Cityscape

Sunset At Putney Bridge

Its been a good summer so far, but I have not had much time to do many landscapes. I have had more demand to do events and portrait photography, so my first love has been a little bit on the back burner. But this week, while waiting for my daughter who was at a #Hillsong Youth Leadership meeting, I decided to sneak my camera into the boot of the car, as it did not make sense to take her there and come home and pick her up again. So I spent 2 hrs taking pictures of the #RiverThames from Putney Bridge, and this was the best of the images.

For a change I did not take a wide angled lense with me, I used a Nikon 50mm F1.8 for this picture and I have to say I was quite pleased with it. As a Landscape photographer you get very attached to your "wide angled lenses" because you can get more into the image, but sometimes less works just as well.

The colours captured in this image, are very close to what could be seen with the naked eye as the sun hid behind the clouds in the closing moments of the day. This image in an interpretation of what I was feeling when I took it; simply "This Feels Like Summer".

As the summer rolls on and I have some time on my hands for recreation, I will be posting mores of Landscapes for you to enjoy. 

I hope you enjoy this one.! 

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Je Suis Charlie 2015..Really, OMG!

In January 2015 the world was shocked by the attack on 'Charlie Hebdo' in Paris, I cannot believe its been 2 years since this event happened. I remember being glued to the news watching the footage as members of the public were being shot by gunmen walking the streets of Paris killing indiscriminately. So many cities around the world came out in support of Paris, and London was no exception. There were a few buildings and monuments that were lit in the colours of 'The Tricolore', but I was only able to get this shot of the lights on Tower Bridge.

The mood around this historical site was subdued and reflective as people stood and simply observed the bridge in silence, as the colours transitioned in a simple light display that was befitting of such an occasion. Understated and respectful!

This post, is just a short reminder to myself and also possibly to the readers, that we live in a troubled world. The UK has voted for Brexit, the USA has voted Donald Trump in as the 45th President of the United States of America. Mexico is refusing to pay for the wall and much much more, is taking place in our troubled world.

But these troubles are not new; at the age of somewhere between 9-10years old the unity of my school class was suddenly driven into turmoil, because the realisation that we came from different races and cultures suddenly dawned on us all. Prior to that we had not really considered our differences. Children of Chinese, English, Caribbean and Nigerian decent who had previously enjoyed football together in the playground, suddenly distilled into racial groups, and started taunting and in some cases fighting, for no reason at all.

Then our fantastic form teacher 'Mr Peter Charles Talent' intervened in our next form lesson and first started by listening to our complaints; and when all was said and done he concluded the matter with one simple sentence.

"In this world there are only two types of people you will need to learn to understand in detail, and that is men and women; if you can do this, their colour or cultural heritage will not be of any great consequence or concern to you, but the stories of their lives will enrich yours"

Even though the events surrounding 'Charlie Hebdo' may not fall neatly into this simplistic ideology, there is a lot that could be made better if we simply 'listened to men and women and empathsized with their plight'; as Ghandi said "An eye for eye will only make the whole world blind".

To the families that lost loves on that day, whether because of the weapon of the pen or because of a weapon more lethal, lets LISTEN and REMEMBER the events of January 2015! 

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Modern Traitors Cropped & Focussed

History is such strange bed fellow!

For hundreds of years 'Traitors Gate' was somewhere to be feared, because if you entered there you were very unlikely to ever emerge alive again; but in 2017 tourists from all over the world come to visit the 'Tower of London' a castle and palace in the centre of London, and part of the attraction is 'Traitors Gate'. 

One of the most disturbing stories of the Tower of London occurred in the mid to late 1400's when Edward V, who was 12 years old when his father died, was imprisoned with his younger brother in the Tower by their Uncle the Duke of Gloucester. The Duke had them declared illegitimate so that he could take the throne in 1483 and at some time not long after that the boys were killed. Its a story steeped in mystery, intrigue and down right skullduggery, but after all of this, the Duke of Gloucester whom became Richard lll died about 2-3 years later in the battle of Bosworth in a battle against Henry Tudor, so was it worth it?

Modern Traitor

In more recent times the bones of Richard lll was discovered under a car park in Leicester, which were later exhumed. At the time, I have to say I was a bit taken a back that a King dies in battle and the victors just dumped his remains in a ditch. My earlier vision of Richard lll, was of the returning Crusader, a hero who helped Robin Hood Earl of Loxley restore order in middle England. I am not sure if that part of the story is historically accurate but hey I love a good story. However the story of the Princes in the Tower still raises a bit of a sour taste in my mouth and may have contributed to the way in which his remains were deposed of by the Tudors. Can't help but think, what goes around comes around!

OMG, How on earth did we get to Richard lll???

This blog is supposed to be about to finding images and stories within images. This picture started off as an shot of the Tower of London taken from the south bank of the River Thames that captured the whole of the castle, but in post editing the words 'Entry To The Traitors Gate' just seemed to demand its own focussed image and story. When I started photography in 2013, one of the things I struggled with was a picture telling a story, in 2017 I am only just beginning to understand, that every picture has a story, we just need to find it.

If you have taken images which you later aggressively cropped to get an image with a stronger story, please share it when you read this blog, I would be interested in hearing the stories behind your images?

As always great to from you, and your comments are always welcome.

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'St Pauls & The Thames' available at 20% off in our WINTER SALE!!!!! 1 Day to go!!!

Well first of all, at Charles Sterling Jarrett Photography we would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas Morning, and may you spend this fantastic day with your family and friends catching up telling jokes and enjoying good food.

'St Pauls & The Thames' has become kind of the flagship for this 2016 WINTER SALE, so many people have commented on the room setting and the complimentary colours. Charles Sterling Jarrett Photography is proud to be partnering with a number of Interior Designers in 2017, the first of which is Cambridge Interior Designs (www.cambridgeinteriordesigns.com ), so periodically we will be posting blogs of our Fine Art Photography that has been hung in homes and offices by Interior Designers.

This piece of Fine Art Photography is available in our shop at a 20% discount from the 26 December 2016. Don't forget to use the  DISCOUNT CODE J5J483L !!!

A very modern Interior Design that shows how Five Art Photography can compliment any look!

A very modern Interior Design that shows how Five Art Photography can compliment any look!

This image is available in Canvas, Aluminium and Acrylic, in sizes 30"x20", 45"x30" and 60"x40". Remember that these measurements are in INCHES and not CMs they are large pieces. Available in the shop now; but from the 26 December 2016 on you can get 20% OFF by using discount code J5J483L.

Charles Sterling Jarrett Photography is committed to bringing gallery styled pieces to your home and offices, to create impact and colour.

ONLY 1 DAY TO GO!!!!!!!!!   BOXING DAY IS TOMORROW, LET THE SALES BEGIN!!!!! :)