21 April 2014

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Photo Competition

Posted my selection of photo’s for the Abu Dhabi Grand Mosque Photo Competition. Now keep fingers crossed.

Grand Mosque Abu Dhabi

Photo details: Exposure 1/1.4 sec at f/11 (ISO 100), Camera Canon EOS 5D Mark III with a EF17-40mm f/4L USM lens at 17mm.

Photo by: Jeroen P./ Iwillbehomesoon.com. Image license Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-3.0).

When preparing for a possible visit to the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, I found out they are running a photo competition on the Mosques official website http://photo.szgmc.ae/EN/Default.aspx. I already read some reports from photographers that tripods were allowed inside the Mosque, but it now gets better: If you entered and registered for the photo competition it was possible to book a slot to shoot inside after official visiting hours. Well I choose my slot, showed up and the guards let me behind the barriers and take photographs at every angle I liked in all peace and no person in the frame. You had to work around the maintenance people a bit, but like all the staff at the Mosque, really friendly and trying to help you in every possible way. It was a fun evening although it got quite late and took some time finding a taxi to take me home to my Hotel.

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Photo details: Exposure 1/3 sec at f/6.7 (ISO 100), Camera Canon EOS 5D Mark III with a EF17-40mm f/4L USM lens at 19mm.

Photo by: Jeroen P./ Iwillbehomesoon.com. Image license Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-3.0).

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Photo details: Exposure 2 sec at f/22 (ISO 100), Camera Canon EOS 5D Mark III with a EF17-40mm f/4L USM lens at 35mm. Photo by: Jeroen P./ Iwillbehomesoon.com. Image license Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-3.0).

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Photo details: Exposure 4 sec at f/11 (ISO 100), Camera Canon EOS 5D Mark III with a EF17-40mm f/4L USM lens at 17mm. Photo by: Jeroen P./ Iwillbehomesoon.com. Image license Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-3.0).

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Photo details: Exposure 3 sec at f/11 (ISO 100), Camera Canon EOS 5D Mark III with a EF17-40mm f/4L USM lens at 17mm. Photo by: Jeroen P./ Iwillbehomesoon.com. Image license Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-3.0).

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Photo details: Exposure 2 sec at f/8 (ISO 100), Camera Canon EOS 5D Mark III with a EF17-40mm f/4L USM lens at 40mm. Photo by: Jeroen P./ Iwillbehomesoon.com. Image license Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-3.0).

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Photo details: Exposure 1.0 sec at f/11 (ISO 100), Camera Canon EOS 5D Mark III with a EF17-40mm f/4L USM lens at 17mm. Photo by: Jeroen P./ Iwillbehomesoon.com. Image license Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-3.0).

 

21April 2014

Leap of Faith

Leap of Faith

An interesting waterslide in Belek Antalya Turkey

Photo details: Exposure 3 sec at f/ (ISO 160), Camera Panasonic DMC-G3 with a Samyang lens at 7.5 mm.

Photo by: Jeroen P./ Iwillbehomesoon.com. Image license Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-3.0).

22 March 2014

Winchester Cathedral

The Crypt at Winchester Cathedral

The Crypt

The Crypt at Winchester Cathedral
The original Norman east end of the Cathedral was built on a crypt which remains virtually unchanged. It contains a well, underneath the High Altar, which may pre-date the present Cathedral and a modern sculpture ‘Sound II’ by Antony Gormley.

The figure in the sculpture is staring into the water held in it’s cupped hands but from a distance it also looks like it’s playing a video game.
The Crypt floods after heavy rain. With the floods this winter (2013/2014) the crypt had to be closed for the public as the water reached a level that was the highest in recent memory. In this photograph you can see the walls still drying out from these events with the water reaching the sculpture’s waist. The water gives you great reflections.

Photo details: Exposure 4 sec at f/8 (ISO 125), Camera Canon EOS 5D Mark III with a EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens at 24mm.

Photo by: JP-Photography/Iwillbehomesoon.com. Image license Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-3.0).

 

17 March 2014

The High Line

High Line
The old railway line that runs through the meatpacking district in New York is now an urban park where you walk high over the streets with a magnificent view over the old and new buildings of this very trendy and upcoming part of the City. This is a most unusual park. An old raised railway track changed into a kind of park boardwalk over the City. I was there on a cold day with patches of snow still lying on the ground. Not much excitement in the plant world but still it was a very nice experience. It is free, safe and I recommend a visit. The north end of the park is not far from B&H photo! (possibly the biggest camera store in the World!).

The High Line is a public park built on an historic freight rail line elevated above the streets on Manhattan’s West Side. It is owned by the City of New York, and maintained and operated by Friends of the High Line. Founded in 1999 by community residents, Friends of the High Line fought for the High Line’s preservation and transformation at a time when the historic structure was under the threat of demolition. It is now the nonprofit conservancy working with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation to make sure the High Line is maintained as an extraordinary public space for all visitors to enjoy. In addition to overseeing maintenance, operations, and public programming for the park, Friends of the High Line works to raise the essential private funds to support more than 90 percent of the park’s annual operating budget, and to advocate for the preservation and transformation of the High Line at the Rail Yards, the third and final section of the historic structure, which runs between West 30th and West 34th Streets.
The High Line is located on Manhattan’s West Side. It runs from Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District to West 34th Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues. The first section of the High Line opened on June 9, 2009. It runs from Gansevoort Street to West 20th Street. The second section, which runs between West 20th and West 30th Streets, opened June 8, 2011.Text from: <a href=”http://www.thehighline.org/about/park-information&#8221; rel=”nofollow”>www.thehighline.org/about/park-information</a>

 

Photo details: Exposure 1/125 sec at f/8 (ISO 200), Camera Canon EOS 5D Mark III with a EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens at 40mm.

Photo by: Iwillbehomesoon. Image license Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-3.0).

Street Life
New York United States

Using a polarizing (Kood 77mm Circular Polarizing Filter), which I can recommend, you get this deep blue sky. I am having trouble adjusting the filter with the lens hood connected any ideas here?

The photo is taken from a part of the High Line, a railway embankment converted to a city garden, giving a nice view over the streets of New York. The cold air makes everything really crisp and clear avoiding the haze and humidity you have to deal with when it gets warmer.

Photo details: Exposure 1/350 sec at f/8 (ISO 200), Camera Canon EOS 5D Mark III with a EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens at 105mm.

Photo by: Iwillbehomesoon. Image license Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-3.0)
Photo details: Exposure 1/350 sec at f/8 (ISO 200), Camera Canon EOS 5D Mark III with a EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens at 105mm.

Photo by: Iwillbehomesoon. Image license Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-3.0).
The High Line

 

Bit of heavy editing of the image with some texture layers. I used a polariser filter that gives the strong blue sky.

Photo details: Exposure 1/350 sec at f/6.7 (ISO 200), Camera Canon EOS 5D Mark III with a EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens at 32mm.

Photo by: Iwillbehomesoon. Image license Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-3.0).

9 March 2014

Pershing Square Cafe

 
Pershing Square

New York United States

When you come out of Grand Central Station there is this cafe opposite under the railway bridge that is quite famous. It looks inviting but I haven’t been in there.

Photo details: Exposure 1.0 sec at f/8 (ISO 100), Camera Canon EOS 5D Mark III with a EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens at 24mm.

Photo by: Iwillbehomesoon. Image license Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-3.0).

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