Blog, Street

Rainy China town

Took a trip to London Yesterday for our son’s 13th birthday. The years seem to fly by.

Visited the museum of childhood in Bethnal Green, then headed to China town for a fab evening meal.

The heavens opened.

My camera gear isn’t waterproof but I wasn’t going to let that deter me from grabbing a few shots.

Dried off my camera with a paper tissue and all is fine.

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London, Borough Market

Again I’ve been sifting through some of my older shots, this time taken on a photo trip to London, April last year. Having only posted a couple to Flickr I found a few more ¬†that I though worthy of showing.

So here they are.

All shots converted to mono using Topaz B&W Effects 2 and Lightroom 5.



Making Paella




There are so many wonderful stalls that I would’ve needed a ton of cash and a huge bag to get all the things I wanted.

Thanks for stopping by.

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Mono Monday-Chillin


Ok ok so it’s Wednesday but better late that never. Lots of things going on at the Wares houshold over the past few weeks which has put me slightly behind on a few things, one being this blog, however things should be settling down again so on with the show.

Today’s shot was taken at Covent Garden London on a photo day I took with my cousin Steve. Covent Garden is a great place for photographers who want to hone their people photography skills as it’s such a vibrant and bustling location with lots of things going on at pretty much all hours of the day. Amongst all the hustle and bustle I did manages to spot this fella taking some time out while listening to some sounds and having a wee smoke. I quite like how the harsh light has produced great contrast in the background.

When I’m out doing people photography I like to have the camera switched on and ready to shoot at all times. You never know when a photo opportunity will present itself.

Thanks for stopping by.

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Mono Monday-Stargazing


So here we are with another mono Monday image. This was taken a couple of years back whilst on a trip to London with my cousin and a couple of his friends. I like how I’m taking a picture of someone appreciating another photographers work. There’s a simplicity about having just the one person in the frame that appeals to me, had there been more it wouldn’t have worked so well, if at all. Black and white just seems to be the right choice for this picture.

I’ll have to make a return visit at some point and have another stab at some street photography as it’s an area I really need to get more confidence with.

Btw, I am now on Google+