2014-07-07

Park Cameras Photo Walk 6 - South bank and Westminster- 5/7/14 - a report

We met at Waterloo station with the weather considerably better than had been forecast and several Photo walkers who have attended earlier walks attending.



A quick briefing on subjects to look out for and camera settings and we were on our way.

We firstly headed towards the rear of the Royal Festival Hall where walkers were please to find many subjects for their cameras - including street art, still-life and candid pictures.

Heading on to the Southbank via the spectacular yellow spiral staircase we arrived in the middle of the 'Love Festival' so were treated to a beach scene and lots of colourful subjects for our cameras including the brightest pink bus you will ever see.

We then visited the under-threat skate park so had the chance of some action photography as well as street art and candid shots.

Moving back along the Southbank via numerous street entertainers we arrived at the London Eye.

From here we headed to Westminster bridge having captured great views of the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben.

Heading across the bridge in to Parliament square, past Westminster Cathedral and then back around the square to the statue of Winston Churchill we then headed to Downing street and past the grand Government departments.

Continuing on to Horseguards parade we are able to capture some images of guards in ceremonial dress before moving on in to St James's park.

One of our walkers had brought some nuts and fed the friendly squirrels while the rest of us captured the moment.

Moving on through the park there were plenty of wild birds, an impromptu fashion shoot in progress and of course lots of flora and fauna to capture.

Moving across the park to the Mall we were able to capture Buckingham Palace before moving through St James's high class shops before arriving at the Ritz.

Deciding that the Ritz was a bit pricey for a cup of coffee we crossed Piccadilly and sat outside at a coffee shop where we reviewed pictures and talked cameras and photography.

Overall then, a very pleasant walk with lots of photo opportunities including Still-Life, Candid, Street, Art, Wildlife, reflections, architecture, portraiture, abstract, reflections, patterns - the list goes on.

Photo walkers were encouraged to post to the Park Cameras Photo Walks group on Flickr and of course to visit the Park Cameras London Store while in London.

There are still several walks to come in 2014 and all can be booked at www.parkcameras.com/photowalks with walks taking place on Saturdays 26/7, 2/8, 30/8, 20/9, 4/10 and 1/11 - there are six different walks to choose from - all with great photo opportunities accompanied by excellent advice and support - please join us!





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