After my trip to the Notting Hill Carnival, I of course had to take some photos in and around London. As happened in February, the weather wasn’t great, with it being a slightly grey, overcast day, not particularly helping the light for my photos. I was using this shoot as almost a comparative exercise, comparing the shots of London my old Fuji was able to take compared to my new Canon. However, with London ramping up its 2012 preparations, some of the ionic landmarks were covered up, such as Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square. Nevertheless, I still managed to get some photos which you can see here.
After my visit to Scarborough, I took my first ever trip to the world-famous Notting Hill carnival in London. The Carnival was spread over two days, Sunday the 28th (Children’s Day), and Monday the 29th (Adults’ Day). I was only there for Adults’ Day. The Carnival is an explosion of colour, music, dancing, food and alcohol. Literally the entirety of Notting Hill is taken over, with the main parade going round the edges of the area, and the streets within it filled with people selling jerk chicken, pork, patties, goat, alcohol, as well as performers, some playing reggae music, some dub step, rap etc.
The photos were taken with my Fujifilm FinePix S2500HD, not my Canon, and although the composition isn’t perhaps as perfect as I’d normally like, I do believe the pictures convey the organised chaos that is the Carnival.
The photographs I took there have been added to their own page, which you can find by hovering on the ‘Gallery’ button, or simply click here.