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Category Archives: London

The theme for my week 3 shoot daily photo challenge was Perspective.  I enjoyed looking for different view points, ones that I wouldn’t necessarily see if I weren’t actively seeking it.  My motto for the last few days was look up, look down, look all around.  It got me a little dizzy but was well worth the effort 🙂

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During week 2 of my shoot daily photo challenge I lacked a bit of motivation.  My work schedule and dreary London weather is partly to blame but mostly I just couldn’t rally and spend an hour each day out in the cold.  The silver lining for me is that I did actually take a photo each […]

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Rarely am I ever fully surprised.  But on Christmas morning I unwrapped two gifts that rendered me completely speechless.  In one hand I was holding on to a Sony FE 35mm lens and the other clutched the Sony A7r camera.  I couldn’t speak in complete sentences for a good five minutes afterwards. In light of […]

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Over the past few months I’ve been getting emails from readers about restaurant recommendations when they’re visiting London.  I thought I’d make it easier for those who are now planning their travel itinerary to share my top 5 picks on where to eat in London in 2015: Restaurant Story 201 Tooley Street London SE1 2JX +44 (0)20 […]

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I’ve been raving about the Steller visual storytelling app on my social media channels over the last two weeks and thought it’s about time I do the same on my blog.  As someone who constantly relies on photos to convey a story you can imagine why I’ve become addicted to Steller & its community.  It’s […]

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It’s a balmy 86 °F/30 °C here in Boston today.  While it feels like summer, the color on the trees tell a different story.  Shades of yellow and red now adorn the trees, a telltale sign that autumn is quickly approaching.  I won’t complain though because I do miss the New England fall foliage, there’s nothing quite like […]

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Just as I was beginning to look into planning an adventure for a semi big birthday next year I received an invitation to a wine tasting event hosted by Voyages-SNCF (previously Rail Europe).  Located in Piccadilly, Voyages-SNCF is the rail expert in European train travel.  For the event they brought in wine experts, Taste of the Grape, […]

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