My London

I recently bought a new lens for my camera, and I decided to try it out by taking it for a day trip to London.

(Technically speaking I went to London for work, and then ran around afterwards trying to snap photos in the failing light, but still. Same same.)

These are the somewhat experimental snaps I took. I hope you like them.

This is my London.

My London tube window

My London ascent

My London descent

My London eros on electrics

My London soaring spars

My London tube tile time

My London 1812

This last one is for any Farscape (or Tchaikovsky) fans. Seeing as I already had my camera out, I couldn’t resist.

I love the different textures, colours and contrasts that the city provides. They may be a bit obtuse, but these pictures instantly take me to the places I’m familiar with.

How would you capture your city?

-Rachel

Linking up with LaurenCourtney Bonnie for Travel Tuesday, with Malinda for Wednesday Wanderlust

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    • 21st October 2015 / 21:18

      I’m pleased you like them!

  1. 20th October 2015 / 13:30

    I love getting a new lens and then trying it out on everything! What kind did you end up getting? I really love that picture of the stairs!

    • 21st October 2015 / 21:18

      It’s so exciting! Like Christmas! I got a 20mm lens for my Panasonic Lumix G7X, which is the equivalent to a 40mm lens as the Panasonic is a micro 4/3 system. The stairs picture seems to be popular! Glad you like it. I walk that way every day that I commute into London 🙂

  2. Kerri Taylor
    20th October 2015 / 13:31

    omg these are amazing. photo #2 may be my fav! (i know you didn’t ask but i picked anyway haha)

    xoxo cheshire kat

    • 21st October 2015 / 21:17

      I’m glad you enjoyed them! And I’m always keen to hear favourites – I’m particularly fond of #2 as well, and also #6. It’s weird and I like it!

  3. Andrea On Vacation
    20th October 2015 / 13:52

    They turned out great! What kind of lens did you buy?

    • 21st October 2015 / 21:15

      I got a 20mm lens for my Panasonic Lumix G7X, which is a mirrorless micro 4/3 system which means the lens is equivalent to a normal 40mm lens. So far, I think it’s amazing!

    • 21st October 2015 / 21:10

      I’m glad you like them! My lens made it easy to be honest….

  4. 20th October 2015 / 21:43

    Gorgeous photos! I love the stair shot best 🙂 My London photos would consist of world food, green parks and the bright lights of the evening!

    • 21st October 2015 / 21:10

      Mmmmm world food. If I’d had any food, I definitely would have photographed it! That’s one of my favourite things about London. If you can think of a cuisine, there will be somewhere that serves it. Multiculturalism is awesome.

  5. 20th October 2015 / 22:26

    Love the details! My London would be sunrises and sunsets on the river, market food and right now, all the gorgeous autumn colours in the parks 🙂

    • 21st October 2015 / 20:58

      Oh the autumn colours are so pretty. Almost makes the rain bearable..! Food markets are one of my favourite ways to spend a day, and I haven’t been to nearly enough in London. Need to work on that one I think..!

  6. 20th October 2015 / 23:24

    As an architect, I really like the photo with the metal construction in contrast with a brick wall.

    • 21st October 2015 / 20:57

      I found it very appealing, too. Glad I’m not the only one! And from an architect, that’s really saying something!

  7. 21st October 2015 / 15:09

    these are gorgeous photos! if i was capturing my London.. it would probably be me doing a happy dance that i was actually in London. lol

    • 21st October 2015 / 20:56

      Happy dance! Maybe I’ll do that next week (or when I go to Sydney…!)

    • 21st October 2015 / 20:56

      Glad you enjoyed them! It looks quite pretty, doesn’t it?!

  8. Leslie
    21st October 2015 / 19:07

    I’m liking the stairs and the brick & metal.

    • 21st October 2015 / 20:55

      Who knew stairs could be so photogenic! I’m glad you liked them 🙂

  9. Jen
    21st October 2015 / 21:47

    Wow these photos are amazing!!!! 🙂

    • 22nd October 2015 / 08:03

      Ahh glad you like them!

  10. 22nd October 2015 / 10:58

    I think it is great that despite running out of time you still found it in you to go photo-exploring.

    Thanks for joining in #wednesdaywanderlust this week

    • 26th October 2015 / 23:15

      I actually found it was a really nice way to destress at the end of the day! Glad you liked them.

  11. 23rd October 2015 / 01:26

    I really like the first pic, I don’t even know what it is but it looks cool! You have a great eye.

    • 26th October 2015 / 23:16

      It’s the window in the door between tube carriages! I like taking photos of things we see every day but never really look properly at.

  12. 26th October 2015 / 15:34

    These are such interesting pictures! I had to look at some of them for a while to figure out what they were. Love that!

    • 26th October 2015 / 23:16

      I’m really pleased you liked them! I like photos that make you stop and think too 🙂

    • 26th October 2015 / 23:17

      Thank you! I’m glad you enjoyed them! I am definitely one for going a little off-piste at times…

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