Get Snappy 2: London

Get Snappy 2: London

Another week in London. I decided to bring my camera everywhere with me, and the one day I chose not to – because I was just going to work and then home and it was a cloudy day – we were treated to the most glorious, delicate, pink sunset. I went up to the sixth floor of my office building to get a better look and kicked myself.

Fortunately, I hadn’t made this mistake all week. After missing a beautiful sunrise the week before – catching the sunrise is less impressive when the sun comes up at 8am – I was determined to be ready the next time the clouds cleared.

My hands nearly froze off after an hour of taking pictures in the cold, but I caught a beautiful sunrise and finally made it to the statue of the dolphin and the girl on the north side of the river.

I also went for a wander during one of my lunches and got some more City photos for my project. I still feel so awkward taking photos of people I don’t know, which is probably reasonable. I don’t know how street photographers do it – do they ask everyone for permission to use images of them after taking the shot? Do they accept they’re a creeper? Explain this to me.

This means that I mainly take photos of the buildings, which is still good, but if I want to do a project about the City as a whole, I probably need to involve some pictures of the people. I have yet to figure out how to do this without feeling like a weirdo, though feeling like a weirdo has never stopped me before, so I’m sure I’ll push through.

In other photographic news, on Saturday Jake and I went to my favourite exhibition of each year: the National Geographic Wildlife Photographer of the Year show at the Natural History Museum. It was awesome, full of amazing photos from photographers of all ages, nationalities and levels of experience from an enormous array of countries across the world. It was cool to go with a bit more technical knowledge, so I could learn something from the images along with enjoying them. Maybe one day I’ll take photos like that!

*Okay, I posted this too soon. After publishing this post, I headed over to Brockwell Park, near Jake’s parents’ house, for a quick walk at sunset. Photos too good not to include for this week. I’ve added a few down below.*

Onto this week’s options. Let me know what you think!

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