Photo a week #3 – “Old and New” – 122 Leadenhall Street

The hat-trick is complete…three posts in three weeks!

This is another image that combines the old and new architecture of London. 122 Leadenhall Street, or ‘The Cheesegrater’ to give it the informal name, is one of the many post-modern architectural designs in London.

….or so it says on Wikipedia!

As this is the third is a series of four images on this topic, I’m on the hunt for something new for October so watch this space!





Photo a week #1 – Guildhall Buildings


This is the entrance to Guildhall Buildings in the city of London (apparently it’s not The Guildhall Buildings… it’s not a typo!)

I have been watching to excellent videos by Sean Tucker, with one video in particular really strikes a chord with me.  I won’t add spoilers, but basically, he says get out there and start taking pictures.  I’ve tended to take lots of pictures then imported them into Lightroom, and with a few exceptions, that’s where the images have stayed.

Watching the video on Street Photography changed things entirely as now I import them from my camera on my phone and publish to Instagram on the fly while on the train or having a cuppa (or the occasional sneaky beer!) which has been great.

This shot was taken one lunchtime, and I didn’t think about it too much.  I was just walking past, took the picture then carried on about my day.  As a result, I’m aiming for at least one decent picture a week up on this site and Instagram.

It was taken on my Panasonic Lumix LX100 which I’m really enjoying using now after a bit of a shaky start (good workmen and all that!) and edited with Snapseed which is fantastic editing app for both Android and iPhone.

I think it’s fair to say these videos have been a game changer, and he may have saved me £20 a month on subscriptions!

Street Photography in the City of London

The title says exactly what is in the tin really!  Still getting to grips with a 52 project I’d hope to start, but thats stuttering a bit at the moment.  Maybe a bit too much procrastinating (see previous blog post)

Anyway, decided to get off my backside and what started off as taking pictures of building in the City end up as street photography.  Quite pleased with the results, though a lot more work to be done around the confidence of taking shots of people I don’t know.

A quick nap


This guy must have been REALLY tired to decide he needed a nap halfway across London Bridge!

This is the first image I’ve taken while actually concentrating on taking street photography.  I’m actualy quite pleased with it, both in that I took the shot in the first place as opposed wishing I’d taken it after the event, and that I didn’t wake him up!