08.25.08

The Colour of Notting Hill Carnival

Posted in General, People, Travel at 10:08 pm by Warren Williams

The streets of Notting Hill, North London fill with a million revellers every year, marking the second largest street carnival in the world. The carnival route covers three miles of Notting Hill streets, show casing wonderful costumes from mostly the Caribbean.


Christine, fellow Kiwi


Massive police presence


Eve

08.23.08

Chessington Zoo and Theme Park

Posted in Animals, General, Travel at 9:00 pm by Warren Williams

Time for reliving the past, with a visit to Chessington, the first time since 1989. Some of the original rides are still here, such as the Runaway train and log flume, but no sign of the gorilla that terrorised me as a boy! đŸ˜›


Smelly breath?


Three legged monkey

08.10.08

Brick Lane, London

Posted in General, People, Travel at 10:04 pm by Warren Williams

Brick Lane is often referred to as Banglatown, being the heart of the Bangladeshi community. Featuring markets, street sellers, and plenty of good food, it was a great location for another facebook group photography meetup.


Christian


Yulia

08.06.08

Lightning Storm

Posted in General, Landscape at 10:35 pm by Warren Williams

A large lightning storm struck London creating a spectacle over the skies. With a lack of a nice foreground, had to make do with the surroundings outside my house by Danson Park in South East London.


Only shot from within Danson Park (would have liked to get to the lake for some reflections, but was promptly locked out by security)


The width restriction on Danson Lane, Welling


Danson Crescent


Corner of Danson Crescent and Danson Lane

07.06.08

Abstract Silverstone – Contact Juggling

Posted in General, Motorsport, People at 4:45 pm by Warren Williams

Walking past the McLaren-Mercedes stand in the F1 Village, came across these guys again, who this time had a glass ball for contact juggling

07.05.08

F1 – Qualifying Day

Posted in General, Motorsport at 10:46 pm by Warren Williams

The crowds grew larger today, near capacity, whilst everyone witnessed some intense and surprising results. Heikki Kovalainen made his maiden pole position and Mark Webber completed the front row.


F1 Village, outside McLaren-Mercedes stand


Red Bull F1 car looking more like something out of Star Wars


Honda’s livery has been special the past couple of seasons


Lewis Hamilton, with his nations flag


Robert Kubica, BMW


Heikki Kovalainen after setting the pole lap


GP2 feeder series


Bruno Senna, nephew of the late and legendary Ayrton Senna


Mustang in the Historic Touring Cars qualifying

07.04.08

Formula 1 – Silverstone: Practice

Posted in General, Motorsport at 10:46 pm by Warren Williams

The British Grand Prix marks the half way point of the 2008 Formula One championship, which is closely fought between the top drivers of Felipe Massa, Robert Kubica, Kimi Raikkonen and Lewis Hamilton. Fridays practice day had great weather, with many burnt faces by the end of the day. The outlook for the next couple days however, doesn’t look promising.


Current leader, Massa (Ferrari), exiting Luffields


Heidfeld (BMW)


Nose cone of the McLaren F1


Local, and crowd favourite, Lewis Hamilton


Fernando Alonso, back in Renault


Mark Webber from Australia, setting his usual fast times


Sebastien Bourdais (Toro Rosso)


Porsche GT3 in the support race

06.22.08

Greenwich – Prime Meridian

Posted in Architecture, General, Landscape, Travel at 7:47 pm by Warren Williams

The Prime Meridian is based on the Royal Observatory of Greenwich, where the longitudes of East and West are seperated.


Standing by familiar territory


Greenwich Panorama


Greenwich Observatory

06.08.08

Millennium Dome – The O2 – London

Posted in Architecture, General, Landscape at 5:23 pm by Warren Williams

The dome was built as a celebration of the new millennium, holding a major exhibition throughout 2000. The dome was renamed The O2 in 2005, and now features an indoor area, movie complex, bars and a restaurant.


From the quick Cat linking London City to the O2


From ground level, 2x graduated ND8 filters + 1x blue grad

Greenwich Walk

Posted in General, Travel at 2:38 pm by Warren Williams

Walking on from Canary Wharf, we took the stroll under Thames linking Canary Wharf to Greenwich

Emerging on the Southern side of the Thames, the view up to Greenwich Park and the historic architecture quickly captures the eye.  We took a much needed pub lunch rest at the Trafalgar Tavern, and took the opportunity to borrow a friends impressive lens – the “holy grail” Canon 85L (f1.2)


Canary Wharf in the background


Click for full res file, f1.2, untouched

06.07.08

Biggin Hill Air Fair

Posted in Aviation, General, Travel at 7:10 pm by Warren Williams

Celebrating a birthday the day before, decided Biggin Hill, Kent, was the place to be. A variety of aircraft both old and new made up the exciting air displays over the large crowd.


Best vantage point?


P51D Mustang and Spitfire


RAF Typhoon / Eurofighter

Click for Full Gallery

05.25.08

Bethells Triptych

Posted in General, Landscape at 12:04 pm by Warren Williams

The UK Spring Bank holiday weekend is on presently, however as long weekends go, the bad weather has also arrived. Here’s a photo from Bethells, New Zealand, shot three years ago which I’ve previously made available in a triptych frame.

Bethells Triptych

05.18.08

Chislehurst Caves, Kent

Posted in General, Travel at 8:00 pm by Warren Williams

The Chislehurst caves, are a labyrinth of hand dug passageways, totalling 22 miles in length. Parts of the cave system are thought to be over 4000 years old, and once housed 15,000 people during World War II as an air raid shelter. More recently, concerts were peformed by Pink Floyd, David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix and other big acts for the acoustic qualities, until health and safety put a stop to such performances.

Due to the low light, ISO 6400 used on all these shots, with the Canon 1D Mk III

Chislehurst Caves


Something you shouldn’t be doing by live explosives

Chislehurst Caves stage - Pink Floyd, David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix


Showing detail of hand dug caves


A recent addition -Carvings done by a female NZ artist


Temple of Doom?


Zoom effect


What’s up doll?


Gollum

05.08.08

Nano Mouse

Posted in General, Travel at 10:24 pm by Warren Williams

Whilst travelling, and moving around a lot, I’ve been using an Acer notebook for photo editing, but recently the mouse died on me, and was forced to use the touchpad recently – which is incredibly hard to use photoshop with. So set my sights on the Logitech VX Nano and was delivered this week from Amazon.co.uk. The USB wireless transmitter is incredibly small, and can stay permanently plugged in, without causing interference.

05.05.08

Millennium Bridge, St Paul’s and Tate Museum

Posted in General, Landscape, Motorsport at 9:00 pm by Warren Williams

The May Day bank holiday weekend was a start to a long period of fine weather, Londoners have been long waiting for. Took the opportunity to take a walk around South Bank, Westminster and finally along Embankment ending up at the Millennium Bridge connecting St Paul’s Cathedral to Tate Museum across the Thames.


Bugatti Veyron – fastest accelerating production car – 0-200km/h in just 7.4 seconds


Millennium Bridge and Tate Musuem, with Thames at low tide


Ghostly figures walk along the Millennium Bridge


Westward to Blackfriar’s Bridge

St Pauls dominating the skyline over Millennium Bridge
St Pauls dominating the skyline over Millennium Bridge

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