This past Valentines Day, Cindy and I headed to Paris for the weekend to celebrate. It was a quick trip for both of us as we got in on Saturday morning and only could stay through Monday before we had to head to London for biz.
The trip mainly consisted of eating, drinking, exploring Paris, and yes….romance As always, I found some time for photography. Although I brought my Cannon, I found that I had more fun shooting with my iPhone. It has occurred to me that when I shoot with a professional camera, I tend to become very anti-social. All I want to think about is getting the right shot. Obviously, this was not going to fly with Cindy. The iPhone allowed me to take it down several notches and still capture some cool scenes while having a blast exploring parts of Paris I had yet to see.
My Paris Valentines Day Set was mainly shot in Montmartre. The black and white effect is courtesy of the Old Camera App for iPhone. I know, I know…..the black and white does not give the warmest Vday vibe. Chalk it up to me feeling goth that day. Admittedly, this effort was sparse. Again, I had other more important things on my mind.
You may view all the set via Flickr: Paris Valentines Day Set
My twin brother Ian and I spent Saturday, April 25th 2009 shooting three lighthouses in Maine (Cape Neddick Light, Whaleback Light, and Portland Head Lighthouse). This set represents the photos that I took. I was using my Canon EOS-1D Mark II with a Canon EF 70-200mm L series lens fully racked out. My gig was getting some nice close ups with the telephoto lens. Ian focused on wide angle shots. I will link to his set once he uploads (he does have his work uploaded to his Facebook account for those of you who have access to his profile).
The set primarily represents Cape Needick Light and Portland Head Lighthouse as Whaleback Light was to far out to sea (in fact I do not believe I have one photo of this lighthouse that I uploaded). Most of the photos were taken at Portland Head Lighthouse between 5:00pm-7:00pm, when the light was perfect. Both Ian and I intend to combine our photography into one edited set and make it available online. We also are planning to publish a coffee table book of the work.
This was one of the first time’s my brother and I had the opportunity to enjoy our passion for photography together. I will never forget what a wonderful time we had.
Shout out’s to Cindy for watching Howie, Zach, and Alex while Ian and I were gallivanting up and down the east coast of Maine. We could not have had this day without you.
Another shout out goes to the Inn by The Sea in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. Your accomodations and pet friendly policies were absolutely fantastic.
I finally put some effort into editing my last two sets of photos that I took while visiting Italy this past Spring (2006). The first set of photos I am uploading are the ones I took in Florence, where I spent a couple days after completing the National Geographic Photography Workshop in Tuscany, Italy.
The following set of 92 photos were taken on May 15th-May17th 2006. It was during this time when I was joined by my friend Melissa and stayed in what I consider the finest boutique hotel that I have yet to expereince; JK Place. The final set of photos that I took while in Italy will represent the time I spent in the Northern part of the country (specifically Venice).
Visit my Tuscany Flickr Photo Set.