South Island from the North

South Island from the North

Sunset in New Zealand. from the southernmost tip of the North Island, with the South Island in the distance.    

F8, ISO 200, 200mm, 51 secs

Disneyland Whirleygig

Disneyland Whirleygig

 We were set up on the roof of a Disneyland building with a clear view of the castle and the nightly fireworks. and that was our objective.  As we waited, I trained my lens on the amusement ride adjacent to us for this time exposure and let the ride blur as it rev'd up to speed. Yep, that is Magic Mountain in the background.

ISO 200, f/8, 13 sec, 70mm

Nikkor 24-70mm f2.8

Sagrada Familia, Barcelona

Sagrada Familia, Barcelona

Detail from the door to the bascilica

Entrance to the Forbidden City, Bejing

Entrance to the Forbidden City, Bejing

Sculpture detail

Islamic Museum of Art, Doha

Islamic Museum of Art, Doha

Denver skyline on a very cold day

Denver skyline on a very cold day

Sydney Opera House

Sydney Opera House

Westminster, from the top of the Eye

Westminster, from the top of the Eye

This was a tricky shot.  Handheld, and everything was moving, not the least of which the pod we were in and the pod my subject was in.  ISO settings were key.  Nikkor 24-70mm f2.8

Nikon D3s at ISO 6400 -- just amazing

f/2.8, 1/100, 70mm

Wisconsin Statehouse at dawn

Wisconsin Statehouse at dawn

I was in Madison for a site visit for the NMC's Summer Conference, and awoke to this shot out the window of my hotel.  It is for this reason I make sure to always spend a little time looking out the window.

This shot made the cover of the program for the 2011 NMC Summer conference.

ISO 200, f/2.8, 1/160, 70mm

D3s with the Nikkor 24-70mm f2.8

Jefferson Memorial

Jefferson Memorial

This view is not too common.  There is a small park across the river you can shoot from, but most people never find it.  The sky was clear for this, and then clouded up, so this was lucky timing.  I shot with as tight an aperture as I could to catch the people.  The entrance of the Jefferson Memorial welcomes you like no other monument, but you approach from the back as it faces the river and the Washington Monument on the other side.

ISO 200, f/22, 15.2 secs, 120mm

D300 with the 70-200mm f2.8

Singapore in the very early light

Singapore in the very early light

Marina Sands, Singapore

Marina Sands, Singapore

This shot was taken about 5:30 am.  it was so steamy, it took 30 minutes for my lens to unfog.

San Diego skyline

San Diego skyline

Austin, Texas

Austin, Texas

It was just a lovely spring day, and I turned a corner near Zilker Park and saw this view of downtown that was completely new to me even after more than 30 years in the city.  I nearly caused a massive pileup as I tried initially to shoot this out my window, but then crossed two lanes in front of 50 cars to pull over to stop the car and get out.

An angry couple of horn beeps later, I had it.

Jay Maisel once stressed to me to always ask yourself how hard you worked to get a shot.   I did not work very hard, but I almost caused a few heart attacks, Jay. Does that count?

Shot on the D800, and the super high resolution makes this work great when rendered huge.

 

UT Tower, Austin TX

UT Tower, Austin TX

Another hotel room window shot ...

Catedral, Barcelona

Catedral, Barcelona

Great Wall, China

Great Wall, China

What can I say?  One of the wonders of the world for millennia and still going strong!

India Gate, New Delhi

India Gate, New Delhi

We planned this trip to the Gate especially to get this shot.  There are always 1000s of people there.  My friend Gavin Dykes and I hired a car to take us around all afternoon, and ended the day here.  That's Gavin on the left foreground adding a dimension of interest, as he always does.  

This time of day is called nautical twilight, and it is one of my favorite times to shoot, although you definitely need a tripod.  The sky turns this electric blue in your camera every time! 

Indian woman resting

Indian woman resting

Doha skyline

Doha skyline

This particular style of boat is called a dhow, and they are very popular as party boats among the elite in Qatar.

Seoul, South Korea

Seoul, South Korea

Panamá City skyline

Panamá City skyline

Auckland, New Zealand

Auckland, New Zealand

Serengeti Sunset

Serengeti Sunset

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