Spitalfields and the City

by Helen Hooker February. 20, 2020 558 views

We went another camera club jaunt today, this time to explore the Spitalfields area of London. Strolling the streets around Brick Lane I found myself aiming my camera mostly at street art and people, although a couple of architectural shots sneaked into my final selection too.

I've been spotted!

I've been spotted!

I'm not a big one for colour popping, but I couldn't bring myself to remove the colour from this diminutive piece of street art!

I'm not a big one for colour popping, but I couldn't bring myself to remove the colour from this diminutive piece of street art!

I love this dark corner of the church in Spitalfields

I love this dark corner of the church in Spitalfields

After lunch we went our separate ways and I went in search of some street photography around the City of London. My aim was to spend some time shooting this genre with my 75mm lens for my prime lens project. I usually go for a 15 or 25mm lens for street photography, so I figured this would make it easy to spot interesting characters from a distance. However, I found it frustratingly difficult.

I spent a while outside one of the modern glass buildings playing with the reflections. I ended up with one shot I quite like, but I had a lot of failures too – again, this might have been easier with a shorter lens.

They're behind you! Having fun with reflections

They're behind you! Having fun with reflections

Much as I love my 75mm lens for certain situations (it’s great for picking faces out of large groups when I’m doing event photography, for instance) I will be very glad to get back to a shorter focal length for March!

One last shot while I waited for my train at Liverpool Street Station. I couldn't resist the expressions here

One last shot while I waited for my train at Liverpool Street Station. I couldn't resist the expressions here

20 February 2020

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Nick Ambrose 9 months ago

I like number 4.the hairdresser finally twigged he was getting photographed after about 4 of us had captured himsmile

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David Nurse 9 months, 1 week ago

Great images. #2 & #5 are my favs

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Liz Happer 9 months, 1 week ago

Interesting that I was on the same walk but although I saw some of the same things you did, there's so much I didn't see 🙄

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Kay Hooker 9 months, 1 week ago

Great!   But, did #2 know he would be seen on your photo blog?

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