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Blue Hour at the Pier

This image was taken on the same evening as the previous post with a more expansive view of the pier and the old town in Malaga.

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Malaga, Spain, sunset, blue hour, golden hour, landscape, pier, long exposure


Malaga Sunset

I was fortunate to be staying at a hotel that had a rooftop swimming pool. Never did use the pool but it was a perfect spot to capture the sunset over the old town of Malaga.

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Spain, Malaga, sunset, Old town, blue hour, travel, cityscape


Blue Hour on the Danube

It’s been a while since my last post. I’m back from a wonderful trip to Vienna, Prague, Israel and believe it or not a quick weekend trip to NYC.  I have over 1000 images to process so I hope you’ll bear with me. Our first couple of nights in Vienna we stayed at a hotel right on the Danube which gave me easy access one evening for some lovely sunset images.

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Vienna, Austria, Danube, river, ship, pier, blue hour, sunset, long exposure

 


A Boston Sunset

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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Boston, skyline, Fan Pier, sunset, blue hour, travel photography, harbour, lights, Charles River


Manarola Blue Hour

Along the rugged coast of the Italian Riviera, just west of La Spezia, lies Cinque Terre or “The Five Villages.” The five villages that comprise Cinque Terre are Riomaggiore; Manarola; Corniglia; Vernazza and Monterosso.

You can’t drive in the villages so we parked our car in La Spezia for a few days and took the 15 minute train ride to Manarola, which was our base for a few days. To say that I was blown away by the beauty of this region would be an understatement. The five villages are connected by hiking trails and by the train. If you plan to visit I would highly recommend getting a train pass so that you can easily hop on or off when you need a break from hiking.

On our first evening in Manarola we had dinner at a seafood restaurant by the water. I knew I wanted to capture that iconic scene that I’ve seen so many times from other photographers so I brought my gear along. We had a lovely meal and my very dear and patient husband waited for me at our table while I went to “get my shot.” I returned a short time later and we had a lovely desert and finished of a great evening with an espresso.

On another note I posted a new image from Portofino to my Facebook page today. Head on over and have a look. While I do publicize my blog posts on FB, I am also uploading Facebook exclusive images so please consider giving the page a “Like”

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Cinque Terre, Manarola, Italy, village, colored village, blue hour, long exposure, cliff, sea,


Bellagio Nightscape

The lights from the village  and passing boats make Lake Como shimmer and shine at night.

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Bellagio, Italy, Lake Como, nightscape, night photography, lights, blue hour, travel photography

 

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Blue Hour at the Louvre

Wow it’s been over 2 weeks since I’ve blogged and I think that’s the longest I’ve gone since I started this blog 3 years ago. It’s actually been a really nice break and I’ve had good reason as I was travelling through Europe, Paris and Italy to be precise.

I was uploading regularly to my Facebook page during my travels so if you’d like to catch up and see some of this on-the-go iPhone images you can click here.

While the trip was amazing I returned home to find that I had a flood in my basement 😦 I’ll leave that story for another time but needless to say I didn’t even get a chance to download any of my images until last night. With over 2000 images to sort through, cull and process it may take me some time especially since my office and Mac is located in the basement.

We spent the first two days of our journey in Paris. It truly is the city of lights and what better image to kick things of with then the Louvre at blue hour. This was taken on our first night in Paris. Having flown from Toronto to Paris on an overnight flight I was walking around with very little sleep. Sunset that night was at 9:57pm so at that point I was almost at the 48 hour mark with only about 2 hours of sleep but I was in Paris and I wasn’t going to miss this opportunity. The real hero in all of this was my husband who was quietly dozing on a bench at this point.

Click on the image to enlarge (it really does look better) or to Purchase a Print.Paris, France, Blue hour, Louvre, Museum, art, pyramid, glass, travel photography

 


Golden

I’m back after a wonderful week away in California. It was clearly not long enough but I did come back with over 1600 images to process. We flew into San Francisco and took the week to drive down the Pacific Coast Highway ending in Los Angeles. I’ve just returned and have a lot of catching up to do so I’ll keep this post short but thought I would share an image of the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. I was up early on my first morning (actually it was easy to do with the time difference on the west coast) and headed out to Fort Point to shoot the bridge at sunrise. This was one of the first images I shot when I got there and then….the fog rolled in. Not the fluffy white, nice fog but the grey, covering everything so the sun wouldn’t shine through fog.  I held out hope but the sunrise I was hoping for was not to be.

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Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California, Sunrise, Blue Hour, bridge, landscape, Edith Levy Photography


Blue Hour Pier

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and a terrific Mother’s Day.

Back on the fan pier in Boston this is the view directly opposite the city skyline which I posted here.

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Boston, Fan Pier, Boston harbor, blue hour, long exposure