Wednesday, 22 January 2014

london in the dark


I love living in this wonderful city, and there's so much to see every time I head out whether it's a weekend exploration or, as on Tuesday night, a lovely trip to the ballet.  I spent some Christmas money on a ticket to see Matthew Bourne's production of Swan Lake at Sadler's Wells and it was a magical evening.  There's nothing like the excitement of slipping out of work early and hopping a tube into town to go to the theatre... Plus it's a really incredible show.  In fact last night was my second viewing.  I went a few years ago and fell in love with it.  It's unique: elegant, violent, funny and heart-rending.




I go to the theatre quite a bit because I cannot resist the allure and the glamour; the escapism and the sheer thrall of it.  But I don't often write about it here or scrap about it because you aren't allowed to take pictures in the theatre (and fair enough, really).  So I set out on Tuesday with the deliberate intention of getting some photos from the evening's outing on the principle that if you look about you enough, there's always a photo that can be...graphed?

Kisses xxx

P.S. I don't usually take many photos in the portrait orientation and a lot of that is because they don't display on the blog very well.  So I made a point of only snapping portrait shots on Tuesday night and I love pairing them to show detail and wider shots together in a way that still gives me a landscape composition overall.

P.P.S. I love photography!

9 comments:

  1. Your pairings work really nicely. I love the brightly lit trees ...

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  2. It was a pleasure to look at your photos and I love how you've paired them (note to self: try what miss Smith did on her blog ;) A bit envious of your London nightlife as well!

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  3. Brilliant photos, so vibrant and alive. Sounds like you had the best time!

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  4. You tricked me - I thought that couple of this photos very one photo, not two - like you made them from behind a corner or something like that)

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  5. ps. what font do you use for blog post titles? this lovely grey.

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  6. I love taking shots at night but my camera isn't so gr8 at getting the best ones. I love the telephone boxes and trees. I too am hoping to go to the ballet in May to see Swan Lake,
    Jo xxx

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  7. Super photos Kirsty! Really lovely colours and you've captured London at night perfectly :D

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  8. oh goodness, thanks for sharing! we have a bit of a crush on London here going on and we totally enjoyed your photos!

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  9. I love how you have paired your photos. London is looking super cool! (Maybe Visit England should give you a job?!)

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