Westminster bridge

London’s Calling | St. Albans Photography Out and About

Today saw my sixth trip to London in the space of a fortnight. Now for a non commuter, “work-from-home” freelancer and all round country girl, travelling to London at peak time, smacks a resemblance of transporting sheep! As we all shuffle onto small metal tubes and tightly pack together making acquaintance with areas of other people’s bodies normally only reserved for deodorant, I remind myself that I am off to the “Big Smoke”…. London is calling.

Leading lines

My appointment brought me to Westminster. As I crossed to the South Bank, weaving in and out of the tourists snapping away at Big Ben, taking selfies in front of the Houses of Parliment I felt compelled to make the most of my visit today, albeit a short one. Out came the camera (iPhone.)

Crossing Westminster Bridge I saw my first leading line to be photographed, the bridge appeared unusually quiet, but a perfectly timed London Bus set the scene perfectly.

Westminster bridge
Crossing Westminster Bridge

Watch how your eye is guided toward the Houses of Parliment by the striking red of the double lines divided by the road and paralleled by the contrasting green bridge.

Leading lines became my photographic theme for a short walk down the embankment.

Lines are everywhere in photography and assist greatly when composing a photograph. Here are a few more I took from my wander along South Bank.

I think for the next blog post I’ll discuss composition, what would you like to know? Leave me a comment and I’ll answer your questions in next weeks post.

Kristina

View of the London Eye. I love how the winter intensifies the contrast of colour. This is my favourite time of the year for photography!
View of the London Eye. I love how the winter intensifies the contrast of colour. This is my favourite time of the year for photography!
A snail's eye view. Where do the lines draw your eyes to?
A snail’s eye view. Where do the lines draw your eyes to?

 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>