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Featured a few hours on a boat..

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by damianmkv, Oct 30, 2018.

  1. damianmkv

    damianmkv Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Nov 7, 2014
    Surrey, England
    Although we live 20 miles from central London, i rarely go - too much hustle and bustle but last week we went in for the day.

    Started off with mid morning tea at Harrods. If you're insane, you can pay £55 each for a few sandwiches, some cake and a glass of champagne !

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    Then we walked and ended up on a river cruise from the London eye to Greenwich and back

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    the shard from the river by damianmkv, on Flickr

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    bloody freezing at the end but a good trip - major cities come alive at night i think
     
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  2. Bushboy

    Bushboy Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Apr 22, 2018
    Aotearoa
    Charlie
    Were you insane?
     
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  3. damianmkv

    damianmkv Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Nov 7, 2014
    Surrey, England
    Definitely not. The tea was a gift
     
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  4. Bushboy

    Bushboy Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Apr 22, 2018
    Aotearoa
    Charlie
    Just checking. ;) 
     
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  5. Makes tea at The Ritz seem like great value.
     
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  6. stagor

    stagor Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 10, 2012
    Netherlands / N.Ireland
    Stan
    For fifty five quid I would expect a clean teaspoon.
     
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  7. Andrewmap

    Andrewmap Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Jun 5, 2018
    Derby, United Kingdom
    Martin
    Well spotted...and so is the spoon!:) 
     
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  8. Looks like you had a fun time and the city does seem to come alive after dark. Great pictures, thanks for posting.
    We did high tea at the Empress Hotel in Victoria (Vancouver Island) and it was around the same price but it was nice sitting in the window watching your "subjects" walk by. They made us feel quite important for the short while we were there. And.....the cutlery was clean too LOL.
     
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  9. ijm5012

    ijm5012 Mu-43 Legend Subscribing Member

    Oct 2, 2013
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Ian
    Nice shots Damian. My wife and I visited London back in 2015 when we came over for Goodwood FoS, and loved it. She had been there before (spent a summer working whilst in university), but it was my first time. I really enjoyed just walking around the city, enjoying the parks during the summer (seriously, the parks are bloody fantastic), and the shopping markets on the weekend.

    We've been toying with the idea of going back next year (FoS on Fri/Sat, London on Sun-Tues, then head up to the Lake District for a few days).
     
  10. damianmkv

    damianmkv Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Nov 7, 2014
    Surrey, England
    it was post stirring...
     
  11. damianmkv

    damianmkv Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Nov 7, 2014
    Surrey, England
    seems like a plan - I'm sure i'll do FoS again but I've not decided on which day(s) yet
     
  12. Saledolce

    Saledolce Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Apr 17, 2017
    Italy
    Lovely set of pics! made me think I should test my EM10.ii with the Panny 12-32 ASAP.....
     
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  13. damianmkv

    damianmkv Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Nov 7, 2014
    Surrey, England
    It’s a good travel combination :drinks:
     
  14. West's Camera

    West's Camera New to Mu-43

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    A wonderful scene. The composition and lighting is perfect. The thing which often challenges me when as a newbie I see such inspiring photography is trying to understand where the photo taking ends and post processing begins. Today's cameras are just fantastically capable. It too often seems that merely shooting RAW in auto mode is all that is necessary when applying expert level post processing. This photo is wonderful. But, how it was 'constructed' is what I wonder about.
     
  15. demiro

    demiro Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Nov 7, 2010
    The other takeaway is getting yourself to places worth photographing. It doesn't have to be London, or the equivalent, but you have to learn to see the scene.

    A capable camera and technically adept photographer with good post processing skills does not necessarily mean a good image. We seem to be full of good "technical" images of often uninspiring scenes. I'm afraid the art is being lost.

    damianmkv's shots combine all of the necessary elements and give us some wonderful images to enjoy.
     
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  16. Saledolce

    Saledolce Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Apr 17, 2017
    Italy
    And make sure you get there at the right time of the day.:)  You can probably take the same river cruise at 2pm, and trust me no postprocessing or technical feature of the camera body is giving you those pics.

    Taking a picture begins long before we press the button.
     
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  17. demiro

    demiro Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Nov 7, 2010
    Grazie. This is the point I was trying to make:

     
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  18. damianmkv

    damianmkv Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Nov 7, 2014
    Surrey, England
    It was definately a great time of day to make the trip. Otherwise you have harsh light :( 
     
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