Tag5erg10

Black and White Flamingo

Flamingo

Flamingo

A  black and white flamingo, taken at the Birdland park in Boulton-on-the-water, Cotswolds, UK.

Removing the pink colour and darkening the background enhanced the shapes of bird’s neck, wings and body. I also added some extra noise for a vintage look.

 

J27 Blackberry Orca

J27 Blackberry Orca

J27 Blackberry Orca

Blackberry Orca J27

This killer whale is called Blackberry or J-27. It’s one of the Southern Resident Orcas of the Pacific Northwest, from the “J” pod. Here pictured in the Boundary Pass on the Canada-US border, with Mount Baker in the background

Available for licensing at Getty Images

Sydney Opera House sunrise

Sydney Opera House before sunrise

Sydney Opera House before sunrise

Sydney Opera House sunrise.

One of the most photogenic buildings on the planet, from whatever angle and at whatever time of the day you take a shot of it, it looks great..

This was taken at dawn, half an hour or so before sunrise, from the West end of the Circular Quay.

 

Penguins couple holding hands

A pair of African penguins in Boulders Beach, South Africa

A pair of African penguins in Boulders Beach, South Africa

A pair of African penguins looking out at the horizon over the sea in Boulders Beach, False Bay, South Africa
I could easily picture them being the original pair that settled here from Antarctica in 1982 and started a colony that has now grown to over 2,000 penguins.

Available for licensing at Getty Images

Colourful Houses in Cape Town

DSC_3020.jpg

A row of colourful houses in Cape Town, in the Bo-Kaap, the Malay quarter.

It took me a few visits at different times of the day to find the right light and shadows. this was taken around midday, with the minimal shadows and bright light falling overhead and bouncing off the walls on the other side of the street, like a reflector.

The bright colours and the compressed perspective of a long focal range give the view an abstract look. Almost like Lego bricks.

Available for licensing at Getty Images.

Spiral staircase

2015/01/img_20140823_190148.jpg
Looking up a very colourful spiral staircase in the Hotel Botanico in Puerto De La Cruz, Tenerife, Spain.

Street barber

2015/01/dsc_6093.jpg
A street barber at work in the Mao Shi village market, in the countryside near Zunyi, Guizhou province, China

Nikon D300 | Nikkor35mm | ƒ/1.8 | ISO250 | 1/1600

Available for licensing at Getty Images

Maiko Kanoyumi from Gion Higashi

image

A close up portrait of Maiko Kanoyumi from Gion Higashi, Kyoto.

Taken during St. Patrick’s Day Parade in London.

 

Pagoda in the mist

Pagoda in the mist_5780540429_o

A pagoda in the morning mist, silhouetted on top of the mountains in the city of Zunyi, Guizhou province, China

Beijing Opera House

I made the most of a rare clear sky to take a shot of the futuristic Beijing Opera  House building, officially called National Centre for the Performing Arts (or National Grand Theatre in Chinese 国家大剧院).

You enter the building by an hallway that goes underneath the artificial lake that surrounds it.

And it’s no surprise that the locals call it “The Egg”.

Featured in National Geographic Book “Life in Colour”

Available for licensing at Getty Images