Sundown on Putney Bridge, iPhone style

On Tuesday, as I and my friends walked over Putney Bridge, on our way to see Emily Barker and the Red Clay Halo at the Half Moon, the sun was in its last throes for the day. I had to stop and take a few shots with my iPhone.  Another opportunity to get some of those distorted images which sit halfway between a proper photo and a painting. I love ’em! Especially when you zoom in, things go all over the place.

(By the way, you can see my review of Emily Barker in the previous post.)

First a few shots out onto the river, the buildings and trees in silhouette, the buildings marked by little dashes of light.

From the centre of the bridge, you see the bend in the river ahead.

At the south end of the bridge, there’s a modern development, called Putney Wharf. It’s striking, if a little out of place.

This next one makes the building look like some kind of mediaeval tower.

The lights on the bridge burst to life in these distorted photos.  Just like when I take my glasses off, any light throws out a dazzling array of patterns. The benefits of being short-sighted!

Look at those colours!

The traffic flows over the bridge.  That is not an exploding car behind the bus!

And the lights on the other side of the bridge from where I was standing, looking in the direction of Chelsea.

I love the colours: a product of the fading sunset and the street lights and way the zoom mixes them together.  All pure chance: I just zapped the shots as quickly as possible, hoping they’d turn out interesting.  While my friends waited patiently!

The real and the not real. Impressionism…

About John S

I'm blogging about the things I love: music, sport, culture, London, with some photos to illustrate aspects of our wonderful city. I’ve written a novel called “The Decision”, a futuristic political thriller, and first of a trilogy. I’m also the author of a book on music since the 1970s called “ I Was There - A Musical Journey” and a volume of poetry about youth, “Growin’ Up - Snapshots/ Fragments”. All available on Amazon and Kindle.
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7 Responses to Sundown on Putney Bridge, iPhone style

  1. Austin says:

    Hey, thanks for following We enjoy your photography. Cheers.

  2. I haven’t been to Putney for years, I used to attend college there and saw Fairport Convention at the Half Moon a couple of times. Looks like the developers have been busy in the area! Great atmospheric shots.

  3. John S says:

    Thanks for the comment. Just had a quick look at your blog – looks really interesting. Shall follow.

    • Hello John and thanks for following. I’ve just realised that the “Positive Greenford” blog, which is a work in progress and (I thought!) closed off to public view for the moment, is actually partly visible! The live blog that gets updated daily is a kind of offshoot, “Greenford 365” You might be interested in the post on the Starlite Ballroom which I’m trying to get people involved in because, on my own, I don’t know where to start. I hope to begin posting on the PG blog fairly soon. Cheers, Albertina

  4. John S says:

    The only thing I can read is the Greenford 365 blog. If you click on Postiive Greenford, you just get an empty page with a picture on the top and a line from wordpress about not being able to find anything.

    • Thanks for letting me know. The WP notification mentioned you and another person had followed the PG blog rather than the other one whereas it usually only mentions follows on the daily blog. I thought I’d better make sure Thanks again.

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