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7 Bridges in Amsterdam

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There is one fleeting spot along the canals where passing at just the right spot exposes you to 7 different bridges. Catching this perfectly is especially difficult if you aren’t expecting it (on the tour). I could have done better to pull up the sharpness on the faraway bridges, though the positioning is slightly unsymmetrical. The canals are gloriously rich space for photography. Given a drone, this shot might be all the more spectacular, even though this is view is still wonderful.

Skógafoss Up Close

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This waterfall has to be the most photographed location on all of the island. People (and birds) flock to this location to get views from every single possible angle. For me, it was a chance to practice some non-tripod work with my camera while trying to get the right kind of angle.

Cuban Sunset Perfection

Cuban Sunset Perfection

Cuba, I’ve found, has some of the most spectacular sunsets you can shoot. If you’re in Havana at the right time, the sun will set in the perfect location and interact with the clouds just right. This is one of my favorite shots taken of my time in Cuba. Click on the image above or link below to see this in its glorious full resolution.

Solitary Boat in Portrush

Solitary Boat in Portrush

I found this boat in Portrush, Northern Ireland. At a population of 6,454 (2011), this small town hosts university students or tourists, depending on the season. I met with a few fishermen who decided to forgo the boats and cast straight off the coast for mackerel to little success (at the time). 

Havana Cabling

Havana Cabling

Cuba is so incredibly diverse when you look at it from outside, but even inside there are stories to be told. I ducked into one of the buildings as I walked by to take a look and I found this wonderful layered spaghetti of cables. Perhaps more interesting is how aged and weathered everything looks.  

Icelandic Turf House

Icelandic Turf House

In Iceland, these innovative houses were constructed because of the climate and lack of resources. The innovative style of building is better insulated from the elements. I had known about these types of building, but came accross so few of them on my trip, until I saw this one. For inquiries about printing this or any of my photographs, please email photos@cwl.cc.

Petal Archway

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This is one of the many beautifully manicured parks in the Azores. These small areas appear to be what families visit when taking breaks (evidenced by the BBQs), but also parks that are lovingly taken care of all year long. These parks can be found all over the coastal highway.

Azores Coastline View

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Wow, It’s been a while since I’ve posted a photograph. Too long. So let me fix that. Here’s one from my short trip in January to the beautiful islands of Azores. While here, I rented a car; and damn wasn’t that the best possible move. The island has lots of hills and mountainous areas that give you just insane views of the rocky coastline below.

El Capitolio in Havana

El Capitolio in Havana

This is the El Capitolio (National Capitol Building) in Havana, Cuba. The building, seen currently under construction, is notable for how strikingly similar it is to the United States Capitol building. In fact, construction was overseen by U.S. firm of Purdy and Henderson – which may have had something to do with  the similarity. Finished in 1929, it was designed by Eugenio Rayneri Piedra. Currently it is home to Cuba’s National Assembly.

Upside-Down House in Azores

Upside-Down House in Azores

This curious upside-down house in Furnas, São Miguel really surprised me (as I drove by). I battled the relentless rain to try and capture this thing in the most interesting way. The house itself is located near Rua Dr. Frederico Moniz Pereira and is not actually a house – it’s an electrical substation.