View of Downtown Dubai Skyscrapers – UAE

I had not planned on visiting the Deira/Dubai Creek or Dubai city centre area. It did not have the architecture or city views that I was looking for on this travel photography trip. The explosion of buildings in the last 10 years has occurred in downtown Dubai, primarily the Business Bay area. So I booked […]

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Ashley - June 15, 2014 - 12:49 pm


Really love the view you got from your hotel! I will be going to Dubai next month and am looking to find some rooftop views such as this in the downtown area.

Would you mind letting me know what hotel you stayed at and if the roof is easily accessible?

Many thanks,

Ram - June 15, 2014 - 10:04 pm

Hello Ash, I stayed at the Four Points on Sheikh Zayed Road. There is a bar on the hotel roof so easy to get up there and take your time taking pictures as the sun sets.

One Lime Street – London, England

The iconic Lloyd’s of London building has been photographed so many ways at such varied angles that getting a unique view is near on impossible. Including this one. I would have liked the external lifts to have some motion blur, but taking this on a Sunday, that wasn’t going to happen

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Bank Of England & The Royal Exchange – London, England

The Royal Exchange has an atypical lighting when it gets dark. When the down lights are first turned on, they are green and then turn an aqua colour as the lights warm up. They look great when balanced with the orange glow of the tungsten lights on the outside and helps it stand out from […]

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Blue Pool – London, England

The “Pool of London” is the area around Tower Bridge where the merchants, back in the day, would dock and unload their goods ready to transport in to the city markets. Nowadays it is a symbol of politics and capitalism, and a little phallic

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Bimala Meeuws - November 10, 2012 - 10:36 am

dreamy and sharp at the same time – lovely

Tower Bridge & The Shard – London, England

For architecture photography, they say you should use a Tilt Shift lens. So I bought one and it arrived today. These are taken with the “Canon TS-E 24mm F3.5L II”. They may not appear any different to a normal city photo, at first glance. There are no converging verticals and there is less ground, more […]

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No Entry – Hagia Sophia

“Sorry, your names not down your not coming in!” This fellow was just sitting there, guarding the gate. I was so intrigued, what was the great thing he was guarding? It looks so shiny. I want to see! When you walk around Istanbul you will notice immediately, or over time, the quantity of cats roaming […]

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Savi - November 2, 2012 - 5:16 pm

Aaaah the cat in this amazing photo is sooo cute!!!

Panorama from Galata Tower – Istanbul, Turkey

The top of the Galata Tower has a very narrow gangway around its edge. When I first stepped out, I did feel a little nervous holding on to the railing as it appeared unstable. You can walk all the way around and take a 360 panorama, which I did do. I also choose two of […]

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Bimala Meeuws - October 21, 2012 - 9:52 am

wow – love the photography here esp the lighting. Makes me want to travel to Instanbul right now and see the view myself

Wim Meeuws - October 21, 2012 - 10:51 am

Wonderful images

Sapphire Tower (view from) – Istanbul, Turkey

The Istanbul Sapphire tower is the tallest building in Turkey (as at 2012) and I wanted to be on the roof top before the golden light hour. The journey from the old town of Istanbul to the Levent area (business district) is quite a journey requiring a tram, funicular and metro. Give yourself an hour […]

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Bimala Meeuws - October 21, 2012 - 9:54 am

fantastic photography – never thought Istanbul was so big or so built up.

Daniel Meeuws - October 21, 2012 - 9:56 am

Wow! I love this image. It’s quite mesmerizing. Looks like city all the way to the splendid golden horizon. This is amazing travel photography of Istanbul. ;)

Anita Devi - October 25, 2012 - 7:54 pm

How did I miss this when I was there, gutted!! This picture is breathtaking.Just love it.

Savi - November 2, 2012 - 5:23 pm

Amazing cityscape of Istanbul. Wish I was there taking in the sights and sounds.

Bosphorus Bridge – Istanbul, Turkey

I took the tram to Kabatas and instead of taking a taxi to Ortakoy, I decided to walk up. I was looking forward to getting my version of the classical view of Ortakoy Mosque and the Bosphorus Bridge. I passed the Dolmabahce Palace on my right, which I had in my itinerary but not enough […]

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Bimala Meeuws - October 21, 2012 - 9:56 am

they know how to put on a light show in Istanbul! lovely travel photography

Istiklal Avenue – Istanbul, Turkey

İstiklal Avenue is one of the most famous avenues in Istanbul, Turkey, visited by nearly 3 million people in a single day over the course of weekends. Running through the middle of the avenue is a tramline that will carry you up and down the 3km length. The avenue is lined with modern shops, bars […]

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Bimala Meeuws - October 21, 2012 - 9:59 am

love this photography! Makes this street in Instanbul look like part of a movie

Daniel - October 21, 2012 - 10:02 am

I love this one too. It’s got an ethereal quality to it. It makes me think of a scene from an alternative reality magical Sci-Fi movie. Love the grading!

George & Savi - November 2, 2012 - 5:18 pm

WOW, we feel like we are there in Istanbul. Such a beautiful travel photograph.