Sunday, 14 September 2014

Bridges of Budapest

On my recent visit to Budapest, I took these images of the three oldest bridges linking Buda and Pest across the River Danube - the Chain Bridge, the Margaret Bridge and the Liberty Bridge.
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Chain Bridge
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The Chain Bridge (officially the Széchenyi Chain Bridge) was the first permanent stone-bridge connecting Pest and Buda, and only the second permanent crossing on the whole length of the river Danube. At the time of its construction, it had the second-largest span in the world of any suspension bridge. It was designed by the English engineer William Tierney Clark who had previously used the same design on a smaller but identical bridge crossing the River Thames at Marlow. The bridge was completed in 1849.
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Margaret Bridge
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Margaret Bridge was the second permanent bridge of Budapest, an example of French Neo-Baroque bridge-building. Its construction was started twenty years after the inauguration of the Chain Bridge, being built between 1872 and 1876.  It connects Szent István Boulevard and Margit Boulevard, also touching the Margaret Island. Its length is 607 meters and it is 25 meters wide. It contains four traffic lanes (two in each direction), two tramway lines in the middle and one pavement on each side.
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Liberty Bridge
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Liberty Bridge is the third and shortest bridge of Budapest. It was built for the Millennium World Exhibition in 1896, held to celebrate 1,000 years since the arrival of the Magyars in Hungary and its original name was the Francis Joseph Bridge. It was renamed the Liberty Bridge to mark Hungary's liberation after World War Two. It is a three-span girder bridge with a Gerber truss built in Art Nouveau style. It is 333.6 meters in length, 20.1 meters in width.

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Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Images of Budapest

Have just returned from a river cruise along the River Danube, sailing from Budapest in Hungary through to Bucharest in Romania. As you would expect, I have well over 1,000 photos to sort out, and here are three of the ones taken at the start of the trip, in Budapest, which I hope you will enjoy.
Statue of Imre Nagy- available to buy as decorative wall art
Statue Of Imre Nagy
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Imre Nagy was Prime Minister of Hungary on two occasions. His second term was during the revolution in 1956, and it ended when his non-Soviet-backed government was brought down during the failed Hungarian Revolution. He was tried and executed in 1958, and buried in an unmarked grave. His name could not to be mentioned during Communism, but he became a symbol of freedom. In 1989, he was reburied. A crowd of 200,000 gathered at Heroes' Square for the funeral. His statue, facing the Parliament Building, is located on a tiny square next to Kossuth Square.
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Hungarian Parliament Building

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The Hungarian Parliament building from the opposite bank of the Danube. The building stretches 268 meters in its length, along the Danube embankment. Ornamented with white neo-gothic turrets and arches, it forms the most outstanding landmark of the Pest side horizon. Statues of Hungarian monarchs and military commanders decorate the outer walls.

Parliament Building at Night available to buy as decorative wallart
Parliament Building at Night
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Night time image of the Hungarian Parliament building and the Elisabeth Bridge in Budapest, taken on the River Danube.

I will be adding more photos from the trip of the coming days and weeks including selections from Belgrade and Bucharest as well as more from Budapest.

As usual, my work is available to purchase as original  Wall Art, in a variety of formats including stretched canvas, metal or acrylic prints, framed prints, or simply as standard prints for you to mount in your favourite picture frame. Simply click on the links below each image - Fine Art America for international buyers or Photo4Me if you are from the UK.


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Sunday, 10 August 2014

NEW Exposure Blending eCourse - FREE Download

A couple of months ago we told you abut an e-book written by Christopher O'Donnell, a leading landscape photographer from Maine, New England.  In the step-by-step guide, Christopher discussed the entire process of exposure blending by detailing his personal workflow – from auto-bracketing in the field, to combining different exposures in process. It can help you take your own landscape photography to the next level.

Christopher has now released a major update to his free Exposure Blending eBook. He has completely redesigned the eBook, added a lot of new content, and also created video tutorials to walk readers through the Photoshop steps (which can be very difficult without some visuals). The image files used are also included in the download, so it's now an eCourse rather than simply an eBook.  It includes a 100+ page eBook, 8 videos, and 7 image files to guide you step-by-step through the entire bracketing and blending process.

You can get this FREE Exposure Blending eCourse which will teach you everything you need to know about autobracketing and blending exposures in Adobe® Photoshop. 

To get your own free copy, simply click here and then subscribe to Christopher's email list ( you can always unsubscribe anytime you want to).

Thursday, 7 August 2014

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Friday, 1 August 2014

Photography Specials

We are delighted to bring you news of some latest photographic offers, particularly for our many UK readers.

First, Wex Photographic are offering a £400 trade in price when you trade-in a working DSLR against a Nikon D4S camera body.
Nikon D4S
The Nikon D4s Digital SLR Camera Body continues the class-leading speed and accuracy found in the D4, offering a 51-point AF system (including 15 cross-type sensors and new group Area mode) and 11 fps continuous shooting with AE and AF maintained throughout the burst. 

With a newly developed 16.2 megapixel FX-format CMOS sensor combined with the power of EXPEED 4 image processing, the Nikon D4s can capture beautiful stills and Full HD movies at a standard ISO range of 100-25,600, which is expandable up to an incredible 50-409,600, taking low light shooting to another level. 

The fully weather-sealed metal body of the Nikon D4s is equipped with dual card slots (CF and XQD) and is engineered to keep today’s photographers in the field of sports, press and wildlife photography ahead of the game.

For those of us who prefer something a little less expensive try the Canon Powershot SX50.
Canon Powershot SX50
The Canon PowerShot SX50 Digital Camera is the replacement to the hugely popular Canon Powershot SX40 HS. It is the world’s first 50x optical zoom* camera, offering ground-breaking power alongside advanced manual control and RAW format support. 

It features an outstanding 24-1200mm 50x IS (Image Stabilisation) zoom lens which lets you capture everything from sweeping landscapes to animals in the wild. Enhanced Zoom Framing Assist on the PowerShot SX50 HS now includes new Seek and Lock functions, which are designed to help photographers locate and lock-on to subjects at the telephoto end of the lens. 

The combination of the 12.1-megapixel CMOS sensor and DIGIC 5 image processor is the key to HS (Highly Sensitive) system’s stunning low-light results, even at ISO 6400. The versatile 2.8” vari-angle LCD screen allows you to take creative shots from a variety of unique angles and the electronic viewfinder with 100% coverage is available for users who like to view their subjects the traditional way. Other features include full HD 1080p recording and a built-in flash.

This is available from UK Digital Cameras at the special price of £269.00, that's a saving of £180 off the RRP.

Finally, we are able to bring you a SanDisk Extreme Card at a special price.

You can get all the professional performance you want with this 32GB SanDisk Extreme SDHC UHS-I Memory Cards - and make the most of the features packed into your DSLR advanced digital camera or HD camcorder. 

32GB SanDisk Extreme SDHC UHS-I Memory Cards have read/write speeds of up to 45MB/sec, so you can use professional continuous burst-mode shooting to get that shot you want, and capture fast-action Full HD video (1080p) and 3D video. What's more, you have plenty of room to capture everything you take so you never miss the moment.

This is available from Pic Stop at a saving of £32 pounds off the standard price at only £27.99 with free UK delivery.

Thursday, 31 July 2014

LEARN TO EDIT IN BLACK AND WHITE

Learning how to process a great black and white photograph doesn't have to be hard. In Photography Concentrate's brand new video tutorial Before/After: Black & White, Rob Lim, shows you all about creating stunning black and white edits in Adobe® Lightroom®!

Follow along as Rob edits 10 photos, start to finish, showing you his best black and white editing tips and tricks.

And this isn't going to be a one-size-fits-all kind of affair. 

Rob will show you how to produce a variety of popular effects – crisp and classic, old-school film, golden sepia and more. And best of all, you'll be able to adapt these effects to suit your own style!

...You'll learn all of this – in an easy-to-follow video format – in less than 2 hours! By tonight, you can have serious black and white editing skills, with time leftover to try out your favourite techniques!

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Can You Spot The Differences In These Images?  

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HERE'S WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

With Before/After: Black & White, you're going to learn a ton about black and white processing! Here are some of the thing's Rob will show you: 
  • How to convert your images to black and white, instantly! 
  • Three powerful tools you can use to bring more attention to your subject. 
  • How to dodge and burn to create drama and produce more memorable images.  
  • How to make your images pop using the basics panel. 
  • Two easy ways to add colored tints to your black and whites (like classic sepia!). 
  • Tips to create eye-catching black and white portraits. 
  • A simple way to make your digital photos look like textured, old-fashioned film.  
  • How to get that popular, washed-out look without making your images look bland. 
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Thursday, 24 July 2014

A Day on the Solent

Spent the day out on the Solent last week and here are three of the photos I took. The Solent is the stretch of water separating the Isle of Wight from the England mainland. 
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Spinnaker Tower
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Spinnaker Tower is a 170-metre (560 ft) landmark tower in Portsmouth, England, UK. It is the centrepiece of the redevelopment of Portsmouth Harbour. The tower, designed by local firm HGP Architects and the engineering consultants Scott Wilson and built by Mowlem, reflects Portsmouth's maritime history by its being modeled after a sail. The tower was opened on 18 October 2005 and the Spinnaker Tower is taller than the London Eye, Blackpool Tower and Big Ben.
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Spirit of Gosport

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The Spirit of Gosport , part of the Gosport Ferry fleet, which has been operating between Portsmouth and Gosport since 1875.
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Commodore Goodwill
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The Condor Ferries ship the Commodore Goodwill sailing up the Solent into Portsmouth. A purpose built Ro-Ro Cargo Ship operating a daily service between Portsmouth and the Channel Islands and a weekly connection between the UK, Channel Islands and France.

As usual, my work is available to purchase as original  Wall Art, in a variety of formats including stretched canvas, metal or acrylic prints, framed prints, or simply as standard prints for you to mount in your favourite picture frame. Simply click on the links below each image - Fine Art America for international buyers or Photo4Me if you are from the UK.

Choose your favorite Solent canvas prints