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Ronda, Spain…A Bicycle Moment

Oh how I love to find these moments…finding a bicycle leaning against a fence surrounded by beautiful old buildings and incredible landscapes.

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Ronda, Spain, valley, mountains, bicycle, village


Old Town Malaga

Malaga is one of the oldest cities in the word. It was founded in 770 BC by the Phoenicians and was originally known as Malaka. In addition to its long history, Malaga is also the birthplace of painter and sculptor Pablo Picasso, Hebrew poet and Jewish philosopher Solomon Ibn Gabirol and the actor Antonio Banderas.

Day or night the beauty of this city is hard to resist.

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Malaga, Spain, old town, night photography, long exposure, town square


Barcelona Bicycle

I know it’s been awhile since I’ve written a blog post and I apologize for that. Life is busy as I’m sure most of you can attest too. I’ve just returned from a wonderful 2 weeks in Spain and Portugal and if you’ve been following me on Instagram and Facebook you probably already know that.

Some of you may also be aware of my love of searching out and finding lovely bicycle scenes when I travel (it’s a thing what can I say). I thought it only fitting that as I start sharing my images of Spain that by first one should be a bicycle shot.

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Spain, Barcelona, bicycle, bike, leaning, window, Europe, travel


Milanese Bicycle

It would be a shame to visit a new European city, especially one in Italy and not seek out a bicycle I can photograph.

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Milan, Italy, Bicycle, Europe, wall, window, travel


Zurich Bicycle #3

A little street photography; some black & white and 1 more bicycle 🙂

Zurich, Switzerland, architecture, street, bicycle, bike, Europe, old town, black and white, monochrome


Zurich Bicycle #2

Hope you’re all having a wonderful weekend. Two or Three bicycles is better then one bicycle.

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Zurich, Switzerland, architecture, street, bicycle, bike, Europe, old town


Zurich Bicycle #1

European cities + bicycles = _____________ (go head…fill in the blank 🙂 )

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Zurich, Switzerland, architecture, street, bicycle, bike, Europe, old town


Viennese Bicycle

A European city, a classic bicycle. Did you have any doubts that I would photograph it?

Vienna, Austria, architecture, bicycle, window, travel photography


Neighbourhoods of Tel Aviv – Carmel Market

Just south of the Carmel Market thee are multiple little neighbourhoods that are as full of character as they are of history. I was out exploring the area that is border by Rabbi Meir Street and Hillel HaZaken St. and at every corner there was another interesting street vignette.

I thought this image was a good candidate for some digital painting. After processing the image in Lightroom I brought it into Photoshop and then used Topaz Impression to do the heavy lifting and finished it off in Nik ColorFX.

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Israel, Tel Aviv, neighbourhood, bicycle, mailbox, Carmel Market, digital painting


Wheels in Motions – Banana Beach, Tel Aviv

One of the features of the Canon 5D Mark 3 is the in camera multiple exposure function. I was having a lot of fun trying it out on the beach in Tel Aviv and when I saw this cyclist approaching…well…I couldn’t resist.

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Israel, Tel Aviv, Banana Beach, sea, bicycle, multiple exposure, cycling,


Riding the Ruins

There was something just a bit surreal to see an older gentleman casually riding his bike through the ruins of Caesarea.

Israel, Caesarea, black and white, travel photography, ruins, bicycle, rider,


Bicycle Parking in Boston

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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Boston, north end, Little Italy, street, bicycle, parking, fence, street photography,


A Bicycle in Havana

Given my history you didn’t think I could walk by a bicycle and not photograph it…did you?  Found in Havana.

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Cuba, Havana, bicycle, building, yellow, street photography, travel photography


Italy & A Bicycle…Finally

Some of you that have followed me and this blog for awhile know that I love to photograph vintage bicycles with character leaning against walls in classic cities or villages. When I was in Italy a few years ago I came back with lots of those images…you can see one here and here and even here 🙂

You might have been thinking…“why hasn’t she posted any bicycle pictures?” I honestly didn’t see has many this time around. Maybe because we didn’t spend as much time in big cities. Our trip to Italy this summer was mostly to small towns and villages with lots of steep hills and stairways (not very practical to get around by bike).

You can imagine how excited I was to come across this little scene while walking through Cortona.

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Cortona, Tuscany, Italy, bicycle, gallery, brick wall, street, village, travel photography

 


Gone Swimming!

What’s better then riding your bike along a beach promenade? Locking it up and going for a swim, of course.

The wedding that I attended when I was in Israel was an afternoon wedding. The venue was on the beach with a spectacular panoramic view of the sea. As the wedding was winding down and guests were starting to leave I did what any photographer would do…go for a photo walk. Ok so I was in a cocktail dress and heels but I wasn’t going to let this opportunity pass me by. I kicked of my shoes, grabbed my camera and off I went and came upon this scene.

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Israel, Hedera, beach, Mediterranean, sea, bicycle, swimmers, texture, travel photography, fine art


La Bicyclette

You didn’t think that I would be travelling and not come back with at least one bicycle image did you? If you’ve been following this blog for a while you know I love taking pictures of bicycles in unique settings. You can find one from Rome here and another from New Orleans here. I have a few other California bicycle pictures that I’ll share but imagine my surprise when I cam across this restaurant in Carmel called La Bicyclette.  It couldn’t get any more perfect then that.

Have a great long weekend everyone!

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Carmel, California, night, bicycle, La Bicyclette, restaurant, window, French, flags, dining, travel photography


Just Another Bicycle…in Rome!

Happy Monday! 🙂 I hope everyone had a great weekend. Here’s another bicycle image taken in Rome. I actually re-processed this image using Topaz Clarity and I’m really pleased at the end result.

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Italy, Rome, Trastevere, bicycle, wall, vines


Art on Royale

You must know that I love creating these little vignettes when I see bicycles leaning up against walls or in front of stores. As I was walking down Royale Street this the scene I came upon…how could I resist. It was night time and I didn’t have my tripod with me so I cranked up the ISO to 3200 and held my breath.  The original image had a bit of noise but I used Topaz DeNoise and it took care of the noise beautifully.

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art store, bicycle, Royale Street, New Orleans, night photography


A Splash of Red

Project 52 Entry #49

Port Credit is located on the south shore of Lake Ontario in the City of Mississauga just west of Toronto. It’s commonly referred to as “the village by the lake” and in the summer it hosts jazz festivals, waterfront festivals and annual boat show. The summer is a busy place in Port Credit but spring is a perfect time to walk around and enjoy the sights and sounds before the crowds overtake it.

Last week I received a 10-stop ND filter that I had ordered and thought what better place to try it out then to shoot by the water.  The image below is my first attempt at using the  filter. The water was pretty choppy because (although you can’t see it) there were boats passing by before the exposure. I think I still need more practice though as I would have liked the water & clouds to have been a little bit smoother.

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The Corner Store at Via Della Panetteria

Project 52 Entry #44

I was revisiting some of my Italy shots and came across one that I really liked but realized I hadn’t posted. Actually there’s still a few of those.  This was shot on our last day in Rome just walking around the city. I just loved the look of this scene and wanted to capture it all in the frame. The store front, the terracotta colored wall, the bicycle, the signs. It all just fit together so nicely.

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An Italian Vignette

This past Friday Why Go Italy travel site published a guest post / photo tour I did for them on the Jewish Ghetto in Venice. You can see the photo tour here. I was very excited to partner with Why Go Italy on this because I used their site extensively in planning my trip to Italy this past summer. Everything from sample itineraries, off-the-beaten track recommendations and general advice on buying tickets to museums online. I found the site indispensable to planning my trip.

I thought it only appropriate to post an Italy shot today. This was taken in Florence. I was walking back to my hotel from the Pitti Palace and turned onto a small side street when I came upon this vignette. As I mentioned in a previous post I just love bicycles leaning against interesting walls or buildings, especially in Europe. You can see that post here.


Wall Art

I don’t know what it is with bicycles leaning against buildings that appeal to me so much. It doesn’t make me stop when I’m walking down the street at home but drop me in an European city and I will stop in my tracks to take a picture. Maybe it’s because the bikes are a bit more old style or is it the colourful and old buildings that they’re leaning against?

The funny thing is that when I took this shot I didn’t even notice the “shadow” dog art on the wall. I only picked up on that when I was processing this back at home.

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Canon XTi, Sigma 18 - 200mm, f/4, 1/200, 28mm