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Day #350

Day #350Title: Avenue Of Steel
Location: Liverpool Street, London
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 24-105mm EF f/4 L IS USM
Notes: I had a meeting in Maldon this morning, and took a few grey, damp shots on my way home, but I wasn’t particularly happy with them. So when I went to London for another meeting this evening, I took the camera along. My friend showed me a new building just behind Exchange Square at Liverpool Street, which has some dramatic architecture and was trimmed up for Christmas. It’s a great place for photos, and no “jobsworthy” security guards in sight!

Day #348

Day #348Title: Citypoint Evening
Location: Moorgate
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 24-105mm EF f/4 L IS USM
Notes: An utterly foul day, weatherwise, today. It rained and rained. In the evening, I was in London for the BBC Backstage Christmas party, held for the London web dev community. It was a short walk from Liverpool Street, but a damp one! This was just outside Citypoint. I took some others without people in, but just liked the way this couple accidentally walked into the frame, huddling under their brolly.

Day #311

Day #311Title: Wet Pavements
Location: Lincoln’s Inn Fields
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 24-105mm EF f/4 L IS USM
Notes: I spent the day in London visiting former colleagues for lunch, and then at another friend’s studio during the afternoon to take some images for possible use as Christmas cards. Sadly, the results weren’t partcularly good – we completely failed to light a pudding – and our painting-with-light efforts turned out a bit paltry. Then I went to the London Photographers’ Meetup Group drinks in The Strand for a couple of hours this evening. This image was taken on the way back to the tube, when It took a detour around some of the back streets on my way to Holborn.

Day #276

Day #276Title: Fancy Facilities
Location: The Strand, London
Camera: Canon Ixus 850IS compact
Notes: I was in London today to see a friend’s new photographic studio, which he’s just moved into. And afterwards, I went on to the London Photography Meetup Group get together at The George on The Strand. I have been meaning to go along for ages, but it’s only just coincided with a trip to London. Anyway, outside I was admiring the Royal Courts of Justice, and took a few shots before going into the pub. But I also liked the look of this fancy scrollwork surrounding the entrance to the underground public loos.

Day #263

Day #263Title: Three Holloway Stooges
Location: Holloway Road, London
Camera: Canon Ixus 850IS compact
Notes: I went to the excellent Scriptingenabled conference today, held at the London Metropolitan University campus on the Holloway Road. One of the university buildings is this striking creation, the Graduate Centre, by renowned architect Daniel Libeskind. He also built the Jewish Museum in Berlin, which I visited a while ago. But I haven’t seen this one before. It’s been there a while, and the locals are pretty oblivious to its striking lines now.