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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)

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

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

Lane

Morning on the Brooklyn bridge, New York Canon EOS 60D + EF-S10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM @10mm, f/9, 1/80, iso100 (tripoded)

Sunset over Tower Bridge

The afternoon was quite cloudy on London yesterday, a few hours before the sunset, a lot of dark clouds appeared, and the light was really not good. I gave it a try and moved to the River Thames edges near the city hall in the end of the afternoon after a burger at Shake shack. The London Bridge City Summer Festival helped a lot to wait until the sunset with DJs, music and drinks ! During 20 minutes, when the sun was setting, the light was just amazing while the sun appeared between the clouds and the horizons. Good light, music and fresh drinks, definitely can't ask for more :) --- Canon EOS 5D Mark III + EF16-35mm f/4L IS USM @33mm, f/8, 1/8, iso 200

Elevation

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

Out of the fog

First rays of sun on the Machu Picchu, the fog disappears slowly to discover the entire site. A magic moment Canon EOS 5D Mark III + EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM @28mm, ISO100, 1/200, f/9 - DRI from 5 Raws (-1,3/+1,3IL)

Watch me, I'm famous

An alternative view of the Statue of Liberty, NYC Canon EOS 60D + EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM @24mm, f/4, 1/1000, iso100

Tower to tower

One (famous) tower from another (a bit less famous) tower in Paris. The Eiffel tower and the Seine from Saint Jacques tower, which has been closed to public during almost 10 years for an important restoration. I started photography almost 6 years ago, and this is the first photography of the Eiffel tower, which is a shame for a photographer living in Paris ! --- Canon EOS 5D Mark III + EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM @165mm, f/5, ISO 100, 1/800

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

Morning at the Taj

When I arrived the day before at Agra, I immediately went near Mehtab Bagh, a garden with a nice view behind the Taj on the other side of the Yamuna river. I was so disappointed to discover scaffolding on the North East minaret. The winter ogwas also really present, and at 10am, due to sunlights, the Taj was only a grey shadow from the other side of the river, only 100m from there. Ouch, no good news. I tried to convince me that tomorrow would be better, but disappointment was huge. I woke up at 5.30am the next day, to be one of the first to enter the site at sunrise, ticket already bought online before leaving. A couple of minutes past 6, the queue was already 20 meters long, ouch. Finally, the East door opened around 7.00, 15 minutes of adrenaline, discovering the impressive monument and trying to find out framing with no people. Only a few seconds on each spot, then "strategic" move to another one. Even if I deeply checked before coming every potential spot, once inside, this is definitely different. The site was crowded, but most of people went directly inside the mausoleum after the garden and the usual shots with water reflection. Then the mosque area (West) was quite clear, and i had 5 minutes in a foggy atmosphere to take pictures while the sun rising Canon EOS 5D Mark III + EF16-35mm f/4L IS USM @16mm, f/9, 1/60, iso 400

Brandenburg Gate

Late evening in Berlin Brandenburg Gate to avoid all the tourists Canon EOS 60D + EF-S 10-22 f/3.5-4.5 USM @10mm, f/11, iso100, 1,3s

Cycling to work

Morning on the Brooklyn bridge, New York Canon 60D + EF 25-105 f/4L IS@ 24mm, f/18, iso100, 1/25s

Reichstag Curves

Top of the German parliament (Reichstag) in Berlin

Shadows of St. Malo

Shadows of the bulwarks of Saint-Malo during a winter sunset

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 :)

Quiet morning on Brooklyn bridge

An incredible place for photographers, so much lines, perspectives and different textures.

Let's run in Guggenheim curves

I'm not very addicted to modern art so my best memory in the Guggenheim museum is probably the building himself. So many people, not easy to take time to compose, but a big potential...

Manhattan Lights

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

Manhattan Skyline

Lower Manhattan Skyline, NYC. Panoramic shot composed of 9 raws, merged with Photoshop

Leavin' Manhattan

The financial district skyline, the Brooklyn bridge and a yellow cab. Just NYC… Canon EOS 60D + EF-S10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM @13mm, f/11, 1/50, ISO 100

Curves

The curves of one of the most significant architectural icon of New York, the Guggenheim Museum --- Canon EOS 60D + Samyang 8mm fisheye @8mm, ISO400, 1/15, f/7.1

Seattle's Space flowers

While visiting the really nice Chihuly Garden and Glass at the foot of the world famous Space Needle, a medley of Seattle's art. --- Canon EOS 5D Mark III + EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM @45mm, f/4, 1/250, iso 50

Rush Hour

Grand Central, rush hour. Canon EOS 60D + Samyang 8mm f/3.5 @8mm, f/16, ISO 100, 2s

Lady Liberty

Canon EOS 60D + EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM @200mm, f/10, ISO 100, 1/200s

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

86th

NYC Subway arrival at 86th street station Canon EOS 60D + EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM @70mm, f/2.8, 1/50, ISO 800

Monastery

A supposed old Nabatean temple, the Monastery is an hour's climb northwest of the city center of Petra, on an ancient rock-cut path of almost 900 steps. The place is less crowded than the Treasury, specially at the end of the day. Nearby, 2 viewpoints can offer great spots to enjoy the sunset. --- Canon EOS 5D Mark III + EF17-40mm f/4L USM @17mm, f/10, 1/60, iso100

The Lost City

The lost city of the Incas at the end of the day, when most of tourists has left the place and let it quiet and empty Canon EOS 5D Mark III + EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM @28mm, f6/3, 1/200, iso 100 Manual blending from 5 raws (-1/+1IL)

Big brother

The empire state Building from Brooklyn bridge Canon EOS 60D + EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM

Evening in Times Square

Last evening in NYC, having a drink on the famous red stairs of Times Square

Times Square Lights

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

Sony Center

The Sony Center at Potsdamer Platz in Berlin, a modern architectural ensemble combining steel and glass.

Financial Sunset

2 days before leaving, finally get my sunset over Manhattan from Brooklyn. Canon EOS 60D + 24/105 f4 IS @ 24mm, f6.3

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)

A morning at Chenonceau

First sunrays over the famous castle of Chenonceau in France, spanning the river Cher (and not the Loire !). This is probably one of the most beautiful castle in France, due to its uncommon situation, and also a witness of french history. I arrived the evening before to scout the place and its surrounding. Hopefully, access to this part of the river is free, and you can easily enjoy amazing view from the castle. I was trying telephoto pictures at 500mm a few hundred meters from the castle when I saw a hot air ballon taking off nearby. I just ran as fast as I could to get closer to the castle, swap the lense in a few seconds, no time to use the tripod. I just has time to get a few shots before the ballon disappeared. Timing is everything ! --- Canon EOS 5D Mark IV + EF16-35mm f/4L IS USM @27mm, f/5.6, ISO400, 1/500 #Chenonceau #Chateau #Castle #Sunrise #France #Photography #AirBaloon

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