Gloucester Road Station, Portobello Road Markets and Buckingham Palace, UK


Gloucester Rd Station

I’ve been so busy since being back at work that this will just be a ‘quickie’ post because its late and I really should be in bed.

These are a few snaps I took whilst walking around London prior to my conference in Cambridge. As you can see, I hopped on a train at Gloucester Road station so I could begin my day at the Portobello Markets. Unfortunately, I arrived there a little early so many of the stall holders were still setting up. I guess the upside to this was that there weren’t many people about so it was a comfortable, crowdless  stroll. From here, my wanderings took me through Hyde Park, the Serpentine and on to Buckingham Palace. Got to say, it was a great way to spend a warm, sun filled Sunday morning in central London.

Canon 7D | EF 24-105L & EFS 10-22 | Handheld | Post: Lightroom 5

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12 Comments Add yours

  1. That first shot took my breath away!!!! That is fantastic!!! 🙂 **

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    1. Distan Bach says:

      That’s so nice, Xandré. Thanks very much. You just put a smile in my face :-).

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  2. Love the Buckingham Palace gates, great shot!

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    1. Distan Bach says:

      Thanks for that. The wide angle lens and backlight from the sun worked really well for that shot. Appreciate you taking the time to comment too. Cheers!

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  3. drawandshoot says:

    Beautiful compositions as always, Distan.
    Love the surprise of the last one.

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    1. Distan Bach says:

      Cheers, Karen. I was in two minds about posting these because I didn’t think they were terribly special. A mix of memory snaps, people and architecture, when I look back on them it reminds me that I should of been a bit more thoughtful when pressing the shutter button. It’s funny, whenever I’m out strolling with the camera during the day I try to channel a ‘street photographer’ mentality. When a moment arises I’m always hoping that I might grab the right frame and more often than not I fall short. The good street photographers as just so impressive. Do you ever feel that when dabbling in other genres?

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      1. drawandshoot says:

        I completely know what you mean about stepping out of your genre. Street photography is something I’ve done very little of. Partially because for me photography is a mostly solitary pursuit and I feel very exposed working in public.
        Having said that, I have an ongoing contract for several architectural photographs so I am learning to stretch my small photographic world a little, and I like that challenge.

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  4. V-Light says:

    These are some really nice shots 🙂 Kinda miss not being able to walk around in London…Even though i was there for only a week.

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    1. Distan Bach says:

      Thank you, Alexandra. I know what you mean about missing London. Every time I’ve visited (only 3 days on this occasion) I’ve left with a lingering desire to come back and keep exploring. Thanks for visiting and commenting here too; I’m sorry for forgetting to reply to you when you first posted. Much appreciated.

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  5. Great images Distan and the image of Gloucester Road Station with train, absolutely superb, lighting, exposure and composition.

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    1. Distan Bach says:

      Thanks heaps, James; that’s so kind of you. I kinda liked the Gloucester Station with moving train shot too. It didn’t quite come out as I’d hoped, but it was pretty close. The sign needed a little massaging in post to make it stand out more.

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