Saturday, 23 April 2016

Pigeons, and Saint George!


And onto our latest in a long line of photography adventures. For this London Street Photography Meetup we hit Trafalgar Square for the barely publicised St George's Day celebrations on a new compositional hunt.


The fearless Streettogs were scouring the square looking for diagonals, framing and an odd one out. Strings of bunting ran hither and thither, every stone or person was bedecked or sporting St George's crosses. Everywhere you turned you, could spot pearly royalty, morris dancers, fearsome dragons, authentically dismal court jester music, and of course the ever-present pigeons hoping for leftovers from all the street food.


As usual, I found myself stalking pigeons, despite in my mind their "winged rat" status they also epitomise street photography and I love capturing them in flight. Luckily there were a few energetic children keen to encourage the grey scavengers to take to flight by running at them.


In the fountain were mallard ducks, whether they'd just decided to randomly make it their new home, or were lured in for the occasion, was unclear.


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