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Sunday November 25 2012

I have done rather less photo-ing this year than I had hoped, or presumed that I would.  The Olympics, if anything, got in the way of my wanderings.

Paris was great and yielded a ton of photos, but it took me months to recover from the cold.  It felt like I had been on an Arctic Expedition.  And the trouble with the Paris photos was that there were so many, I didn’t know how to display them, and ended showing hardly any of them.  They’ll keep.  I will show some of them, Real Eventually, although I promise nothing.

Meanwhile, March 27th of this year really was a good day (despite the recent Arctic Expedition), that being the day I took this, and this, just for starters.

Here are more from that day’s expedition, which started on the north side of the Thames Barrier (where there is a rather nice park), and then went north (by such methods as walking, and the DLR), ending up in Stratford.  The road from the Olympic region to Stratford with a particular pleasure, because this is not the kind of place you expect to supply you with great views, but it did.

Not all the photos that follow are “great photos” by any means, even especially good.  They are just some of my favourites, either because they are quite artistic, or because what is in the photos if interest, or some combination of the two.

All of the little snaps below are just small versions of the final object, rather than selected things.  In the event that you feel inclined, click and enjoy:

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I’ve just clicked, again, through the complete set of everything I took that day, and I swear I could have shown you another (or a different) twenty shots that are just as good as those ones.

As I said in this, the major benefit of my new camera is not so much that my best shots are any better, although that is surely true.  No, the big difference is that there are now far fewer failures.  The average quality of my shots has shot up.  (Like I say, in Paris, I brought home an avalanche of pretty good photos, which overwhelmed my powers of selection.)

My guess is that this is a very widespread experience, among all digital photographers who have kept their kit up to date.

LATER: I see now that there is duplication.  Two railway clutter plus Big Olympic Thing snaps.  I will lose one of these and replace it with something else.  Like I say, there’s plenty of stuff to choose from.

Done.