IMG 9608 - King's Cross station scenes

1londonblog’s output is somewhat slow at the moment simply because I haven’t been well. Yesterday I was sufficiently better to take a trip to the British Library to do some research for some forthcoming posts.
I took my Canon 40d along in case the weather improved, which as you all know, has been wet and windy this week! The 40d is generally seen as a dinosaur in terms of current digital camera technology.
I did a series of photographs in the evening after that enormous downpour which had just ended as I left the British Library, yes I saw the rainbow so many took photographs of, though the views of it from Euston Road were limited by the surrounding buildings.
IMG 9615 - King's Cross station scenes
My favourite shots perhaps were these taken at King’s Cross (Circle/Met) where I tried to freeze passengers’ movement as much as I could whilst blurring the arriving/departing trains. The 40d did well on these despite being ten years old 🙂
IMG 9610 - King's Cross station scenes
It might come as a surprise that I used the Tamron AF 18-270mm F/3.5 -6.3 Di II VC PZD for these pics. I had other stuff including books and laptop for my research, so to save space I just took the Tamron, its a good all-round lens and works well with the 40d.
IMG 9607 - King's Cross station scenes
One advantage of using these old DSLR’s is more creativity is needed and in my view its a good way to keep one’s photography skills honed. Despite the 40d being semi-retired I still take it out occasionally and it does very well.
IMG 9614 - King's Cross station scenes