Here are a few shots of my recent trip to Scotland. All photos are taken with my Olympus PEN-F and the Panasonic 8-18mm Leica lens. Overall the weather really cooperated with us and I was able to walk away with a few shots that I really like.
I knew tonight was lining up to be epic in the sky - the sun started to some out about 5pm and the clouds were moving and swirling. I took a 20 minute venture down to the Ha'Penny Bridge (the famous walking bridge in Dublin). I had the shot I wanted in mind and I knew which way the sun was going to set so it was just a matter of getting in place and waiting. Without fail the sky lit up tonight! The photo above is a composite - one shot for the sunset sky and one shot after the lights came on on the bridge. Once I finished, I walked across to the pub and grabbed a pint and stew (and listened to the cover band play U2 adding in a flute)!
Dublins most famous skyline shot always consist of the Samuel Beckett Bridge. I ventured out last night and was lucky enough to get some color in the sky. The sunset to my left was even ore epic but unfortunately the sidewalk was full of construction equipment and under repair. I may look at venturing out and getting on the other side of the street to see what that view consist of.
Took the afternoon to hike the cliff walk trail at Howth Ireland. I was hoping to get a good shot of the Bailey Lighthouse but couldn't quite figure out how to get there so I improvised. With the cliffs and beautiful green grass, it didn't take long before I landed on this spot. I'm hoping to make it back out in the next day or so for a sunrise view from the same spot to get even more color in the sky.
We decided to start the evening off by walking over the Sydney Harbour Bridge and finding a place to set up for a sunset / twilight shot of both the Harbour Bridge and the iconic Sydney Opera House. The views from atop the bridge were amazing and...
So I was offered the chance to tag along as second shooter at a wedding last weekend and I jumped at it. I've been having thoughts lately of broadening my photography and wondered what it would be like as a wedding photographer.
There is no question- I have GAS (Gear Acquisition Syndrome). I have owned every brand of camera out there; Canon, Nikon, Sony, Panasonic, Olympus, and now Fuji. I never felt 'connected' with a camera until I picked up the X-T10 a few months back.
We took a quick trip to Austin for our engagement photo shoot and decided to get a few pics of the Texas State Capital and Austin Skyline. We didn't spend a lot of time walking around but I got a few keepers from the evening.
Went out this afternoon with a couple friends to catch the sunset and walk around downtown Houston. Had some great colors in the sky but there were a few too many clouds to really catch the sun reflecting off the buildings. I had to cut the downtown shots short to get to work but luckily for me downtown Houston isn't going anywhere.
It was a nice cool night in Houston and Erin was working late so I figured that I'd head downtown and shoot some night shots. After a lot of walking and some scary spots (including standing on the side of a major bridge as cars zoom by) I ended up with a few keepers. Looking forward to heading out tomorrow night and getting some more shots around downtown.
Erin joined me for our first Houston Photowalks Meetup. We "walked" (via a vehicle) through Houston exploring various spots in search of amazing graffiti. It's quite amazing some of the talent of the artist. We had a blast together, and the amazing weather helped. After some post walk shopping we decided to take a few last minute skyline shots of Houston as the sun set. A great way to cap off a beautiful Sunday!