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predawn surprise

having returned from the ride on route 3199 from arad to masada and back at a relatively decent hour, we got to bed earlier than normal. we were getting up at 4am to drive to the front entrance of masada off the 90. the plan was, of course, to get there early enough (while it was still dark) to get in line and start the tough climb up to the top before sunrise: it is ‘tradition’ to observe the sunrise from masada…

all went according to plan, though we were there earlier than we needed to be.

it did give me time to fiddle a bit before the climb. i set up the gear in front of the car and did my best to focus in the dark of the early morning; the only light source was quite a ways back at the other end of the parking lot. this shot was taken at 1600 iso with a 30-second exposure at f4. it looked interesting enough in the tiny lcd display at the back of the camera; i was pleasantly surprised at how clean the raw files were once i started editing.

this photograph can be found in the following gallery: landscapes

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LA Night

LA Night

thanks again to adrian bellani, who took the time out to drive me around town. this was my second attempt at photographing the los angeles skyline from the griffith observatory grounds. we tried a couple of nights earlier but the entire landscape was fogged out. on this night… success – and a full moon to boot!!

this photograph can be found in the following gallery: cityscapes

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glowing arches

Glowing Arches

the main entrance to the napa building in port of spain. photographed on the same shoot as performing arches.

this photograph can be found in the following galleries: architecture and doors, windows & arches

 

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from the median

From The Median

standing on wrightson road near independence square in port of spain on a median as cars whiz by on either side of me. memories of doing the same thing near the eiffel tower in paris all those years ago…

this photograph can be found in the following galleries: architecture and roadscapes
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performing arches

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the national academy of performing arts building (napa) in port of spain. This is a tough one to photograph as the lighting is somewhat sporadic. there is always a blue/purple glow about the building. the red/orange in this instance was presumably used for the performance on the following night. There are light towers on the grounds surrounding the building, which i am sure are meant to light the exterior space but i have yet to see them turned on. according to a security guard i spoke with, they only get turned on when an event is taking place…

this photograph can be found in the following galleries: architecture and doors, windows & arches
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downtown fireworks

Downtown Fireworks

from canada day a long time ago…  downtown fireworks in view from the mountains of west vancouver, overlooking the lions gate bridge.

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puente del alamillo

Puente del Alamillo

spanning the canal de alfonso xiii, the puente del alamillo allows access to the former expo ’92 grounds from the historic portion of seville, spain. it was built between 1989 and 1992 in preparation for the expo. Here it is photographed on a clear August summer night.

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puente de la barqueta

Puente de la Barqueta

spanning the rio guadalquivir, the puente de la barqueta (officially named the puente mapfre) was built between 1989 and 1992 to connect the historic portion of seville, spain with the site of expo ’92. here it is photographed at night on a clear august summer night.

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templo de debod

b007-17revthe templo de debod is an ancient egyptian monument dating back to the 4th century bc that was transplanted to madrid, spain in the early 1970’s. originally built in the nile valley of egypt, it was given to spain when the aswan dam was built, threatening the monument.

here it is photographed under a full moon on a lovely august summer night. unfortunately, the pools surrounding the monument were not filled during my visit. it would have been nice to have those reflections off the pools! maybe next time… 😉

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lights

Lights

in the city of light: one of the world’s most recognizable and oft-photographed monuments in the world…. how to do it justice? well, let’s go in the middle of the road (admittedly, there was a painted median) and see what we can get… here you have my take on the eiffel tower at night, under a half-moon with cars whizzing by on either side of me!

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