Battersea Park / Revisited / 13.4.2017

As it has been four years since I last visited Battersea Park, it is safe to say that not a lot hasn’t changed since my last visit.

The weather was absolutely lovely; the scenery gave me a sense of relaxation because it is a place to relax and unwind.

Whilst me and my family were at Battersea Park, we played a game of cricket, and twice in one day, two dogs grabbed the tennis balls we were using, though two of the tennis balls were knackered after a couple of whacks with the cricket bat, but it was good for us all to get out and enjoy ourselves while the two-week holiday lasts.

It’s hard to think it was four years ago that I last visited Battersea Park. Where has the time gone? I still find it hard to believe that I was just about to sit my final year at Oasis Academy: Shirley Park and 4 years down the line, I am sitting the last few months of my UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma Film & Photography Course at Croydon College. That’s quite scary knowing just how fast the time has flown, because it only felt like yesterday I started my first year at Croydon College and now I’m in my last year at Croydon College and it just feels so unreal knowing I’m sitting the last few months of my education before I finish my education for good and go into the world of work.

Below is the large photographic collection I have produced of Battersea Park.

iPhone 5

Nikon D3300

I won’t lie to you, I’m absolutely glad to have revisited Battersea Park after such a long while, because the weather was just right, the temperature was just right and not only that, but there wasn’t a single spot of rain which was a bonus! Mind you, I will revisit Battersea Park in the future as I want to photograph the plants again soon considering I photographed the plants mostly the last time I visited Battersea Park back in 2013.

Overall, I absolutely enjoyed my time at Battersea Park after such a long wait and I cannot wait to go there again soon.

If you enjoyed this photography collection, please feel free to submit a response. Your feedback is much appreciated and if you have visited Battersea Park before, please let me know, I would love to know what you think of Battersea Park.

Alex Smithson

My Journey Through Photography – A Free Blogbook!!!

Hello everyone!!! I wanted to surprise you all by letting you know that I’ve just published a free digital book to Dropbox and is a blog-book based on my journey through photography. In this free digital blog-book, I have picked out the best and worst parts of photography, and have also done 2 pages based on my days out at Kelsey Park and Battersea Park, plus a page which talks about this blog. I also wanted to thank all of you bloggers and viewers for helping me to achieve and surpass my target of 2,000 views, these first few weeks of 2014 have been fantastic as I have almost reached the 3,000 view mark and have almost beaten the overall amount of views from June to December.

I also want to thank all my great blogging friends, including Vijay Shah and Ajay Tao as they have all inspired me to make my blog get this far, and I also want to thank my 2 main role models, Rhys Brown & Zofia Niemtus (Miss Niemtus as a mark of respect) for being the biggest inspirations overall. These 2 bloggers and my 2 main role models are a true inspiration to me and are also a true inspiration to us all.

The blog-book is free to download via Dropbox now: Click here to download your free copy of “My Journey Through Photography”

Thank you for reading this post, and I bet you’ll enjoy reading my little blogbook :-).

-Alex Smithson

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The Dusty Miller of Battersea Park – A Look Back

Hello everyone!!! I wanted to do a little look back on one of the blog posts, so I decided to find out the name of the plant. The name of this plant is called a Dusty Miller, as I did a little bit of research to find out the name of this plant. I was eager to find out what it was called. By using this photo of the plant I took back in August, I used Google Images to find the name of this plant, and just by looking at the Dusty Miller, you can see a lot of detail, it has that kind of feel to it where it appears to be glowing around the edges.

When I looked at this plant, it had what appeared to be a wintry appearance, as you would normally associate snowflakes with that curved shape of the plant. The Dusty Miller has a beautiful texture, and because of how structured it looks, it stands out. Going to Battersea Park in August was special, as it was a place where I could expand my creative ideas further.

Despite the hot weather last summer, it was truly special because you could see the whole of London from a glimpse, and to top it all off, I could see the River Thames below, which gave me two ideas to create a few panoramic photos that would show the whole landscape around Battersea Park. I hope to go there again soon after I leave school as I’m now in my last couple of months of secondary education.

To conclude, I have provided 4 images of the same Dusty Miller plant photo for different sizes that are suitable for the iPad & iPad mini, iPhone & iPod touch, Laptop/PC and Apple’s iMac/Macbook. Feel free to download these wallpapers anytime:

Thank you for reading this blog post.

-Alex Smithson

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A Fantastic Day Out at Battersea Park!

Hello! Just as promised, I have got photos today of Battersea Park, as the weather was chilling, and I wanted to share a lot of photos like flowers, and also panoramic photos as well.

As the weather was perfect today, I got a few good photos of sunflowers that blossomed, and I also took 3 panoramic photos of the city landscape.

To much of a cute surprise, I managed to get a photo of someone’s dachshund (a.k.a. sausage dog) clutching a stick in its mouth, and it was the same dog that jumped in the fountain twice to fetch his tennis ball.

To round off the last few days of August, I am putting together a video of all these photos, and the video will also contain 2 video clips of the fountain launching the water up high. I will upload the video tomorrow, and will let all of you know via a blog post when it finishes uploading and processing.

If I forgot to mention about some of these photos, I apologise, feel free to save these as wallpapers for your iPhone, iPod touch and iPad anytime you like.

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A Web of Flowers

As autumn nears, I wanted to make the most of the nice weather whilst I could before it starts to get cold, so I’ve uploaded a few photos of the weather before and during the heavy rainfall from yesterday.

If the nice, warm and breezy weather holds for Tuesday, I may be able to get a lot of photos at Battersea Park, so I’m hoping this good weather lasts.

On the 1st September I will be updating the header on this blog to reflect this autumn, and winter months soon to come. It is a simple, sunrise-based header, with bold text to make it look simplistic.

I have uploaded them as they are on here if you want to save them as an iPad wallpaper, and I almost forgot to mention, I have added at least 8 new wallpapers to the folder ‘Nature’s Wonders’ on Dropbox. I have provided a link below, so feel free anytime to download and use these as an iPhone or iPod touch wallpaper.

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/zr2lktbowqwswyy/ji5peNVnJl

Keep your eyes peeled, as I will update this post with a video of these photos when the video has finished uploading and processing.

Update: The video has finished uploading and processing, and here it is.

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Update: Battersea Park

As the weather is permitting and pouring down with rain, I may need to leave Battersea Park until next week.

I’m really sorry to disappoint all of you, as I was hoping the weather would be nice today.

I am hoping, and fingers crossed that there is a spot of sunny weather by Tuesday or Wednesday at the least.

A Blossoming Friendship!

Hello!! I was away for a few days after getting snaps of Mallows and Roses. To cut this short, I took lesser photos as I’m doing another blog post tomorrow from when I get back from Battersea Park, so I’ve put the photos below for a full-size download.

I have provided a Dropbox link below of these photos (cropped) in a folder named ‘Nature’s Wonders’, so if you want to save these photos for your iPod touch and iPhone 5, you just tap on the picture you want to save, then tap & hold, and then press ‘Save Image’ and it.

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/zr2lktbowqwswyy/ji5peNVnJl

Stay tuned, as I’m also uploading a video to YouTube of these photos.

Update: Just as promised, the video is now available to watch, it plays better in 1080p HD.

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