iPhone, 29mm, f/2.2, 1/2300s, ISO 25
This beach in Langkawi Island was magnificent, and the tree framing the beach was quite spectacular as well. Turns out there was a venomous snake in the tree, but we only saw it later (and moved away real quick…)
iPhone, 29mm, f/2.2, 1/10s, ISO 80
When I saw this tree by a lake close to my hotel in Helsinki I knew I had something worth shooting. I used Hipstamatic to enhance the dark and gnarly side of the tree, and I think the result works for a creepy shot!
Wood & Stone
Fuji x100f, 28mm, f/5.6, 1/75s, ISO 200
The weather wasn’t glorious during my short stay in Valencia, but you make the most of what you have. That’s why I went for a somewhat bleak processing of this old palace entrance near the Central Market. Goes with my series of Père Lachaise shots from a few months back.
Fuji xpro2, 18mm, f/10, 1/60s, ISO 320
One of the fantastic things in New Zealand is all those species of trees you’ve never seen elsewhere. These orange barks are characteristic of the Kotukutuku tree (if I didn’t get my trees wrong) which is the same family as the Fuschia tree. I couldn’t believe how bright these orange trunks were, and I really wanted to capture them, which I think I succeeded in here.
Fuji x100f, 28mm, f/2, 1/60s, ISO 2000
Christmas season it seems starts earlier every year. In the US it’s usually after Thanksgiving, but here in Asia there’s no Thanksgiving so it’s usually after Halloween… One thing is for sure: late November Tokyo is ablaze with Christmas lights. This wasn’t one of the more spectacular trees, but it was an interesting contrast with the signs in the background, I thought…
A Place for a Quiet Read
Fuji X-Pro2, 50mm, f/8, 1/100s, ISO 640
Walking in the tiny streets of Bordeaux I stumbled upon this small square, bathed in shade, and thought to myself that this would be a perfect place to sit down with a good book…
The Window in the Trees
Fuji x100s, 35mm
One of the things that amazes me in Shanghai is how such beautiful and lush trees and grow and thrive despite the city itself and the unbearable pollution. And yet they thrive. Of course, this was in the middle of a garden, but believe me when I say that just on the otherside of a wall not 10 meters away from there is a bustling city full of concrete, cars and street vendors.
Fuji x100s, 35mm, f/8, 1/60s, ISO 800
I don’t usually do these kinds of abstracts, but there was something fascinating about the way the reflected branches of this ancient tree reflected in the pond as my son threw pebbles in the water.
One of the wonders of doing long exposure shots of water is you don’t really know before hand what the final picture will look like. That’s because you’re never quite sure what amount and texture of light will be hitting the water during the exposure. It’s only when I was processing Mercury Sea ( a shot of the cove of Port Mélite in Groix) that I noticed that metallic glint on the water that really makes the shot (in my opinion).