I spent the day in Cambridge yesterday with my friend Ruth Amanda and her daughter Nola. It is always lovely spending time with them. This trip was special because I had my X100T and XT-1 ready for action. Most of the images were caught with the X100T and Wide Angle Conversion Lens attached.
I start shooting right away when I travel. Anything that catches my eye gets recorded. I love these two images - I caught them soon as I got off the train.
Reflections of fellow travellers and the train driver.
The Catholic Church
I love photographing Churches - the interiors are full of colour, mysterious and the light vs contrast adds a context to the environment. I was very impressed by this church.
The Market Place added a real dynamic to the town with the Castle adding a wonderful backdrop.
Amsterdam by another Name
Cambridge is famous for its University and there are Bicycles everywhere
The Human Element
These two moments caught my eye - the lady in the red coat I saw in my mind as a selective colour treatment I am happy with this shot. Two students enjoying a chat.
A Punt on The River
This is another treat that makes Cambridge well worth a visit, especially in the summer. A Punt on the river can take you to the University where there is another iconic Bridge and view.
A Portrait of Cambridge
I had my X-T1 paired with the 56mm lens and I was eager to capture a portrait. This gentleman was most accommodating. He works as one of the Boat handlers on the river.
The image below is of my friend Ruth. I think I like this 56 mm lens - it does the job really well.
A Strange Feeling
There were moments walking around Cambridge when I felt like I was on the set of a Harry Potter Film. It had that strange Hogwarts feeling about it
A Students Life
I saw her legs and then her book - I took the shot. She was drawing the building across the road. I think she caught me.
I enjoyed my short visit to Cambridge.
Ruth was telling me that is really buzzes during the summer, the weather transforms the places into a really social environment. I will definitely return.