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photoblog image Horse Guards Parade Ground, St James Park #1

Horse Guards Parade Ground, St James Park #1

I have a lot of admiration and kudos for Landscape photographers, waking up at the crack of dawn in all types of weather conditions and hanging around from early evening to late evening, just to get the perfect light conditions requires an obscene amount of patience and dedication.

Made friends with a guy called Jim along the South Bank a few years ago, he always came prepared with deck chair, thermo flask, wireless radio, ipod, umbrella, believe me the only thing he didn't have was a stove. I once asked him why he was willing to spend hours or even days just to get an image of a few clouds coming over the horizon, and he replied that if I popped back down the next evening he would explain why. Saw him the next evening, and he showed me a portfolio of amazing images (am talking Geographic society quality) he took on a visit to the Death Valley in the US and a series of images of the Thames basked in glorious mid evening light, which in effect answered my question. There are a few of our fellow SC bloggers who daily post really amazing landscape images, that remind me of Jim, much kudos to you all.

On a stroll through St James Park to Whitehall the sun came up over my shoulder and created these lovely shadows on the foreground and cloud formation, by the time I could change to iso 100 the sun had gone down and the light went flat, all in a matter of seconds. Was caught up in two minds regarding PP, so I've decided to post 2 different versions. The B&W version is scheduled for tomorrow.

Horse Guards Parade Ground, St James Park #1

I have a lot of admiration and kudos for Landscape photographers, waking up at the crack of dawn in all types of weather conditions and hanging around from early evening to late evening, just to get the perfect light conditions requires an obscene amount of patience and dedication.

Made friends with a guy called Jim along the South Bank a few years ago, he always came prepared with deck chair, thermo flask, wireless radio, ipod, umbrella, believe me the only thing he didn't have was a stove. I once asked him why he was willing to spend hours or even days just to get an image of a few clouds coming over the horizon, and he replied that if I popped back down the next evening he would explain why. Saw him the next evening, and he showed me a portfolio of amazing images (am talking Geographic society quality) he took on a visit to the Death Valley in the US and a series of images of the Thames basked in glorious mid evening light, which in effect answered my question. There are a few of our fellow SC bloggers who daily post really amazing landscape images, that remind me of Jim, much kudos to you all.

On a stroll through St James Park to Whitehall the sun came up over my shoulder and created these lovely shadows on the foreground and cloud formation, by the time I could change to iso 100 the sun had gone down and the light went flat, all in a matter of seconds. Was caught up in two minds regarding PP, so I've decided to post 2 different versions. The B&W version is scheduled for tomorrow.

comments (4)

  • Laku
  • United Kingdom
  • 24 Jul 2008, 00:43
Lovely. i would say Geographic society quality
Fotografa: Cheers Laku, 'my head is wu' smile smile If only I could sustain it over a series of shots, but I really don't have the patience and dedication for landscape.
breathtakin' view
Fotografa: Thanks Dr. This all happened in a matter of seconds, the light went flat and the scene changed completely.
mr photographer you know i like ya work. The shadows and sky do it for me here.
Fotografa: Thanks NWP, appreciate ur comments smile smile It was a glorious scene, and was lucky to have captured it all.
Very very nice. Loving the shadows.
Fotografa: Thanks Aisha, it was the shadows and clouds that drew me in.

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