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24 Hours in Madrid – Photo Essay

Posted by on March 18th, 2013 in Destinations, Europe, Feature, Photos, Spain | 12 comments

After my brush with death in Pamplona with the bulls (of which I still haven’t written about), I had a flight to catch from Madrid, and this time I had pre booked my ticket for the train in advance after learning from my previous mistakes. This did leave me with 24 hours* to explore Madrid, a city that I had not visited before. And one that I had made no plans what-so-ever for. I had heard people mention that it is quite a beautiful city, but I honestly had no idea. It has the grandiose palaces and cathedrals I was expecting, but it also has the small narrow streets filled with cafés that are great for sipping a beer while reading a book or just looking at people and contemplating life. This being Spain, I was of course expecting...

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Night of Tram Lines and Castles in Ghent

Posted by on January 21st, 2013 in Belgium, Destinations, Europe, Feature | 16 comments

Old medieval city, clear night sky and a camera, that’s a Saturday night sorted for me.  And Ghent fits the bill more than perfectly. So while my friends headed to the pub, I took a few hours to walk around the city with my camera. And I was not disappointed, there are canals with reflections, illuminated castles and cathedrals, tram lines and lamp posts; all offering beautiful night views. Of course the trouble was not so much finding views worth capturing, but where to stand my camera for the 20 second exposures. I only travel usually with a gorillapod, as proper tripods are a bit too cumbersome. After a few hours however, it was time put away the camera and head to the pub where my friends were keeping a seat warm for me. And after a few hours...

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My Top 10 Instagram photos from 2012

Posted by on January 9th, 2013 in Feature, Misc, Photos | 4 comments

2012 was a big year for me, I more-or-less integrated back into the society after my Round-The-World trip, I ran with the bulls in Pamplona and I finally signed up for Instagram. So instead of doing a normal post of what I’ve been up to in 2012, I thought I’d pick my top 10 photos from my Instagram feed from 2012. And as a side note, I am completely aware that my posting schedule for December was dubious at best, as I did have a holiday of sorts, but fear not, for my normal posting schedule resumes again! And there are some awesome posts lined up! Second photo on my list is St. Paul’s Cathedral in London with sort of HDR look of an old post card; I suppose this is the classic over processed quality you often see...

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Cambridge in Autumn – Photo Essay

Posted by on October 17th, 2012 in Destinations, England, Europe | 18 comments

  Against my will, in the course of my travels, the belief that  everything worth knowing was known at Cambridge gradually wore off. In this respect my travels were very useful to me.* Bertrand Russel Just because my two previous trips to Cambridge were for beer festivals, doesn’t mean that is the only reason to visit it; far from it. Cambridge is actually a really nice place to drop by if you happen to be in London or around. Cambridge is of course famous for the University of Cambridge, which was set up already in 1209. It’s one of the top universities in the world, which is no surprise considering it has created such minds as Sir Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, Francis Bacon, Lord Kelvin and Alan Turing. And these days it’s only about 50 minutes from central London...

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Palma Cathedral

Posted by on October 9th, 2010 in Europe, HDR, Mallorca, Photos, Spain | 0 comments

While at Mallorca one has to drop by in Palma, well especially if you’re flying you don’t really have an option of not going to Palma. But we did do a quick day trip with a car passing thru Palma, so we of course had to drop by the the Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma, or Palma Cathedral as most people seem to call it. While it is very imposing from outside, it is even more so on the inside, and thankfully they are quite relax about photography inside the cathedral. You could actually set up your camera on gorillapod for those 30 second exposures. Camera placed on gorillapod on top of a cupboard. Of course the cathedral was absolutely full, so it sets some limitations on what kind of photos you can take.  If it was empty,...

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