The HMS Belfast

HMS Belfast

HMS Belfast sometimes feels like a poor cousin. Arguably less grand than the Cutty Sark, and overshadowed by both Tower Bridge (to the back and right) and the Tower of London (to the back and left) it is nevertheless an impressive structure. Trivia The HMS Belfast is over three-quarters of a century old, and has its guns aimed 12 miles …

alistairHMS Belfast
Looking north from the South Bank

Looking north from the South Bank

Free art galleries? With no queues? We’re spoilt in this country! The South Bank is one of my favourite areas, and the Tate Modern is one of the greatest places in this area. The view from the top floor, looking out is superb; it’s also a crackingly good value restaurant! Processing HDR photograph taken using the built-in bracketing on the Canon …

alistairLooking north from the South Bank
Tower Bridge by Night

Tower Bridge by Night

It’s an area of London that I’ve photographed many times, and I’ll return many more times again! There can be few more iconic shots as Tower Bridge from the South Bank – just a shame the Americans so often confuse it with London Bridge! Processing A seven image HDR taken using the built-in bracketing on the Canon 6D. Conversion to …

alistairTower Bridge by Night
Blackfriars Bridge by Night

Blackfriars Bridge by Night

I often create panoramic images by stitching several photographs together, but in this case this HDR photograph of Blackfriars Bridge, with St Paul’s Cathedral in the background, was created from a single cropped shot. Irritatingly, I’m still getting used to the Canon 6D, whose GPS sucks batteries like nothing else! I foolishly forgot to turn the GPS on for all my …

alistairBlackfriars Bridge by Night
A stormy day at Durdle Door

A stormy day at Durdle Door

We had a brief break in the storm, and whilst the wind was probably gusting 60+ mph, we managed to brave it down to the shore of the Jurassic Coast and the iconic natural landmark that is Durdle Door. Needless to say, the lure of the water was too great for me and my tripod, so I got soaked down …

alistairA stormy day at Durdle Door
Savill Garden, Windsor Great Park

Savill Garden, Windsor Great Park

On the recommendation of Surrey Life, we took a visit to Windsor Great Park; specifically Savill Garden. My honest opinion was that whilst the gardens were well laid out and maintained, Autumn may not be the best time to visit; and as a National Trust member I somewhat resent paying to enter a venue not dissimilar to those I’ve already …

alistairSavill Garden, Windsor Great Park
Aylesford Bridge, Kent

Aylesford Bridge, Kent

I remember this bridge from my childhood, growing up in Maidstone, Kent. At the time this bridge was accessible by cars, and being extremely narrow was chaotic. In my childhood the chimney didn’t exist, now it incerates waste, bathing the town in soot. The pedestrianisation of the bridge has been a big positive, but arguably the latter change has detracted from …

alistairAylesford Bridge, Kent

Buchan Country Park, Horsham

The eagle-eyed amongst you will spot this is an autumn shot – sadly I’ve not had much time for photographs recently and I’ve dived into the archives.

alistairBuchan Country Park, Horsham