Friday, April 03, 2009

London Taxi in Piccadilly Circus

After a day of sightseeing, I swung through Piccadilly Circus on my way back to my friend's place for a quick shower and change. A few nights prior, I had walked through Piccadilly Circus at nighttime, but didn't have my camera on me, and figured a few day shots through London's equivalent of Times Square would be a good idea.

I found my way onto a corner of sidewalk at the intersection of two roads, protected by a guard rail. Taking in the sights and sounds, I started snapping pictures. People, buses, lights, cars - anything that caught my eye. I won't say that Piccadilly Circus was my favorite area within London, but it was certainly one of the busier ones.

I had never attempted panning shots, but for some reason thought that my location amid the chaos lent to trying a few. I lowered the shutter speed and focused on moving vehicles, panning the camera a touch to follow them as they passed me.

The result was kinda cool. This is one of my favorites - a classic black London taxi appearing to be blazing past me (it was probably traveling around 25 miles per hour).

1 comment:

Kathy said...

That is a great photo!

I have to say I really like Piccadilly for all the people watching!

: )