Weekly Photo Challenge: Monument

This weeks challenge from The Daily Post is Monument… 

“The Eiffel Tower? Stonehenge? Your town’s sole traffic light? For this week’s photo challenge, blow us away with your take on the monumental.”

For other entries click here!

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Brick Lane: Revisited #3!

The third and final gallery of Brick Lane street art photos taken a couple of weeks ago.  

To see #1 click here and for #2 here!

That’s all, for now anyway… I visit Brick Lane often so I can’t promise there won’t be more in the future!  Hope you enjoyed them all!

Brick Lane: Revisited #2!

As promised, here’s #2 of the Brick Lane street art photos taken a couple of weeks ago.  To see #1 click here!

Hope you enjoy them…

 

The final gallery, #3 will be posted shortly!

Brick Lane: Revisited #1!

I love visiting Brick Lane in London, not only for the variety of vintage clothes shops, the wonderfully quirky and diverse people and the best hot salt beef bagels, washed down with my favourite dirty chai coffee… but also for the street art that changes or is added to on a regular basis… I could never be bored, there’s always so much to draw the eye and keep that camera shutter clicking!  

So much so that I took far too many shots for one post!  I couldn’t decide which to use and which to ditch so I’m going to spread them out through a few posts over the next two or three days!

Hope you enjoyed them as much as I did!  More to follow…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Object

I’ve been otherwise occupied for a wee bit, with goodness knows exactly what but it’s certainly kept me busy!

I hope a merry Christmas was had in every corner of the blogosphere and I wish one and all a very happy, healthy and peaceful new year!

This weeks photo challenge is all about the ‘object‘…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light!

For this week’s photo challenge I’m posting some photos taken recently in London’s Piccadilly Circus with a silhouette of the famous Eros statue in one of them.  A couple were taken at the Warner Bros Studio Tour, The Making of Harry Potter, which I totally recommend to any Harry Potter fans out there… it was awesome!  Some taken locally and of course you’ve gotta have candles!

 So without much further ado… Let There Be Light!  

Click on any image to enlarge or for slideshow

Weekly Photo Challenge: Curves

Swans are so elegant and beautiful… I chose this picture for this weeks photo challenge because of the graceful curves of the Swans head, neck and body… the curve of the lake and also because of the curved wingspan and tail feathers of the pigeon flying over it!

This Swan was enjoying posing for the camera!  If you look in the background you can see Mrs Swan approaching with her Sygnets!

I think this is ‘Mr’ Swan, he seemed to be enjoying posing for the camera! If you look in the background you can see ‘Mrs’ Swan approaching with the Cygnets!

The Serpentine… Hyde Park, London

Just a few photos taken at The Serpentine in Hyde Park a few weeks ago…

Sights, sounds & smells of Brick Lane

Brick Lane on a Sunday morning… so much going on, so much to see and so many good things cooking…!

Urban Street Art

No captions for these as I think they speak for themselves! Some are just for fun whereas other’s have deeper meanings, whether political or emotional but all have one thing in common… they are pretty awesome!

Quotes that speak to my soul…

"Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving.
What you have caught on film is captured forever...
it remembers little things,
long after you have forgotten everything." - Aaron Siskind

"You become things, you become an atmosphere, and if you become it, which means you incorporate it within you, you can also give it back. You can put this feeling into a picture. A painter can do it. And a musician can do it and I think a photographer can do that too and that I would call the dreaming with open eyes." - Ernst Haas

"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by Dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most importantly, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary."
- Steve Jobs

“To photograph is to hold one's breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It's at that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy.”
- Henri Cartier-Bresson

“For me, the camera is a sketch book, an instrument of intuition and spontaneity.”
― Henri Cartier-Bresson

“Above all, life for a photographer cannot be a matter of indifference”
― Robert Frank

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