Sun. 05.26.19 – Today I went out and about with my cheap Amazon $12 extension tubes for Macro photography. I went out and explored yesterday to see if there are any flowers in Hyde Park that would work to take macro photos of. The answer was yes as late May spring has fully sprung in the London parks.
Thus, I took my extension tubes with a manual 24mm old Nikon lens along with my Nikon D850 DSLR out and took many photos up close. Very up close.
Here are a few of my favorites. Per usual, double click to see the enlargements.
Photos taken by Ms. Jen with her Nikon D850 at Hyde Park in London, UK.
Wed 09.26.12 – I attended a Social Media Week London session “Inside the Firewall: The Social Workplace Revisited” at the Hub Westminster in the late morning and then after a few errands went back to my hotel to see if my missing suitcase had arrived or at least had been located. No updates on American’s website bag status area more than 24 hours after the bag had been known to be missing, so I called the number I had for the Heathrow lost luggage area and a nice man said he would research it and call me back.
He called back within 10 minutes, said a bag matching mine’s description had been found in Chicago with all the tags off of it. He had me identify a few items and yes, it was my bag. Yay! Yay! Yay!
After this call, I decided that it was time to go on a late afternoon walk around Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park since the rain had stopped and I needed to go on a long walk and take photos as the light at this time of year is lovely.
Mon 05.07.12 – My first full day in London coincided with May Bank Holiday which meant that streets and Park were fairly quiet, so a good long walk in Kensington Gardens was a lovely way to start my AppRetreat. A good long walk after catching up on my sleep and battling jetlap induced nap attacks.
After a rather dry winter, London and the UK have had the rainiest April ever and now the beginning of May is a lovely soft green with flowers unfolding everywhere.
Photo taken by Ms. Jen with her Nokia N95.
Thurs 06.25.09 – A horse chestnut flowering in Hyde Park.
Sun. Nov 11, 2007 – Today is Remembrance Day in the UK, Veteran’s Day in the US, and “Red Poppy” Day according to Ms. Jen.
Starting this Thursday, while at Chicago O’Hare airport, I saw a few red poppies pinned to coat lapels. Growing up in SoCal, I don’t remember red poppy pins as a way to symbolize the Great War (WW1), although my Mom says they wore them to school when she was a child in the 1950s in Los Angeles.
The first time I can remember noting them was in Ireland two years ago. Ever since arriving here in the UK early on Friday morning, I am have been seeing Red Poppy lapel pins en masse.
Walking around Hyde Park, the Great War Memorial, the Australian Memorial, and St. James’s Park this afternoon, red poppy wreaths and lapel pins were everywhere. I apparently just missed the big parade, but was just in time for the Welsh Guard veteran’s march.