Southbank in London is always worth a visit – there’s always something new to see. Last week I spent an afternoon walking around parts of central London (taking 180 images in the process) and part of that walk involved me crossing over the Thames to Southbank to see a superb photographic exhibition by Charlie Waite, one of the UK’s best known and highly respected landscape photographers. His exhibition is on display at the National Theatre until 16 August. Click here for details. If you are anywhere near London in the next six weeks, make sure you go and see this – you will be inspired.
I crossed over to Southbank from Charing Cross via the Hungerford Bridge. It’s a walk I frequently make and I am always on the lookout for images. The start of the direct route from the station concourse is tucked away in the left corner as you view the departures board. It’s easy to miss it. You enter a narrow passage and then thread your way past a clutch of market traders, and then past escalators. At this point, look right and stare at the reflections in the mirrored paneling across the space and watch the world go by.
I looked back through my archive and counted four occasions when I have paused here to shoot images. All previous visits have been with the Canon G10. The most recent visit was the only time I was armed with a dSLR. I thought you might like to see these previous images chronologically.
Click on the first image in the gallery below and navigate through to see how my approach has varied over the years.