22 June 2013

London in Black and White

I love colour and it never occurred to me that portraying the city in anything other than its natural  vibrant colour palette might be a good idea. However, I now agree with those that say that black and white can offer  a mood and a presence that colour can't. All of these pictures were rather nondescript in colour so I decided to play around to see whether black and  white made them any better. Feedback from social networking sites was astounding, so in future if I think a picture is a bit boring, I'll turn it in to black and white!

17 February 2013

A new interest in birds

Great Crested Grebe at Greenland Dock
I've always wanted to take photos on my travels but I've never before had a camera that could get me close enough to birds without scaring them off. That's why I tended to capture great looking flowers instead. However, here are some of the results after I recently splashed out not very much at all on a camera with a lens that did the trick.