A sunny, blustery Sunday on the Sussex coast at Cuckmere Haven. See a couple more shots of the same place here.
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Shot from Charlton Road, overlooking the A102 Blackwall Tunnel approach. The Olympic Stadium is already staring to disappear behind new developments (view full-size, squint and you might see the top of it just to the left of the Orbit). At some point I guess we can expect the Millennium Dome to get similarly obscured.
Here’s a similar view from 2010:
No buildings on the Peninsula between Dome and Greenwich Millennium Village, no cable car, no sign of the Olympic developments. I just wish the 2010 shot included the “eco” Sainsbury’s which has since been demolished (unthinkable at the time).
Putting this together tells me I should a) get a long lens for my Fuji, b) take these more often (and catalogue them better in my archives).
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A breezy and occasionally damp walk along the Thames path, past the Emirates Airline cable car and the old jetty (currently Farmopolis), looking over the river to Silvertown.
Snapped on my way home from the excellent Caught by the River Thames festival on Sunday. Highlights of the event:
- The London Sound Survey (and finally meeting the brains behind the project)
- Beer and paella in the sunshine, sitting in Fulham Palace’s walled garden
- Temples (yes retro, yes derivative, but also fun and they have tunes and the chops to make it work without being stodgy)
- Super Furry Animals: just brilliant, uplifting, moving, amusing, and perfect for the event.
I hope they do it again next year.
A bit of time to kill before going to Caught by the River Thames in Fulham spent photographing around the Thames path on the north-west corner of Greenwich peninsula. It’d be a lot easier to make decent photos round there if it wasn’t for the miles of metal fencing, but it remains an interesting place to walk and photograph.
The sculpture is Alex Chinneck’s A bullet from a shooting star, part of the The Line – a sculpture trail running across both sides of the river, that I really should investigate more.
A great weekend in Lille, travelling by Eurostar from Ebbsfleet International (about which I could get quite evangelical – for its convenience, if not its glamour and sophistication: the train left Lille Europe at 17.36 local time on the way home and we got into our house in SE7 at 18.20).
I visited France a lot as a child and – a bit like with camping the previous weekend – couldn’t imagine at the time that I wouldn’t do so regularly forever, but then through my 20’s and 30’s hardly went at all. It felt good to be back there, and to see my daughter discover Orangina, waffles, pain au chocolat, and all those things that are readily available in London but somehow much better in France. Paris next year, I think.
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I’ll win no prizes for composition with these shorts (nor probably for depth-of-field control), but I’m very much enjoying what I can do with the Fuji X-T10 with a 35mm f1.4 lens on the front.
These shots from an excellent camping trip to a pine forest somewhere outside Battle in East Sussex this weekend just gone.