POTD: Double Decker

London St. Pancras station & Double-decker bus
A double-decker bus passes in front of St. Pancras station, London.

Capturing the essence of London

Travel photography is all about capturing moments that give a distinct feeling of place. In London, there’s nothing more distinctive than the red double-decker busses that roam the city streets. On this picture-postcard day, I chose to capture the motion of the bus with a long exposure (learn how here). Even though the bus is blurred, the viewer knows exactly what it is and where I’m at. The beautiful architecture of St. Pancras station creates a great backdrop.

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POTD: Eiffel Twilight

Eiffel Tower at twilight
Twilight at the Eiffel Tower, Paris.

Shooting Blue Hour in Paris

I’m going to chalk this photo up to the “mandatory shot” department. You can’t go to Paris and not enjoy the splendor of the Eiffel Tower at night. I set up in the early evening with my clients and we enjoyed the spectacle during the magical “blue hour” of twilight. Even though this image isn’t particularly unique, it’s mine.

Shooting Details

This shot is actually a 4-shot stitched panorama (merged in Lightroom Classic CC). Each image was captured at 2 seconds, f/8, ISO 64 with my Nikon D850 mounted to a Gitzo 1-series tripod with RRS BH-40 ball-head. The final image weighed in at just around 109 megapixels!

POTD: Sacré-COEUR Infrared

I’m back in Colorado after leading an incredible photo tour of London & Paris. My clients and I had so much fun photographing and exploring these cities as part of my creative travel photo workshop series. I always like to pack my infrared camera when I’m traveling, because it’s a great way to capture a popular subject in a totally unique way. To that effect, we had great skies during our morning at Montmartre, where we visited Sacré-Coeur. It was the perfect conditions for infrared photography.

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POTD: Colorado Pollinator

Bumblebee on sneezeweed, Crested Butte, CO

I love it when I can capture interactions in nature. This bumblebee had no issues with being photographed on my 2018 Colorado Wildflower Safari. Spaces are available to join me there on this year’s workshop, where you’ll learn creative close-up techniques and photograph the summer wildflower blooms in the Rocky Mountains.