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Late Night London

This evening Alistair and I went to London to meet friends for a surprise birthday dinner. On the way there we took a walk through the City and along the Thames to make some images of the lights on the bridges. They each have their own character, here are some of the most interesting ones:

London Bridge Hospital
London Bridge Hospital
The Bus Goes Across London Bridge
The Bus Goes Across London Bridge
Half Shard, Half Bridge
Half Shard, Half Bridge
St. Paul's Is That Way
St. Paul’s Is That Way
Southwark Bridge Quayside
Southwark Bridge Quayside

I chose a mono picture of Southwark Bridge for my 15th MoNovember shot and dusk at Leadenhall Market for my Day #2146 image.

Back In Blackpool

The New Trams Are Dull!
The New Trams Are Dull!

Last weekend I was back in Blackpool for BarCamp Blackpool 2013. I had not been to the 2012 event so my last visit was in October 2011. I met up with Alistair who had travelled over from Newcastle and when we weren’t BarCamping we indulged in a bit of geocaching, as usual.

Our biggest disappointment was that they’ve got rid of most of their lovely old trams and now have new, fast, sleek ones prowling up and down the prom. Efficient? Yes. Full of character? No! What a shame that progress sweeps aside the heritage of bygone days. 🙁

Monster Strawberry Milkshake
Monster Strawberry Milkshake
Alistair Introduces Basil  Brush
Alistair Introduces Basil Brush

Even though the Illuminations Season doesn’t start until the Autumn evenings draw in, there were still plenty of preparations happening for the displays.

Alistair met up with a friend from childhood – none other than Basil Brush – BOOM! BOOM!

And we might have indulged in a huge milkshake at the café in Stanley Park during a particularly thirsty caching trip!

Here are the rest of the images from around Blackpool:

We also had a long walk around Fleetwood, the first time we had been that far north on the Peninsula, which had plenty of sand and unexpected sunshine!

50 @ 50 (2013) #15

Bookends
Title: Bookends
Location: Lambeth Bridge, London
Camera: Canon EOS 7D / 50mm EF f/1.4 USM
Notes: I took a quick stroll over Lambeth Bridge this evening before the rain started hammering down. This is straight out of camera – I realise the scene is a bit tight in the frame, but with a 50mm lens I could not get any wider while resting my camera on the bridge railings for stability.