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Dining Room - Catherine Palace, St. Petersburg, Russia
Catherine Palace in Tsarskoye Selo (1752), the town of Pushkin, formerly called Tsarskoye Selo (Tsars' village), the palace was a GIFT of tsar Piotr to Ekaterina!
Slightly ominous due to my processing but I rather like this panoramic fisheye shot of the Radcliffe Camera. As ever with popular subjects such as this I enjoy both trying to take the perfect 'postcard' shot as well as something a bit different.
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Highest Position - Explore #3 | 05.06.2009 (Thank you all so much :)))
Another classic composition & angle of the sunrise of Angkor Wat. When i got to this place that morning before 6am, it was already packed with hundreds of locals & tourists waiting to capture this magical moment. Luckily i managed to crawl around & squeeze in between someone's armpit just to get this shot LOL! With such hardwork & effort from me, I seriously hope u will like it .. if not love it haha! kiddin' :P Have a smashing weekend ahead!
Sunrise at Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, Cambodia
Standard 3 exposure shot (+2..0..-2 EV) with tripod using Sigma DC HSM 10-20mm lens
- Tonemapped generated HDR using detail enhancer option
- Added 1 layer mask effect of 'curves' to increase the contrast
- Added 1 layer mask effect of 'level' to lighten the temple
- Added 1 layer mask effect of 'saturation' (blues) to adjust the sky
- Added 1 layer mask effect of 'saturation' (yellows) to adjust the tone of sunrise
- Used a slight amount of 'unsharp mask' (as always) on the background layer
All comments, criticism and tips for improvements are (as always) welcome
Quite possibly my favourite shot of the Radcliffe Camera, the famous round Reading Room of the Bodleian Library in Oxford.
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From Wikipedia : "The building was completed in 1748, and a librarian appointed, as was a porter. The opening ceremony took place on 13 April 1749 and soon known as 'the Physic Library'. Despite its name, its acquisitions were varied for the first sixty years, but from 1811 its intake was confined to works of a scientific nature. During the first half of the 19th century the collections included coins, marbles, candelabra, busts, plaster casts, and statues. These collections have since been moved to more specifically appropriate sites. Between 1909 and 1912 an underground book store of two floors was constructed beneath the north lawn of the library with a tunnel connecting it with the Bodleian, invisibly linking the two library buildings, something envisaged by Henry Acland in 1861."
After a year, I finally mark my first photograph as five stars in my library. And it's this one. It's best viewed as big as you can, on black. I think I'm going to get it printed. Totally adore this.
Waterfall, Phantom Creek, Phantom Canyon, Grand Canyon NP. This small waterfall is tucked away more than a vertical mile below the North Rim. Phantom Creek is a beautiful little tributary of Bright Angel Creek.
An old shot rediscovered whilst searching my Oxford archives for bicycle themed shots for my upcoming Artweeks 'City of Dreaming Tyres' Exhibition. In conjunction with two other Oxford Flickr members I'll be exhibiting at Zappi's Cafe and Bike Zone, St Michael St, Oxford from 17th to 26th May, though it looks like we can continue to use the space for a while after that too.
Obviously no bikes here but I thought a sepia conversion of this shot really should be uploaded as it's one of my favourite views of the Radcliffe Camera.
More info about the Exhibition can be found here : www.facebook.com/events/292823004175611/
Shots of the Radcliffe Camera are like buses on my photostream, there's none for ages and then a whole load turn up in one go....... Here's one with a reflection in a car bonnet, something of a rarity in itself as the Radcliffe Square is pedestrianised.
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From Wikipedia : "The Radcliffe Camera (Camera, meaning "room" in Latin; colloquially, "Rad Cam" or "The Camera") is a building of Oxford University, England, designed by James Gibbs in neo-classical style and built in 1737–1749 to house the Radcliffe Science Library. It is sited to the south of the Old Bodleian, north of St. Mary's Church, and between Brasenose College to the west and All Souls College to the east.
The Library's construction and maintenance was funded from the estate of John Radcliffe, a notable doctor, who left £40,000 upon his death in 1714. According to the terms of his will, construction only began in 1737, although the intervening period saw the complex purchase of the site. The exterior was complete in 1747 and the interior finished by 1748, although the Library's opening was delayed until 13 April 1749."
Ta Prohm temple, Angkor, Cambodia
same photo (scan from slide) in 2004
Taken just round the corner from my previous Brasenose Lane upload, there Bodleian Library windows are reflecting the Radcliffe Camera. The old glass has created some wonderful abstract reflections in the early evening light.
Last week we had an amazing amount of fog during the warm-up. One morning, while taking April to the train station I mentioned how I wish I didn't have to go to work so I could take some pictures of the gorgeous fog. After dropping her off I made my normal turn over the river and suddenly had the notion to pull over at the trailhead of the Fox River Trail. It took me maybe all of 2 minutes and it made my day. I think I'll turn this into a habit.
Fox River, Aurora.