A hint of normality

by Helen Hooker October. 01, 2020 543 views
City contrasts

City contrasts

It seems a lifetime since my last trip into London, on 28th February. Today a small group of us from the camera club caught returned to the capital for a spot of photography, not knowing quite how it would seem after the events of this year.

I couldn't resist this bright orange moped, parked outside St Helen's, Bishopsgate

I couldn't resist this bright orange moped, parked outside St Helen's, Bishopsgate

The train was pretty quiet, as were the streets. Not quite the ghost town of the lockdown period in March and April, but I was amazed how one could just stride across the road pretty much anywhere without worrying about the traffic.

A reflected selfie of our little band of photographers!

A reflected selfie of our little band of photographers!

We worked our way south through the City, ending up beside the River Thames, photographing anything that caught our eye on the way.

Wonky reflectons

Wonky reflectons

A glimpse of London Bridge Hospital and the Shard through an archway

A glimpse of London Bridge Hospital and the Shard through an archway

Dusk on the River Thames

Dusk on the River Thames

I mostly focused on architectural subjects on this occasion. With far fewer people about, street photography would have required more time than we had today. When we reached the riverside we found a spot with some opportunities for people photography though. On the terrace outside one building we found two couples using the mirrored windows to help them practise their dance routines. Let’s face it, on a beautiful sunny day like today who wouldn’t prefer this to being stuck inside a dance studio?!

Dancing by the river

Dancing by the river

On London Bridge. There was something about this chap's gesture that caught my eye

On London Bridge. There was something about this chap's gesture that caught my eye

1 October 2020

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Kay Hooker 3 months, 2 weeks ago

All great, but #5 is amazing.  I think this one might make one of your intersting cards.  Glad you had a happy time with your photographic friends.

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Nick Ambrose 3 months, 2 weeks ago

Ha ha, I can now see that I did a half decent job of giving myself a haircut the other day by that half shot of the back of my head smile Great shots though!

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Riyaz 3 months, 2 weeks ago

Beautiful details and composition ! Love it !

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