I enjoyed a day at the Photography Show in Birmingham today, browsing the myriad of stands and talking to exhibitors. I resisted being tempted to buy any expensive goodies but I did buy a travel tripod which will be really useful for my trip to Orkney later this month when I won’t have room for my big tripod. Weather permitting, I’m hoping it’ll help me do some star photography and possibly even catch the Northern Lights. While I was at the show I attended a great talk by car photographer Amy Shore and she was kind enough to stop and speak with me afterwards.
I didn’t take any photos at the show, although I did make the most of a free camera and lens cleaning and updating service on the Panasonic stand. On my way home I turned my mind to what I could shoot for my blog today and decided the London rush hour could be a fruitful source of inspiration. My first photo was taken at Euston tube station where I purposely missed a couple of trains to capture the comings and goings as commuters hurried home. Once on the tube I spotted an interesting character sitting further down the carriage, so I surreptitiously took his photo, surrounded by masses of other travellers, all a million miles away in their own private worlds.
On the final leg of the journey I found myself sitting on the train opposite a chap who was engrossed in his book, so I engaged silent mode and snapped a few frames to complete my rush hour story.
20 March 2018