After a dry and sunny September - the driest on record for England - October has brought us rain, damp and cold. As l write this, we have had 36 hours of continual rain. It's not the type of weather that encourages me to go out with my camera. Even so, there are opportunities for a good picture out there. Puddles, splashes, reflections or the occasional burst of autumn colour are there to be found.
A few days ago, l visited London. It was a typical grey, London day that we get often at this time of year. Around the Thames, l shot a lot in Black and White and concentrated on form and structure. Later on, at the Olympic Park, l found some splashes of colour around the Orbit Tower. Sadly, the tower was not open to the public as it had been booked for the filming of a TV programme. (On a Sunday in a public park - thumbs down to Sky TV for doing this!)
Regular readers will know that l use Fujifilm and Sony cameras. A couple of weeks ago, l said goodbye to my Fujifilm X100. This had been a loyal friend to me for nearly 4 years and it really did hurt for me to let it go. Why would l do this? Well, in another month, the new X100T arrives and l decided to trade in the original for this new, improved version. I passed on the highly-rated X100S which came out last year but the X100T has more refinements and is two steps along the evolutionary line. It promises to be a perfect camera for street and travel photography. I'll let you know all about it in due course.
I have tidied up some of my galleries on this site and added a few of the shots from London. I hope you like them. There are more photos, comments and tips to be had on my Pixalphoto Facebook page.
See you in a few weeks.