• Marina Bay Light Show

    When I booked my flight to Singapore I was just looking for a nice city to visit in Asia. As soon as I arrived I realized that it wasn't any city, it was an amazing one with an incredible modern architecture.

    The Conrad Hotel where I was staying was three blocks from where I took this photo, so after doing the check-in I grabbed my camera and I headed towards the bay area when the corcierge in the lobby told me that it was impossible to reach the Marina Bay because the streets were closed due to the Formula 1 race track. To make the story short, I waited 3 days when the race was over to be able to walk to this spot, next to the Helix Bridge (on the left), of course during the race days I was able to visit other point of interest in the city.

    The light and laser show from the Marina Bay Sands hotel is something spectacular, impossible to show in a photo, for 15 minutes you can witness a stunning showpiece of visual effects by the waterfront.

    In this photo you can see the Helix Bridge on the left, the Marina Bay Sands hotel with the Shoppes in the center and the ArtScience Museum on the right.

    Marina Bay Light Show
    Photo Information

    Camera
    Canon EOS 5DS R
    Lens
    Zeiss Distagon T* 2.8/15 ZE Lens
    Exposure
    5 sec
    Aperture
    f/8
    Focal Length
    15 mm
    ISO Speed
    400
  • Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly Building

    Last week I returned from my first trip to Asia where I visited two impressive cities Tokyo and Singapore. I will be posting more pictures of this trip along with the stories behind them, but I got to tell you right now that I was amazed at how polite (kind) and orderly Japanese people are. The world would be a better place if we all learn from them.

    Well, architectural wonders are all around in Tokyo, but I'm going to start posting this beautiful structure located in a public square by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings in the Shinjuku downtown area. I was staying in a Hilton near this place so I walked this area many times.

    Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly Building
    Photo Information

    Camera
    Canon EOS 5DS R
    Lens
    Zeiss Distagon T* 2.8/21 ZE Lens
    Exposure
    0.033333 sec (1/30)
    Aperture
    f/8
    Focal Length
    21 mm
    ISO Speed
    400
  • Lauterbrunnen Valley View From Jungfrau Railway

    The railway journey to The Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe departs from the Lauterbrunnen station. From the train you will definitely enjoy the most beautiful landscapes in the Swiss Alps.

    The train takes 1.5 hours to get to the top of the mountain, but it didn't notice the time because I was really amazed by the breathtaking views. This was one of the best trips ever!

    Lauterbrunnen Valley View From Jungfrau Railway
    Photo Information

    Camera
    Canon EOS-1D X
    Lens
    Zeiss Distagon T* 2.8/21 ZE Lens
    Exposure
    0.001563 sec (1/640)
    Aperture
    f/5
    Focal Length
    21 mm
    ISO Speed
    100
  • Twister Cloud At Sunset In Clearwater Beach

    I was staying in a hotel right on the beach, so very late in the afternoon I walked to the shore to chase the sunset and as usual nature surprised me with these saturated red clouds shaped like a twister. To be honest, I didn't notice the moon was part of my composition until I got home and reviewed the photos.

    Twister Cloud At Sunset In Clearwater Beach
    Photo Information

    Camera
    Canon EOS-1D X
    Lens
    Zeiss Distagon T* 2.8/21 ZE Lens
    Exposure
    0.1 sec (1/10)
    Aperture
    f/16
    Focal Length
    21 mm
    ISO Speed
    100
  • Driving The Grossglockner High Alpine Road In Austria

    In my last trip to Europe I visited several big cities including Zurich, Vienna and Budapest, but sometimes driving from one city to the other was a long drive so I planned ahead to stay in Kaprun a small town located right in the Alps with the only purpose of driving the famous Grossglockner High Alpine Road across the Hohe Tauern National Park.

    Driving a car at 2,428 m (7,966 ft) of altitude was a unique experience, I'm not afraid of high altitude but I was aware of the serious risks of driving at such altitude with occasional light snowfall. Other than that, driving the Grossglockner High Alpine Road was something of a spectacle with its fantastic road surface, 36 hairpin bends and unique surroundings.

    By the way, the road only opens from May to November, I went late May and there was a lot of snow, so I guess late July you will enjoy the mountains with blossoming alpine meadows.

    Driving The Grossglockner High Alpine Road In Austria
    Photo Information

    Camera
    Canon EOS 5D Mark III
    Lens
    Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS II USM Lens
    Exposure
    0.00125 sec (1/800)
    Aperture
    f/8
    Focal Length
    70 mm
    ISO Speed
    100
  • The Feigumfossen Waterfall In Lusterfjord

    Late in the afternoon the cruise ship departed the Skjolden town, I stayed in the stateroom's balcony enjoying the amazing landscapes of the Norwegian fjord, when the cruise was near Luster I saw this huge waterfall, even from the distance the drop looked very high, later I found out it was the Feigumfossen waterfall with a free drop of 218 meters (720 feet).

    I wished I could explore it closer but the cruise stops in every town just for several hours so it is impossible to see all the attractions. I remember that day I went to the Nigardsbreen glacier and also visit the Sengjaberget viewpoint.

    The Feigumfossen Waterfall In Lusterfjord
    Photo Information

    Camera
    Canon EOS 5D Mark II
    Lens
    Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS II USM Lens
    Exposure
    0.0125 sec (1/80)
    Aperture
    f/6.3
    Focal Length
    80 mm
    ISO Speed
    250
  • St Stephen’s Cathedral Ceiling Design

    After a long day walking the city of Vienna, we made a stop to visit one of the most important religious building, the St. Stephen's Cathedral, the mother church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese, the place was really crowded however I was able to capture several interior photos. I wanted to use a tripod to perfectly frame the ceiling but it was impossible due to many people walking around so I took this shot hand-held.

    St Stephen’s Cathedral Ceiling Design
    Photo Information

    Camera
    Canon EOS 5D Mark III
    Lens
    Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L II USM Lens
    Exposure
    0.025 sec (1/40)
    Aperture
    f/5.6
    Focal Length
    24 mm
    ISO Speed
    5000
  • The Foxtail Palm Tree Flower

    I have several Foxtail Palm trees (Wodyetia bifurcata) in my backyard but it never came to my mind to photograph their tiny flowers, these palms are endemic of Australia (I didn't know that until today).

    I haven't used my Canon 100mm Macro lens for a long time so I grabbed one of the flowers from the floor, set it on my tablet screen to achieve the reflection and here it is. I'm always happy with outstanding results of this lens.

    The Foxtail Palm Tree Flower
    Photo Information

    Camera
    Canon EOS 5DS R
    Lens
    Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 L IS USM Macro Lens
    Exposure
    0.8 sec (0.8)
    Aperture
    f/8
    Focal Length
    100 mm
    ISO Speed
    400
  • Pyramid Shaped Sunset In The Caribbean

    The cruise ship departed Falmouth late in the afternoon. I went to the back of the ship looking a good spot to capture the sunset, of course a lot of people were already there waiting for that moment as well. I noticed the sun drawing interesting shapes of light and shadows in the horizon, these shapes in the sky didn't last long and they were changing quickly.

    Pyramid Shaped Sunset In The Caribbean
    Photo Information

    Camera
    Canon EOS 5D Mark III
    Lens
    Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS II USM Lens
    Exposure
    0.00125 sec (1/800)
    Aperture
    f/11
    Focal Length
    75 mm
    ISO Speed
    100
  • Labadee - The Ultimate Caribbean Destination

    Labadee is a port located on the northern coast of Haiti that is a private resort leased to Royal Caribbean International. I was here 10 years ago in my first cruise and as soon as we arrived I noticed the place has been improved with a lot of new attractions, there's even a private beach with bungalows right in the water for the guests booked in Suites, of course these can be rented at extra cost.

    I really enjoyed the day in this private beach doing some snorkeling, taking a sunbathe and having lunch in a delicious buffet served in the Tiki huts.

    Labadee - The Ultimate Caribbean Destination
    Photo Information

    Camera
    Canon EOS-1D X
    Lens
    Zeiss Distagon T* 2.8/21 ZE Lens
    Exposure
    0.025 sec (1/40)
    Aperture
    f/16
    Focal Length
    21 mm
    ISO Speed
    100