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Evening Around St. Paul's

Jena and I went for a stroll one evening this week along the south bank, ending up around St.Paul's Cathedral and the Tate Modern Gallery. We had dinner at one our favourite restaurants, Tas Pide, next to the Globe Theatre. The food, service and ambience are always excellent there, and we were so stuffed we had to carry our desserts home!These images were all taken with my phone, the now ageing Nokia N8, since I couldn't be bothered to lumber my DSLR and lenses around with me, and it wasn't a meet specifically for shooting. But hopefully these images will again reinforce the point I have made before that the best camera is the one you have with you. The camera, whether a phone or DSLR, is neither a barrier nor excuse for composition or creativity. If I'm just out walking, I simply don't care what camera I use, I'll shoot what I see. The phone obviously has limitations such as night shots, which tested the limits of the sensor, and for serious night shooting I would, of course, use my DSLR. But as a casual snapshot taker, it seems to do alright. Well, I hope you enjoy the images below.

Sep 23, 2012

Evening Around St. Paul's

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Jena and I went for a stroll one evening this week along the south bank, ending up around St.Paul's Cathedral and the Tate Modern Gallery. We had dinner at one our favourite restaurants, Tas Pide, next to the Globe Theatre. The food, service and ambience are always excellent there, and we were so stuffed we had to carry our desserts home!

These images were all taken with my phone, the now ageing Nokia N8, since I couldn't be bothered to lumber my DSLR and lenses around with me, and it wasn't a meet specifically for shooting. But hopefully these images will again reinforce the point I have made before that the best camera is the one you have with you. The camera, whether a phone or DSLR, is neither a barrier nor excuse for composition or creativity. If I'm just out walking, I simply don't care what camera I use, I'll shoot what I see. 

The phone obviously has limitations such as night shots, which tested the limits of the sensor, and for serious night shooting I would, of course, use my DSLR. But as a casual snapshot taker, it seems to do alright. 

Well, I hope you enjoy the images below.
Blackfriars Bridge, with St Paul's Cathedral in the distance.
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Blackfriars Bridge, with St Paul's Cathedral in the distance.

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Blackfriars rail bridge, with the setting sunlight shining through the arches.
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Blackfriars rail bridge, with the setting sunlight shining through the arches.

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The tower of the Tate Modern Museum rises up through the foliage.
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The tower of the Tate Modern Museum rises up through the foliage.

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The sign sums up the cloudy sky :)
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The sign sums up the cloudy sky :)

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The Globe Theatre.
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The Globe Theatre.

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Hotdog stand. 
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Taxi cabs, usually black, here with a dash of primary colours.
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Taxi cabs, usually black, here with a dash of primary colours.

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St Paul's Cathedral.
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St Paul's Cathedral.

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Shopping mall opposite the cathedral.
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Shopping mall opposite the cathedral.

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Reflection of St Paul's Cathedral in a store front window. Here you can see the limits of the phone's sensor.
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Reflection of St Paul's Cathedral in a store front window. Here you can see the limits of the phone's sensor.

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This was just the starter! (for two of us, mind!).
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This was just the starter! (for two of us, mind!).

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So yummy, I ate the whole thing :)
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So yummy, I ate the whole thing :)

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Jena took this shot of yours truly looking satiated. 
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Jena took this shot of yours truly looking satiated. 

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BernieBoutinMar 16, 2013 12:34 AM

camera phones really have come a long ways. I agree that equipment, while some able to give better quality than others, and some more convenient to use than others, does not guarantee great or even good images...it is the photographer more than the equipment. Just as in music, the player is more important than the equipment used...I'm sure Jimi Hendrix would have sounded amazing using a cheap entry-level guitar. Give me the best automotive tools on earth and I still won't be able to rebuild an automatic transmission.

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