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Tuesday March 27 2012

When I am very old, and immobile, I will still be a photoblogger, posting pictures that I took one, two, five, ten, even twenty years ago.  I won’t be frustrated by not getting out any more.  On the contrary, it will be my chance to catch up, and with photos that are all the more fun for being of stuff which is now often quite different.

Photos like this one:

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What I love about that is that it looks like it’s been Photoshopped with some sepiation trick, but it is actually real.  As is demonstrated by the red advert middle left.

It’s the Shard, again, by which I am currently fascinated, as are many other Londoners-with-cameras I believe.  But don’t you just love, also, those almost biological creepy crawlies in the foreground, between the train lines?  The thing is, it takes me a while to realise how good a snap like that is.

This is the same DLR railway line from which I also took this snap, also involving the Shard, and also involving other things - in that case another Big Thing.

By the way, saying that’s a great photo doesn’t feel to me like boasting.  The real geniuses of such things are not me or my fellow snappers.  They are the techies who put the toys in our hands, that enable us to make such magic, just by going … click.

This is indeed perfect for a postcard design. I love the fact that this photo doesn’t have any post enhancements and edits because it’s beautiful just the way it is.

Posted by Jian | Online Postcard Printing on 28 March 2012

Beautiful picture, so nice to see London looking so ‘London’.

The amount of change and redevelopment that’s going on around the city, I sometimes worry that London could start to lose its character.

A shot like this reminds me of how magical London can be.

Posted by James Pritchard on 03 April 2012

The “techies” may be the geniuses, but it still takes a hell of an eye to get a shot like this!

Posted by Rand on 11 April 2012

It really is a nice photo....you got a great shot!

Posted by Rona on 13 April 2012
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