and I’m happy with a few of the results. This was also a ‘one camera one lens’ session, using the Fuji 27mm pancake lens on my X Pro-1. The more I use my Fuji’s the more impressed I am with the image quality, and the X Pro is a great deal of fun as long as you’re not in a hurry – it’s one of those cameras that encourages you to slow down. Which is probably a good thing.
South East London-based, I work for the National Health Service but try and fit in some photography on a regular basis. A ridiculous and expanding number of cat companions provide some photographic material when the going gets really tough (it's the internet - gotta have a cat photo) but the almost-grown kids stay as far away from the lens as possible!
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