Another West London cityscape. It is hard to get a clear view across any angle of Piccadilly Circle. Buses, cars, people. It’s a beehive. You have to be patient, or lucky.
Yep! Some of these typical British places are just awesome. Case in point: this mid 19th Century building houses The Mitre, which ensures everybody’s stomach is full and everyone’s whistle is kept lubricated. I just love buildings like this.
Can’t recall where I was exactly in West London. That’s what happens sometimes on walkabouts. I just know I was stricken by the diffused light brightening the facades on the street, as if a giant soft box had been used to set the stage for my enjoyment. I obliged.
On a walkabout on Shaftesbury Avenue, in London’s West End, which is also the City of Westminster, towards Piccadilly Circus. The sun was behind me and the sky and buildings created a nice contrast. I love downtown views with people going about their business. I find details and elements I would not normally have come up with.
Low tide, obviously. I loved the angle. Only problem was I got there right before dusk. I have a thing with this time of day! It is a magical hour, but not the best for image making…
Here’s a detail from the painting: