This has to be one of my all time favourite shots of Vienna. When we first travelled there it was in the middle of winter. While it was cold outside, it was also very peaceful. We were staying in the heart of the city and every morning we would be awoken by the gentle sounds of horse hooves on the cobblestone streets outside.
On one particularly cold day we had wrapped up well and were down in one of the squares near where we were staying. All the horse and carriages were gathering there as they headed into the palace. I caught this scene in the corner of my eye and managed to capture it before it was gone. I loved the fact that the passengers were peaking out from inside the cab of the carriage.
Nikon D700 28–300mm Lens. Print Available Here.
One morning in Paris, many years ago, I was walking through the Louvre early in the morning. It was nice to see the area infant of the museum, by the (in)famous Pyramids so quiet and not crowded with people. When it’s nice and quiet like this it’s a very different place, and actually quite peaceful.
Oslo was one of my all time favourite destinations. When we went there it was late Autumn and the bite of winter was beginning to set in, but what I really loved was the light. Being so far North the light took on a unique quality, and even though it was mid afternoon, this scene almost looked like could be the beginning of sunset. It’s a really beautiful place, and it has a real “edge of the world” feeling about it.
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One of my favourite shots from my travels in the Austrian capital of Vienna is this one of Napoleon’s statue in the gardens in front of one of the Palaces there. It’s a pretty simple photo but I like it. It was winter when I was there, but there was a beautiful clear sky, and the dynamic pose of the stature against the crisp blue sky creates a nice dramatic image. Vienna is a beautiful city filled with art and statues and everywhere you look there’s something beautiful looking back at you.
I have more from Vienna in my limited edition Coffee table book on Vienna, Available from Blurb.
The very first time I went to London, it was only for a few hours. My brother and I had been in Paris for the Apple Expo (it was that long ago) and we decided to come back via London on the Eurostar. We only had a short time in the city, but it was still enjoyable. The weather though was a typical gloomy day, not unlike what we get in Ireland. The grey skies though made for a nice moody shot of the iconic Westminster bridge, the houses of Parliament and Big Ben.
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On one of my first trips to New York a good few years ago, one of the places I was keen to visit and pay my respects was Ground Zero, and the site of the World Trade Centre. The area was still under re-construction at the time and it was a surreal and moving experience to visit the site. One of the walkways gave a clear view of the foundations of what would later become the new Freedom Tower, or One World trade Centre. It was quite shocking to see in person for the first time when you suddenly got a sense of the scale of what had happened.
I had actually forgotten about this shot, but I came across the photo again recently while sorting through my Library.
I took this photo of the Louvre a long time ago, on one of my first trips to the wonderful city of Paris, France. I had gotten up early one morning to explore the city in the early light, and I was wandering around the area of the river. From here you can go in through the rear entrance to the Louvre, which brings you into this beautiful Courtyard
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It’s nearly been 10 years since I had my first trip to New York City. On the first night there, My wife brought me to see the amazing sight of al the lights and billboards in the busy junction. These were my first photos from New York, taken in the winter of 2006.
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The top of the Empire State Building is probably one of the top tourist destinations in Manhattan, but if you get a chance to go, the best time is definitely at sunset. I was there a few years ago and managed to time the queues just right to be up on the observation deck, just as the sun was beginning to set. I shot a lot of images that night, and I’ll share some more in the weeks ahead.
You can see more of my New York images on my portfolio. A Print of this shot is available here
Shot on a Nikon D90 with 18-200mm lens.
I was in Vienna a few years ago in winter and it was such a lovely city to visit. I really love the old trams there. I got lots of shots while I was there and I even created a book of Vienna images. This Tram shot was one of the many I got and I love the winter light on the buildings in the distance as the Tram rolls off into the city.