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Painted Pier

A little something from Barcelona to take you into this hot, long weekend. Happy Canada Day and to my American friends Happy 4th of July.

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Barcelona, Spain, travel, Barcelonetta, waterfront, pier, graffiti, lighthouse

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Jaffa Light

Jaffa has been one of the major port cities in the Mediterranean for thousands of years. Most archeologists believe that this town has had an active port since the Bronze Age. While its no longer a working harbour there are still sailboats gliding through the clear blue waters and young men and women fishing off the pier. Today this trendy area is home to restaurants, galleries, artist studios and boutiques.

I spent the evening shooting in Old Jaffa with its myriad of alleyways (still working on processing those images) but wanted to share this image of the old port with Jaffa Light standing guard.

Click on the image to enlarge (it really does look better) or to Purchase a Print. Israel; Old Jaffa; Old Jaffa Port; port; night photography; boats; old town; lighthouse


Maine – A “Vintage” Travel Poster

It’s been awhile since I’ve created (and posted) a “vintage travel poster” so I thought this would be a good time. I’m actually working on one for Bruce Peninsula National Park and hope to be able to share it with you shortly.

This is the second one that I’ve created for Maine. The first one that I did was for Acadia National Park which you can see here. This time around I just couldn’t resist but use an iconic place such as Portland Head lighthouse as the focus of this travel poster.

You can view more travel posters in the gallery.

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Maine, Portland Head, vintage travel poster, lighthouse


The Light on the Horizon

For those of you that follow this blog you probably already know that I was in Maine in July and was up for a sunrise shoot at Portland Head Light. You can see those posts here and here. Well I ended up going back to the lighthouse later that day since not all of my travelling companions joined me at the crack of dawn…go figure 🙂

While I like the shots that I took later that afternoon, the problem was that it was very bright & sunny with not a cloud in the sky. Not such a big problem for a summer vacation but the harsh light doesn’t produce the greatest of images.

I quite liked this particular shot of Portland Head but I thought that I could add some drama but using a texture overlay and creating a more worn, nostalgic look to the image.

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Portland Head, lighthouse, Maine, travel, fine art,

The last time I had posted an image with a texture overlay a few readers asked what the original image looked like so this time I thought I would share the original before I added the texture overlay.

Portland Head, lighthouse, Maine, travel photography, landscape

Well….what do you think?


Back at the Light…Portland that is!

I hope everyone had a great weekend. Here’s a close-up view of Portland Head. To be honest I was going to wait awhile before posting more lighthouse images but I wanted to ask a favor. I’ve entered this image in Viewbug’s Lighthouse Photo Contest. If you can spare a minute and hop on over to Viewbug’s contest page a vote for my image I would greatly appreciate it. You can click here to vote. Thank you so much 🙂

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Portland, Maine, Portland Head, lighthouse, sunrise, travel photography, landscape, cliff


Portland Head + 200

I know it’s Friday and this is supposed to be iPhone Friday day. Not to worry it will return next week.  Last Friday I shared with you images of Portland Head taken with my iPhone and today I’d like to share a couple of my DSLR images. I’ve finally finished processing them and I have a few more of this fabulous lighthouse to share in the next little while.

Oh…you’re wondering what the “+ 200” is all about in the title? Well today’s post marks my 200th. Perhaps not a huge cause for celebration but it is, none the less, a milestone for me and I wanted to share with all of you. I’d like to say once again thank you for all your visits and comments.

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Portland, Maine, Portland Head, lighthouse, sunrise, travel photography, landscape, cliff

Portland, Maine, Portland Head, lighthouse, sunrise, travel photography, landscape, cliff

Topaz Labs has released a photoFXlab v1.2 update. In addition to some necessary bug fixes, v1.2 will also feature….

  •  the ability to save you project (layers using a new .tpz file format)
  •  3 party-plug-in support (select .8bf plug-ins)
  •  Cropping Grid overlay (stand-alone mode only)
  •  Aperture plug-in support

This update is free for current owners. If you don’t have it yet you can use the coupon code  “createFX” to purchase photoFXlab for $29.99.  This discount will be valid until 08/31/12.