I went out yesterday with a couple of pals from my Facebook group http://www.facebook.com/groups/streetphotographersuk/. Starting point was Canary wharf, shooting around the sky scrapers here really makes you feel small, but at least the stormtrooper security guards didn’t bother us, I think partly due to the fact that none of us were carrying dslr’s. Using the smaller more discreet camera’s such as my Olympus OM-D has so many advantages over the bulbous over weight dslr camera bodies, and not getting noticed by security is just one of them!
After debating over coffee on the next location, we ended up back on the tube up to Bank station and walking up the river into town. Up through Soho and to another coffee shop, this time the superb Milk Bar sister cafe to the famous Flat White coffee shop near Soho market. Streetphotography is turning me into a serious coffee head! I can’t possibly drink instant now!
A mooch around here and then up to Oxford St. via Regent St. Oxford St was manic as usual, with potential shots coming at you at 100 mph. I probably completed 2.5 laps of Oxford St in total on top of all the other plodding around, no wonder my bloody legs ache so much after these days out!
Any way pics…
Last Saturday saw some pretty serious rain in London. I was out shooting with my mate Ian, all started nice n sunny, got out to Brick Lane, still sunny…. Thought it was going to be like that all day…. Wrong!
We are turning into Coffee connoisseurs lately when out shooting, more and more time is spent hunting down coffee excellence! Today we enjoyed the Brick Lane Coffee Shop, the flat whites are very nice!
So after a caffeine hit and a feed from the Moroccan stall, we headed of into the sunset (well traffic fumes) on a Boris Bike apiece. My first experience of these things, and I have to say that much as I don’t like the blonde buffoon, he’s got it spot on with the bikes. Priced very reasonably they are going to get used more often by me. Over Tower Bridge we went then parked up, and continued shooting our way up the South Bank, then the heavens opened!…. Big time! What a great summer eh! Still it made for some funny street photography, and what did I care, I was fully equipped…. Oh yes, waterproof,wind proof,breathable jacket no less, and my weather sealed Olympus OM-D!
Making use of the bridges, tunnels etc for shelter we plodded on, taking in more coffee at the famous Flat Whites coffee shop in Soho. Deelish!