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"An invitingly Warm Seat"

  • Saturday, 11 September 2010
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  • This picture was captured by the artist/photographer, Joe Meiruse while visiting a 210 year-old library in Wellesley Island, New York. I've added this to my blog as I absolutely love it, lots of natural light, and it has historical windows, desk, chairs and shelves.

    Take a look and please buy from the photographer at redbubble if you really like it.

    "Another Point of view"

  • Thursday, 9 September 2010
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  • I decided to call this picture “Another Point of view” as I wanted to capture the buildings on the other side of the road through the reflections on the metal post. Despite the passing car.

    I absolutely loved how this picture turned out after editing in Gimp, a big improvement over the original. As you probably can see, I’ve sharpened it up a bit, added some motion blur in the car and changed the colour tone. Plus, I’ve added a bit more of a shine on the post.

    "Green Gerkin"

  • Wednesday, 8 September 2010
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  • A couple of days ago, I've uploaded this picture onto redbubble. I've received a number of comments and over 200 views so far. I thought that I'd share this via the blog too and see what you think.

    If you like it, you may purchase it here.

    St. Katharine's Docks

  • Sunday, 5 September 2010
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  • Once an old Victorian dockyard, and the beginning of the lower class districts, St. Katharine’s docks is now one of the best places to visit when in London. In my view, this area (filled with shops, bars, restaurants and yaughts) is on par with the docklands for recreational space.

    St. Katharine’s Docks is located within the shadow of Tower Bridge.

    I took this picture on Friday the 5th September. I only needed to sharpen it a little before upload. Apart from that, this photograph has not been touched in any way. If you like this, please take the time to comment.

    You may purchase St. Katharine's Docks here.

    "Down the Alley"

  • Saturday, 4 September 2010
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  • Hi everyone, To kick-start this blog, I thought i'd start with a framed picture of "Down the Alley."

    This picture was taken in the daylight (about 3 pm) in Wapping. The picture was converted via Gimp and made with a fog / smog effect. I wanted to create the impression of smog travelling through the arches.

    As Wapping was one of the old Victorian backstreet haunts and has a strong maritime tradition, I really wanted to recreate the atmosphere one would associate with that time. More pieces in and around Wapping can be found at my website: Richard Ray --- Art and Photography. Please take a look.

    You can buy this picture from me by following this link.

    A Welcome

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  • First and foremost, let me start this blog by welcoming you, our reader to it. This is the third blog I've started. Personally, this is one blog in which I'm going to have fun writing. Up to now, I've enjoyed writing "Through the eyes of a Londoner," a subject in which I absolutely enjoy and continue to enjoy.

    This blog is designed to showcase my latest interest in Photography. I take straight shots, edited shots, abstract, oils, chalk, black and white, and more.
    Each and every shot I've taken and edited for selling online (hence my best work) can be found here. If you enjoy them as I do, you're welcome to purchase them via Redbubble and Zazzle (more on these third-party sellers later).

    I heartily recommend that if you love them, you test buy them by purchasing them as postcards or as greeting cards if you want to try them, that way you'll get a feel for the prints before splashing out on the larger frames and canvasses.

    please comment on them via this blog as I would like to get an idea of what you think of them.

    Last of all, please return regularly, as you will find more examples of my work on a regular basis.

    Kind regards,

    Richard A. Ray
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