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The Fog On The Thames

Foggy Morning

View From London Bridge

First photograph I have taken in several months but I couldn’t resist this scene with the sun starting to burn through the fog, slowly revealing Tower Bridge in the background. This time I have left the picture in colour, though the extreme lighting has rendered the picture almost black and white anyway.

A couple of new images

Seems like a long time since I posted any pictures so here are a couple of new pictures.

Thinking

Thinking

 

Cyclist Reflection

Cyclist Reflection

Sunshine and Shadows

I often enjoy photographing in flat subdued lighting but we have been deprived of birght sunny weather for so long that it was great for a change to see some strong shadows and harsh lighting.

Shadows and Sunshine

Shadows and Sunshine

Sharpness Is A Bourgeois Concept

Sharpness is a bourgeois concept” said Henri Cartier-Bresson. Though he probably said it at least partially in jest, I think it is a very good point. Perhaps more now than ever. Digital photography seems to have driven many advances in image quality and while, as a photographer, this is hardly something to complain about; it has meant that some people have become fixated on technical issues to the exclusion of all else. First and foremost the photograph should communicate a story or an emotion but too many people look at a photograph purely on its technical merits. I spent some time on the below photograph (trust me I did) trying to get exactly the effect I wanted and sharpness was definitely not something I was striving for. See some more images in this vein in the New gallery of the web site.

Bishopsgate

Bishopsgate