The Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam’s Must do Attraction

The Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam’s Must do Attraction

The Rijksmuseum is a Dutch national museum located in Amsterdam.  In fact, the Rijksmuseum is focused on the arts and history of  Amsterdam. It’s located at the Museum Square in the borough of Amsterdam South, close to the Van Gogh Museum, the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, and the Concertgebouw. Behind the  Rijksmuseum extends the beautiful Meseumplein park and green space, fountains and importantly the IAMSTERDAM sign. In fact, it’s here you will likely be drawn for some selfie action! History of…

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Tripods – a Travel Photography Must

Tripods – a Travel Photography Must

You already know it. Tripods can be an awkward travel item. It’s heavy and it’s the last thing you want to throw in your suitcase on the way out the door. However, tripods can open up entirely new ways of taking travel photographs. And you know as well as I do that some pictures can only be taken using a tripod.   In fact, I can remember countless situations where I have been set up with my tripod at sunset. I…

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Musée d’Orsay is Mind-blowing!

Musée d’Orsay is Mind-blowing!

The Musée d’Orsay is located in the centre of Paris. It sits magnificently on the banks of the Seine, immediately opposite the Tuileries Gardens. The Museum is located in the former Orsay railway station. The amazing railway station was built for the Universal Exhibition of 1900. And it’s a true work of art. Its also amazing how the Musée d’Orsay was able to incorporate a gallery into this fine building.  Musée d’Orsay’s Collections The Musée d’Orsay opened in December 1986,…

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Spillway Lake landscape Photography

Spillway Lake landscape Photography

In this landscape photography vlog, I’m visiting Spillway Lake in Kananaskis Country to photograph the lake at sunset.     I was expecting that the clouds would light up directly across from where I set up my composition. However, the colour popped off in the sky to the south and I quickly reframed by photograph and caught some amazing drama in the sky!  Best Locations The best location on Spillway Lake is a small stream that enters the lake on the…

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Petite France, Strasbourg’s Amazing Medieval Quarter

Petite France, Strasbourg’s Amazing Medieval Quarter

Petite France is one of the the most picturesque areas of old Strasbourg. The Ill River wraps smoothly around half-timbered houses dating from the 16th and 17th centuries. In fact, these homes were the living and working quarters of scores of fishermen, millers and tanners who called this place home.  Because of the occupation of the residents and the need to access the Ill River, the streets are level with the waterways. In fact, they are literally right on top of…

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Strasbourg’s Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art

Strasbourg’s Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art

The Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MAMCS) is one of Strasboug’s best kept secrets.  It is located atone end of the Barrage Vauban. And it has air conditioning.  I am not too proud to say this but sometimes air conditioning is an attractions main attraction. Of course, I’m joking.  MAMCS is really fantastic. I love these art galleries with amazing collections that are located outside the big centres like Paris and Amsterdam. Often these galleries are not crowed despite…

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Fabulous Photography Locations in London

Fabulous Photography Locations in London

Fabulous Photography Locations in London : London is a big beautiful city. And its vibrant. So vibrant that I actually find it hard to photograph London. When I am in London I am so busy doing stuff that I almost don’t have time to get out there with the camera and the tripod to make images.   And because I know you are going to be so busy enjoying all that there is in London, I wanted to let you know…

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Fabulous Photography Locations in Amsterdam

Fabulous Photography Locations in Amsterdam

Fabulous Photography Locations in Amsterdam : Amsterdam is a beautiful city. And I’m sure you won’t find many who will argue the point. In fact, it is a marvelous maze of streets and canals that blow the mind. Perhaps I feel this way because I’m North American and Amsterdam is completely outside what I consider reality. Regardless, there are many amazing places to take pictures in this amazing city.  I seem to be using the word amazing a lot. But…

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Travel Photography Hacks You Need To Know

Travel Photography Hacks You Need To Know

5 Travel Photography Hacks : Love travel photography? Looking to get those holiday shots ramped up like nobody’s business? Keep reading. I have 5 tips to help you start getting some banging holiday photographs!   Smaller can be Better First of all, I should say that this post is directed towards hobbyists or holiday photographers. Professional travel photographers, we know you’re not going small. Right? In fact, you’re going big.  But you can go big with small too, and that’s…

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Louvre Museum – Creating Panoramic Travel Pictures

Louvre Museum – Creating Panoramic Travel Pictures

Creating Panoramic Images of the Louvre Museum : You say Paris? I say Louvre. Yes, its true. The Louvre Museum is in Paris. I know, I was there just a couple of weeks ago.  You know I’m just joking right? The Louvre Museum is one of the most famous buildings in the world, inside and out. I actually visited the Louvre for the first time in the evening, after it was closed.   In fact, I wanted to photograph the…

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