Feb 222014

Sticking with yesterday’s theme of photos of street lights, similar to those you’ve seen before, here’s a tighter version of Westminster from across the Thames in the wee hours of the morning.

Westminster houses of parliament and big ben viewed from the south bank of the thames, London

Feb 102014

After realising that the line for La Sagrada Familia was ridiculous, it took me twenty minutes to walk to the front and back, we decided to take advantage of the option to prebook a ticket. So, we went to lunch prior to tracking down one of the only ATMs in Barcelona that actually allowed you to buy tickets for a number of monuments.

We got lucky as, when we were trying to book tickets on our phones, with no way to print a ticket and low on battery, an American on the table next to us not only shared our Tapas with us but filled us in about this magic cash point.

Once we got back to La Sagrada Familia, we had some time to kill so went into the park across the street (actually looking for a bathroom) and I found this photo.

I don’t normally like cranes and scaffolding in my pictures, but it’s part of the story of Gaudi’s amazing building as it’s been under construction for a very very long time.

La sagrada famiia in Barcelona framed by trees and a lamppost with a blue sky in the background

Nov 192012

While I was out on the dock at the Tampa Bay Hyatt a load of birds decided to settle on the end of the dock. It was like a scene from Hitchcock. I set up and took a few photos of the birds. As I moved closer more and more would get scared away. In the end I was left with one bird per lamppost. I knew at the time that having just the three birds spaced nice and evenly made for a nicer composition than the earlier flock.

If you’re interested in seeing the effect that the time of day has on the light in an image you can compare this image to the one shot from earlier in the morning, during the blue hour. Today’s photo was shot shortly before the sun appeared above the horizon behind me and the stark difference in colour is pretty clear. I think there’s about 20 minutes between the two images.

Three birds sitting on the light posts on the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay's Boat Dock