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Top 10 photos of 2010

Friday, December 17th, 2010

Well it’s that time of the year again and it’s time to look through the plethora of photos that I took over the year and signal out my top 10.  They are in order of when I took them throughout the year, and only include photos that I have taken in 2010, and uploaded — there are a few that would have made this list, but I am a bit behind in sharing my work.

#1 Jumeirah Beach Hotel in Dubai

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This photo was taken in March, whilst I was in Dubai.  I have several great photos from the trip — this one is my favourite of the ones uploaded so far.

#2 Tram in Porto

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The trip to Porto this year was brief but great.  I love this little town in Portugal and I suspect that I’ll visit there again!

#3 The Carviza

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In Porto, we were travelling from the seaside back into the heart of the city and I saw this abandoned ship beached in low tide.

#4 The London Elephant Parade

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There were a bunch of elephants dotted around London in the spring and my wife was on a mission to shoot them all.  I came along to a few of the many weekend excursions and enjoyed taking a few photos of the pachyderms.

#5 Château Pichon-Longueville

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One of my favourite trips this year was to France.  We spent a day driving the left bank of Bordeaux and this picture of Château Pichon-Longueville was one of my favourites – the wine isn’t too bad either!

#6 Albi Boathouse

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As we continued around France, we were told that a stop to Albi was essential. They have a magnificent set of bridges and from one I took a picture of this small boathouse.

#7 Millau Viaduct

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The Millau Viaduc in France was always going to be a great stop on our trip for me. What I didn’t imagine was that we would arrive at the golden hour, with a storm arriving on one side of the bridge and brilliant sunshine on the other. This made for some spectacular photos!

#8 The Cathedral in Le Puy-en-Velay

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After ascending half of a mountain to reach the cathedral, on the way back to the vehicles I turned around and caught the sun hitting the side of the building.

#9 The Law Sisters

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This summer I was contacted by a friend’s mother asking if I could take some pictures of her lovely daughters in London, as they were planning on being together for a short period of time. The shoot was great fun, and I have chosen this picture from the set as a lesson to myself. It was so close to being the shot of the day! The sun hitting the girls from the left, a slight breeze highlighting the hair, great smiles and good composition! The only problem is that I was shoot with my 50mm lens in aperture priority mode and the depth of field is too shallow, which means that the two girls are slightly out-of-focus. Oh well, there were several other excellent photos on the day and next time I’ll remember to stop down when I compose a photo like this.

#10 Street shoot

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I like this picture because of the playfulness and the expression on the model’s face. The rest of the shoot went well, and street shooting itself is quite fun and interesting — especially in London.

Well that’s all folks. I hope that you enjoyed my top 10 of 2010 and that you continue to enjoy the blog in 2011!

Cheers!

Dubai pt II

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

Jumeirah Beach Hotel
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Wafi Mall
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Dubai Etisalat
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Dubai pt I

Monday, December 13th, 2010

Jumeirah Beach Hotel:
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Grand Hyatt Dubai:
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Jumeirah Mosque (I think):
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Wafi Mall:
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Burj Al Arab pt III

Friday, December 10th, 2010

Part III of the Burj Al Arab pictures:

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Burj Al Arab pt II

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

More pictures of the Burj Al Arab in Dubai:

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Burj Al Arab pt 1

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

Burj Al Arab in Dubai:

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Champagne 2010

Monday, December 6th, 2010

A few pics from Champagne.

Champagne de Castellane:

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Eguisheim

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

Eguisheim in Alsace, France:

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Domaine Lucien Jacob

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

Domaine Lucien Jacob in Échevronne, Burgundy,France.

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