Author Archives: Jeremy

Weekly Photo Challenge: Pedestrian

 

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Charles Bridge @ Prague (Czech Republic)

The Charles Bridge is almost always filled with tourists, street artists, musicians, buskers and vendors. I generally dislike people appearing in my photos and therefore came back during dawn, which has a very different mood. It would be ideal if it was foggier.

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Street Lamp

The photo below is a view of the bridge and its pedestrians (a few hours later when the city wakes up). Prague castle is in the background. Post-processing in black and white is unlikely to appeal to most people, but I don’t have to please everyone and I like how it turns out 🙂 I was overlooking from the Old Town Bridge Tower. Most towers or observation decks are usually crowded and expensive. Agree? But not this one! It is relatively empty and cheap. I could even setup my tripod without bothering anyone. Very strange for such a cool vantage point … probably Prague’s best kept secret?

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Satisfaction

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Toronto (Canada)

This is a very ordinary picture. In fact, it is not even a good example of street photography because despite capturing a moment on the street, it doesn’t really tell a story.

However, this shot has given me great satisfaction at a personal level. For a few years, I had numerous failed attempts with “panning”, which is a technique of sweeping the camera along in time with the moving subject and to get a relatively sharp subject but a blurred background with horizontal streaks. It freezes a moment and yet gives a feeling of movement and speed. I never nail it until this one.

By the way, panning comes from the word panorama.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Collage

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Classic, Post-modern, Contemporary … Facades @ Barcelona (Spain)

Catalan Gothic and Modernisme architecture may be the mainstream in Barcelona, but the city has a variety of other architectural styles to offer too. I intentionally included the trees in the foreground to highlight that these facades are actual street view, which otherwise look like a Photoshopped collage.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Helix Bridge

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Helix Bridge @ Singapore

Weekly Photo Challenge: Bridge

Weekly Photo Challenge: Stone Bridge

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Bulguksa Temple @ Gyeongju (South Korea)

A triple-arched stone bridge spans a pond at Bulguksa Temple (a UNESCO World Heritage).

The bridge was quite crowded until it started drizzling. I took shelter under a willow tree and was drying my camera gear when a couple strolled into the frame.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Heritage

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The Acropolis of Athens

Weekly Photo Challenge: Heritage

Weekly Photo Challenge: Surprise

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Sunrise @ Varanasi (India)

I intended to shoot the sunrise and was pleasantly surprised to see the silhouette of a horseman.