Faskally panorama 2

Faskally panorama 2

This is the last photo that I’m going to post from our walk around Loch Faskally.

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It’s another panorama taken with my iPhone. No tricks, no fancy processing – just working with perfect conditions.

(See my Flickr site for similar images – if you’re interested.)

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Spring in Scotland

Spring in Scotland

I’m very fortunate to live and work in a beautiful part of the world. this snap was taken during a lunchtime walk last week. Unusually we had clear blue skies, which seemed to enhance the vibrant green of the new foliage. I don’t think this photo needs any more words from me.

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A bridge at sunset

A bridge at sunset

I learned a new phrase the other day. Apparently, a straightfae” is a social event immediately at the conclusion of a working day – usually involving the consumption of alcoholic beverages. This was photo was taken as I was going home after a straightfae. For the record, I left early and had not consumed any alcohol, because I was driving. Now that we’ve cleared that up… the photo.

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The sun was setting and casting a glorious golden tone on everything that it touched. The Tay Rail Bridge looked amazing. I have to use my iPhone (the only camera I had with me), so you’ll need to enlarge it to see the effect. I may have mentioned it before, but I do like the panorama feature on the iPhone!

The only processing was a bit of cropping – everything else is straight out of the camera/phone.

Parlament

Parlament

The Austrian Parliament building is stunning. It conveys a sense of open-ness that is quite unusual in the modern age.

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The Greek style of the architecture fits well with the imperial tone in many parts of Vienna. But, most of all, it’s just an attractive building.

This panorama was taken with my iPhone.

 

(Other, similar images can be found on my Flickr site – if you’re interested.)

A city of contrasts #2

A city of contrasts #2

I hoped that converting yesterday’s image to black and white would emphasise the contrast in the sky. It doesn’t!

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Instead, it turns it into something completely different (in my opinion). Somehow, the people on the bridge seem to be more prominent – becoming the subject rather than part of the background. I don’t understand it, but I like it.

What do you think?

(Other, similar images can be found on my Flickr site – if you’re interested.)

A city of contrasts #1

A city of contrasts #1

As the rainstorm passed, we were treated to this wonderful perspective.

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This one is much better when you click to enlarge it.

I love the contrast between the sunshine on St Paul’s (ancient) and the storm lingering over Canary Wharf (modern). And, perhaps, those who bemoaned the rain as it threatened to drench them, now saw it as an opportunity.

 

(Other, similar images can be found on my Flickr site – if you’re interested.)

After the deluge

After the deluge

One Sunday afternoon we were caught in a downpour. After using the Millenium Bridge as an umbrella (we sheltered underneath it), we were treated to some dramatic views.

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This one – taken from, and featuring, the Millenium Bridge – gives a sense of the intensity of the darkness. I wonder what it was like to watch the cloudburst from the Shard.

 

(Other, similar images can be found on my Flickr site – if you’re interested.)

Sealed with a kiss

Sealed with a kiss

After showing photos taken from the Shard, I thought I’d post some images featuring the building itself.

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This one didn’t turn out as I’d intended… I’m pleased to say!

My plan was to take a panorama – using my iPhone – taking in Tower Bridge, the Shard and Tate Modern. I didn’t realise that this couple were being intimate until I swept around as I took the shot.

My first reaction was to wait for them to leave and take it again – as you may have noticed, people don’t feature much in my photography. But as I waited, I looked at the photo and concluded that without them in shot, the image would be a bit flat. So, I decided to keep it and share it.

Sometimes accidents are useful.

(Other, similar images can be found on my Flickr site – if you’re interested.)

The museum quarter 2

The museum quarter 2

… and now for something completely different.

As you enter Vienna’s museum quarter from the Burgtor, you are greeted by two identical (I think) buildings facing each other. One contains the art history museum, the other is the natural history museum.

I hadn’t thought about trying to include both buildings in one photo, until I noticed the MQ sign. It seemed to me to create a nice contrast – the modern design of the sign and the imperial grandeur of the buildings. Unfortunately, I managed to cut off the top of the sign. I still think that the image works.

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