I seem to be into watery elements right now (not that I’ll ever tire of clouds and skies!)

I got to visit the Sony World Photography Awards at Somerset House, London last Thursday with a friend.

After what seemed like hours of eye strain looking at some great work of professionals and amateurs (amateur level is scarily high!) we sat outside enjoying the sunshine… and the water spouts.

RunnyCustard: Wonderful Water Collection &emdash; Fluid Structures 2

water spouts!

Last time we were at Somerset house there were many many metal flowers but this time water spouts that went through a cycle of lowering/rising, stopping and starting etc so I tried taking some photos… I ended up with a rather wet leg.
RunnyCustard: Wonderful Water Collection &emdash; Fluid Structures 1

RunnyCustard: Wonderful Water Collection &emdash; Fluid Structures

These were taken in Henley-on-Thames – another part of the Thames or any river for that matter, always draws me close!
I came across the weir at Hambleden Lock which had some interesting flowing of water… from rapid flows to shallow and flowing over steps…
RunnyCustard: Wonderful Water Collection &emdash; Ripple Stages 1

RunnyCustard: Wonderful Water Collection &emdash; Ripple Stages 2

I kept the colour in this one as the green really adds to the image…
RunnyCustard: Wonderful Water Collection &emdash; Water Rush 1

I have a lot more photographs from the visit but I have a backlog in personal photography projects right now.
It is very frustrating… I do like to go through any images I’ve taken straight away but when you have work and other things to do it can be awhile… then of course you take your camera out again and end up with even more images!

oh well… it does mean I can get to play with older images too… but then that makes me think of all the analogue film negatives I have in a storage box – dating back 20 years… I would like to re-scan and look at them through the eyes of someone with more knowledge and history than what I had back then… which was none of either. Taking images back then was a lot easier, naivety does keep things simple.


There was a flash hail storm while working back to my niece and nephews flat and after several shots to get the woman with the umbrella in a good spot, I managed this image…

RunnyCustard: Henley-on-Thames &emdash; Brief Storm


I just worked on these images yesterday but it was taken when visiting the Sony Photography Awards.
and this was after the Photography Exhibition and I did my usual wonder around the South Bank… (some halos around the tree branches which need sorting or reworking on?!) I try not to work too much on my images… just convert to black and white – dodge & burn etc)
RunnyCustard: London in Black & White &emdash; Flair at Summerset House

RunnyCustard: London in Black & White &emdash; Searching