Posts in Category: London

A woman and her phone

A woman and her phone

A young woman concentrates on her phone in a London Tube station while our train was momentarily stopped.

Aperture ƒ/7.1
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 40mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/100s

The London Eye

London Eye

The London Eye as seen from below with my wide angle lens. It’s quite a sight to see but there are always long lines to ride it.

Aperture ƒ/10
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/200s

Vic

The London Underground, March 2012.

Aperture ƒ/5
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 48mm
ISO 800
Shutter speed 1/20s

The Old Green Car

Not an old car but ye olde styled as was the fashion a couple of years ago. Stands out against more modern vehicles of course.

Aperture ƒ/16
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 48mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/400s

Goldhawk Road

The train station at Goldhawk Road, London. March 2012.

Aperture ƒ/14
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 21mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/400s

Trafalgar Square Fountain

Part of one of the fountains in Trafalgar Square, London. The Wikipedia page for the Square has an interesting note about the fountains.

When the square was laid out in the 1840s, the fountains’ primary purpose was not aesthetic, but rather to reduce the open space available and the risk of riotous assembly. They were originally fed by water pumped from an artesian well by a steam engine sited behind the National Gallery. In the late 1930s it was decided to replace the stone basins and the pump.The new fountains were built to a design by Sir Edwin Lutyens at a cost of almost £50,000 The old fountains were bought for presentation to the Canadian government, and are now in Ottawa and Regina. The present fountains are memorials to Lord Jellicoe (western side) and Lord Beatty (eastern side).
Further restoration work became necessary and was completed by May 2009. The pump system was replaced with a new pump capable of sending an 80-foot (24 m) jet of water into the air. A new LED lighting system was also installed during this restoration to reduce the cost of lighting maintenance. The new lighting has been designed with the London 2012 Summer Olympics in mind and for the first time will project many different combinations of colours on to the fountains. The new lighting system has a much lower energy requirement and will reduce its carbon footprint by around 90%.

Aperture ƒ/9
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/160s

Countdown to the Olympics

The Olympic countdown in Trafalgar Square. Obviously from a few months ago unless the timer has stopped again!

Aperture ƒ/9
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 20mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/80s

Houses of Parliament

The Houses of Parliament in London, UK dominate the skyline near the river.

Aperture ƒ/5
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 59mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/1250s

Bird’s eye view in London

A pigeon watching the passing pedestrians on a bridge near the London Eye in the United Kingdom.

Aperture ƒ/6.3
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 200mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/400s