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Indianapolis From Above

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Hi everyone from atop Indianapolis, Indiana. I’m travel to the heartland of the USA and had a chance to go to the top of the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial in the center of Indianapolis where I was able to see some great views of the city.

Indianapolis

Canon T4i (D650) | Tamron 10-24mm @ 10mm | ISO 100 | f8 | RAW | Processed in LR4 and HDR Efex Pro 2

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April 29th, 2013 at 10:00 am

Magazine Feature

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Checkout the new edition of World Photographers Community magazine. I am one of the featured photographers.

http://www.christophergent.com/documents/World_Photographers_Community_2.pdf

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April 21st, 2013 at 11:37 am

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Luggage-less in Leadenhall Market

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Leadenhall Market

In the city center of London my wife and I were in search of a place that sold luggage; as she had bought one too many souvenirs. We stumbled upon Leadenhall Market. The unfortunate part about this area of London is its location within the cities financial district. As well as being off the tourist path, most stores are closed on Sunday.  I guess there is something to be said for being closed on Sunday, but not when I need a piece of luggage.  We were saved by a lonely but open TK Maxx (maybe it’s TJ’s cousin?). Leadenhall’s beautiful color is visually stunning, it is a magnificent piece of architecture. Which could be why it was used  to represent the area of London near The Leaky Cauldron and Diagon Alley in the film Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

Leadenhall Market

 

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February 4th, 2013 at 10:00 am

Double Decker Bus Streaking In London

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A Double Decker Bus in London is a common site; it’s like cheesesteaks in Philly, very recognizable.  This photo was taken at the same time as an earlier black & white that I posted. However in this shot one of the world famous red double decker buses that roam throughout London flew by.  The shot was intentional as I really wanted the effect of the bus streaking by using a longer exposure.  A great place to see the double decker buses and the history of London transportation is the London Transport museum located in Covent Gardens.

double decker bus

About the London Transport Museum

London is full of red double decker buses.  These iconic vehicals date from the Second World War, and in London have become a national symbol of England and British Isles.  The London Transport Museum, based in Covent Garden, London, seeks to conserve and explain the transport heritage of Britain’s capital city and contains a collection of historical vehicles dating back over 200 years.

 

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January 24th, 2013 at 10:00 am

The British Museum: The Great Court and Reading Room

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The last time I was London was back in 2005, where I had a chance to visit the British Museum.  London is a big city, with so much to do, and my visit was so brief that I feel I let myself down by not seeing more.  However, I am looking forward to getting back which I will in couple weeks!  Today’s photo is from my last trip to London where I visited the British Museum.  One of the top museums in the world that focuses on human history and culture with some 8 million works.  One of the great features of the museum is the Great court, opening in December 2000 is a architectural masterpiece mixing old and new.  Great for rainy day, walking around the Great Court is worth the visit for the architecture fan.

British Museum Great Court

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December 24th, 2012 at 10:26 am

Alien Landscapes

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For those of you who have made it to western Ireland in County Clair, you know what I am talking about… The Burren.  The Burren is an interesting place with breath taking views and seems to more like the moon than planet Earth.  It is made up of a Karst topography which is a geological formation shaped by the dissolution of a layer or layers of soluble bedrock, usually carbonate rock such as limestone or dolomite.  My wife and I visited last year and would recommend you put it on your itinerary for your next trip to Ireland, the views will not disappoint!

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December 3rd, 2012 at 12:12 pm

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Independence Hall

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  • Aperture: ƒ/8
  • Focal length: 18mm
  • ISO: 400
  • Shutter speed: 1/2500s

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November 30th, 2012 at 8:00 am

Homeless Street Artist

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Craig Wightman, a homeless man in Dublin, writes inspirational messages and poems in chalk on the streets almost every day. I saw him last year when I was in Dublin just at the end of Gafton Street. Seeing him and several other homeless was a stark contrast from when we lived there in 2003. The Celtic Tiger of the last decade was a boom time for Ireland, and it really broke my heart seeing the impact the global economic down turn has had on this small country.

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October 15th, 2012 at 6:00 am

How-to: Want to take better landscape photos?

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I found this great guide in helping take landscape photos from Digitalcamera.com.

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September 21st, 2012 at 6:00 am

Video: Forgiveness

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John Maxwell, a world re-nowned leadership expert, this week posted a minute long video on forgiveness.

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August 30th, 2012 at 6:00 am