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Malaga Port

Another beautiful place to spend an evening in Malaga is at the port / marina. It’s a great place to eat, shop and of course do some night photography. The beach, port and old town are all within a 10 minute walk from each other. If you’re planning a trip to Spain make a stop in Malaga, you won’t be disappointed.

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The marina boasts a lighthouse in the harbour….

Malaga, Spain, marina, pier, night photography, long exposure, reflections, lighthouse, boats

….and a ferris wheel….

Malaga, Spain, marina, pier, night photography, long exposure, reflections, boat, ferris wheel

….and the Pompidou Center, the famed French museum has a pop-up in Malaga.

Malaga, Spain, port, marina, pier, night photography, long exposure, reflections, lighthouse, Centre Pompidou


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


Star Trails over Turtle Lake

Last weekend we were invite to a friends cottage. Aside from enjoying the company of wonderful friends and relaxing in beautiful surroundings I was most excited to try my hand at shooting star trails and the Perseid Meteor Showers that occurred over the weekend.

Here’s one of first attempts at star trails. This was a 15 minute exposure.

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Ontario, Gravenhurst, star trails, night photography, long exposure, stars, lake, Turtle Lake


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


The Sands of Time

The sands of time cannot be stopped years pass whether we will them or not, but we can remember…….what has been lost may yet live on in memories, that which you will hear is imperfect and fragmented yet treasure it for without you it does not exist.

Christopher Paolini

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Antelope Canyon, Arizona, Page, Navajo, slot canyon, sand, long exposure, travel, nature


Morning Has Broken

Morning has broken like the first morning
Blackbird has spoken like the first bird
Praise for the singing
Praise for the morning
Praise for them springing fresh from the world

                                                                     Cat Stevens

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Israel, Tel Aviv, beach, wave, sea, long exposure, sunrise, lifeguard station, fine art


ONE

“I love the peace the sea gives me as if I’m made from the salt itself”

Israel, Tel Aviv, beach, wave, sea, long exposure, fine art


Wave III

You can probably guess by now that I love being at the beach, I love the water and I love photographing the water especially doing long exposures. This is another of my Tel Aviv, Israel seascapes. I love capturing the waves in their different forms and the long exposure calms an otherwise raging sea.

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Israel, Tel Aviv, beach, wave, sea, long exposure, fine art


Wave II

“The waves broke and spread their waters swiftly over the shore. One after another they massed themselves and fell; the spray tossed itself back with the energy of their fall. The waves were steeped deep-blue save for a pattern of diamond-pointed light on their backs which rippled as the backs of great horses ripple with muscles as they move. The waves fell; withdrew and fell again, like the thud of a great beast stamping.”

Virginia  Wolf

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Israel, Tel Aviv, beach, wave, sea, long exposure, fine art


Overcome

These surfers just couldn’t hang on. Another early morning, another long exposure.

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The Wave

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Tel Aviv, Israel, water, sea, wave, long exposure, black and white, BNW, fine art photography


Silent Wave

An early morning long exposure at the beach in Tel Aviv.

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Israel, Tel Aviv, beach, surf, surfing, surfer, long exposure, fine art


Albion Falls

A belated Happy Canada Day to all and a Happy 4th of July to all my American friends and readers. Hope you all enjoyed the long weekend. We stayed close to home and family and friends this weekend and did something that we don’t do enough of…explore in our own backyard. We took a drive to Hamilton, Ontario which is about an hour outside of Toronto. Hamilton is a port city on the western tip of Lake Ontario and on the Niagara Escarpment. The area is filled with beautiful hiking trails that lead to hidden gems such as Albion Falls.

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Albion Falls, Hamilton, Ontario, Bruce Trail, waterfall, falls, long exposure


Zurich at Night

The view of Zurich from our hotel was just as spectacular at night as it was during the day (only just a bit trickier to capture).

Zurich, Switzerland, cityscape, night, night photography, long exposure, river, Limmat river, bridge, travel photography

Zurich, Switzerland, cityscape, night, night photography, long exposure, river, Limmat river, bridge, travel photography

Zurich, Switzerland, cityscape, night, night photography, long exposure, river, Limmat river, bridge, travel photography


Alone at Last!

I love shooting at night when the crowds die down. This particular evening it was about 10:30pm when my husband and I returned from dinner. We went to our room and I grabbed my camera and headed out, quickly yelling behind me, “I’ll be back in 1/2 hour.” I think it was after midnight when I finally got back but the beach in Tel Aviv always does that to me. I seem to get lost in the calm, the gentle rolling of the waves.

I wasn’t quite alone though. Different parts of the beach told different stories…the beach restaurant with the bright lights &  roaring music; the treasure hunter combing the sand for lost treasure; the backpackers enjoying a bonfire and claiming their real estate for the night and the young couple finding the perfect spot by the lifeguard station to steal away some romantic time alone.

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Tel Aviv, Israel, lifeguard station, water, couple, romantic, long exposure, night photography, travel photography


The Water Wheel…at Night!

As you walk along the Charles Bridge in Prague and pass the main water way make sure you stop and look at every nook and cranny on either side. You’ll be rewarded with beautiful little scenes.

This water wheel was turning and it took me a few tries at different exposure settings to get the image, 15 secs at f6.3.

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Prague, Czech Republic, Old Town, architecture, Charles Bridge, Night Photography, long exposure, water wheel

 


Crossing the Charles Bridge

Maybe I should have titled this post Cinderella’s Castle but this isn’t Disneyland. Crossing the Charles Bridge during the day is like fighting your way through the crowds in Best Buy on Boxing Day. I thought a nighttime stroll might be quieter and it was but not by much.

This was a long exposure and you can see the ghosting of the people walking though. I decided to leave them in as it gave the sense of motion. I really didn’t do much to this image except for applying a little clarity and vibrance in LR.

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Prague, Czech Republic, Old Town, architecture, Charles Bridge, Night Photography, long exposure

 


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

 


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


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


Rosh Hanikra

Rosh Hanikra, meaning “head of the grottos” is located on the mediterranean coast of Israel in the Western Galilee. The  caverns have been carved out for centuries by the pounding of the mediterranean.

Rosh Hanikra is the meeting point of the Israeli – Lebanese border. It’s fascinating to walk through the tunnels excavated by the British army engineering units in the early 1940’s for the Haifa – Beirut railway. The plan was to build a railway all the way to Turkey as a gateway to Europe.

My husband, son and I took a day trip to Rosh Hanikra and the city of Akko that day and they were surprised when I threw my tripod into the trunk of our car. It’s a good thing I brought it along as all these images were long exposures.

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Israel, Rosh Hanikra, grotto, blue, water, long exposure, travel photography, nature

Israel, Rosh Hanikra, grotto, blue, water, long exposure, travel photography, nature

Israel, Rosh Hanikra, grotto, path, tunnel, long exposure, travel photography, nature

 


The Neon Lights of Broadway

I spent a few days in New York a couple of weeks ago and it really doesn’t matter how often I’m there it’s probably one of my most favourite cities to photograph.

Truthfully I’ve been there so many times that I usually tend to stay away from Times Square unless I’m going to the theatre. Please don’t get me wrong, if you haven’t been there you must experience it but it’s always so jam-packed with people, that I tend avoid it.

Of course there are always exceptions. 🙂 This particular evening I was determined to do some long exposures. Long exposures in Times Square at night are actually quite tricky to do as the neon lights are extremely bright. After many frames and multiple settings I did manage to come away with some shots I was pleased with.

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New York City, Manhattan, Broadway, Times Square, long exposure, night photography, city lights


Sunset Run

Here’s another image from my sunset shoot on the beach in Tel Aviv.

I used a 10-stop ND filter and I shot couple of frames when I saw the joggers running by in hope of getting at least a ghosting effect captured. I was pleased with this one.

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Sunset, Tel Aviv, Israel, beach, long exposure, sun rays, joggers

Sunset, Tel Aviv, Israel, beach, long exposure, sun rays, joggers


Divine Inspiration

At the end of the day, when you’re faced with a scene such as this, it’s nothing short of miraculous. Have a great week everyone.

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Sunset, Tel Aviv, Israel, Gordon Beach, beach, long exposure, sun rays, water