A Walk in the Woods – Burnham Beeches

With no shoots scheduled I took the opportunity yesterday to venture out of the city to Burnham Beeches, just a 30 minute drive from London. If you recognise the trees then its because the woods have been used for many films, including: Robin Hood Prince of Thieves, Goldfinger, Princess Bride and two of the Harry Potter movies.

Tech: I took  a few lenses out with me but in the end only used my most recent acquisition; the Nikon 45mm f/2.8 PC lens, mounted on the Nikon D810 with a Manfrotto L Plate and Manfrotto tripod.

Burnham Beeches, Buckinghamshire, England

Burnham Beeches, Buckinghamshire, England

Burnham Beeches, Buckinghamshire, England

Burnham Beeches, Buckinghamshire, England

Burnham Beeches, Buckinghamshire, England

Burnham Beeches, Buckinghamshire, England

Burnham Beeches, Buckinghamshire, England

Burnham Beeches, Buckinghamshire, England

Autumn in Epping Forest

A visit to Epping Forest is a right of passage for any Londoner eventually, located on the border of London and county of Essex. Here are a few photographs from a visit last week, hope you like them.

Epping Forest in Autumn, London, UK

Epping Forest in Autumn, London, UK

Epping Forest in Autumn, London, UK

Epping Forest in Autumn, London, UK

Epping Forest in Autumn, London, UK

Epping Forest in Autumn, London, UK

Epping Forest in Autumn, London, UK

Epping Forest in Autumn, London, UK

Epping Forest in Autumn, London, UK

Epping Forest in Autumn, London, UK

Epping Forest in Autumn, London, UK

Epping Forest in Autumn, London, UK

Dawn at More London Place

Sunrise behind Tower Bridge and The Mayor's Building, London, England

Sunrise behind Tower Bridge and The Mayor’s Building, London, England

Sunrise from More London Place, London, England

Sunrise from More London Place, London, England

Sunrise from More London Place, London, England

Sunrise from More London Place, London, England

View of City from More London Place, London, England

View of City from More London Place, London, England

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Sunrise behind Tower Bridge and The Mayor's Building, London, England

Sunrise behind Tower Bridge and The Mayor’s Building, London, England

View from the Gherkin (30 St Mary Axe), London

During the Open House weekend held every year in London many of the cities buildings are opened up to the public, giving a rare opportunity to see inside. I queued up early on the sunday morning to get inside the … Continue reading

Exterior of The Velodrome, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Seeing gorgeous evening on the way back from an Essex job I stopped off at The Velodrome to grab a few exterior shots as the sun fell to the horizon. I liked the way the sun was reflected in the windows of the building – giving a double set of shadows on the pavement.

Evening light on exterior of The Velodrome, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford, London, UK

Evening light on exterior of The Velodrome, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford, London, UK

Evening light on exterior of The Velodrome, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford, London, UK

Evening light on exterior of The Velodrome, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford, London, UK

Evening light on exterior of The Velodrome, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford, London, UK

Evening light on exterior of The Velodrome, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford, London, UK

Evening light on exterior of The Velodrome, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford, London, UK

Evening light on exterior of The Velodrome, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford, London, UK

Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London

While on assignment in Hong Kong last month I took the opportunity to pick up the new Nikon D810, and a Nikon PC-E 24mm f/3.5 lens. The lens allows you to tilt and shift to help keep perspective correct and increase potential depth of field. I took it down to the very centre of London last night to test it out…

Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London