Bangka Sunset

Bangka Sunset via Flickr

Shot just off Panglao island near Bohol in the Philippines. We sat and watched the local fishermen pack up for the night. These noisy boats are the transport of choice around the islands and great fun.

Shot with a Nikon D3200 and a Tamron SP AF 15-50mm

Funicular Tram from the Peak in Hong Kong

Funicular Tram via Flickr

A slow shutter speed (20 seconds) shot of the funicular tram coming up to the peak in Hong Kong.

Opened in 1926, the Peak Tram is the fastest way up to the top of “The Peak” as the locals call it. A great view at night despite all the “fog” in the distance.

Shot with a Nikon D3200 and a Tamron SP AF 15-50mm

Puffin safe in it’s burrow

Puffin safe in it's burrow

A puffin peering out from it’s burrow after safely negotiating the gulls to feed it’s young.

There are over 36,000 breeding pairs of puffins on the Farne Islands and we were lucky enough to be there at the right time of year to watch them feed and fly around.

Shot with a Nikon D3200 and a Nikon AF-S 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR

National museum of contemporary art – Bucharest

National museum of contemporary art - Bucharest

Within the Palace of the Parliament, Bucharest, Romania, is the National museum of contemporary art. In a contrast to the rest of the palace, the museum has a glass edifice containing elevators to get you from floor to floor.

The building itself, the 2nd largest in the world after the pentagon, is impressive in size to say the least. Still unfinished after the fall from power of Nicolae Ceau?escu, the building is a powerful reminder of his regime and is visible from much of Bucharest.

Shot with a Nikon D3200 and a Tamron SP AF 17-50mm

Miniature Bra?ov – Tilt/Shift

Miniature Bra?ov - Tilt/Shift

Deep in Transylvania and surrounded by the Southern Carpathians lies Bra?ov; a beautiful Romanian town steeped with history.

Taking a vertiginous cable car ride up into the surrounding hills revels the town sprawled out into the distance with the most notable buildings in the square below, including the fabled Black Church and the town hall.

I thought I’d use the tilt/shift effect for this shot to represent this great part of Romania; well worth a visit if you’re ever in the area!

Shot with a Nikon D3200 and a Nikon AF/S 70-300mm f4.5/5.6 VR