2014-06-30

Park Cameras Photo Walk 5 - Camden Town 28/6/14 - A report

Sixteen  Photo Walkers met me at Camden Town Station and after a short briefing and distribution of maps and details of the route we set off to explore colourful Camden on the Park Cameras Photo Walk Six.

A tour around two of the street markets yielded some colourful and interesting images and also provided some shelter from the rain which had rather unhelpfully started!



Photo Walkers took advice on ISO, white balance and exposure settings as we continued up Camden High Street photographing the unique shop fronts and architecture on the way.

Some amazing architecture just of the high street coupled with a break in the rain yielded some extremely arresting and colourful pattern shots.

We then headed to Camden Lock and walked alongside the canal for some waterside photo action and a little tranquility after the exceeding busy and bustling Camden High Street.

Following this stroll by the canal we then headed in to Camden Lock market where the exotic smells and sights make you believe you could be anywhere in the world.

From there we moved in to the huge Stables Market area with its
maze of food outlets, craft centres and market traders with some areas reminiscent of Morocco. It is an extremely atmospheric area and can yield some great shots - with so much to photograph you could easily spend all day just in this area.


We then moved across the road to Camden Lock Market again- this time with street art in abundance and beach hut style market stalls.

Heading back down Camden High Street we were then able to shoot the buildings on the other side of the road before arriving back at Camden Town Station somewhat wetter than when we started but with some great shots 'in the bag'. 

Some of the group then departed - though the out of action escalators meant a 96 step spiral staircase trip to the platform - while others retired to 'The Worlds End' pub for some liquid refreshment, a chance to dry off and some image chimping! (Chimping = reviewing your pictures on your camera screen to see what you have got!)

The variety of subjects on this walk was really outstanding and it certainly is an area well worthy of a visit.

Overall a great photo walk which just goes to prove that Park cameras customers are a hardy bunch not put off by a bit of English summer weather.
If this sound like something you would enjoy - why not join us for a future Photo walk - there are six different walks in the series currently with more planned and they can be booked online HERE

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