Thames Barrier Photo Shoot

August 25, 2016

Meetup organiser Clive Eariss warned us that our cameras would be "working overtime" and he was right. The Thames Path runs 180 miles starting at Kemble in Gloucestershire to the Thames Flood Barrier; thankfully our jolly only covered the 2 mile stretch from North Greenwich Station to the Thames Barrier Information Centre.

 

We couldn't have asked for better weather, a nice bright late summer's day with minimal cloud cover. After a leisurely stroll through the Greenwich Peninsula Ecology Park we continued past the Angerstein Quarry & Ready Mix Concrete Plant (quite a contrast) stopping off at the Anchor & Hope public house for lunch.

 

Next stop was the main attraction, the Thames Barrier, I've visited this marvel of engineering several times but it never fails to impress, and it's comforting to see that it's still in prime condition.

 

Clive was always at hand to assist with his photographic knowledge and advice, the group was also intimate enough that I didn't feel intimidated by any of my "rookie" questions. A speedy ride down the Thames on the Clipper concluded an eventful meetup, and I managed to capture some pleasing shots despite not coming prepared for some George Dyer long exposure photographs (no tripod and 10 stop ND filters at hand).

 

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