Just had a couple of days in London, primarily to see the Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery and the Wildlife Photographer of the Year at the Natural History Museum. Both were great, though a bit surprised to see both the first and second prizes in the wildlife exhibition going to the same guy for two photographs taken at the same shoot and the same subject – but who am I to know?
Spent last evening at the New London Theatre on Drury Lane seeing War Horse, adapted from Michael Morpurgo’s award winning book. We’ve been meaning to see it for a couple of years but never quite made it. Not surprisingly, every critic gave it 5 stars. At the end there was hardly a dry eye in the house. The storyline is so engrossing you just don’t see the puppeteers manipulating the horses.
I managed a few shots with my little Nikon V1, shown here, and some more on my iPhone that I will do something with once charged back up.
The first image was taken outside Harvey Nicks on Knightsbridge. The four girls were waiting for a green light to cross the road. Then the Big Wheel on the South Bank, a new building complex on Knightsbridge and poppy wreathes at the cenotaph close by Downing Street, the scene of Sunday’s Remembrance Day formalities.