I’ve recently found myself on the South Bank a couple of times, both armed with a camera for some good shots.
The first was after the recent @media conference, when I had the pleasure of spending some time with some of the other delegates and a couple of the speakers on the Friday evening. We enjoyed some noodles by the water, and then wandered about round Hungerford Bridge for a while as the dusk settled and the lights came on along the Thames.
[Right – Westminster Illuminations – as the light fades, the shape of the Palace of Westminster is outlined by spotlights]
I managed some other good shots along the river bank – and it was a warm, balmy evening. A great pleasure to be out and about enjoying the sights.
A week or so later, and I was back again, this time after a rather nice lunch with friends in Borough Market. Having had a generous three courses, I felt I needed a walk! So I meandered from London Bridge along to Southwark for a few more shots. The riverbank was very busy with folks out on a Sunday stroll, and the water was busy with boats of all shapes and sizes.
[Left, you can see one of the speedboats zipping about on the water near St. Paul’s Cathedral]
I took the Jubilee Line to Canary Wharf for a look around on the way back. I haven’t been there for photography for a good while, and was surprised to see how it has changed in a couple of years.
The Jubilee Line station is quite interesting in itself – I love the canopy over the escalator hall, and with the right lighting, it makes an excellent silhouette image [right].
Making my way over to West India Quay, I noticed some attractive boats moored by the dockside. Together with the old cranes, they contrasted well with the modern glass and steel architecture of the new buildings surrounding them [left].