London in an autumn mist

November 04, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

A little earlier this week England, and especially the south, was blanketed in a thick fog that lasted a couple of days. While commuters and the aviation industry weren't particularly pleased, as a photographer I couldn't have been happier. I was the proverbial pig-in-mud! On Sunday evening I ducked out for an hour once the kids were in bed (and before Downton Abbey screened) to get some atmospheric shots of our local train station and surrounds.

 

Surbiton station in autumn mistSurbiton station in autumn mistA long exposure of the art deco Surbiton station on an autumn evening when a thick mist enveloped London. Taken by Marion Wotton, photographer.

We are fortunate to live close to Surbiton station - a beautiful, understated and elegant art deco building that frequents 'London's hidden treasures' sort of lists. It's found fame as more than 'just' a train station too, having featured in a Harry Potter movie (Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince) and a Poirot episode (The Adventure of Clapham Crook) in days past. There is a certain satisfaction in managing to capture a different image of a well-known location.

Likewise, on Monday morning I looked to make the most of the weather and spent some time in Hampton, capturing images of Hampton Bridge, Hampton Court Palace and in the area.

Hampton Bridge in a thick autumn mistHampton bridge in the mistHampton Bridge looming out of a thick autumn mist over a millpond Thames river. Photo by Marion Wotton. A different perspective of Hampton Bridge - looming out of the mist over a millpond River Thames.

Following is a similarly different view of the palace itself - emerging from the mist on a sleepy start to the week and framed by the gorgeous golden hues of the autumn leaves.

Hampton Court Palace in a thick autumn mistHistory emerging from the mistHampton Court Palace emerging from a thick autumn mist in London. Photo by Marion Wotton.

Autumn is such a glorious season!!


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