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Prague Bound

As I write this post I’m sitting on a train, traveling from Vienna to Prague, watching the Ausrian countryside whiz by my window. It’s not 7:30am yet and there’s a beautiful mist hovering just inches above the lush landscape and all I can think off is asking the engineer to please pull over so I can take a picture. Not gonna happen but we photographers can dream. 

I must say that train travel in Europe is a very civilized and comfortable way to travel. The airlines can learn a lesson. 

While I’ve been to Austria before this was my first time in Vienna and it truly is a beautiful city. I wish I’d had more time to explore but Vienna and Prague are a quick stop before we board a plane and fly to Tel Aviv.

I won’t be processing my images until I get home but I thought I’d share some iPhone images until then. I am posting regularly to  Facebook and Instagram so if you aren’t following me yet here’s your chance 😉 

Party Boat on the Danube

Schonbrunn Palace

Schonbrunn Palace from behind the Fountain

Vienna Opera House

Shooting the Danube at Sunset

Brooklyn Bridge

Last time I was in Manhattan I finally did something I’ve always wanted to do…I walked across the Brooklyn Bridge. Of course I think I picked the hottest day of the summer to do but it was well worth it.

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NewYork, Brooklyn Bridge, Black and White, monochrome, travel photography

NewYork, Brooklyn Bridge, Black and White, monochrome, selective colour, travel photography

NewYork, Brooklyn Bridge, Black and White, monochrome, travel photography

NewYork, Brooklyn Bridge, Black and White, monochrome, travel photography, One World Trade Centre, Freedom Tower

Floating Pier

In contrast to the bustling crowds at the old port in Tel Aviv on any given night is the view out to sea. This was a 52 second long exposure.

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Tel Aviv, Israel, port, pier, water, long exposure, night photography, travel photography

Central Park’s Literary Walk

I hope all of my Canadian and American friends are having a wonderful Labor Day weekend. I thought it would be appropriate to share an image (or 3) from NYC today. The Mall in Central Park is a pedestrian walkway flanked by a quadruple row of American Elm trees. This is one of the last remaining stands of American elm in North America.

The southern end of the mall is known as Literary Walk where you’ll find the statues of Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scott and Fitz-Greene Halleck.

Below you’ll see 3 versions of my Literary Walk image, Black and white; Color and a high key artistic version. Which do you prefer???

New York, Central Park, Literary Walk, black and white, travel photography, trees, bench

New York, Central Park, Literary Walk, travel photography, trees, benches

New York, Central Park, Literary Walk, black and white, high key, trees, bench, travel photography

 

Round You Go!

I’ve been to Israel numerous times and have driven past the old port in Tel Aviv on a number of occasions but I’d never spent any real time there until this last trip.

The port in Tel Aviv opened in 1936 and was the country’s largest and most important port until 1965 when it closed due to operations being moved to the newer port in Ashdod. The port sat derelict for many years and then in the early 2000’s the municipality of Tel Aviv decided to revitalize the area starting with a beautiful wide wooden deck that spans the port promenade along the sea. The old hangers have been covered to fresh food markets and the port is lined with restaurants, boutiques and nightclubs.

At one end of the deck is an old merry-go-round that was getting ready to close as I was setting up for my shot. Luckily it still had went for a few more rides, enough for me to get this shot.

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Tel Aviv, Israel, Old Port, Merry Go Round, Carousel, beach, night photography, travel photography, long exposure

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