I’m just back from a visit to Washington DC and surrounding areas. I took this on my first morning, entering the Metro system in DC for the first time.
Just fifteen minutes long with music from The Magnificent Seven to Beauty and the Beast via Hogwarts, this show was a nice end to the visit. It’s free, and people sit on the floor or flower risers to watch. There is no one perfect vantage point so everyone is relaxed.
In the past couple of years a new visitor attraction has been built in Singapore, near the Marina Sands Bay Hotel. Gardens by the Bay have two Eden Project style glazed domes and then an open garden which has some “living tree” structures which must be 50m tall with foliage grow up them and from which you can walk along a raised walkway. The Cloud Dome is cool (probably around 17 degrees) and there is a waterfall and some raised walkways, like in this picture. I would certainly recommend a visit for a few hours. I went in the early evening and watched a light show at 19.45. The Domes cost around $30 to visit.
I am down in St Ives for the weekend. For the first time with a Big Stopper. A two minute exposure.
I shot a lovely wedding before Christmas and this was the bouquets made by the bride
I went to a fantastic production of this great show. The show was produced by Stageworks and these young folks are highly talented. The production was great, the band, really great and it was technically flawless.
The full set of 124 images can be seen on my Flickr account here:-
We had a few days staying by the beach in Duquesa, Spain. Unfortunately the weather was not very camera friendly (long hours of downpours), but, when the rain stopped, we did have some good clouds.
As the winter drags on and I continually fail to get out and shoot anything new, I am left drawling my archives. This is one of my very old shots of the Millennium Bridge and the Sage in Gateshead.
I struggled to get an reasonable dynamic range with this exposure. My processing software (Lightroom) has a new de-haze function and this has helped on the sky. Half Dome is now more visible in the distance and the treatment in shadows in the valley hopefully a little more subtle.
We passed this book shop a number of times in Havana. The Ché stencil makes the doorway, I think.