Under Urban Bridges

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Playing about with framing using the view from underneath a bridge – well, two different views from under two bridges along the same river, on the same towpath. Taking out the colour helps reduce some of the chaotic busy-ness of each image, I think, focusing instead mainly on highlighting the contrast between the lights and darks, hopefully pulling your eye deeper in towards the centre of the image…

I was quite pleased with the results – sometimes I can get the exposure wrong with strong contrasts, but I’m happy enough with the overall look and feel of these two 🙂

Bridges along the River Lea, East London

Daily Prompt: Baby

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I saw these baby-sized home-made statues standing together on the water-side of the towpath of the River Lea, placed carefully between two moored boats looking out over the river towards the old Olympic Stadium in East London  – they’re only about a foot high, but nevertheless caught my eye so I happily hunkered down next to them and captured them for posterity… 🙂

Daily Prompt: Baby 

Daily Prompt: Fish

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To be honest I’ve never understood the lure of fishing, or more specifically, angling. The River Ness, running through the City of Inverness in the North of Scotland where I grew up, has always been a keen spot for anglers. I do appreciate that only two of these shots contain men in waders standing up to their nether regions in the middle of a freezing cold river waiting patiently to catch a fish, but it’s such a beautiful river it seems such a shame not to share more of it…  🙂

Daily Prompt: Fish

Daily Prompt: City

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Cities are inevitably made up of a rush of buildings, busy streets and railway tracks, but in many places there are also quieter urban waterways wending their way along in the background, if you know where to look, embracing a far slower pace of life.

Everyone knows the magnificent River Thames flows right through the middle of London, but there are still many other smaller tributary rivers joining it along the way.

The River Lea waterways pass by and through the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, East London, and a walk along the towpath here feels a world away from the hustle and bustle going on all around 🙂

Daily Prompt: City