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First Adventure With A DSLR

In February 2004 I got my first Digital SLR – a Canon EOS300D, about the same time a friend also got one, and we spent a great day roaming about on the South Bank in London. Here are my best shots from the day:

Title: Proximity
Location: City of London
Camera: Canon EOS 300D / Canon 18-55mm EF
Notes: I was interested in the juxtaposition of styles here – the venerable old stone Georgian architecture, in close proximity to the sleek modern glass of the Gherkin.

Movie Tag
Title: Movie Tag
Location: London Bridge
Camera: Canon EOS 300D / Canon 18-55mm EF
Notes: Walking across London Bridge, I came across this graffiti tag which had been scrawled on the shiny metal handrail. I liked the colour pop treatment.

Life Imitates Art
Title: Life Imitates Art
Location: South Bank
Camera: Canon EOS 300D / Canon 18-55mm EF
Notes: The real tree is the art, or is it the artificial one?

A Girl In Pink
Title: A Girl In Pink
Location: South Bank
Camera: Canon EOS 300D / Canon 18-55mm EF
Notes: I was lining up my shot of City Hall when she came trotting down the stairs. Colour pop again emphasised her and made her stand out from the blue tones background.

House Of The Rising Sun Title: House Of The Rising Sun
Location: Tate Modern, London
Camera: Canon EOS 300D / Canon 18-55mm EF
Notes: The Weather Exhibition was an installation in the spectacular main Turbine Hall of the Tate Modern on London’s South Bank. A fast ISO equivalent film speed helped to capture the misty atmosphere in the hall.

Ingatestone Hall

Ingatestone Hall Title: Ingatestone Hall
Location: Ingatestone Hall, Essex
Camera: Canon EOS 600 / Sigma 21-35mm EF
Film: Kodak Gold 200
Notes: I loved the shadow falling across the immaculately manicured lawn in the courtyard of Ingatestone Hall. The house was built by Sir William Petre in 1541, and his descendants have lived there ever since – the current occupant is Lord Petre, the 18th Baron and Lord Lieutenant of Essex. It’s a bit surprising the the tree doesn’t have more leaves, given that it was May (1994) when I took this, but it means the shadow is very well defined. I also liked the way the bough of the tree framed the top of the image.