Category Archives: Photos

Bankside Apartments

Leica M, 21mm Super Elmar, 1/500s at 3.4, ISO 200

Absolutely gorgeous day yesterday. Grabbed this one on my way to work. I’m not 365-ing but I am trying to get back into the habit … exercising those visual muscles every day so I can get better. This one didn’t quite come off, composition-wise. But it’s close. The problem is buildings are so hard to move ;)

I am gobsmacked by this lens. More on that later.

Blackfriars Bridge, London

Leica M, 21mm Super Elmar f3.4, 1/3s hand held, ISO 3200

I left work during the blue hour this week (combination of longer February days and an earlier finish). We don’t often see a clear sky in London and I had the camera with me, so I decided to take the scenic route to Waterloo and see what I found. Shot this before I was interrupted by a phone call and had to press on. Another shot after the break  Continue reading

Street View

Photo Walk: Shoreditch & Brick Lane on a Sunday

No big secret to this one. Shoreditch and, in particular, Brick Lane, are a big draw for street photographers and photo walks in London every weekend.

Despite all this I’ve never actually been there with my camera, having thought little of Shoreditch since a few misguided nights out years ago made me think it was a not very nice part of London (which was probably true back then). Continue reading

Red stems

Film versus Digital in Richmond Park 2: Leica M

I’m back with part two of my comparison between Fuji Velvia film and the Leica M. This second set of shots were taken directly after the last post, and some the following day when I went back with my girlfriend who had missed out the first time due to work.

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Girl at Southbank Centre

Photo Walk: Southbank to Vauxhall with the Leica M6

I’m not sure what drives me to freeze my nuts off in the London winter taking pictures of the city at its bleakest, but here I am again. You know I’m really starting to see the attraction of plastic cameras … all that metal seems reassuringly solid when you’re trying a camera in store, but when you can’t feel your fingers you get over it pretty quickly.

My original plan was to strike out east, but this being the holiday season the transport links were dodgy and I was running out of light, so I settled for familiar territory, getting off at Waterloo and making my way west along the Thames towards home. Continue reading