#326 – Lucerne Steamboats 2

The 1906 built paddle steamer Schiller is one of five in the SGV fleet. It was given an extensive rebuild between 1998-2000 during which extensive work was done on the hull and superstructure. Like all the steamers, she appeared to be laid up for the winter with her vents closed off and the external deck…

#325 – Lucerne Steamboats 1

Business travel is a mixed blessing, as although it beats spending your life working in the same factory or office, the reality is spending time in someone else’s factory or office, and not much time seeing the place where you are visiting. But there again, that’s what you are being paid to do, so any…

#136 – Sunrise Over London 2

Panasonic Lumix LX-3, ISO 400 I’ll admit that I’m not overly happy with the composition of this, but I was in a moving plane over which I had no control, so I was reduced to taking snapshots really. Actually, seconds after this was taken, the cabin lights went on for landing resulting in all kinds…

#134 – Sunrise Over London

  Panasonic Lumix LX-3, ISO400 **Another off-topic post** There aren’t many consolations to flying back into the UK from Boston at 6 on a Saturday morning. The two things that did make it worthwhile were 1) business class (I wasn’t paying, the company was) and 2) watching the sun rise over London. Panasonic Lumix LX-3,…

#73 – Abstract 3

Following on from my previous posts – start to recognise it now? The message here is that you don’t have to stick to the conventional views of buildings, or anything for that matter. Often, you won’t be able to fit everything in to the frame anyway (these were taken with a Fuji compact which was…

#72 – Abstract 2

Another one from the Sydney Opera House. I was truly fascinated with this building, and it was as interesting inside as it was outside. In fact, I’d say that it was more interesting to shoot the small details of the place than it was the whole (apart from at night).

#71 – Abstract 1

An interior view of one of the most famous buildings in the world – the Sydney Opera House. The above may make a bit more sense when put into a larger context (below) Recognise it? No? Perhaps not surprising, as most photographs you see are of the spectacular exterior, but the interior is just as interesting,…

#42 – The Life Formula For Visual Variety In The Photo Essay

I can’t remember where I got this from. For a typical assignment at the old Life magazine, the editors expected the photographer on location to shoot at least eight basic types of photos to ensure complete coverage of the situation and to guarantee enough good pictures for a layout. 1] Introductory or overall – usually…

#16 – More Handheld Night Photography

It was almost dark when our ship left Barcelona, but being a large industrial port, it operates round the clock. This container ship was being unloaded, so I took the opportunity to get a shot. I wasn’t sure how well it would turn out as our ship was moving, so I just had to set the camera…

#15 – Sardinian Shadows

I don’t know why, but this scene just caught my eye. I loved all the little streets of Cagliari and when I wandered down this one the way the shadows created this wonderful image in fron of me. It was an obvious candidate to convert to mono! All it needed was someone to be in…