Playtime Fog

Playtime fog

My first post for a while. I’ve been struggling to get back into the swing of posting, time has not been on my side & a lack of inspiration hasn’t helped. Photographers block!!

The time away has not been spent without a camera in hand though. I was asked by the local football club to take a portrait of every club member from Under 7 to Under 15 plus team photos. 180 pictures plus. Saturday mornings have been busy taking the shots & the rest of the weekend (in-between chores) editing & adding names & logos to the shots. Printing was easy, a quick upload to Photobox did the job.
Small boy plays in the U14′s & I do help with some of the admin for the team & ultimately the club will make some money from the work but I think next year I need to advertise the service to the other clubs as well. Every parent wants a shot of their child & with so many football clubs around I should be making some money here!! The requests from our own club come in thick & fast & the repeat printing will create even more work once the grandparents take a look as well.

In the meantime I have been trying to get a few shots in. This one from March is a start again. The fog was thick & with the poor light & cold, what could be a better time to get out & take some pictures. :) Converting to B & W adds some creepy atmosphere to the shot of this play park behind the house.

Its a start back to the more frequent posting. Hope you enjoy. John

Going underground

I am always fascinated by the underground in London. So many years ago they managed to carve out so many tunnels that are still used by so many people today. Just going up & down the different levels knowing that you are passing under so many iconic spots in London.
Can you imagine trying to build something like this nowadays. It would never happen!!
Underground (2)

St Pauls collection

St Paul’s Cathedral

A wonderful building, standing out from the rest of the buildings in the area. They must have one heck of an electric bill!

St Pauls

London – The City that never sleeps

The trees are budding

Trafalgar square

London scape

It really doesn’t matter what sort of photo you take, this cockerel stands out.

My out of place Cockerel

Cockrell

Yesterday I posted a picture of a blue cockerel which just stood out in Trafalgar Square in London. Now that I have managed to look at some more of the pictures I took last weekend, I have this one which shows him in his full glory. He took a great place in the Guardian here when Boris unveiled him on the 4th plinth. There were the obvious innuendoes in most of the papers to be honest but this was my favourite.

Take a listen to Boris Johnson’s unveiling speech. Its brilliant. :)
Check out this link…

 

Contrast

Cockrell

having spent a fantastic weekend in London & am working through the pictures, I thought I’d share this initially. I’m trying to understand what an earth a blue cockerel was doing in Trafalgar Square. It sort of stands out next to Nelson’s Column.

Any one have any ideas. I need to Google it when I have time. This will have to do for now. I’ll update once I find out. :)

The Cobb

The Cobb
Having shared the shots of the storm at Lyme Regis breaking over the The Cobb, I forgot to show what it was like the other side. Not good. Small boy wanted to stand underneath!! Thankfully he saw sense & stayed well out of the way.

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