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Posts tagged “travel photography

San Quirico D’Orcia

I was going through my archives and came a cross an image I took in San Quirico D’Orcia in Tuscany. I love the way the winding street leads the eye through the image. I used Topaz Impression to create a digital painting.

I know I’ve been somewhat absent this week. Work has gotten extremely busy in the last couple of months and I’ve been doing more business travel in the last couple of months then I’ve done in the past 2 years (unfortunately without my camera). This has left me with less time to focus on my photography and blog but I’m hoping that life will get back to normal soon.  Thanks for sticking around while get through this busy period.

San Quirico D'Orcia, Tuscany, Italy, village, winding lane, buildings, digital painting, travel photography

Italian Shoes

I thought I would post something a bit more whimsical and light today. Walking through the narrow streets of Montepulciano there were many wine & cheese stores, jewellery stores and of course leather goods.  This little shoe store had, what I think was an absolutely delightful display. Oh and the shoes inside were much more upscale :)

Italy, Tuscany, Montepulciano, shoes, shoe store, display, travel photography

More Dizzying Heights & My Thoughts on Creativity

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend filled with family, lots of laughs and good eats :) I don’t think any of my posts so far have garnered such opposing opinions as my Havana Rooftops multiple exposure that I posted last Friday.

Some of you didn’t like it…I mean really didn’t like it and some of you did. I actually found all the comments refreshing and I want to thank everyone that did comment and offered their opinion. As photographers we want people to like, no love our work. It’s one of the reasons we do what we do but it’s not the only reason. There’s also the self-satisfaction of creating something different. Sometimes when we look through the viewfinder we see something that may not be there physically but rather in our minds.  The definition of creative is “having or showing an ability to make new things or think of new ideas.” While some of these ideas will appeal to some they won’t appeal to others. I can just imagine what some people must have said when Jackson Pollock create his first piece of art.

Oh please don’t get me wrong, I am in no way comparing my work with that of Jackson Pollock. I’m just making an analogy between his experimentation and mine.

Some of you asked what the original image looked like. Here it is…

Havana, Cuba, rooftops, cityscape, travel photography

And I’ll give you one more of my “experimentations” before I leave and I promise I’ll get back to my regularly scheduled program with my next post :)  Oh…and please leave a comment and let me know what you think…either way.

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Cuba, havana, multiple exposure, rooftops, travel photography,

Havana Rooftops

One of the best bird’s-eye views of the city of Havana is from the roof of the Bacardi Building. While I was shooting this scene I kept thinking about the layers upon lairs of roofs and how the different colour buildings played against each other.

I kept seeing this scene as a multiple exposure but unfortunately my Canon 7D doesn’t do in camera multiple exposures. I created the final image in Photoshop.

Let me know what you think.  Have a wonderful weekend everyone and Happy Passover and Happy Easter!

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Havana, Cuba, rooftops, multiple exposure, travel photography


Bar in the Wall in Trastevere

I wanted to start today by first thanking all of you for taking the time to vote and providing me with feedback on my logo options. Wow…the consensus was overwhelming and the clear preference was the second version which you can now see prominently  in my header. Now for today’s image we travel to Trastevere…..

Trastevere is located on the west bank of the Tiber river in Rome. I just loved the just little bar located not far from the Basilica of Santa Maria.

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Rome, Italy, Trestevera, bar, stools, travel photography, Toronto Travel Photographer


Wide shots of urban scenes are great and really gives the viewer a sense of place but don’t knock a close-up.

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Varadero, Cuba, Taxi, Black & White, travel photography, car,


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