During my day off in London I walked about as far as I could, and saw as much as time would allow, and while walking and looking my camera never left my hand. I didn’t take as many photos as I could have, but I was busy soaking up everything myself, and wanting to see as much as possible I didn’t want to spend too much time trying to capture what I saw in a few megabytes. But there were a few details that looked as good on screen as in real life. And those details I had to try and capture.
I stopped to take this photo. I was fascinated with the shining black over the rustic bricks, the angles and the straight lines. I shot a few photos, trying to get the light as I wanted it (I rarely edit my photos). While standing in front of this scene, a man came over and stood next to me. He glanced up at the roof, tilted his head before he looked at me with a quizzical expression. He looked up again, back at me with my camera, back up, shook his head and took off. I guess he failed to see what I saw…
If you enjoy the sights of London, you must visit Old Street – especially if you are intrigued by the colourful graffiti that paint it’s walls. Old Street is a true mix of London. If you fancy, you could get a gist of this place via http://nehaguptablogs.wordpress.com/2012/01/25/never-gets-old-street/
A walk along the path from exit 2 is what will really fascinate you. 🙂
Thank you 🙂 I will see if I can’t find my way there! Looks quite amazing! 🙂
This is great Anne, I too like the contrast of the shiny paint vs the old bricks. And I LOVE your description of the passerby. Too funny!!!
Some folks look…but they don’t really see!
It’s important to take time to smell the roses, or look at fences 😉
You’re so right – sometimes, you can look at the same scene, the same view, and see something completely different that inspires you!
And here the man gave me a full story to go with it, making the scene even more special 🙂 If he only knew 🙂
Hehe, herlig. Synes jeg ser for meg mannen som stirrer på deg og du som ser tilbake, hehe. Flott bilde uansett, bra motiv.
Takk skal du ha 🙂 Det var et interessant møte!
I feel the same way a number of time. I spend 30 minutes trying to capture the oild rustic pot hanging on my mother’s fence when I visit her in Thailand… and she was like what the heck was I doing!
I know the feeling! I was a little amazed at this man who took the time to stop and have a look, too bad he didn’t see anything..