Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Yesterday was gray and misty, and not a very promising day for photography. But after staying in all morning, taking care of the dogs and doing some housework, I was feeling a bit stir crazy. So I grabbed the camera and started walking north, through Ladbroke Grove and Kensal Rise, and just let my feet take me where they wanted.
I walked a little more than four miles to an area north of Willesden Green, part of the London borough of Brent. It's an interesting, diverse neighborhood -- lots of Middle Eastern and Polish businesses, especially. I passed a Buddhist temple that had clearly once been a Christian church, its eaves now decked with colorful, fluttering prayer flags.
I walked to the Dudden Hill area and then caught a bus -- with my newfound courage about using buses -- to come about halfway back. All in all, I probably walked five or six miles.
Photography on cloudy days is always a challenge for me, because I enjoy light, shadows and reflections so much. But I did manage to take some interesting photos, I think. The one above was taken in Kensal Rise at dusk, as I was returning home. If I don't have interesting light from the sky, at least I can try to work with interesting light from signs!