If you don’t know by now, I always keep my eyes open when travelling for interesting bicycle shots. These are easier to be found in Europe where you’re more likely to find old vintage bikes leaning against ancient buildings and walls. Every so often though I come across an interesting scene such as this one in Boston’s North End.
You’ve got to love the parking job.
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I had to be in Boston last week for a conference and I decided to get in a day early so that I could do some shooting around the city. I do love Boston and was thrilled to find myself back in Beantown, even if it was just for a few days.
I spent hours walking during the day but I knew where I wanted to end up at sunset…Fan Pier. The pier is a great spot to photograph the skyline. I’d shot there the last time I was in town and was terribly disappointed with the images I came away with so this was my opportunity to give it another go.
It was a lovely sunset…not a wow by any means but nice and subtle with a beautiful transition to the blue hour. I was much happier this time around.
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I must be going through a Black and White period because I’m really enjoying stripping away colour and letting patterns and graphic elements speak for themselves. Believe it or not I still have images from my Israel trip a year ago that I haven’t processed. This was taken across the street from the beach promenade in Tel Aviv.
I really wish I could remember what this building was. I know it wasn’t a hotel but the arches and repeating patterns just beckoned to be photographed. If anyone can identify this building let me know.
I’m also very excited because I will be heading back to Israel at the end of September for a couple of weeks and looking forward to doing more exploring with my camera.
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Here’s another image from my workshop last weekend where I shot only in black & white. If you missed that post you can find it here. I really liked this tree (which was in the parking lot by the way…so don’t put your camera way when you’re walking back to the car) and I wanted to give it more of an artistic treatment.
I used Topaz Impression to create this pencil drawing look. You can always save 15% by using the discount code ELPHOTO.