I finished last year off with a visit to Venice. It’s a wonderful city and great for photography. While there they had the highest tide for 50 years, causing the biggest flood the city has seen for the same amount of time. St Mark’s square, the lowest point in Venice, gets Acqua Alta at anything over a tide of 90cm. On 12th November Venice saw tides of 187cm. Along with the extremely high tide there was also some strong winds and rain. These together caused some devastating damage to Venice, with 90% of it under water. All shops, restaurants and homes were flooded. Locals and tourists were left stranded. The flooding was really that bad.
Firstly let me apologise for the delay in this months The Limited Ten. I’ve had computer issues followed by problems with Lightroom.
This month’s The Limited Ten print is a photo from a trip earlier in the year to New York.
It’s a classic view that I can’t get enough of. New York City has some amazing architecture creating one of the best skylines in the world. An area and a City that I would love to spend more time in photographing.
This month’s The Limited Ten print is from a recent trip to Valencia.
I was looking to capture some of the detail that’s in the wonderful architecture at The City of Arts and Sciences.
Santiago Calatrava, the architect behind the buildings in this area, puts so much thought into the small details of his designs. This was the inspiration behind getting more detailed photographs of the area than the whole of the buildings.
I’m delighted to announce that I have won Fujiholics Black and White Photographer Of The Year.
Printing our work is the final part of the images journey and I believe most photographers are guilty of not printing enough. Photographs are shared online over many social networking sites but very few are often seen in print. Recently I’ve been growing my own collection of prints by other artists. It’s a great way of really appreciating a photograph and the work that’s gone into it. It can end up being expensive purchasing all these photographers’ prints and even printing your own work. This is why I’ve decided to offer one print a month at a very discounted price.
When I first took up photography there were two places I knew of to post photos and see other photographers work. One was a forum that I found helpful to get critique and advice from the other was Flickr.
I’d very much class myself as a black and white photographer. There are many photographers that produce black and white images but they often produce colour images regularly too. Yet you wont find a colour image on my website and would need to go back a while to find anything posted on the internet from me that is in colour. That being said last week I processed and posted a photograph in colour.
There are many fascinating cities to visit across Europe, but none more so than Venice. The place is just so different. From the moment you get off the bus after crossing the bridge from the main land you notice how different this place is. The lack of roads and cars change the way of life for Venice’s residents, and us tourists. It is a pain dragging your luggage through the little alcoves, having to go up and down steps and over bridges. All this to finally get to your hotel that looks run down, has dim lighting and the room isn’t very big. But that is the charm of the place, this is why we are here.
In old New York….
It’s been a while, I was planning on doing a blog post every month but after the first 5 months of doing so I haven’t managed to post one since November. Hopefully this time I’ll keep on top of it and post more often.
So this post is to update anyone that’s interested about a couple of changes and some exciting news. First of all, I’ve decided to start a mailing list. Please feel free to sign up. I’m not going to bombard anyone with lots of emails, only when a new blog post is up. This normally indicates that I also have some new photos up somewhere too. Like I’ve said, the plan is to try and do an update once a month, we will see how that goes.
On my revisit to Valencia’s City of Arts and Sciences I was hoping to get something different, something better, something that I didn’t get the first time around. It’s so easy to turn up to a location you have been before and head straight towards the spot you took that photo you were very pleased with last time, and just take the same photo. I’m sure we have all done it. While I still want to shoot the amazing architecture and take shots close to those I took last time, I really wanted to get something new.