London – long time no see

It’s been quite a while since I / we have walked around London. We strolled along the south and north banks of the Thames around the Tower Bridge area and on a lovely, crisp mid-week morning. Gosh, it was quiet! As well as the usual sunny-day pictures, I’ve thrown in a few black and white, arty-farty images.

London Bridge walk

It’s been a a couple of months since I last walked in London and for the first time I took two cameras, the heavy Pentax DSLR with a telephoto lens, and my wonderful little Sony RX100. I only used one of the Pentax pictures so I don’t think I’ll be in a hurry to take it out again.The water in the Thames was really low – see the first b & w image, and alongside HMS Belfast there was a liner, Ocean Majesty. As often happens, I was asked by a tourist to take their photo.

A night out in the big city

A rare night-time visit to London gave me the opportunity to take some night pictures. I didn’t feel my little camera was up to the job. It had difficulty automatically focusing and I had to resort to manual focusing, which is not easy. I’m not too enamoured with the results, but there you go, and the evening with friends made up for it.
[Update: On further consideration, I’m more than happy with the pics!]