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    Welcome ... I will be posting a mix of new and not-so-new shots to begin with, then once the archives have been cleaned out it'll be new only. For those that are interested, each pic has a link to googlemaps.

    Five years of regular shooting for weekly themed challenges, and I found I was drawn more and more to this mass of land in the centre of London and now I find myself passing through a number of times a week. I'm a bit like a farmer (well, I was born & raised on a farm) observing changes, wildlife activity on his land. But I'm not a birder out to identify the 200 species to be found there, in fact I'm more interested in snapping nature's harsh realities, or ... 3 birds in a boat!

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    2015 Archive ... taken HERE
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    2017 Archive ... taken HERE
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    So that's three from the archives, and now a couple from today ... using this new temporary floating sculpture as a backdrop. Info HERE


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    Love the juxtaposition in the last one.

    No.3 makes me want to shed a tear of despair!
     
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    Thank you Dominic, my first visitor. :D

    The passing swan family: my idea was to get a row boat or two, and I did, but liked the swans with subtle reflection in the coloured water so much I decided to use it instead.

    A tear of despair: I know what you mean.
     
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    Another from yesterday ... I was a bit out of reach really (200mm on Nikon DX) but with cropping and OTT processing I got an image I like, a bit bookcoverish perhaps.

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    Taken earlier this month and posted on the G7X thread. This is on the traffic island/roundabout they call Marble Arch ... and I do believe it to be within the Park boundaries.

    2018 Archive ... taken HERE
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    One from this morning: Queen Anne’s Alcove.

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    ... which has prompted me to post my Queen Caroline's Temple shot from a few weeks back. Smallest aperture with focus point on the building.

    2018 Archive taken HERE
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    Another from this morning ... fighting the wind on the Serpentine.

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    I'm liking this idea and the pics. Showing unexpected sides to the familiar is something photography can do very well.
     
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    unexpected sides .... yes, thanks Dave. (y)

    What I'm aiming for is an alternative look at the much-photographed monuments, building, landmarks. Plus some street-type people pics to bring it all alive. :)
     
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    Kensington Palace bouncer. :D

    She's charming, welcomes everyone, checks their tickets, points them in the right direction. I asked if I could take a picture, she smiled for the camera, I asked if she could look serious and not at me. ;)

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    Ah the parakeets, such fun.

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    Met a nice couple this morning at The Serpentine. Japanese, I'm guessing, let me photograph their D850 + 800mm lens, then let me take some shots with it! You know what it's like, one Nikonite to another. :cool:

    Odd colour scheme I thought, and the RAF 100 years sticker. Hmmm ... of course, they must be here for the Flypast next week.

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    RAF Centenary Flypast today. Thought, if I'm lucky, I'll see an air ambulance in Hyde Park or even a RAF chopper doing some sort of backup, I may even catch a glimpse of post-flypast aircraft heading west. This is what I saw from HERE ....

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    HPKG10 - One of a number of paramedics
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    HPKG12 - Byeee
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    I've seen this guy standing on the bridge over the past few weeks as I cycle past in the mornings.
     
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    Nice bloke, letting me play with his camera, but doesn't speak a word of English, he was with a woman who does the talking. Not seen him before or since last Thursday, but it seems he goes to the park earlier than me.
     
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    Well, if you ever see a fat, bald bloke bombing past on a bright green Brompton, be sure to give me a wave.
     
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    :D :wave:
     
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    Some idle bench antics, on the Broadwalk, three from last month ....

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    ... and three from today ...

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    The Albert Memorial from a secluded little fenced off garden area I didn't know existed until today...

    HPKG19 taken from HERE
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