Last week was my wife, Lucy’s birthday and as one of her presents we went to London to see Matilda the musical (awesome show)! However, going to London for me without the camera is pretty much unthinkable.
In my mind I battled back and forth, should I, shouldn’t I? It’s not really my birthday and I really should devote all my time to Lou. When Wednesday morning rolled round I decided I just couldn’t leave it at home, just in case. However, I had promised Lou that I wouldn’t get the camera out until we’d seen the show; this seemed fair and Lucy was happy with that.
We’re currently in the process of slowly redecorating our home and one of the bedroom themes is red and white. With this in mind I wanted a picture from London with something iconic; maybe a red bus, a red phone booth, maybe Big Ben in the background, just something cool.
So the show was now over and I could unleash the Canon. We headed to Westminster Bridge to capture a bus driving past Big Ben. I wasn’t overjoyed with what I was getting; too many tourists and the sun was so low, it was very difficult. After conceding to what I had captured and feeling conscious that this trip wasn’t for me, we turned to go find somewhere to eat…but just as we did so, right in front of me, was a picture waiting to be framed. A bright chrome green Lamborghini parked between two traditional London taxis in traffic and office towers in the background. I had to capture it; I didn’t have time to check my camera settings as traffic was starting to move. I snapped a shot or two and checked to see the picture…bingo! Just what I had envisaged!!! I was over the moon and gave Lou a massive squeeze; she commented I only usually do that when my team scores in football.
When I started out in photography I read an article that said words to the effect: sometimes you’re just in the right place at the right time; this was certainly true of this instance. I’m pretty pleased I took my camera on Wednesday.