Category Archives: Travel

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Passage to the Castle

Castel Sant'Angelo must be one of the most photographed sites in Rome. Given that Rome is one of the world's most photographed cites, that is really saying something. Having captured several of the classic vistas of Castel Sant'Angelo, I set about finding different angles. This street leading up to the bridge across to the castle…
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Colourful Clarke Quay

Singapore is a colourful city. I didn't tropical business-hub to be so vibrant and vivid, so as a photographer I was delighted to experience not just the modern architecture mixed with Asian heritage, but also the colourful expression of city's colonial past. We explored the city mostly by foot, but a boat tour from Marina…
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Marina Bay Sands

I love spending time around the Downtown Core area of Singapore whenever I visit the exotic Asian city. The island nation has developed a unique combination of the old and the new, of Asian and western and of formal and casual. Photographically, the Downtown Core is a dream. There are many buildings, bridges, and other…
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Wangi Falls

Wangi Falls in Litchfield National Park is a spectacular place to visit for great photography opportunities. During the Top End's dry season it is also a great place to swim and enjoy cool, clear water.1 Waterfalls provide an interesting range of shooting opportunities, with my preference being for silky smooth water as seen in this…
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Crowds and Clouds

Late Autumn is a great time to visit Rome as the crowds are much smaller than they would be during the Summer months. This image was created from the Spanish Steps, with a perspective down Via dei Condotti, an upmarket shopping street in city's centre. The presence of the crowds gives some indication of what…
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The Temple of Castor and Pollux

The Temple of Castor and Pollux is one of the ancient ruined buildings in the Roman Forum. Today the temple consists of three marble pillars, some foundational structure and little more. It can be seen from a variety of vantage points from around the Forum. I composed this image to get maximal sky between the…
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Boats on Sanur Beach

Sanur is considered the original upmarket tourist destination on the Indonesian island of Bali, and remains a photographically spectacular place today. The long beach looks over towards Nusa Penida island (which can be seen in the background of this image). I only had a couple of days in Bali on this trip as I was…
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Trevi Fountain

Perhaps the world's most famous fountain (and certainly the most famous in Rome), the Trevi Fountain is a spectacular baroque masterpiece not far from the Pantheon in the city's centre. In my other Rome images I have discussed my preference for the pre-dawn blue hour as an opportunity to get nice light and few people.…
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Stormy Forum

After shooting the Roman Forum one dawn, we visited the site, easily spending a good half day exploring the various Roman ruins. Spectacular. It was a brilliant Rome day, with beautiful weather, but some fairly ominous clouds came over the site, providing quite a spectacular sky. I found a composition that I liked with the…
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Vatican Night

This is the third in a series of photos made of the Vatican, from Rome's Ponte Umberto I, down the Tiber River and across the Ponte Sant'Angelo. After staking out a good vantage point , I stayed in place from golden hour, through the sunset and into the late blue hour, when this shot was…
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Castel and Bridge

Castel Sant'Angelo represents the uniqueness of old old Rome. Built originally as a mausoleum by Emperor Hadrian in around 123-139CE, the complex was later used as a Papal residence and fortress and then a prison. It is still in use today as a museum and tourist attraction. In researching Rome photography using 500px, Flickr and…
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Pantheon Blue

Even with a fairly featureless sky, blue hour is the best time of day to shoot for the clear, balanced light, and for the lack of crowds. To get this image in frame required setting my tripod up on the fountain in the piazza in front of the Pantheon, using a wide angle lens. I…
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