Old Royal Naval College

Catching the sunrise at ye Old Royal Naval College

If the grounds of the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich Maritime look familiar, it's probably because it has made appearances in more than 60 films since the 1950s, including Patriot Games, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Shanghai Nights, The King's Speech and Pirates of the Caribbean...

Big Ben

Popping up in London

I've been back from London for more than a week and I'm just now getting around to updating the blog. I'd like to say that I shut the blog down in solidarity with the 800,000 federal workers who are on furlough while the U.S. government...

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Getting ready for Popup GPP London

Photo by Joe Newman In less than a week, I'll be in London for the Popup GPP London, which is put on by the folks who sponsor Gulf Photo Plus, an annual photo fest in Dubai. I'm looking forward to the seminars and potential networking opportunities...

Ominous clouds over the Tower Bridge

The Tower Bridge at sunrise / Photo by Joe Newman When I recently started messing around with HDR post-processing, I knew I wanted to tinker with some of the photos that I took of the Tower Bridge when I was in London last year. The light...

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Remember, remember, the 5th of November

On this day in 1605, a plot to blow up England's royal family failed and the conspirators were captured. Guy Fawkes, one of the leaders of the conspiracy, was imprisoned in the Tower of London before he was hanged, drawn and quartered. Today, the British...

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Some final thoughts on London

London or Paris? I pose the question to Lamia whenever we visit a big city. If you had your choice, would you spend a week here or in Paris? It's a question I know the answer to before I ask. But I figured, if there's a city...

Sunrise on Tower Bridge

[caption id="attachment_3212" align="alignnone" width="1280"] Tower Bridge, London. Photo by Joe Newman.[/caption] It's not the subject of nursery rhymes but, then again, London's Tower Bridge has never fallen down. I took this photo at sunrise, standing near the Tower of London....

St. Paul's Cathedral, London

St. Paul’s Cathedral at sunset

The dome of St. Paul's Cathedral is an iconic piece of London's skyline. You can't visit London without capturing an image of it. Or at least you shouldn't. The inside of the cathedral, which was rebuilt in its current incarnation in the 17th Century, is spectacular....