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Sultanahmet at Night

Sultanahmet, Fatih is the district in Istanbul where you can find many of its most iconic sights. Aside from the Blue Mosque, the famous Hagia Sophia can be seen here. Capturing the immense building is difficult but with large crowds, other photographers and street merchants in the way, the building…

Blue Mosque at Night

The Blue Mosque is a commonly photographed landmark in Istanbul but the site to me really comes alive at night when many of the crowds have dispersed to their hotels, hostels and homes. While sunset/sunrise will afford you incredible views of the building, I found many other photographers crowding the…

Smithsonian’s National Zoo

I find the Fall, Winter and early Spring the best times to travel to the zoo. The cooler weather makes the animals a bit more active especially the Red Pandas, Giant Pandas and Tigers, and cooler weather can sometimes deter the otherwise stifling crowds.

Trolltunga

Located in Hardangerfjord area, Trolltunga literally means Troll’s tongue. At 1100 m.s.l., this long and narrow rock is 700 meters higher than the lake below, and resembles very closely its name, a tongue. Popular destination for many tourists and hikers, if offers a great sight of the artificial lake below.…

Covered Bridges

There are several covered bridges in Vermont and New Hampshire. This one can be crossed, whereas some others are closed (sometimes only to car, sometimes to both car and pedestrians). Any touristic map of the region will list the other bridges. Of course, you should pay attention to crossing cars…

Siena Cathedral

Toscany is a region of Italy with a strong history. Siena is in the center of Toscany and its cathedral is impressive. Close to it, you can climb to a watchtower. The rules are strict: I don’t remember all the details, but it is something like “you go to the…

Firenze Cathedral

The cathedral of Firenze is worth the visit. You can climb the campanile to see it and the city from above. Since it is a touristic place, you may want to go there early if you are visiting during the summer. Moreover you will avoid the heat and the strong…

Ponte Vecchio

This bridge may be one of the most famous in the world. It is interesting to cross (of course), but to capture it in full you need to be on another bridge. The “Ponte all Grazie” is the one where you want to go (on the East). The other one…

Pisa Tower

The Pisa tower is very famous, and in most of the pictures you will see it alone. However, there is a cathedral and a battistero just behind that (I think) should be captured as well. It is very crowded during the summer hours, so as always you may want to…

Cinque Terre

The park of Cinque Terre (part of the UNESCO World Heritage) is a real post-card. I really recommend to try to see the villages from different viewpoint, that’s why walking between villages and then taking a boat is a nice idea. If you want to capture the villages from the…