365 Challenge: Magnet Collection

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Magnet Collection 2014    Canon EOS 20D 50mm f1.8 1/50 ISO 800 with Flash

Quick snap of my magnet collection, which is slowly growing when I remember to get one when I’m abroad. Today I’ve been a bit *blurgh* and I forgot to take my camera when I went out, so I looked around my place and decided to take a photo of my magnet collection. Really not that interesting and I admit it is a bit of a cop out. So far my 365 challenge has been really naff, but it’s only been two days. Should be better tomorrow though.

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Charles Bridge

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Charles Bridge 2013    Canon EOS 5D Mark II 24mm f4 1/2500 ISO 200 -0.67 ev

A view of the magnificent Charles Bridge in Prague stretching across the Vltava river. It has 30 statues running along it, which are replicas of the originals. Construction of the bridge began in 1357 and finished around 50 years later and was commissioned by King Charles IV. It connects the Old Town to the Prague Castle and was a key to the trade route of Eastern and Western Europe.

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365 Challenge: Old Leather

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Old Leather 2014    Canon EOS 20D 50mm f1.8 1/8 ISO 200

In my previous post ‘Medieval Street‘ I said I was to begin a 365 challenge today, however I had no idea what to take a photo of. Upon a quick surveillance of my house, I happened upon my friend’s old leather work boots and I thought that the creases and scuffs would look interesting in black and white with a high contrast to really make the creases stand out. All in all a fairly benign beginning to my 365 challenge.

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Medieval Street

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Medieval Street 2013    Canon EOS 5D Mark II 67mm f4 1/1600 ISO 200

This month shall see the dawn of a new DRLphotography blog, not only shall I continue to post a photo based from a collection everyday, but I shall post a photo that I have taken that day and edited in an attempt at a 365 challenge. I shall be constantly carrying my Canon 20D with a 50mm f1.8 lens, and I shall take a photo from my day. These photos could be a still life of a household object, a scene I stumble across during my travels, a local sight, in other words it is just a little piece of my day. I have been a bit creatively stagnant with my photography, which is why I have not posted on this blog for a while. But with my new goal, I hope to decrease my apathy that has been tormenting me lately, increase my creative thoughts and in general have a lot more fun with something that I love. Also I am going to be doing a weekly ‘Photography Tip’ post, based on tips and techniques that I have read about, or have developed myself, or have been taught by other photographers. If I use a tip or find a useful post on another blog, I will of course provide a link to the original article.

The theme for the next 2-3 months shall be a holiday I took about this time last year. This holiday began in Prague, Czech Republic; from there I went to Passau, Germany, where I boarded a cruise ship travelling down the Danube River through Austria to Hungary. Several of the stops I embarked on were in places such as Vienna, Salzberg, Dürnstein, Austria; Bratislava, Slovakia; and Budapest, Hungary. So there is a lot of medieval architecture that is amazing to behold. I hope you enjoy and as always please comment and like. :)

Click here to visit the gallery of this holiday:

http://www.drlphotographyonline.com/Travel/Prague-and-the-Danube/

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It’s Windy at the Top

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It’s Windy at the Top 2013   Canon EOS 5D Mark II 28mm f4 1/8000 ISO 500 -0.67ev

At the summit of Grouse Mountain a wind turbine sits. You can ride an elevator to a glass bubble that is attached to the turbine and thus moves with the wind. From the top of Canada, it’s time to leave…

Tomorrow will be a post about a photography tip or technique.

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From Grouse Mountain to Vancouver Bay

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From Grouse Mountain to Vancouver Bay 2013    Canon EOS 5D Mark II 30mm f4 1/8000 ISO 500 -0.67ev

That view speaks for itself.

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Clinging On

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Clinging On 2013    Canon EOS 5D Mark II 28mm f3.5 1/125 ISO 640 -0.67 ev

This may be the most remarkable thing I have seen a tree do. If not it is definitely the oldest tree I’ve seen that has grown in a strange way. Pushing out over the edge of a cliff and then growing straight up… truly amazing.

I have three photos left for Canada, including this one, the other two I will post tomorrow then on Monday I’m going to post until the end of the month, features on photography tips and tricks that I have learnt, as well as researched. I’ll mention other bloggers tips and will use photos I have taken in the past to help demonstrate these techniques.

I hope you enjoy!! :)

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Flat Iron Replica

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Flat Iron Replica 2013     Canon EOS 5D Mark II 28mm f8 1/60 ISO 100 -0.67 ev

In my post Downtown Vancouver I mentioned how a lot of cities look a like. Well this design of building pops up a lot as well. An obvious replica of the Flat Iron Building in New York. So I question: Why? Why is this building design so popular?

Coming from the UK, our towns and cities are not layer out very well. A lot of small side streets, that don’t lead anywhere. So, I always had this thought that in the US and Canada, their cities were layer out in very precise city blocks. All square and uniform. Which leads me to question, how a triangular building came out of a square block system? That’s a bit of putting the wrong shape into the square hole. Am I right? Or is that just me?

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Candy Bars?

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Candy Bars? 2013    Canon EOS 5D Mark II 100mm f8 1/80 ISO 100 -0.67ev

It’s been a week since my last post!

I have been really busy here in Florence but that doesn’t mean I should have skipped posting on here. I apologise.

Getting back to the photo, I love this one the strange perspective and the multicolours reminds me of an assortment of candy bars in a vending machine. Stupid I know, but I hope you like it too :) .

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Downtown Vancouver

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Downtown Vancouver 2013    Canon EOS 5D Mark II 28mm f8 1/40 ISO 100 -0.67 ev

If you lined up photos from the top of buildings from New York, Toronto, Vancouver, Chicago, Boston, etc. Pretty much any city and it would be really hard to differentiate between them. They all look similar. But I like to get an overview.

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