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Posts tagged “travel

Duomo di Milano

After a 3 1/2 hour train ride through the Alps we arrived in Milan. The forecast for the day we arrived was cloudy and rain. Luckily it had rained early in the morning so by the time we arrived the rain had stopped.

After checking into our hotel and dumping our bags we headed out immediately and made the Duomo our first stop. I always find that dull, grey days make great black and white images and that’s exactly what I was pre-visualizing.

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Milan, Italy, Duomo, cathedral, church, black and white, monochrome, travel, pigeons

 

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Watching the Crowd Pass By

This image was taken whilst walking around the old city of Prague.

It was a very sunny day and I wanted to make sure that I exposed properly for both the crowd who were in direct sunlight and the architecture under the arches. I took a series of 5 brackets and then processed them in Lightroom using the Photomerge HDR function.  I was quite pleased with the result. I then converted the image to black & white using Topaz Black & White Effects.

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Prague, Czech Republic, Old Town, walkway, architecture, moorish, black and white, travel


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


A First look at Prague

“Prague never lets you go… this dear little mother has sharp claws.” -Franz Kafka

You’re probably wondering why I would post this image from Prague before posting a more iconic view of the old city, the clock tower or the Charles Bridge, Well that’s a good question.

I spent 2 days in Prague, which is by no means is enough time to take in all that this incredible city has to offer. The architecture, Romanesque; Baroque; Renaissance; Gothic, Art Nouveau; Modernist (just to name a few styles) is absolutely incredible to behold. Don’t worry I do have some of those iconic shots and they’re coming but there are always little gems hiding in plain sight that we sometimes miss.

Walking through the old city even small pedestrian walkways such as the one below holds so much architectural interest its hard not to spend time and just take it all in.

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Prague, Czech Republic, Old Town, walkway, architecture, moorish, black and white, travel, street photography


Prague Bound

As I write this post I’m sitting on a train, traveling from Vienna to Prague, watching the Ausrian countryside whiz by my window. It’s not 7:30am yet and there’s a beautiful mist hovering just inches above the lush landscape and all I can think off is asking the engineer to please pull over so I can take a picture. Not gonna happen but we photographers can dream. 

I must say that train travel in Europe is a very civilized and comfortable way to travel. The airlines can learn a lesson. 

While I’ve been to Austria before this was my first time in Vienna and it truly is a beautiful city. I wish I’d had more time to explore but Vienna and Prague are a quick stop before we board a plane and fly to Tel Aviv.

I won’t be processing my images until I get home but I thought I’d share some iPhone images until then. I am posting regularly to  Facebook and Instagram so if you aren’t following me yet here’s your chance 😉 

Party Boat on the Danube

Schonbrunn Palace

Schonbrunn Palace from behind the Fountain

Vienna Opera House

Shooting the Danube at Sunset


50th Street

What attracted me to this station at 50th Street in Manhattan was the Alice in Wonderland murals on the tile…also the cool looking underground 🙂

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New York, Manhattan, NYC, subway, 50th Street, underground, travel, urban