Artistic Shoreditch!

Whilst in Shoreditch on my first day in the new job I went to on Friday, I couldn’t resist seizing the opportunity to photograph one of the many artistic murals as I walked out of the station.

If you ever get a chance to travel to Shoreditch, I recommend you do, as the artistry around Shoreditch is amazing and visually eye-catching!

I don’t know who designed this mural, but I love the artistic signature it contains, as it’s meaning carries about it the vibrancy and colourfulness of what Shoreditch is about; a place full of exciting and blossoming opportunities!

If you are the very artist behind this mural, please submit your response as I want you to know I love this artistic mural as it carries meaning and is absolutely beautiful!

Alex Smithson

Date of Photograph Produced: Friday 26th October 2018

Nature’s Bliss!

To end the weekend on a high and positive note, this photo moment from yesterday, for me, was a positive and vibrant moment considering nature beamed with vibrant colours for the Royal Wedding Celebration, not to mention that she created a blissful atmosphere that was tranquil.

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and please tell me how your weekend went.

I would love to hear your responses.

Alex Smithson

Blushing Pink!

What a beautiful and wonderful day it was.

It was quiet again at work today and I’ve been enjoying the wonderful weather, and as it’s set to get warmer over the next few days, I’ll be off on Monday so I’ll be making the most of the free time while it’s available.

Here’s a photo of one of the plants that were blushing pink in this wonderful, sunny Spring weather.

 

Was mother nature blushing pink for you today?

Please tell me. I would love to hear your response.

Alex Smithson

The Lush Life of Oxford Street!

Tuesday and Wednesday were wonderful days to visit Oxford Street, as the scenery was absolutely beautiful, and considering that it was nice and sunny, I seized the opportunity to photograph the landscape all of yesterday, but one of the stores that grabbed my interest the most was the Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics Store. The smell of the store as I walked in hit me straight away and it was so welcoming, it smelt like Starburst as I walked into the store, and the fact it spanned three floors full of bath bombs, make-up and even skin care products that smelt so nice meant I was able to produce a really good set of photographs. They even provided me with a free sample of one of their products after they allowed me to dissolve one of their bath bombs in their sink and as a random act of kindness from one of their members of staff who was intrigued by the photos I showed them yesterday, they gave me a free bath bomb, which made my day so much happier.

The staff at Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics Store are so friendly and so welcoming, and even the manager of the store is so friendly and welcoming and is a place I most certainly shall recommend to all of you as they have everything you need to offer. I’ll provide under this photo-set Lush’s social media accounts.

Below are the photographs I took yesterday of Oxford Street and the Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics Store’s products.

What really ended my day on a perfect note was when I bumped into the Olympic Diver, Tom Daley, and the Oscar-Winning Actor, Dustin Lance Black, at Tottenham Court Station just as I was heading back to Oxford Circus Station to get the train home from Oxford Street. This is a rare photo moment for me to share with you all and it’s certainly a memorable photo moment for me. They’re both so down to earth and genuine and they’re so kind, and I was so starstruck last night that Tom took the selfie for me because I was completely surprised.

Yesterday ended on a perfect note and what a perfect and happy day it was.

Please feel free to share this article with everyone you know and if you enjoyed my photo-sets of Oxford Street and Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics, please feel free to submit your responses below.

Alex Smithson

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Vine: https://vine.co/Lush

CROYDON / FRIDAY 31ST MARCH 2017

Today, as part of the photographic collection of Croydon I produced last week and published yesterday, I continued to develop my photography skills further with the pre-installed Camera app, and as today was such a wonderful, lovely, peaceful and happy day, I couldn’t resist producing an up-to-date collection of photographs of Croydon. For this photographic collection of Croydon, I wanted to make sure that the beauty and essence of Croydon were captured in these photographs, considering that on a sunny and beautiful day like today, Croydon is vibrant, colourful, bold and bursting with life.

Shown below are the most current photographs of Croydon that I produced today.

What a better way to end March! For once, the weather has been lovely for a change and right at the end of the month too. It’s safe to say I was not at all disappointed with the way this photographic collection turned out and I am so happy with the final end result I have managed to achieve from this photographic collection.

I would love to hear your thoughts on this photographic collection I have produced of Croydon. All feedback is much appreciated.

Alex Smithson

Photo Moment: Wednesday 20th April 2016 – The Bold, Bright & Beautiful Weather of Croydon

As I had the opportunity to take some photographs for my Final Major Project, I headed to the 96 George Street Building opposite Croydon College to snap this photo from the viewpoint space that was free for use.

Below is the photograph that I took on Wednesday 20th April 2016, including the details of the photograph, such as the exposure, white balance, including the F Number etc.

The Bold, Bright & Beautiful Weather of Croydon

Photo Details:

Dimensions: 5184 x 3456
Device Make: Canon
Device Model: Canon EOS 1200D
Colour Space: RGB / sRGB
Focal Length: 18 mm
Red Eye: No
F Number: 5.6
Exposure Program: Aperture Priority
Exposure Bias: 0-Step
Exposure Time: 1/500
Bit Depth: 24
Resolution Unit: 2
ISO Speed: ISO-100
Flash Mode: No Flash, Compulsory
Metering Mode: Pattern
White Balance: Manual
EXIF Version: 0230
Date of Photograph Taken: Wednesday 20th April 2016
Time of Photograph Produced: 12:51 PM

Below is the same photograph in its full Black & White Glory:

The Bold, Bright & Beautiful Weather of Croydon (Black & White)

Overall, I feel pleased with the final result I got from this photograph, and I’m hoping I can produce some more photos like this over the coming weeks.

If you enjoyed this Photo Moment article, please feel free to submit feedback. All feedback is much appreciated.

Alex Smithson

Welcome to the New Look!!

Hello everyone! I thought I’d let you all know I updated the theme on the blog last night to the Quintus theme, and I’ve also made changes to the header, making it big and bold for the visually impaired, for those who experience blurred vision.

The Home button has made a comeback, and to make it easier to look back on previous blog posts, there is now an ‘<–Older posts’ button in place on the right of the page.

Search has moved to the left of the toolbar, meaning you’ll be able to search from the toolbar a lot easier than before. Gone are the days when Search used to be the norm for difficulties. All of that is put to rest.

Feel free to suggest new ideas for my photos via the contact button, or even comment at the bottom of this post.

Please let me know what you think of the new Quintus theme on this blog.

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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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