London Chrome Project - Update 1

So, I want to share a bit of an update and some new images I have taken while I continue this personal project to capture and show London's sites edited in this particular Fujifilm-esque chrome style.

If you missed the original post, pop over to the previous article to get a bit more information as to what I have set out to do: The London Chrome Project

So, how's it been going? One of the motivating factors when starting this project was I could now decouple myself from the tripod a bit more. I have found this so far to be rather liberating. As I wander about, I can just point my camera at a subject and shoot. No long setup, leveling etc. I can capture more photos where moving objects form part of the composition such as a bus or a person jogging. It must be said, I am still getting out and about with the tripod and captured a few cityscapes or long exposures and this slow, considered approach is still important to me as it gives me more time to think about the image I am taking but both approaches have their upsides.

Related to the previous point, when I set out to capture London I carry just one camera and one lens. This gives me a break from lugging my full system, filters and tripod around and while we have had particularly hot weather in the UK this summer, having less weight to carry has been an absolute godsend! Having less kit allows me to be more mobile, covering more ground and exploring places I might never have found and as I get out and about more, I find myself picking a spot in London I haven't been to in a while even ending up in places I have never actually seen. It's like I am discovering London all over again.

Below is a selection of images taken from a recent outing around the Millennium Bridge. On this particular morning, I had some very subtle but nicely defused light and I am really pleased how this set came out. 

London Chrome photo of St Pauls and the Millennium Bridge taken by Trevor Sherwin

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London Chrome photo of The Shard taken by Trevor Sherwin

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London Chrome photo of a man crossing the Millennium Bridge by Trevor Sherwin

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London Chrome photo the Shard along the Thames by Trevor Sherwin

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London Chrome photo of the Thames North Bank by Trevor Sherwin

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London Chrome photo of St Paul's Cathedral by Trevor Sherwin

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London Chrome photo of The Tate Modern by Trevor Sherwin

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London Chrome photo of The Tate Modern by Trevor Sherwin

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London Chrome photo under the Millennium Bridge by Trevor Sherwin

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London Chrome photo under the Millennium Bridge by Trevor Sherwin

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I still have a lot to think about in terms of what the final project will look like, such as prints, a book or just on this site and importantly, when the project can be considered done. I am comfortable right now enjoying the freedom and finding new areas and will no doubt make some of these decisions at a later date.