Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Balkan Butterflies

While on my Balkan cruise in August I found some time to photograph a few butterflies as well as the usual tourist attractions. Here are three that we saw in Vidin in Bulgaria.
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Meadow Brown butterfly
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Silver Studded Blue Butterfly
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Balkan Fritillary
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Balkan Danube Cruise

Following on from the cruise I enjoyed at the end of August along the Danube from Budapest to Bucharest, here are four more of my images, the first three from Budapest, Hungary and the fourth something rather different, from Croatia.
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. The Chain Bridge can be seen in the background.
The Chain Bridge
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The Chain Bridge, which can be seen in the background of the above image, ( 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.

Walking around the side streets of Budapest, I was surprised to come across this mural on a wall overlooking a car park:
Mural Of England V Hungary
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A mural in the Hungarian capital of Budapest celebrating their famous 6-3 victory over England on 25 November 1953 to become the first foreign team to beat England at Wembley. At the time they were the world's number one ranked team, the Olympic champions and on a run of 24 games unbeaten.
Vukovar Memorial
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After leaving Hungary we sailed down the Danube to the town of Vukovar in Croatia. Vukovar is a city in eastern Croatia. It has Croatia's biggest river port, located at the confluence of the Vuka River and the Danube and the population was 26,468 in the 2011 census. 

This is an image of a bombed out house in the town, left like this as a memorial to the Serbo-Croatian war.


Vukovar was heavily damaged during the Croatian War of Independence when approximately 2,000 self-organised defenders defended the city for 87 days against approximately 36,000 Serbian troops supplemented with 110 vehicles and tanks and dozens of planes. The city suffered heavy damage during the siege and was eventually overrun.



The damage to Vukovar during the siege has been called the worst in Europe since World War II, drawing comparisons with the World War II–era Stalingrad.

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Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Autumn Colours

Visited Westonbirt Arbouretum recently and while the autumn colours were not as vibrant as last autumn, here are three of my favourite images of the day.
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A Walk in the Woods
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The colours were brought out well in this close up:
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Autumn Leaves
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Finally, while this one doesn't particularly say autumn, it  is one I enjoy:
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Fly on the petal of a Lacewing Hydrangea
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Monday, 6 October 2014

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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.
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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.

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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.

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Sunday, 10 August 2014

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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.

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