Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Food

Todays episode from Sunday, is of the cooks at one of the Dim Sum restaurants in China Town. Here the cooks work in the window making and then boiling the little dumplings.



Monday, January 30, 2012

Girl with Balloons

As you may guess the next few days will be filled with images shot at the weekend.

This image was taken just after yesterdays image. 

It is not often I post people pictures but yesterday was as much about people as the location.




Sunday, January 29, 2012

Gung hei fat choi

Well it looks as though I am going to have a good and prosperous year of the Dragon.

I had a trip up to London to watch the Chinese new year celebrations in Chinatown. After watching the parade. I wandered along Gerrard Street and than up on to Shaftsbury Avenue. The roads were all closed and I was standing around watching the goings on on a small stage area, when the Chinese god of money came out of a bank and gave me a red envelope with some money in it. Well that was what I told the policeman:)

OK in truth, it was a Chinese man dressed as the god of money and the envelope had 20p in it. But as that was the first time I have ever received money from a bank without fighting for it, I am seeing it as a good omen, even a very good omen!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Eggs in the morning

Just trying to do a simple image today. No extra light, simple subject.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Ightham Mote

The last picture from my trip out last week another HDR image of Ightham Mote.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Iphone shots on the commute.

A couple of iphone sots taken on the commute and processed in an app called Retro Camera.



Friday, January 20, 2012

Ice on ponds

Another view of the fishponds gave me the trees on the hill on the other side reflecting on the ice covered pond.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Chimney Pots at Ightham and a Kodak Moment

The chimney pots o the roof at Ightham are wonderful and with the late afternoon sun just catching them it was a great picture.



Also as a side note Kodak today filed for Chapter 11 protection in the USA. And for a company which at one time was one of the most global of brands at the cutting edge of then current technology it is a sad day.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Ice on the Fishponds

My trip out on Sunday had taken me down to the fishponds at Ightam. Thos time there was still a little bit of ice on the water and still some leaves around. Luckily the ice had not been broken, so I was able to get some interesting images.

Monday, January 16, 2012

St Lawrence Seal Chart

ON my trip out yesterday I passes the church of St Lawrence at Seal Chart.  It was another candidate for an HDR treatment.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Ightham Mote

I had a run out today. It was bright and clear but very cold.

I ended up at Ightham Mote and was doing some more HDR work.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Outdoor Photography

A bit of blowing my own trumpet today. I have another picture in outdoor this month. YEAH!!!!!

This will be the third. Sadly not a winner but a runner up.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Frosty Morning

It was cold and frosty this morning. My car was covered in frost which gave some nice images.



Thursday, January 12, 2012

Apps

I have now finished with images i took in London last week. As I have been working everyday since or have had to do 'office' work when at home. I have very little new content. I do have a couple of images shot on my iphone and manipulated with an app called Retro Camera.


Wednesday, January 11, 2012

The Shard

There is a a great view of the Shard from the Thames embankment near Millbank.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Monday, January 09, 2012

Saturday, January 07, 2012

Friday, January 06, 2012

Borough Market and the Shard

In London yesterday I had a visit to Borough Market. It has been some time since I was last there and the Shard now dominates the area.

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Royal Festival Hall

I had a trip up to London today to buy myself some new walking boots. I also did some photography and over the next few days I will post some images.

First is an evening shot of the Royal Festival Hall and the London Eye, I was attracted by the yellow stairs on the South Bank complex. With a bit of post processing with Photomatix, I produced an image I was happy with.

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Rain Video

While waiting for the train today I got caught in a torrential downpour, just as the train was coming into the station.

video

As this is the first time I have put a video on my blog we will have to see how in looks.

Monday, January 02, 2012

Gravesend Rail Station

A wonderful sunrise greeted my later than normal start to the day. Processed in Snapspeed a grate little app for my iphone. The shot was taken just before I got on my train and I spent the whole journey experimenting with the different options the programme has to offer.

Sunday, January 01, 2012

Metaphor


It's New Years day and having some time I went out for a walk with my camera. I found this image and thought it was almost a metaphor for the day. You can see the path going leading of in to the distance through a stormy landscape towards a beacon in the distance.
OK so I didn't say it wasn't a rather convoluted metaphor.

Happy New Year to everyone reading this blog.

Ian