Category Archives: Travel Photography

Piazza San Marco – Venice, Italy

My hotel was just off the square so getting up early and getting to the square in the morning was easy. I should have asked for an early morning coffee along with my wake up call The square was clear except for the foundation work around the tower and the scaffolding on the church. As […]

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Church of San Giorgio Maggiore – Venice, Italy

I had brought along the Lee Big Stopper filter and had not found an opportunity to use it. So when I stood gazing over at the church, I wondered what the water would look like when taken with a 10 stop ND filter. This second image was taken with Lee 10 stop ND filter. I […]

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Caffe Florian – Venice, Italy

The Caffe Florian is in the Piazza San Marco and is one of the oldest coffee houses in continuous operation. It has a really beautiful, artsy interior. The coffee of course is amazing but I was drinking whilst it was occupied by many people. So no photos. The following day, as I was doing the […]

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Venetian Gondola’s – Venice, Italy

The gondola is a traditional flat bottomed rowing boat which is an icon of Venice. The four hundred or so gondolas in operation are all primarily used for tourists and the fixed costs can be quite surprising. Typically starting at 80 Euros for a 45 minute ride. If you are a couple enjoying a romantic […]

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Bridge of Sighs – Venice, Italy

Built in 1602, Lord Byron gave it its name in the 19th century. By the time the bridge was built prisoners did not cross the bridge any more and so Byron’s suggestion that prisoners would sigh at their last sight of Venice, was not entirely accurate. Due to its position and from where it can […]

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Rialto Bridge – Venice, Italy

It was cold and overcast throughout my stay in Venice. I was unlucky with the weather and so had to contend with just the beauty of Venice, without decent weather. The Rialto Bridge is a pedestrian bridge that crosses the Grand Canal between the districts of San Marco and San Polo. For a bridge that […]

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Vatican City & Rome Panorama – Rome, Italy

There is a viewing platform at the base of the lantern from where you can enjoy an unparalleled panorama over Rome. You have the option of taking the elevator or the stairs, the latter being a bit cheaper. At the foot of the dome you can walk onto the roof terrace, from where you get […]

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Castel Sant’Angelo – Rome, Italy

The Castel Sant’Angelo (Castle of the Holy Angel) was commissioned by the Roman Emperor Hadrian as a mausoleum (Mausoleum of Hadrian). Like most ancient architecture in Rome it is now a museum and you can go up to the parapets for a view across the Tiber River. I had a lot to do in Rome […]

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Travel Photography Essential Equipment

My essential gear and accessories for travel photography need to fit into one backpack that I can carry on to the plane. This image embodies what travel photography means to me. I planned and booked the hotel for this view, stayed on the roof for 2 hours during the sunset and used a tripod, polariser, […]

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St Peter’s Basilica – Rome, Italy

Considered to be the centre of Catholicism, St Peter’s is regarded as one of the holiest Catholic sites. It is one of the largest churches in the world and the works of art and statues within the church must be seen. I’m not religious but I had to admire the architecture. The detail is mesmerising. […]

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