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Day 29: The Chef

The Chef

This is one of the cooks at the Hung Tao Noodle Restaurant in Queensway, West London.

I was standing on the street when I shot this one and I saw a possible picture when the cook was engulfed in smoke.

I also liked the contrast between his left hand and the rest of his skin tone.

 
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Posted by on January 30, 2008 in photoblog, Project 365

 

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Day 28: Hammersmith Bridge Painter

Hammersmith Bridge Painter

I’ve always wanted to photograph one of these artists.

I asked if I could take his picture and he said "yes".

 

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Day 27: The Pillars of Chelsea Bridge

The Pillars of Chelsea Bridge

This is Chelsea Bridge in West London; I think it is one of three Suspension Bridges in London. The others are Albert Bridge and Hammersmith Bridge.

I shot many images like this depicting London Buses in motion blur on the bridge and it has been very difficult to pick just one.

As you can see, I went with the Tourist Bus.

 
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Posted by on January 28, 2008 in Chelsea Bridge, photoblog, Project 365

 

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Day 26: Twilight at St George Wharf

Twilight at St George Wharf

This is St George Wharf in London at Twilight.

I was lucky to find myself in this area just when Nature was showing off its colors.

The lone figure in the picture is me; the pose is unimaginative because I am not comfortable with having my picture taken.

Battersea Power Station can be seen on the horizon.

 

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Day 25: Visit to Natural History Museum

This is a picture of one of the arches of the Natural History Museum.

The Natural History Museum seems like a place to explore architecture photography except that there were barriers everywhere at the time I visited and the lighting produced very horrible color casts (which have been removed in this image).

It is not quite visible here at this small size but the roof of the building feature many relief sculptures of flora and fauna, with living and extinct species featured within the west and east wings respectively.

(though I am not sure if this is the east or west wing).

Visit to Natural History Museum

From WikiPedia:

The Natural History Museum is one of three large museums on Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London (the others are the Science Museum, and the Victoria and Albert Museum). Its main frontage is on Cromwell Road.

The museum is home to life and earth science specimens comprising some 70 million items within five main collections: Botany, Entomology, Mineralogy, Palaeontology and Zoology.

The museum is a world-renowned centre of research, specialising in taxonomy, identification and conservation. Given the age of the institution, many of the collections have great historical as well as scientific value, such as specimens collected by Darwin.

Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natural_history_museum

the picture below is the mineral room on the first floor at the Natural History Museum; behind me is The Vault where the more precious stones such as diamonds are kept. The Vault is worth a visit but photography isn’t allowed in there.

Mineral Room at the Natural History Museum

 
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Posted by on January 26, 2008 in photoblog, Project 365

 

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Day 24: The City of London at twilight

A young girl taking in the view of the City of London as the light fades. She was there long enough for me to try out a few ideas.

Here, the focus was on the girl.

The City of London

The next picture is of a couple who decided to pose for photographs while I was taking my pictures of the City of London.

This rudeness happens a lot during the Summer months when the tourists visit London but this is a cold and windy day in January and I never thought I would see this.

I like the picture and I wish I could have tried a shorter exposure in order to freeze their movements.

Stealing the focus

 
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Posted by on January 25, 2008 in photoblog, Project 365

 

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