I was in London yesterday for meetings and a party and I took some time between the meetings and the party to take some photos along the Thames. The weather was pretty good unlike today - pouring down here in the Lake District.
Canon 5D mk III Carl Zeiss 35 f/2 at f/5.6 1/800 ISO 100
I can't help looking at the slope on the first image rather than the scene itself , also the composition doesn't quite work for me as the path and wall seem to draw my eye out of the scene and not into it .
The second image I feel has too much water without any interest in it and it seems to be suffering from barrel distortion .
The third like the second I think could have a large amount of the foreground water cropped out , otherwise it's a really nice and interesting shot .
The fourth shot is a nice crop but I find the buildings in the background a bit distracting , a shallower DOF may help focus the attention back on the Union Jack .
The final shot is my favourite by far and the B&W conversion works really well giving the image an almost 60's look , very nice .
It could just be an optical illusion but it was more about the outer edges of the image that I was looking at , the path and lights on the left hand side slope to the left and the buildings on the right slope to the right .