The London Eye a night with the London Aquarium.
On a recent photowalk round London at night it was hard to stop me being attracted to pretty lights. So as we walked along the Thames this was an obvious shot for me. Yes, yes, yes I know it’s a very tourist scene and it’s been photographed a million times – but I like it….
Unfortunately I didn’t actually enjoy taking this shot. Why? Well I was bouncing up and down in need of the loo. However, it was about half one in the morning and there wasn’t one nearby. Gentlemen you have no idea how lucky you are in regards to plumbing late at night. So it was a quick bounce bounce, click, bounce bounce (while the exposure ran on the tripod, bounce, bounce), head for a loo….. So I’m rather pleased with the result all things considered.
I grew up in the North East of England and many parts of it are as familiar to me as my own home. Many summer days were spent exploring it’s denes and coastline as a child. However I’ve never really photographed it before, so I feel like I’m exploring and relearning all about my old home anew with my camera.
As a child we would sometimes visit Seaton Carew for a day on the beach running about with our dog. I managed to get there for an early morning sunrise shoot recently with mixed results. This is my favourite shot from that morning taken from Seaton Carew showing Hartlepool Headland in the distance.