I’m stoked for this year’s Olympics. Well, I always love watching the Olympics, but this year, the event is being held in a city I visited back in 2011 and fell in love with: London. I only spent 3 days in that city before traveling on to Ireland, but they were 3 days jam-packed with sights, sounds, and plenty of photo ops, some of which you have seen in previous posts early on in my blogging career.
The view from the London Eye looking out over the Thames and Parliament:
The view of the stage from my seat in Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre:
A view of St. Paul’s Cathedral at the other end of the Millennium Pedestrian Bridge:
Inside the British Museum:
A whimsical armored sculpture inside the Tower of London:
London Eye pods and Big Ben:
Night lights along the Thames River:
Little Miss Tourist at the Tower Bridge:
Here’s to the 2012 London Summer Olympics!
Heaven knows I have plenty to do around my home (cleaning, primarily, and trying to study Visual Basic….without much success). What I generally end up doing on a weekend is work with my photos on the computer and then post them in my blogs because I am trying to make up for the dearth of posts during the work week.
I was converting some of my Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge photos into black & white when I realized that I had not done this at all to any of the photos I’d taken during my trips to London and Ireland back in 2011. So, this morning has been spent with conversions and edit tweaking here and there. Below are the results. Some photos lend themselves quite well to monochromatic conversions, and others are best left alone. I have noticed that the black & white photos have a better definition of light, dark, shadow, and texture. I think sometimes the nature of color keeps the eye from noticing these other details.
What do you think?
The Thames and Parliament as viewed from the London Eye
The view from Jubilee Bridge in London
Dunluce Castle, Northern Ireland
Poulnabrone Dolmen, The Burren
Proleek Dolmen, Northern Ireland – this portal tomb is located on a golf course behind a lovely resort.
Rulers of The Rockpile
Ladies View, a stop en route to the Gap of Dunloe
Connemara Mountain scene
Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland
A different time of day and view of Dunluce Castle, Northern Ireland
Celtic cross headstone detail
Becky and the Proleek Dolmen (that top stone is estimated at 11 tonnes).