With my other half away this weekend, you’re stuck with just me this week, as I took a brief stroll around London Bridge during a glorious Saturday afternoon, and decided to have a bit of a play with shooting in black and white. This is on the Jubilee line as I was warming up:
For those who haven’t been there, London Bridge has seen a lot of regeneration in recent years (most noticeably with the building of the fairly epic Shard skyscraper as part of the London Bridge station redevelopment), with a strong focus on glass architecture, particularly in places such as More London Riverside. As I walked from the station to the riverside, I spotted a nice image of the old warehouses reflected in one of the new glass facades:
There are streams that run along the footpath, which are pretty, but slightly hazardous if you’re concentrating on taking photographs…
The office buildings around More London Riverside are particularly striking:
Further west is the HMS Belfast, an old Royal Navy light cruiser that is now permanently moored as a war museum:
The combination of the two as the sun began to set made for a nice composition.
A life-ring had fallen onto the rubble of what passes as beaches along the side of the Thames:
I was happy with how I caught the cyclist in-frame as I was waiting for the lights to change:
And back onto the tube home. I know I’m a transport geek, but there’s something wonderfully photogenic about the tube, and monochrome seems to bring it out even more.
[…Nothing wrong with being a transport geek. Looks amazing!]