24 January 2016

Sunday Shutter Short: London Light Festivals


This is something new I want to try out with you guys.  Sometimes you can experience some really great things, but words won't cut it.  Sometimes, an image is enough.  They do speak a thousand words after all!  So I thought that occasionally, I might do these 'Sunday Shutter Short posts, to show you guys what I've been up to.  I was going to write this post about the recent Lumière Festival in London last weekend, but then a couple of days later I also attended the Canary Wharf Winter Lights, so I thought I would share them both and show you the lights of London!  So let's start with Lumière:








This Sunday I walked all over London checking out these beautiful light sculptures, it was a great way to see the city and get some exercise to boot.  Some were definitely better than others - the area at Kings Cross wasn't much to write home about, however the sculptures in central London were fabulous.  My favourites were the projections on Westminster Abbey and the cute neon dog lights.

On Tuesday I headed over to Canary Wharf to take a look at the Winter Lights:







It was much quieter here and the lights were over a small area, so it made for a nice chilled out night.  The installations were more art focused and there were exhibitions that you could interact with.  The water spelling out words was particularly spectacular.

What do you think about these festivals?  It definitely brought a bit of colour to a cold Winter night!

P.S I did take my camera with me, but I ended up taking all these on my phone as I didn't really want to keep wrestling my camera in and out of my bag in the crowds.  Anyone got an recommendations for a good point and shoot?  I'm not too happy with these.
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