In no particular order, here are a few shots I’ve taken with my new Sony A7II. I’m very impressed with the dynamic range and resolution from this compact and capable camera.
I was privileged to witness this spectacular sunrise on the 3rd July 2017. I was hoping it would be a ‘good one’ when I woke up to get a glass of water; it turned out to be a sunrise on steroids, the colours were breathtaking.
3rd July 2017 once again, I climbed in to bed after taking the previous picture. Something prompted me to get up and check the view facing west, my jaws dropped and my heart skipped a beat when I saw the incredible pastel colours and a great big rainbow. The fiery orange sunrise in the previous shot can be seen reflected on the Panoramic Tower.
The view from Millennium Bridge facing east towards Tower Bridge, 2nd July 2017. This from a series of test shots to put the newly acquired A7II through its paces.
2nd July 2017, impressed by the low light performance. The canon 16-35mm L II is pin sharp, these images looked overcooked if the usual amount of sharpening is applied in post production.
Got woken up at 2AM on the 19th July 2017 by a mighty thunderstorm. Grabbed the camera and fired of about 100 shots, very happy to get this.
15th July 2017, a very warm vibrant colourful sunset and interesting clouds prompted me to grab the camera. The reflections on the buildings were a bonus, they mirrored the pastel colours as the sun was setting.
12th July 2017, sunset from Vauxhall Bridge. Londoners seem to have a Marmite relationship with the buildings along the embankment here. Some love them, some hate them. I’ve got used to it now, the skyline wouldn’t be the same without them.
2nd July 2017, Not the typical composition I go for when shooting Saint Paul’s Cathedral, very happy with the results.
19th July 2017 Saint Paul’s Cathedral as viewed from One New Change – beautiful.
This is one of my favourite view points in London, this view just keeps getting better with the constantly evolving skyline.
Photographing the Thames foreshore is challenging enough, I had to rush this one as the moon was about pop up from behind the Shard.
10th September 2017, the Lord Mayor’s London Balloon Regatta finally went ahead after months of anticipation. Our haste in setting up caught the attention of a passing Royal Navy vessel, we were soon approached by police who wanted to know what we were up to; crisis averted after a brief chat.
28th July 2017 very lucky to get this after waiting over a month for suitable weather. When we got to Durdle Door the clouds had already rolled in. As I was setting up the camera and doing my ‘test shots’ for exposure and composition, I managed to get this as the clouds broke up for a few moments.
12th June 2017 Anything with poppies is enough to stop me in my tracks for a picture or two. These were growing along Regent’s Canal next to Mile End Stadium.
12th June 2017 Poppies and Daisies along Regent’s canal, safe to say I’ve got a soft spot for these.