Wonderful And Exhausting

Richard and I met Jonathan yesterday, who is also a Foundations in Photography student (Open College of the Arts).

The Tate Modern currently has an exhibition called Shape of Light, something to do with mixing art and photography. If you ask me if say photography is art but art isn’t photography.

I left them to it and had a nosey around. I can’t understand this analysis of photos though. If you like a picture you like it, if you don’t like it then you don’t like it. End of! It doesn’t matter why. I’m thinking Richard is joining the rank of pretentious with this analysis. Anyway, here is a photo I like.

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Am I a poser or what?

Richard enjoyed his tine with Jonathon, and has gained some knowledge about using a speed light. He says his opinion on black and white photography by attending exhibitions and listening to Jonathan and Sarah’s views, and being able to see the texture, depth and tone on a physical photo.

Aftet the gallery it was time for a quick coffee (no beer today), and then off to the shard. It’s beautiful to look at, amazing architecture and there is so much glass. London is a city of glass and reflections. Why do people name buildings though? Why? What’s that about? Maybe my intelligence isn’t as wonderful as I think it is.

Was the view worth the £25 entrance fee? My opinion is most definitely yes. It’s a one-off experience. You wouldn’t want to go there every day, but the 360 degree views of London are awesome.

IMG_20180818_053144.jpgTower Bridge and HMS Belfast (and me)

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Despite being tired and needing to rest, Richard decided to hunt down his favourite shop, Hobbycraft. So we got an over-ground to Charlton, just so that he could get some plastic cutter things for his aircraft kit, then over-ground from Charlton to Greenwich, Docklands Light Railway to Stratford and finally the tube to Wanstead. I was exhausted by this point.

As for all of the travel I have to say “big respect to Transport For London”.

12 Replies to “Wonderful And Exhausting”

  1. I had a great time yesterday with you and Richard, you seem a very popular man judging by the looks you were getting in the Tate Modern whilst you were posing for Richard. I had a nice coffee with Richard whilst you were resting and we had a good talk about speedlights. It sounds like you and Richard enjoyed the rest of the day, The Shard is fabulous isn’t it? London is tiring though!

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    1. It’s well tiring and yeah I’m way more popular than the old man. Ha. All my posts get more hits than his too, but he’s a good one stick really. He had a fab time with you. Loved it he did. He’s resting in hide park today

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