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light in the port

having stopped for a bite to eat, courtesy of my aunt, at abu christo: one of the many restaurants in the old city, i noticed that the light was turning downright gorgeous… i excused myself and let the ladies order the food while i went to find something to photograph, as it were.

i had wanted to get a cityscape of acre, so that was the direction i went. i was not disappointed. i somehow made my way onto a terrace after climbing short walls and landed on a terrace adjacent to the akko light, the still-in-use lighthouse belonging to the old city. beyond it was the skyline with that glorious light i mentioned…

this photograph can be found in the following gallery: cityscapes

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from the old port

a couple of things at play here… the obvious one is the tel aviv skyline. i was still on the seawall and walked right to its north end where the unobscured cityscape awaited. waves were crashing all about and i did get a tad wet, though the equipment did not. i do believe the sun had already set into the horizon behind me.  dusk was indeed setting in but the light was still lovely and a few clouds hung about while the city lights were starting to become more prominent in the early evening sky.

less obvious is andromeda’s rock. you will notice a cluster of rocks in the foreground; the one with the israeli flag is the rock in question. it is not particularly large or even prominent, but greek mythology has it that the goddess andromeda was chained to that rock as a sacrificial victim, ultimately saved from certain death by perseus.

this photograph can be found in the following gallery: cityscapes

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the old port city

after a failed attempt at visiting the carmel market in tel aviv (it was a holiday in israel and the traffic was off the charts insane), we opted to get another day in jaffa instead. as the late afternoon and early evening were coming on, it was becoming evident that the light was looking lovely. i had scoped out a few vantage points from which to get a skyline shot from and finally decided that taking it from the seawall across from the old city would be best. it would require some climbing and a little access to unauthorized areas, but this was indeed the best vantage point! besides, young men were fishing there virtually all day and i accessed the same places they did to reach my spot.

here then, you have the old port city of jaffa’s cityscape in all it’s splendour while being bathed in setting sunlight from a mostly cloudless sky behind me in the open mediterranean sea.

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from across the lake (colour and b&w)

From Across The Lake (Colour)

From Across The Lake (B&W)

the jokes are no more. at least that is what i can tell… long the butt of many jokes, buffalo has made an amazing comeback! with its close proximity to home in st. catharines, i’ve been able to go on a few visits to explore ‘the queen city’. granted, i haven’t gone into full explorer mode yet, but what i have seen is a city on the rise… revitalized, chic and trendy neighbourhoods such as elmwood village and allentown are wonderful to visit and explore. the downtown is clean and the architecture is a feast for the eyes!

in any event, this is the buffalo skyline as photographed from across the lake in fort erie, ontario. admittedly it took a few attempts to get a good vantage point, but i think i found one! 😉

this photographs can be found in the following gallery: cityscapes

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a whisper of blue light 1 & 2

A Whisper Of Blue Light 1

A Whisper Of Blue Light 2

A wide angle view (#1) and a closer view (#2) as dusk was settling in and that period of blue light made its appearance over the Toronto skyline.

these photographs can be found in the following gallery: cityscapes

 

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clouds over ‘the big smoke’

Clouds Over The Big Smoke

also photographed from polson pier in downtown toronto. this, closer to sunset with a lot of colour and varying light about…

this photograph can be found in the following gallery: cityscapes

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suspended whirlwind

Suspended Whirlwind

back home in toronto after an extended period away in the caribbean, my first photographic outing was a shoot at polson pier with its great view of ‘the big smoke’. though the clouds do seem rather ominous, they really were not. aside form a couple of sprinkles, the rain/storm never really materialized. i stayed well into evening and enjoyed the blue hour after this series of shots was taken.

this photograph can be found in the following gallery: cityscapes

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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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after the fog

After The Fog

the fog and low clouds having finally lifted, i made my way to the golden gate north vista point (near sausalito) accessible from northbound highway 101. there, wonderful views are to be found of the bridge itself, the san francisco skyline as well as san francisco bay.

here is the skyline capped by a band of clouds on this unsettled may afternoon.

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clouds over the port

Clouds Over The Port

clouds, clouds and more clouds! shortly upon my arrival to trinidad and tobago, this was the first shot i wanted to get… but every time i went, there were scarcely any clouds in the sky. that was in february 2013 when i came for a visit. the dry season was still going strong and for 2 weeks i did not see a single drop of rain – just magnificent blue skies!

upon my return in july, when i had finally made the long anticipated move to t&t, the wet season was in full swing and indeed there were more clouds in the sky and we indeed saw rain on an almost daily basis – kind of like you would get in south florida, for those of you familiar with those short bouts of rain…

in any event, here we have a panoramic of greater port of spain, from the lady young lookout above the city.

this photograph can be found in the following galleries: cityscapes and skyscapes 2

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