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Today’s photo is a fun technique called Zoom Burst.

(If you want to learn how to do this technique you can find out in my eBook How To… Night Photography on Amazon, my Website or Smashwords, it can be done to anything, and only takes 30 seconds to learn)

Houses of Parliament Zoom Burst

Some people have had to go back to work today and some lucky ones get to have the whole week off!

I’m not one of the lucky ones but that just means I can have more fun bringing you photos from around the world 🙂

I’m trying to think Winter and Snow since its Xmas and all, but unfortunately I come from the side of the world that is warm and sunny at xmas so all I can think about is sunshine, beaches and getting a tan, so todays photo is all the way from Brazil where they also enjoy the lovely sun at xmas!

Brazil Beach

 

 

How is everyone after the excitement of Christmas?

(Did anyone get a Ereader for xmas? don’t forget I have my eBook How To… Night Photography for sale over at Amazon for Kindle or on Smashwords, Author Giovanna Tucker if you want to learn how to take great Photos at night, twilight, golden hour and sunset!)

I’m full, tired, hung over and now have a million things to do but it was nice to just stop and eat, drink, open presents, play games and just sit around and chat for a few days, now that is over its back to work for me so…

Here is a photo of Canary Wharf at Twilight… Hope you like it 🙂

Canary Wharf Twilight

Being Boxing Day and being on the other side of the world from my family for Christmas here is a lovely photo of New Zealand, Moeraki Boulders to let you all know I’m thinking of you all x

“The Moeraki Boulders are unusually large and spherical boulders lying along a stretch of Koekohe Beach on the wave cut Otago coast of New Zealand

Moeraki Boulders, New Zealand

Merry Christmas everyone from the Team at Explore Travel Photography!

Hope you have all been spolit and are having a lovely time with friends and family 🙂

Christmas Tree in Trafalgar Square

 

Night Falls on Gozo, Malta

Frustratingly just as I was taking this photo a team of rugby guys decided to strip off, run in front, and jump in the water and have a swim!

Must say my friend enjoyed it but I was focused on getting a photo, especially as the light was fading fast and this was the only night to get a photo, as we were off back to mainland Malta the next morning.

So I have had to do a bit of photoshoping to get rid of some of the bodies, I shot it with a long exposure to get rid of most of the people swimming but the ones that stayed still needed to be photoshoped out!

But on a side note! Can you believe it’s Christmas Eve!  Hope everyone is having a lovely one with friends or family x

and if you need any last-minute gifts don’t forget I have my eBook How To… Night Photography on sale at Amazon for Kindle, or if you don’t have a kindle you can get the free kindle app for Iphone, Audroid and PC, if you need it for Ipad, Kobo, Sony, Nook etc you can get it from http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/112368 and soon from Apple, WH Smith, Barnes and Noble very exciting!

Gozo, Malta as Night falls

 

My heart goes out to everyone back home, the latest earthquakes have been going on for over a year (Since September 2010) and have caused considerable damage, loss of lives and heart ache, I feel so hopeless being on the other side of the world but I want you to all know, I’m thinking of you, stay safe x

Normally Fridays are getting to know me better and in-light of the recent earthquakes in Christchurch, New Zealand over night and because that is my home town, I’m going to make today’s about Christchurch, well Canterbury really the province in which Christchurch is in.

and as it just so happened last week, I was out taking photos in London and I was walking along a road that I hadn’t been on before leading to Trafalgar Square and I saw a plaque on a building, so I stopped to read it (as you do, because London is such an interesting city) and the Plague read:

“Canterbury Province of New Zealand In March 1948 on this site formerly 41 Charing Cross, the Canterbury association met and planned the settlement of the province founded on the 16 of December 1850 by english settlers let by John Robert Goodley”

So I had to take a photo.

Christchurch is very special to me, it’s where I was born, where I grew up, where my family is so I need you to be safe Christchurch and stop with the earthquakes already! they have been going on far to long…

Birth Place of Canterbury New Zealand

 

 

A little bit different today, since I am from New Zealand I thought it was time for some New Zealand love!

These gorgeous sleepy seals are just hanging out in Kaikoura where you can walk right up to them, but be careful not to get too close as they will let you know!

This was done in a HDR style making it look all dreamy.

Thinking of you all back home x

Seals in Kaikoura, New Zealand

 

Had a bit of a scare last night when I realised Christmas is this week! I know I’ve been living in my own little bubble, but this week!  I need to go xmas shopping!

Now you have all seen Positano by night in one of my earlier post, so today is Positano by day, what a gorgeous little village, would definitely recommend it to people, though watch out for the inflated tourist prices and the cover charges, but if you did what we did and buy a drink from a diary/corner store and just sit on the rocks, you can enjoy a lovely view as the sun goes down for next to nothing 🙂

Positano, Italy

 

What can I say, I didn’t get my fix of Greece yesterday so here is another one this time we are in Fira, Santorini, Greece as the sun goes down…

Fira, Santorini, Greece