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Posts tagged “sunset

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


Layered View of Zurich

Sometimes you just get lucky. We checked into our hotel, the Marriott Hotel Zurich, and we entered our room we were met with this view.

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Zurich, Switzerland, mountains, alps, sunset, river, Limmat river, bridge, travel photography


Sunset Glow

The city of Prague simple glows during the sunset hour.

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Prague, Czech Republic, street, building, architecture, sunset, rooftops, church, travel photography

Prague, Czech Republic, street, building, architecture, sunset, rooftops, church, travel photography


Prague Rooftops

The old city of Prague is beautiful at anytime of day but at sunset the red roof tops just glow with warmth.

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Prague, Czech Republic, Old Town, architecture, travel, sunset, city view, rooftops


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

 


Golden Ride

Believe it or not I hadn’t finished editing my shots from my trip to Israel this past March. I wanted to finish that up as I’m heading to Israel again in a couple of days. To say that I’m very excited would be an understatement as the best part of this journey is that I’m going to see my son.

I won’t be blogging for a couple of weeks but I will be posting to Instagram and Facebook regularly so if you’re not following me on those pages feel free to do so and join me on my trip.

I’ll leave you with this image…enjoy the light!

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Israel, Tel Aviv, Banana Beach, kite boarding, kite boarder, sunset, golden light, travel photography

 


Sunset Ride 4

Here’s the 4th instalment of my Sunset Ride series taken on the beach in Tel Aviv.

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Israel; Tel Aviv; Banana Beach; mediterranean; sea; kite boarding; kiteboarder; boarding; kiting; sunset; beach


Golden Jaffa

I haven’t blogged in close to 2 weeks and what has happened to the world in that time? Tel Aviv, Orlando, Paris! I don’t talk politics on this blog and rarely discuss current work events but this is enough.

I get angry when I hear reports of terrorist attacks; shootings; pledges of destroying a whole country. I ask the same questions over and over…how can people hate so much?….how does one take a life…or 4…or 49 so easily? Innocent human beings who are just going about their lives in a restaurant or nightclub. Once the initial anger subsides I realize that this is exactly the reaction these animals are hoping for.

I’m travelling back to Tel Aviv next month and I will go to the Sarona market and dine at a restaurant as I’ve done in the past. Later this year I hope to travel back to Europe. To my amazing neighbours to the south….I’ll be there in a couple of weeks.

I for one will not stop living. To quote Lin Manuel Miranda’s Tony acceptance speech (which was brilliant by the way)…

We lived through times when hate and fear seemed stronger;
We rise and fall and light from dying embers, remembrances that hope and love last longer
And love is love is love is love is love is love is love is love cannot be killed or swept aside.

It’s time to let in some light!

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TelAviv, Israel, Jaffa, Old Jaffa, sunset, beach, clouds, travel photography, Mediterranean


Sunset Ride 3

I thought I would end off the week with another from my sunset kite boarding series. This was taken on Banana Beach in Tel Aviv.

Have a great weekend everyone.

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Israel, Tel Aviv, Banana Beach, mediterranean, sea, kite boarding, kiteboarder, boarding, kiting, sunset, beach


Sunset Ride 2

I hope that all my fellow Canadians had an enjoyable Victoria Day long weekend. The weather was absolutely spectacular in Ontario this weekend and it certainly got me into the summer mindset. While I didn’t spend too much time indoors this weekend I did manage to process a few more images and as promised here’s the 2nd of my Sunset Ride series taken in Tel Aviv at Banana Beach.

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Israel, Tel Aviv, kite boarding, kite boarder, sunset, beach, ride, sea, Mediterranean, Banana Beach


Sunset Ride

My next few posts will be a series of images I made during a sunset shoot down on the beach. Lucky for me there were still some diehard kite boarders out riding the waves.

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Tel Aviv, Israel, Mediterranean, sea, water, Kite Boarding, kiteboarder, clouds, sunset


Last Shot of the Day

I hope I haven’t been boring you with my sunset shots from Tel Aviv. It was such a beautiful evening, a little windy but perfect in all other ways.

This toddler came running up to the water, with his father close behind. As they played in the sand the mother came up and started photographing her son and husband. It was a perfect scene, so I, in turn photographed them.

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Tel Aviv, Israel, sunset, beach, family, photographer, golden, water, sea, Mediterranean

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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


Good Night Tel Aviv

One of my most favourite places in the world….the beach in Tel Aviv.

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Tel Aviv, Israel, sunset, Mediterranean, sea, coastline, travel photography, Gordon Beach, long exposure


Tel Aviv Beach Promenade at Sunset

I’m back from being in Israel for 2 weeks and am still battling jet lag although I do feel the fog starting to dissipate from my brain. There are so many wonderful places to see in Israel but I have to say that my favourite is Tel Aviv.

Tel Aviv is a vibrant and diverse city, a city where old and new alternate at every street corner. It has a vibrant nightlife, trendy neighbourhoods that feature world-class restaurants; galleries and designer boutiques but where I come alive is along the Tayelet or beach promenade.

Here’s a section of the promenade at sunset taken from the Dan Tel Aviv hotel looking south towards Old Jaffa.

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Tel Aviv, Israel, sunset, beach, promenade, Tayelet, long exposure, night, travel photography


Lakeview Glow

There is nothing more relaxing then sitting on a dock in a The Muskoka Chair (aka The Adirondack chair…or vice versa), with a cup of coffee and a good book staring out at the lake.

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Muskoka, Lake Rosseau, Ontario, Muskoka Chairs, dock, sunset, nature


Sunset Solitude

I spent the weekend in Muskoka with my husband celebrating our anniversary. It was a wonderful, relaxing couple of days spent by the lake and exploring the neighbouring small towns. The resort we stayed at was right on Lake Rosseau and of course my favourite time to shoot is at sunset so how could I resist this scene.

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Muskoka, Lake Rosseau, Ontario, lake, sunset, silhouette, trees, landscape


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


Tel Aviv Beach in Motion

Regardless of the season, regardless of the time of day, the beaches in Tel Aviv are in perpetual motion. Whether its the sunbathers; joggers or surfers there’s also activity. It’s one of the things I most love about Tel Aviv.

Tel Aviv, Israel, beach, long exposure, sand, sunset, water, Mediterranean sea


Tel Aviv Sunset

Some of the best views of Tel Aviv and the coastline can be seen from the hilltops of Old Jaffa.

Tel Aviv, Israel, sunset, Mediterranean, sea, coastline, travel photography, Old Jaffa

Tel Aviv, Israel, sunset, Mediterranean, sea, coastline, travel photography, Old Jaffa


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Hello From Israel – A Special iPhone Friday

A very quick post today to share a few iPhone images. I’m in Israel for a family wedding and am having a spectacular time. I’ll be spending the next few days exploring Tel Aviv and will also visit Petra, so stay tuned for more images.

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Stearns Wharf at Sunset

I thought I would take you back to California today. I think I mentioned in an earlier post that I just loved Santa Barbara so I wanted to share this shot of Stearns Wharf taken at sunset. Stearns Wharf is perfect for a stroll regardless the time of day but the evening was really a lovely time. This is looking inland but along the pier is a smattering of shops where you can get ice cream or pick up some touristy T-Shirts. I’m positioned right at the end of the pier behind the seafood restaurant.

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Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara, California, pier, wharf, sunset, seascape, pacific ocean, travel photography