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VOTD: New Year’s Celebrations – Fireworks Display

Posted in General with tags , , , , , , on Saturday, 2 January 2010 by Deems

One of the photos in yesterday’s collection of photos from’s Big Picture publication was of a fireworks display near Big Ben and the London Eye. Below is a awesome 9+ minute video of the fireworks display in London. [via Babis’ Weblog]

For more fireworks displays from around the world, check here for more.


Big Picture: Protests at the G20 summit

Posted in General, Photography with tags , , , , , , on Saturday, 4 April 2009 by Deems

Some striking phtos from’s The Big Picture of the protesting that happened earlier this week in London’s business district. There are always reason’s people protest but the violence that ensue’s is most likely always caused by the unruly ones who insist on chaos and then peer-pressure results in the rest following suit. Click here to view them all.

Thousands of protesters gathered in London, England on April 1st and 2nd to demonstrate against an array of issues, largely anti-capitalist or pro-environmental in nature. A large underlying theme was anger with the effects of the economic downturn and a call for accountability and responsibility. While the majority of protesters were peaceful, a number of them took to smashing windows and throwing debris at police lines. London police responded with baton charges and arrests. Similar protests are now taking place in Strasbourg, France, which hosts a NATO summit today. (36 photos total)


A demonstrator speaks with police during a protest in the City of London on April 1, 2009. (Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

London from above (part 2) – Jason Hawkes

Posted in General, Photography with tags , , , , , on Wednesday, 28 January 2009 by Deems

Last year back in October, I shared some photos, courtesy of’s The Big Picture featuring Jason Hawkes series of night-time photos of the city of London from above. Today, they’ve released another amazing set of photographs. Take a look for yourself.


The O2, formally Millennium Dome, now an entertainment complex in Greenwich, London. (© Jason Hawkes)


London from above – Jason Hawkes

Posted in General, Photography with tags , , , , , on Tuesday, 14 October 2008 by Deems

Tower Bridge and the Thames. (© Jason Hawkes)

Tower Bridge and the Thames. (© Jason Hawkes)

Last week, I posted about Yann-Arthus Bertrand who took some amazing photos of earth from above. This week I’ve been shown more photos in the same style by Jason Hawkes. Take a look at the post on for 19 incredible photos (makes me feel a little nostalgic). Thanks to Babis for letting me know.

With the end of the Olympics in Beijing, all eyes turned for a moment to London, site of the upcoming 2012 Summer Olympics. While looking for good photographs of London, I was contacted by London photographer Jason Hawkes, who had some wonderful images of London, seen from above at night (from a helicopter, to be exact) – some of which which he’s agreed to let me share here. From Jason: “Shooting aerial photography during the daytime had its own difficulties, you are strapped tightly into a harness leaning out of the helicopter, shouting directions through the headsets to the pilot. If shooting in the day can be difficult, night and the lack of light causes its own set of problems, but overcoming them is half the fun and the results can be stunning. I shoot at night using the very latest digital cameras, mounted on either one or two gyro stablazied mounts, depending on the format of the camera and length of lens I’m having to use.”  – Source