An afternoon in the city

It's not often I get completely free afternoons, but after finishing early while working at Gatwick airport, I took the train into London. I had no plan, like most of the time, just a couple of points of interest I might pick to visit along the way.

My normal go to walkabout setup is my trusty X-T1 and the 23mm f/1.4 lens. This time I fancied a bit of variety, so most of the photos in this set are taken with the 18-55mm. I admit I'm sometimes tempted to just pack one lens, so I don't have that 'should I change lens?' syndrome all of the time. But as this was a completely unexpected visit, I took a few to make the most of any opportunity. 

As always in the UK, the weather is always hit or miss, but there was nothing but sunshine, with a few dark moody clouds to make the sky pretty interesting at times. The previous day was torrential rain all day, so there were a few puddles about to take advantage of too.

Sadly I couldn't stay out all evening, so I finished up with a quick long exposure shot from Westminster Bridge. 30 seconds was about the limit in the bright sunshine without resorting to more filters.

Not a bad way to spend an evening at all.  I was certainly glad to get back to the hotel at the end of the day and give my feet some rest. My Fitbit logged over 32000 steps and almost 15 miles walked! Thanks for the kind weather London!