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Continuing our photo walk, Parrish and I left the skateboarders and headed to Tower Bridge and City Hall to shoot some more. The dusk light was late and unremarkable, so once again I used the B+W Art Filter on my EM-5 to make most of these images. Arguably lazy to let the camera do the editing for me, but I really like the grainy B+W rendition, the texture and the contrast really appeal to me. Thus all the B+W shots are straight out of the camera JPEGS.Furthermore, I shot all these with the Olympus 12-40mm F/2.8, and zooms can make one lazy in one's composition. However, I would argue that I still had to envisage and compose the shot, deciding where the frame edges should be before hitting the shutter. But certainly, primes would force more considered compositional choices.My friend Gene in New York, to whom I always email all my photos before posting them here, says that I have 'a way of making the familiar seem unfamiliar.' I suppose that's the challenge when you've photographed these locations as often as I have, to make them still look fresh and interesting. Anyway, thanks once again to Parrish for an excellent and enjoyable photo walk. Hope to do it again soon! 

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City Hall Photo Walk

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Continuing our photo walk, Parrish and I left the skateboarders and headed to Tower Bridge and City Hall to shoot some more. The dusk light was late and unremarkable, so once again I used the B+W Art Filter on my EM-5 to make most of these images. Arguably lazy to let the camera do the editing for me, but I really like the grainy B+W rendition, the texture and the contrast really appeal to me. Thus all the B+W shots are straight out of the camera JPEGS.

Furthermore, I shot all these with the Olympus 12-40mm F/2.8, and zooms can make one lazy in one's composition. However, I would argue that I still had to envisage and compose the shot, deciding where the frame edges should be before hitting the shutter. But certainly, primes would force more considered compositional choices.

My friend Gene in New York, to whom I always email all my photos before posting them here, says that I have 'a way of making the familiar seem unfamiliar.' I suppose that's the challenge when you've photographed these locations as often as I have, to make them still look fresh and interesting

Anyway, thanks once again to Parrish for an excellent and enjoyable photo walk. Hope to do it again soon!
 
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This one I shot on the way home using the B+W filter on my phone.
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This one I shot on the way home using the B+W filter on my phone.

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And some colour to finish.
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Brenda MarshDec 30, 2014 03:27 PM

Most of the world's most famous photographers i had the good luck to work with, when at LIFE and The Observer, preferred b&w

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