I was convinced this morning when I was walking along London’s South Bank to catch a train from Waterloo that there’d either be no photography at all, or that at best the flat light and miserable weather would make it a monochrome morning. Wrong. I had time to take a handful of photographs en route and the only ones I liked were in colour! Shows how well I can picture things beforehand…. A bit of grunge and dramatic contrast has lifted these shots and they turned out to be all about the colour – utterly lifeless in black and white.
This is HMS President, originally built in Scotland in 1918 and sporting spectacular “dazzle” camouflage as part of WW1 commemorations. She was only in active service for a few years and was more recently sold for use now as a riverside bar.