January 22, 2016

Canary Wharf Winter Lights

When I saw that Canary Wharf was holding a light exhibition, I couldn't pass up the opportunity to take some night shots. All the installations were created by artists/designers using various forms of light technology. Some were interactive, which was amazing to experience. You can read all about it on Canary Wharf's website. The event ends today, so if you're in London, make sure to check it out tonight, as you won't be disappointed.

Hubby and I braved the cold with gloves and scarves to hand and enjoyed the experience. Unfortunately, we didn't get to see all of them, as we arrived only 2 hours before they would be switched off at night and... well, Canary Wharf is huge and the distances between them means a lot of walking, so if you go, arrive early!

I was really disappointed that I didn't get to see the Fantastic Planet installation. I was about 5 minutes too late, but here are the ones I managed to capture. I did not bring my tripod, as I'm generally lazy to trek it around, but I'm still happy with my shots.

This first shot was a two second exposure of a spinning ring forming a sphere of light. This was the only long exposure I took, while my camera was balanced on a wall. Not perfect, but it works.


I couldn't resist taking this shot of the pretty lit up trees outside. Even if you don't make the event, you will appreciate all the lights in and around Canary Wharf. Just too magical.



January 1, 2016

Starting a 365 project

A happy new year to everyone! Hope 2016 will be a good, happy and prosperous year for you all.

I have decided to start the 365 project. A big decision and one that is definitely hard to uphold, but I am determined to stick with it. So here's hoping I will be able to cope through the photographer's block, the sick days, the busy days and the lazy days.. It's going to be an interesting journey.

Below is the first photo. I will not be uploading them here, but on Tumblr. So head over there and follow my journey, if you wish.


November 5, 2015

Autumn in Hampstead Heath

It has been a while since I have been here. We have moved once more and currently I am connected to the closest available network, since we still don't have our internet sorted out. Tough times people, tough times... It is honestly amazing how many aspects of our lives require the internet and not having it, slows down productivity so much. But, I am determined to post something, because I need some sanity in my life.

Instead of posting old Oxford phone shots as I promised in the last post, I thought I would rather post something a bit more up to date. I recently went to Hampstead Heath with a friend to take some photos and the Autumn foliage was on point. Autumn is honestly my favourite season and even though London's Autumn does not last very long, it's still rather beautiful and dreamy. So here is, sadly, the only real autumnal shots I've been able to take this year. Hopefully I can get some more in before all the colours disappear.