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On the River Thames

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Photo session in Greenwich naturally came down to the river side.

I saw swans on the Thames before, but this time there were quite few

Cormorants = may be Thames got enough number of fish now.  🙂

The Seagull I saw this time were rather small kind and doesn’t show much

dramatic flight ! —– (By the way, the photos in this post were all taken by

Tamron SP 500 mm F8 / Canon 5D Mk-III  and on the AV mode)

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Of cause the Greenwich is a place on the Thames River. (southern side of it,

in more accurate term) and used to be the centre of the Global  Navigation Technology.  

In order to make a sea journey accurate and safe, Sea Chart / World Map has to have

exact positioning to the giography, hence the angular grid to define the Global position

was invented and made the imaginaly line running North to South, and a line running

on the Royal Observatory in Greenwich was made as the original point = 0 degree !  

Since the Sun goes round, “If you found the Sun in Exact south at 1:00 Pm Exact, you are

on the Longitude of 15 degree west”.   And on the Equinox Day, the hight of the Sun on

the 12:00 Noon Exact, tells you where you are on the Latitude. (If the Sun was 90 degree

on top of your head mean, you are on the 0 degree (Equator) or If the Sun was just on

the horizon (0 degree) , you are on the North or South Pole ! = How lucky you are 🙂 )

—– It’s mean, to have an exact measurement was crucial = not only an instrument to

measure the angle but also a watch, which can tell exact time.  (Hence, Briton and other

Nautical Giant (= other colonialist) Dutch were competing to invent accurate clock. )

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Anyhow, it was a time when British Empire was ruling all the 7 seas.  

Not much activities these days but the remains became good show-piece for tourism.

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Basically, Photography is the response to the MOMENT, 

but to capture a flying bird is a bit physically demanding task.  

Ha~ he~, —– once I was a young man.   Ha ha ha  😀

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  1. elenacaravela said, on November 6, 2013 at 17:06

    I know what you mean about trying to catch a bird in flight! I’m just not fast enough most of the time:) But you caught that gull!

    • yoshizen said, on November 6, 2013 at 18:28

      When people miss the moment, in half of the case, it was not because the person was slow,
      but the camera has the time-lag. —– In fact, biggest difference in expensive professional
      camera is, they got minimal time-lag.
      And the experienced sports / animal photographers are clicking the camera with anticipation
      = moment before.

  2. bentehaarstad said, on November 6, 2013 at 19:32

    Haha, and this is perhaps appropriate: The idea is to die young, as late as possible. Not my words.. Nice photos.

    • yoshizen said, on November 6, 2013 at 21:53

      When I was young, I wanted and did taken poisonous
      photos !
      —- it’s mean, started to produce harmless nice picture
      is the problem 😀 😀

  3. drawandshoot said, on November 14, 2013 at 23:21

    Gorgeous series of photographs, Yoshizen! I love the cormorants on the dock.

    • yoshizen said, on November 15, 2013 at 00:30

      Unlike a fisherman who at least bring the bait, photographer is a lazy bunch,
      just find something and pick-up. (free) 🙂
      Thank you Karen.


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