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Gather Around

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A Beefeater tells a story at the Tower of London
 Tower of London

Canon T4i | Tamron 10-24mm | 1/25″ @ f/8 | ISO100 | Processed in LR4 & SEP

 

Written by Chris

September 2nd, 2013 at 10:28 am

York Minster

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Many of you know that I reside in the US, and here in the US we like to build things that are big. We live in a big country, with big buildings, big hair, and big mouths. We know big. However, when I came upon York Minster located in the heart of York England my jaw dropped. York Minster, now that is big! To get the entire front of the church in frame, I had use my super wide angle at 10mm, as wide as it would go.

York Minster

Canon XTi | ISO 200 | Tamron 10-24mm @ 10mm | 0.008s (1/125) @ f/8 | Processed in LR4 and SEP2

Written by Chris

August 9th, 2013 at 7:00 am

They Sure Are Friendly In York

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I visited York, UK with no expectations and left loving the place. I had just visited York Minster when I walked by this fudge shop with a friendly attendant. She noticed that I had my camera out and she gave me a big smile and thumbs up to take her picture!

Canon XTi | Tamron 10-24mm @ 31mm | ISO 800 | f/4.5 @ 0.02s (1/50) | Processed in LR4 and SEP2

Written by Chris

August 8th, 2013 at 7:00 am

Trails of Light

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Here is another one from London of Big Ben and Parliament.  This one a long exposure at 30 sec, this allowed a few cars to whiz by while I had the shutter open leaving trails of light.

Big Ben

Canon XTi |Tamron 10-24mm @ 13mm | ISO 100 | 30s @ f/8 |Processed LR4 & SEP2

Written by Chris

August 7th, 2013 at 7:00 am

Ghost In The Tunnel

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I originally shot a version of this photo in color while visiting London in January.  I went back through my shots and I had originally disregarded this version of the same image until I did a little experimenting with it in Nik’s Silver Effect Pro 2.  I really like how this turned out with amount of contrast and the other worldly figure coming out of the Underground station near Westminster station. This area of London is a great place for night photography as you get many city lights, shadows and light reflection of the river Thames.  Next time your in London, Look for Big Ben and you find this station and a great spot to get some unique shots.

London Underground

Canon XTi | Tamron 10-24mm @ 15mm | ISO 100 | 3/10″ @ f/8 | Processed in LR4 & SEP@

Written by Chris

August 6th, 2013 at 7:00 am

His Moment. Perfected.

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Nothing like a good cup of joe on a cold day in York, UK.

London

Canon Xti | Canon 50mm | ISO 100 | 1/100″ @ f/1.8 | RAW | Processed in LR4 & SEP2

Written by Chris

April 25th, 2013 at 11:54 am

Glowing From Heaven Above

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London

Canon Xti | Tamron 10-24mm @ 24mm | ISO 100 | 1/2500″ @ f/8 | RAW | Processed in LR4

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April 23rd, 2013 at 10:00 am

Can you hear me now?

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I love finding pictures that I initially disregard and then re-discover them.  With a little processing, I managed to bring out the foreground which was initially very dark in the original.  I took this one just outside Somerset House in London England.

London

Canon Xti | Tamron 10-24mm @ 24mm | ISO 100 | 1/200″ @ f/8 | RAW | Processed in LR4 & SEP2

Written by Chris

April 22nd, 2013 at 10:00 am

London Underground Way Out

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This photo reminds me of something out of a Stanley Kubrick film, very surreal but has more meaning than what the scene portrays.   However, I’m not that clever and I just liked the difference in how the underground entrance lighting differed from the street lighting.  I took this photo at night just outside the Westminster Underground station in London located  by Victory Embankment along the Thames river.  The Embankment is a great walk for your next trip to London as you will see The Eye, Big Ben, Parliament, and so many major sites.  It’s a great way to take London in if you only have a day or two.

Kings Cross

 

Written by Chris

February 27th, 2013 at 10:39 am

Kings Cross? Or Kings Weave?

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Kings Cross Train Station

This somewhat abstract photo was taken while going down an escalator in to Kings Cross Underground station.  The unique steel structure has been described as a reverse waterfall, I think it looks more like a flower.  Harry Potter fans will remember Kings Cross as the place to find platform 9 3/4 to Hogwarts.  There is a place near this escalator where you can get your picture taken pushing a cart through a wall, and a Harry Potter store that carries movie and book memorabilia.

Kings Cross

 

Written by Chris

February 21st, 2013 at 10:00 am