Tag Archives: Cityscape

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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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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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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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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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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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Colosseum

Merry Christmas Wishing visitors a very Merry Christmas. Have a safe and happy holiday. Colosseum The Colosseum is such a large and important part of both the history of the Roman Empire and the City of Rome that it is actually hard to write something new and interesting about it. Photographically, any trip to Rome…
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Vatican Sunset

After staking out a good vantage point on Rome's Ponte Umberto I, I stayed there from the late afternoon (golden hour), through the sunset and into the blue hour. The exact same composition can deliver a range of different images. In this image shot in late November, the evening progressed and the river smoothed out,…
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The Roman Forum

Rome is full of history, most of it within an easy walk of the centre of the city. A friend once said something to me along the lines of: For Europeans 200km is a long distance, and for Australians 200 years is a lot of history. There is a lot of truth to this, as…
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Lateran Obelisk & Aqueduct House

Lateran Obelisk The Lateran Obelisk is the largest standing Egyptian Obelisk in the world, and stands prominently in a piazza in Rome, not far from the Colosseum. We kind of stumbled across this monument after visiting some basilicas in the area. I took a look at the Modern Atlas iOS app and found mention of…
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Bridge of Angels

One of the amazing things, at least to me about Rome is that so many centuries old buildings and structures remain in use today. A great example of this is Ponte Sant'Angelo — a bridge built in 134CE, and still used today as a main pedestrian thoroughfare. Distinguished by its 10 angels, the CBD of…
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Vatican Afternoon

Rome, the eternal city, is an amazing place for photography. The thing about the capital city of Italy is that it a beautiful mix of the old and the new. Buildings that are hundreds, even thousands, of years old are still in daily use in a city that is also a modern world capital. There…
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Waking Up in Positano

After a successful shoot in the blue hour from the eastern overlook of Positano, I decided to go back to the same location for sunrise photos the next morning. The early backlighting from the sun behind cast a really nice light over the township, lighting the surrounding mountains up with a beautiful golden hue, and…
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