Sisk Family European Vacation: London, Day 1 Continued
On our way to St. Paul’s Cathedral, we decided to walk…I mean, partially walk London Bridge. I have to admit, I was a bit underwhelmed. I think that Tower Bridge is much more spectacular.
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By the way, did I mention that the London police were EVERYWHERE? After our nap, before we went to London Bridge…we were walking past Liverpool Station. Apparently there was some sort of protest going on. In light of the recent riots in London, I guess the police wanted to be a bit more prepared. As we were walking down to the Tower, we kept hitting road blocks. When we got to London Bridge, the police seemed to be moving out. It was wild, but no one seemed to be too concerned so we kept moving.
Anyways, back to London Bridge. Still underwhelmed, I thought what better way to turn this into a photographic experience than to create a blurred photo. Just mouse over to see the blur. Unfortunately, you don’t hear the sounds that go with this image. I want to say it was 4 pm (maybe later). We must have been close to a church because bells were playing. It almost sounded like wedding music.

By this point, our feet are starting to get tired so we decide to take the metro to St. Paul’s Cathedral…it was a short hop. I also remembered that I had my wide angle lens adapter with me (I threw this one in at the last minute). It definitely came in handy even if the quality is less that spectacular.
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On the left – I was using my f/1.4 50 mm lens. On the right – I applied my wide angle lens converter. I was standing in the same spot for both shots, so you get a sense of focal range. While the 50mm shot is definitely more clear, I kinda like the effect of the wide angle converter. One of these days, I’m going to get a real wide angle lens!
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Again with my wide angle lens adapter, I love that I could stand on the ground (right in front of a Starbucks interestingly enough…although not important) to capture most of the cathedral.
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So that was most of Day 1 in London. I have many more photos but I’m trying to show the best of the best here on my blog. Either tomorrow or Friday, I’ll show a few more photos from our trip. Stay tuned.