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Spaghetti Junction

Shot on the very last evening before leaving Auckland and NZ, this place called "Spaghetti Junction" (no need further explanation I guess) is a junction of several Highways near the city center. I arrived the day before from the South Island around 11pm, and I immediately walked several kilometres the to find this incredible spot to be completely ready for my only chance. I began to shoot at the sunrise and finish 1 hour and a half later at dusk. Due to public holiday for Easter in NZ, there wasn't so much traffic, and I had to wait to get enough cars. Last shot of an amazing trip, I already miss NZ. --- Canon EOS 5D Mark III + EF16-35mm f/4L IS USM @17mm, f/22, ISO50, 20s (Manual blending of 8 shots)

a Night in Wadi Rum

During an overnight trip in a bedouin camp in the Wadi Rum desert in Jordan, far away from any light pollution, an amazing place to enjoy the skyscape after the moonset. Located in southern Jordan, Wadi Rum is a 720 square km valley cut into the sandstone, and background of the famous movie "Lawrence of Arabia". --- This picture is actually a combination of 2 different shots merged, both taken in Wadi Rum on the same day Foreground: Canon EOS 5D Mark III + EF17-40mm f/4L USM @17mm, 30s, f/4, ISO6400 Background: Canon EOS 5D Mark III + Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS @24mm, f/9, 1/30, ISO 250

Shadows of Vik

The famous rocks of Vik, Iceland in June. I've never seen Vik under the sun, but the last time I came, the weather offered me an amazing storm scene for the blue hour from Reynisfjara beach. --- Canon EOS 5D Mark III + EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM @60mm, f/6.3, iso400, 103 sec (Lee Filter Big stopper)

Lights of Seattle

On my way From Glacier National Park to Alaska, a stopover at Seattle was mandatory, so I decided to stay 1 day, to discover quickly the city. When night came, I went to the most famous photospot in Seattle, Kerry Park. A few tourist, and no other photographer, the overview was awesome, with a superb skyline coming out from the three. --- Canon EOS 5D Mark III + EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM @105mm, f/5, 10s, ISO 200

Treasury in the night

On our way back to the city of Petra at the end of the day, the treasury place full of light candles and dim lighting, ready for the "Petra by night" event. If the so-called 'show' is a real joke imao, the moment before the tourists arrive definitely worth the 12 dinars --- Canon EOS 5D Mark III + EF17-40mm f/4L USM @17mm, f/5.6, 5S, ISO 1250

Milky Rum

During an overnight trip in a tiny bedouin camp in the Wadi Rum desert, an usually amazing photospot for crazies skyscapes. It was unfortunately a full-moon night. Alarm set at 4.00am, ouch, just after the moonset, barely 30 minutes before the first lights of the sunrise. I rubbed my eyes, put a jacket and took my tripod. Temperature is fine, sky is great, but to be honest not as much as I imagined, but this is anyway a great moment. A few minutes to find an appropriate foreground, and the milky way began to disappear slowly, a new day began over Jordan --- Canon EOS 5D Mark III + EF17-40mm f/4L USM @17mm, 30s, f/4, ISO6400 (+a second shot 30 minutes later to get a better-exposed foreground)

Chilean night

On a very clear chilean night, a 34 minutes exposure, near the small town of Putre, at an altitude of 3,500 m (11,483 ft)

The three of night

An amazing three, along the road to Lough Ennell lake, Ireland. I wish I was here for the sunset, but I only got the blue hourCanon EOS 5D Mark III + EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM @40mm, f/7.1, 1.6s, ISO 400 (tripoded)

Manhattan lights #2

Financial District and Brooklyn bridge from Manhattan bridge Canon EOS60D + EF-S10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM @ 16mm, iso400, f/7.1, 5s

Manhattan Lights

Manhattan Lights from Brooklyn Canon EOS 60D + EF-S10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM @22mm, f/7.1, 4s, iso100

Turn off the light

Financial District and Brooklyn bridge from Manhattan bridge (thanks to the hole) Canon EOS60D + EF 24-105 f/4L IS @ 24mm, iso400, f/5,6, 1s

Tram Trails

Trams trails in Budapest, Hungary. I had to wait almost 1 hour to get the shot I wanted, as there was only 1 tram every 10 minutes. I used my pop-up flash (2nd curtain) to freeze the tram at the end of the exposure. Canon EOS 60D + EF 25-105 f/4L IS @ 24mm, f/11, iso200, 2s + pop-up flash (2nd curtain), tripoded

Elevation

Funicular of Lisbon Canon EOS 60D + EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM @35mm, f/5, 1/15, iso 800

Rabbid Avenger

Rabbid avenger, watching the night, ready to help (or not) people against evil...

Stars of Kilimanjaro

Second night on Kilimanjaro, unfortunately a full-moon period, at 3800m, a 800 seconds exposure in a cold night, 2 days before the summit. The quiet place ever Canon EOS 5D Mark III + EF 17-40 f/4L @17mm, f/7.1, 807 seconds, iso 100

Times Square Lights

An evening near the crossroads of the World in New York City

Night falls on Manhattan

End of the day on the Big Apple Canon EOS60D / 10-22mm @ 22mm f/18, 53s, ISO100 A bit blurred due to the 53 seconds exposition to get clouds trail, have definitely to come back in NYC with a better tripod :)

36' under the stars

My first star trails (single RAW) in Saguenay National Park, QC, Canada, during a wonderful night alone in the middle of the park, far away from any city light.

Under the lights

A saturday summer full moon night at Vaux-Le-Vicomte, a Baroque castle near Paris, built in mid-17th-century for Nicolas Fouquet, the superintendent of finances of Louis XIV. Each saturday during summer period, all the castle and its amazing gardens are enlightened by hundreds of candles, producing an incredible ambiance. When I start shooting, I realized that I forgot my memory card at home. I just took the camera and 1 more lens, without taking the whole photobag with gears and backup memory cards. I tried to find one at the castle shop, with no success... I was really disappointed and ready to give up when I finally realized that the GPS system in my car is using a SD Card. A quick format, and I finally start shooting. Lucky man ! I had to wait until the very last visitor left the site to take this picture --- Canon EOS 5D Mark III + EF16-35mm f/4L IS USM @26mm, f/5.6, ISO 800, 25s (DRI from 5 raws)

Princes of Edinburgh

End of day over Edinburgh, Scotland, from Calton Hill. Calton Hill is probably the most famous photo spot in Edinburgh, with an amazing view on Princes Street and its monuments. I arrived just for sunset on the hill, many photographers were already ready, just over Dugald Stewart Monument. I decided to check around if any spot was less crowded. I finally decided to stop at the bottom of Nelson Monument, with this perspective of Princes Street. I then waited one hour to get the lights over the monuments and enough traffic in the street. --- Canon EOS 5D Mark IV + EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM +1.4x III @150mm, f/11, ISO 50, 133 seconds