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Happy New Years Everyone!!!

Hope 2012 brings everyone everything they desire!

I hope you all don’t have as sore heads as I do today! Had a little bit of a house party for New Years and my head is still hurting from it!

So I’m not going to say much today because it hurts to do so ūüėČ so on to the photo instead:

HDR of the Houses of Parliament

Houses of Parliament

 

ah just had a lovely couple of days in Bruges with my partner for his birthday, we took the Eurostar over which is such a nice way to travel, especially as we ended up with First Class seats on the way home, the weather was cold and wet though and Bruges was full of people but we had a wicked time all the same, its such a lovely pretty town.

That will have to be the last trip of the year, and certainly for a long while, while I knuckle down and get some work done, this year I have been lucky enough to go to Bruges, Berlin, Malta, Gozo, Alicante, Sorrento, Positano, Capri,  New Zealand (Christchurch, French Farm, Akaroa, Kaikoura, Queenstown, Arrowtown) Gran Canaria, Cotswolds, Stratford-on-Avon, and Bath so I have been very lucky indeed!

Bruges as night falls

Bruges as night falls

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

 

 

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 ūüôā

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

 

A follow on from my Black and White Trafalgar Square the other day, today is a colourful Xmas one!

Trafalgar Square

This one I call my Sherlock Holmes Westminster shot.

I used two different textures over the photo to create this effect, which I explain how to do in my new eBook…

How To… Night Photography eBook now available on Amazon Kindle, Smashwords (where you can buy in any format you would like), and on my website.¬† www.exploretravelphotography.com

Happy hump day ūüôā

Sherlock Holmes Westminster

London, London, London what else can I say really?

London Tower Bridge and City Hall

Not my normal colourful photo today, but a Black and White one of Trafalgar Square, despite all the fountains looking lovely and lit up, this one feels more like winter and how cold it was while I was out taking the photo!

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Trafalgar Square