Early - very early - one Saturday morning in mid May, a small figure
is seen furtively entering Waterloo station. Moving slowly and looking
from side to side, the suspicious traveller comes to a rest under the
clock. At a café, a stranger peers over the top of his paper, sipping
from a cardboard cup. Another lurks in the shadows by the seats, pretending
to relax, sunglasses covering his searching gazes. 8:30am comes and goes.
The figure is still standing under the clock. Alone. 8:40am comes. The
bespectacled stranger gets up and begins to walk in a large circle around
the clock. The man in the café puts down his paper. The figure
under the clock remains still but alert, glancing around occasionally.
Then, suddenly, the man with glasses quickens his step and heads straight
towards the clock. The man at the café grips his cup tightly. There
is a moment of panic, confusion
and then the words "er, ephotozine?
Hi! I'm Michael"
And so began the Great London Adventure for a typically motley crew of
ePz members. After a tricky start, we managed to become a total of 8 -
5 digi:3 film, 7 Canon:1 Nikon, 7 men:1 woman (allegedly) and managed
to cover a good amount of ground from Waterloo Station, along the South
Bank and over to the City of London. The weather was kind, and we had
mixture of blue skies and fluffy white cloud, warm sunshine and a pleasant
breeze. Just the ticket for great photography.
City skyline, by Shaun