Last week, on a damp, grey and dreary day, I decided to take a camera for walk around the Royal Docks with my mate Daniel. Starting from Barrier Park and we worked our way towards the North Woolwich Pier Head and onto Gallions Point before finishing at the University of East London campus at Cyprus DLR station.
The area is such a place of windswept contrasts, with derelict relics of industrial and docklands past sitting alongside massive redevelopment projects. Smart blocks of expensive “luxury” flats and run down terraces of Victorian dockers’ cottages. An abandoned railway station sits unused as modern DLR trains glide on overhead viaducts, with engineers making the finishing touches to Crossrail, which weaves its way though the area.
For once I decided to go digital rather than film, fancying some instant results, so I took my Nikon D750 out with me, along with the cheap and cheerful Nikkor 28-80mm G lens.