Friday, 27 March 2015

Bag Lady

GR, f6.3, 1/320, ISO 320, RAW
Another day of more limited photography. It is a bit more difficult these days to keep going but the weekend is near so this should give me more time for photography.

Thursday, 26 March 2015


GR, f8.0, 1/60, ISO 160, RAW
Didn't take many photos but got to take a few photos after work today. This one might be a bot boring but it's the one that turned out best.

Wednesday, 25 March 2015


GR, f6.3, 1/320, ISO 3200, RAW
Not been hugely inspired today. Despite going for a walk during lunch and after work, I didn't really see much to take photos of. Maybe I need to take a break from my daily photography.

Tuesday, 24 March 2015


a7s, f8.0, 1/400, ISO 1000, RAW, 43mm (Pentax Limited f1.9 43mm L)
One last photo with the Sony a7s before giving it back to Tom, it was fun to use it for a few days but it's a bit too big and heavy for me to take along and the EVF makes it impossible to slide into a jacket pocket even with a small lens. I hope Sony or someone else will put that sensor in a more compact camera.

Monday, 23 March 2015


a7s, f8.0, 1/400, ISO 250, 43mm (Pentax Limited f1.9 43mm LTM)
Since I still had the Sony a7s, I took some photos on my way to work with it to see how it would work as a daily camera. While it's nice, it's just too big for a daily camera, here nothing really beats the GR.
The Pentax Limited 43mm is a great lens however and fits great on the a7s.

Sunday, 22 March 2015


a7s, f5.6, 1/100, ISO 100, RAW, 50mm (Sony SEL 16-50mm)
Since I still had the Sony a7s and my NEX-3n doesn't work anymore, I figured I try the 16-50mm kit zoom on the a7s for fun and to see the results it gives. The 16-50mm kit zoom is not a very good lens on the APS sensor of the NEX-3n so it's pretty useless on the a7s. Still, it was fun using it in a Helga/Loom kind of way.

Saturday, 21 March 2015

Kew Gardens

While in Kew attending and photographing a friend's wedding, I also got to use Tom's Sony a7s with the Pentax Limited 43mm f1.9 LTM lens on it.

The weather was not great and I didn't have much time to take photos of the gardens but I did get some photos while wandering around some of the green houses.

The a7s is a very nice camera and it works great with the Pentax lens on it. Walking around Kew gardens was also very nice despite the somewhat grey and cold weather.

Friday, 20 March 2015

Cycle Surgery

GR, f6.3, 1/320, ISO 200, RAW
The morning started off dull and grey so there was not much of anything to see of the eclipse but it did brighten up for lunch and it turned into a very nice day. While I didn't have much time for photography, I liked the tiny bike that guy was riding.

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Taking Stock

GR, f2.8, 1/125, ISO 400, RAW

Another mostly dull and grey day but it was the "krims krams" day at Spitalfields market so always nice for a stroll to see what kind of junk people sell and buy. Some of it is nice enough but a lot of the stuff is more junk or clutter but I guess it's right up the alley for some hipsters and fits in the whole retro style for some people.

This photo actually works a bit better in 3:2 format and colour but it does work quite well even with the theme for the week. You can see the colour version on Flickr.

Wednesday, 18 March 2015


GR, f6.3, 1/320, ISO 560, RAW

After the past rather dull and grey days, the sun came out this morning and it ended up being a very nice day. I went for a walk during my lunch break but this photo I took on my way back home.

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Square London

GR, f8.0, 4 sec., ISO 100, RAW

I planned on having something more fitting for St. Patrick's Day and maybe have a photo of a pint of Guinness instead. Still, I took this photo after having some Guinness and being on my way back.
Maybe it's a bit of a boring photo that everyone takes and I have posted a few photos like that but maybe the square format makes it slightly different.

Monday, 16 March 2015

Traffic People

GR, f6.3, 1/320, ISO 1600, RAW

It's been a busy day but I managed to get out during lunch for a brief walk and take some photos. I also have a theme for this week to keep me a bit more motivated, I'll shoot everything (or convert later) in black and white and square format.

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Are You in the Market?

GRD, f7.1, 1/640, ISO 1600, JPG b&w

It's been a cold and grey day so I didn't really do much photography but did take some photos on my way to the shops.

Saturday, 14 March 2015

A Walk Around Hampstead

The day started with lots of sunshine and it seemed like a great day to go out and take photos. After arranging to go to Hampstead Heath, I set off just to have clouds move in and it getting quite cold.

With the clouds and grey skies the walk around Hampstead Heath was a bit boring and not very eventful for photography.
Thankfully it cleared up later in the afternoon and the sun came out so it made the walk and photography a lot more enjoyable.

Hampstead is a ok area but a bit hyped from what people make it sound to be, it's nice enough to go and see it if you're around but does not really warrant a special trip in my view.

Friday, 13 March 2015

Spare Some Change?

GR, f6.3, 1/320, ISO 3200, RAW

It's been another very light day for photography and I realise I need to find something to motivate myself and set a theme or something fro the week to make it easier to focus.

Thursday, 12 March 2015

Vintage Fashion

GR, f6.3, 1/320, ISO 1600, RAW

It's been a great day with a lot of sunshine again so I made the most out of my lunch break and went for a walk but more to enjoy the sun than to take photos. I did take some photos at Spitalfields market but as with the recent days I wasn't hugely inspired. It's all a bit of the same so despite the nice weather it is difficult to keep myself motivated.

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Keep Clear

GR, f6.3, 1/320, ISO 25600, RAW

Took this on my way back to the station after work. I liked that she was sitting in the doorway and it made for a good photo. I could have probably taken it at a different aperture but I already had the camera set up like this and don't relay mind the high IO noise.

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Cranes in the Morning

GR, f8.0, 1/1000, ISO 100, RAW

It's been a nice and sunny morning and I took (unwillingly) a slightly longer walk to work to get some fresh air after being packed in a crappy train. Still, it meant I could take some photos and enjoy a bit the sunshine.
This one is one of the many building sites around the City and London, they keep building more offices and flats nobody can afford so more people have to commute in to London every morning to make the trains even more packed. I miss Asia where you swing on your motorbike and go where you need in a few minutes.

Monday, 9 March 2015


GR, f6.3, 1/320, ISO 3200, RAW

It's been a busy day at work so I didn't get to do much photography but after a client meeting I had a few minutes to take some photos. I might have as well spent the evening taking photos because it took me ages to get home thanks to the Southern train incompetence to ever run a train on time.

Sunday, 8 March 2015


GXR A12-M, f2.8, 1/100, ISO 766, RAW, 53mm (Jupiter-12 f2.8 35mm LTM)

It started off as another nice and sunny day but became overcast in the afternoon. While I had more photography planned, I only went for a walk around the park here and took some photos with the GXR A12-M and Jupiter-12 lens.

Saturday, 7 March 2015

Million Women March

It's been a. great day, very warm and sunny so ideal for some photography. So I decided to join the Simple Street Photography meet up group to take some photos.

The plan was to go and take photos around Oxford Street but since there was a demonstration planned it made sense to go and take photos of that.

It was a demonstration of women against violence. Everyone was in a good mood, helped by the nice weather no doubt and the purpose of the demonstration.

I took the GXR A12-M and the GR with me to take photos but had a bad battery day and forgot to fully charge the batteries I had with me. This meant I needed to make sure I didn't run out of batteries.

We walked along with the demonstration from Bond Street all the way to Trafalgar Square where we went for a pint and a chat afterwards.

It was a very nice day out and great to meet the other photographers .

Friday, 6 March 2015

Walking Past the Shops

GR, f6.3, 1/320, ISO 800, RAW

It's been another nice and sunny day in London and since I had a meeting near Victoria it meant I did get a change of scenery. It was good to get to a different area in London even if it meant taking the Tube.
While I didn't have too much time for photography, a few photos I had to take while out of the office.

Thursday, 5 March 2015

Free Smiles?

GR, f6.3, 1/320, ISO 800, RAW

Another photo in my series of homeless people camping in the City. I will leave everyone to make their own mind up what they think of them.

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Jack Savoretti

I went to see and hear Jack Savoretti in Shepherd's Bush after work, I got the tickets from a very good friend as a present. It was a great concert and the venue was small enough to feel intimate but without feeling crowded so that was cool.

I first heard of Jack Savoretti while watching Sons of Anarchy and since the music in the show was always very good I ended up listening to the soundtrack a lot.

It was a nice evening and I enjoyed the concert a lot. Unfortunately I didn't relay go well prepared in terms of photography since the GR is not an ideal camera for concert photography.

Unless you're in the first row, you have to use the 35mm crop mode but even then don't relay get close enough. Here the GF1 and 50mm Canon lens would have probably more useful. On the other hand it meant I ended up focusing less on photography and even more on the music so it wasn't all that bad.

Tuesday, 3 March 2015


GR, f6.3, 1/320, ISO 1600, RAW

It's been a nice and sunny day so I made the most out of my lunch break again by going out for a walk. I went around Spitalfields market and Brick Lane to enjoy the sunshine and also take some photos.

Monday, 2 March 2015


GR, f6.3, 1/320, ISO 2000, RAW

It's been a nice and sunny day for most of the time so it was great to get out of the office and go for a walk during lunchtime. I can never understand people who don't go out of the office during the day, it's essential for me to get some fresh air and just get a break from work even if only for half an hour.

Taking photos during that time is even better but it's mostly about getting a break.

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Herne Hill to Dulwich Walk

Its been a very nice and sunny day so it was grate to get out and take photos. It was even better that there was a photo meet up not to far from my flat in Herne Hill.

The meet up started in Herne Hill with a walk across the market to take photos of the people there.

Being a nice day there were a lot of people around so it was fun to take photos. I had the RD1 with me so enjoyed the challenge of guessing what I take photos of because I don't relay like using the OVF, it makes shooting less fluid and I don't like having a camera pressed against my face.

After a walk around the market we set off towards Dulwich and to take photos of the old buildings before getting to the Dulwich Picture Gallery.

It was a nice day helped by the great weather although the meet up ended up a bit early, which gave me a chance of meeting a friend in town afterwards.