Being a tourist in London – it’s funny to say that since I have lived in London all my life, yet I have never actually ventured around to see the sights or even know how to get to places (true story and thank god for Google maps). The only times I do visit the signature Big Ben or the famous Buckingham Palace is when I have relatives in town and I have to be the host and take them around, even then, I have no idea where I’m going, all the lols!
Last weekend, along with my new Panasonic Lumix GX80, I decided that enough was enough and I was going to venture out and capture some photos because we all know that London is one of the most iconic places for pictures. My first stop was St Paul’s Cathedral, one of the most famous and recognisable sights in London. It is a working church for hourly prayers and daily services and is quite often flocked with tourists. It’s situated at Ludgate Hill at the highest point of the city and its dedication to Paul the Apostle dates back to the original church on this site, founded in AD 604. Next, I moved on to Oxford Street, luckily, the weather wasn’t too bad and I was able to capture some nice shots down the street itself. Onwards to Piccadilly Circus and Trafalgar Square, these two spots are not too far from each other and I loved sitting opposite the lights panel or in the square and just watching the world go by. I tested out the 4K shooting option on the GX80 and captured some amazing shots through this, it’s definitely a great function added to the camera. I finished off the weekend with a quick trip to the OXO tower, by South Bank and despite it being a little rainy, the view was incredible and from a distance, I managed to spot the side of the London Eye which was super cool.
I will be doing another day out in London soon as I feel that I haven’t completely filled that void yet, there’s still so much more to capture. I loved all the shots taken with my Lumix GX80, but it definitely hasn’t been tested to its full capacity yet and I know it’s capable of more. I will be using it in the next few weeks for fashion and product pictures too, so I will write a full blog post on the camera itself so make sure you stayed tuned for that!
What do you think of the photos from my Lumix GX80 so far?