This was shot at the City of Caves in Nottingham. Wiki has sourced that hundreds of these caves are beneath the city streets of Nottingham, and not that many people are aware of this. I got to see a couple of different caves while visiting the area, and out of the majority of the ones I saw, this one is the prettiest!
Wow! I’ve been busy! I haven’t gotten the chance to process my photos till now. Anyway, my family and I spent a day exploring Lincoln. It was fun! I’m so thankful that my fam there took a day off their busy schedule and showed me around! The city is rich in history and it is one of the older towns in England. The Lincoln Cathedral is huge! So big that walking around and taking in its history would take hours! I tried to capture as much as I could to show you the depth of the Cathedral. Even though the photo has heavy distortion, it really does not bother me all that much!
This was part of my one day exploration at Edinburgh. This was taken when I was visiting the Edinburgh Castle. The castle situates high and you get a panoramic view of the cityscape and the ocean; the view is pretty amazing up here! I don’t process much tilt shift, but I thought this would make a good example of it. It does look miniature right? right???
Calton Hill was on the top of my sightseeing list, but I decided to come here last for the sunset. When I got to Calton Hill, I was really tired. I literally walked around Edinburgh by foot in 8 hours. I spent an hour or so on Calton Hill, just watching the sun slowly submerge into the horizon. Then, during sunset, I went HDR frenzy on the national monument, but I wasn’t getting any luck because the sky was really boring! When I walked up to the top to see where the sun is positioned, I saw this and had to set up quickly for a shot.
While I was at Bath, I took a day trip out to see the Stonehenge and the city of Salisbury, it was a rewarding experience! The history of Stonehenge remains to be a mystery till this day; it continues to be the subject of archeologists and scientists. What are the meaning of these stones? Some say the stones were used for religious ceremonies. For me, it was the perfect subject for HDR photography.
Watching a sunset at Bestwood Country Park in Nottingham was very laid back. I can’t decide whether I want a country life after I grow old. There are too many things I love to do in my life, and I mean, too many! I am not sure whether I can refer myself as an adrenaline junkie, but I always feel like I don’t have enough time to do everything that I want to do. You know what I mean? So the thoughts of living a country life never really crossed my mind. But come to think of it, I think it will be fine since I get to do everything slowly and take awesome HDR’s of sunset everyday!
The British Museum in HDR! I wish I get more time to explore museums when I travel. You see, visiting museum is like putting a puzzle together for me. I think that if you know what happened in the past, you can connect the dots to make sense of the present! Unfortunately, my time is so limited when I travel, so I try to cover as many places as I could before I have to leave.
I’ve read and seen many photographers blog about the alarm they get from bringing a tripod into a museum. Well, sometimes you have no choice if they have a check point at the entrance. If there isn’t any check point, you can usually be discreet when you set up your tripod, fire away, and put it back quietly. If there is a checkpoint, you can just bust out your Gorilla pod since it does not look as threatening as a full size tripod .
There are all kinds of interesting architecture inside the London Underground station! I can’t remember exactly how I got to this place, the closest hint I could gather is that it is near the Waterloo station and somewhere between the Jubilee Line and Northern Line. I usually try to plan the fastest route to my destination when I travel, and when I have time, I try to get out somewhere close and explore towards where I want to go. But then, sometimes I get lost, which is no good…
I was heading to the Stuck in Customs photo walk by Trey Ratcliff, a world-famous professional HDR photographer. I was running a bit late (did I say I get lost sometimes?), so I was rushing to get to the meeting point. Then I saw this, I had to stop and setup for a shot. I mean, this is a perfect HDR candidate! I made to the photo walk in time (actually before Trey’s arrival), and I was the first one to greet him!
This is taken from a park at Nottingham, United Kingdom! Sadly, I can’t remember the name of the park. It does have some amazing landscapes there though! I suppose the puddle had always been there since UK rains every so often. I tried to maximize the reflection to expose the beautiful sky while keeping the puddle in its formation. I could have stayed here for a little longer, but I was paranoid of snakes hiding in overgrown weed.