City & Architectural Photography
A captured moment of pure morning majesty.
After settling upon my composition in the pre-dawn autumn gloom, I simply waited for light to appear from over the range to the east.
A bank of light cloud began to roll in from the west and caught the rising sun’s first rays. The castle’s resident murder of crows took flight, and soon a flock of egrets skimmed across the water surface—but that’s another photo for another day.
Part of Tokyo’s oldest temple complex, the design and craftsmanship of the Sensō-ji Pagoda is simply sublime.
On a crowded day, I felt this unique angle from below not only eliminated the surrounding tourists, but also highlighted the pagoda’s perfect lines and angles.
That time of year where Sydney is illuminated in light, and so too are our social media feeds.
While this is hardly a unique composition of the Opera House, I've tried to create my own version of the scene, combining two exposures. I used a faster shutter speed (1/15 sec) to freeze the moving patterns, and a longer one to smooth out the water and capture the projected light beams.
As a photographer, this scene is one of those moments where everything came together.
Knowing the sun would rise directly behind the Opera House, I ventured out into the city in the wee hours of the morning. Long before actual sunrise, the clouds were already beginning to glow neon pink. I aligned myself with the iconic sails, and set up my telephoto 70-300mm lens to compress the scene. And then I simply waited for the clouds to explode in majestic colour.
Taken on our final night in San Fransisco, the iconic Golden Gate Bridge reflected in the sands of Baker Beach.
An incoming summer storm rolls in over Sydney Harbour.
The Florentine skyline, from atop the Piazzale Michelangelo. We walked up the hillside on sunset, just as the last rays of the day were illuminating the historic city.
This was taken around 20 minutes before sunrise, from Dawes Point looking out towards the unmistakable Sydney Opera House. I used a neutral density filter to reduce the amount of light entering my camera. This allowed me to achieve an 82 second long exposure, smoothing out the harbour and turning the moving clouds silky smooth.
Long after one of the most vivid sunsets illuminated Sydney Harbour earlier this week, the pink glow in the clouds continued to linger well into the night.
This was taken a good thirty minutes after sunset, with a 60 second exposure used to blur the moving water below and the shifting clouds overhead.