King’s Cross station scenes

1londonblog’s output is somewhat slow at the moment simply because I haven’t been well. Yesterday I was sufficiently better to take a trip to the British Library to do some research for some forthcoming posts.

I took my Canon 40d along in case the weather improved, which as you all know, has been wet and windy this week! The 40d is generally seen as a dinosaur in terms of current digital camera technology.

I did a series of photographs in the evening after that enormous downpour which had just ended as I left the British Library, yes I saw the rainbow so many took photographs of, though the views of it from Euston Road were limited by the surrounding buildings.

My favourite shots perhaps were these taken at King’s Cross (Circle/Met) where I tried to freeze passengers’ movement as much as I could whilst blurring the arriving/departing trains. The 40d did well on these despite being ten years old 🙂

It might come as a surprise that I used the Tamron AF 18-270mm F/3.5 -6.3 Di II VC PZD for these pics. I had other stuff including books and laptop for my research, so to save space I just took the Tamron, its a good all-round lens and works well with the 40d.

One advantage of using these old DSLR’s is more creativity is needed and in my view its a good way to keep one’s photography skills honed. Despite the 40d being semi-retired I still take it out occasionally and it does very well.

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