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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!


Bordeaux - Le Miroir d'eau

straight off the camera.

The Castle and surrounding cliffs in Capitol Reef National Park


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Scatto eseguito con scatto " a sequenza" con macchina su treppiede (ne ho provato un certo numero....

Shot from a multiple-shot sequence with photocamera on a stative. (i've tried many times :))

Questa foto è stata premiata recentemente al ""Campionato Italiano di Fotografia Naturalistica"

This shot has been recently award-winning at ""Campionato Italiano di Fotografia Naturalistica"


Grand Canyon river raft trip: this was the view from our camp on the first night.


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Explore 08/11/07

Comment passer de l'autre côté du miroir ...

The multicolourd lights of the low sun.

Anthony Gormley's Instillation at Crosby Sands, Merseyside.

about one hundred life size casts of the artist at different levels of the beach stretch for about 3Km. wikipedia

Highest Position - Explore #3 | 05.06.2009 (Thank you all so much :)))

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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!


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Sunrise at Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, Cambodia


The Shot


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




Taylor Swift - Love Story



In the foreground, is one of the 54 gods, which stand on the left side of the causeway to Angkor Thom. The right hand side of the causeway has 54 demons. There are 5 monumental gates, each 20m high, around the city. You can see the South gate in the background.


Angkor Thom is a fortified city, which was built by Angkor's greatest king, Jayavarman VII (1181-1219). The wall is 8m high and 12km in length and is encircled by a moat that is 100m wide. At its height, the city supported a population of one million. This is amazing considering the population of London at the same time was only 50,000.


Even the remains of this city are spectacular and a sight to behold.


Siem Reap, Cambodia



Arjun Purkayastha • travel & fine art photography •

Reflection in a window (I think!), courtesy of the Lensbaby.


Texture by bbp.


Hit Explore #70! Thanks so much.

Autumn colours and a low sun light up the rocks in Capitol Reef National Park


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Another one from my recent night shots. The bmw-headquarter in germany again. Love the glow behind this very special building. It's called the "4-zylinder" in german. As far as I know this is an indirectness on motors with four cylinders :) ..oO(with wich they may have something to do ...)


Have a look inside!


Have a perfect day out there!


# Exposure: 5 sec (5)

# Aperture: f/22

# Focal Length: 18 mm

# ISO Speed: 100

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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A few shots from Oxford to upload before I get back to uploading shots from the various London trips I've made this year. This is the Radcliffe Camera, reading room of the Bodleian Library of the University of Oxford.


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Havasu Falls, Grand Canyon, Az.


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An incoming storm lights up Capitol Reef National Park


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Explored: Highest Position: #106


Back to Bordeaux again...


This was one of my favourite evenings in Bordeaux for taking photos. The sky was picture perfect and the old architecture looked marvelous with this breathtaking sky as a back drop.


This is Place de La Bourse in Bordeaux. Where I took this photograph.


If you like you can take a quick peak at the rest of my photos from this wonderful city here.


Thanks for taking the time to view my work, and comments and faves are always appreciated. : )


*** Happy Holidays everyone!! ***



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Originally a Tudor hall, Lyme Park was transformed in the 1720s by the Venetian architect Giacomo Leoni to resemble an Italianate palazzo.


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Inside the Sibelius monument in Helsinki, a favorite tourist attraction. I guess it could be a B&W photo.

Shot near the Blue lagoon in In Iceland, were the blue water leeks out from the bathing lagoon to wild nature!

Night view of downtown Chicago as seen from the observatory of the John Hancock Center. The shot cost me approx. 50 dollars for admission, parking, one roll of film, and development. Out of 13 shots, only three were sharp and correctly exposed - tripods weren't allowed and it was way too dark for my light meter.


Rolleiflex SL66 medium format camera

Carl Zeiss Rollei-HFT Sonnar 4/150 lens

Fuji Provia 400x film

Scan from slide @4800dpi, downsized x0.5

It is this huge tree that holds together some of the ruins at this plaza in the centre of Ta Prohm. Many temples of the Angkor complex near Siem Reap, Cambodia, are lacking sound statics. Where trees don't come as a help you'll find many walls, doors and windows heavily distorted. When there, make sure to read some of the description plates from the reconstruction teams explaining the statics of many buildings.


UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site [ ph.120 ] - 1992 - Angkor.


Vertical panorama stitch of three images from a 28mm lens.




There was no reinventing of the wheel here. Yay for tourist shots!


In the interest of full disclosure: I started with my Born on the Bayou preset, but the graduated filters were tweaked beyond recognition.


Explore #128! Thanks so much everyone.

View large Having dogs kind of ruins some photo opportunities! Another Place consists of 100 sculptures at Crosby beach by Antony Gormley

With great thanks to Rich for inspiring me to visit. :)

The trees try to match the colour of the rocks in autumn!


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Turbine hall at the impressive Tate modern before the Crack appeared

Miroir d'eau des quais

Ou quand deux éléments ne font plus qu'un.

Along Sulphur Creek in front of The Castle the cottonwoods show off their autumn splendour.


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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."

The Castle is lit up by the lowering sun in Capitol Reef National Park


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