We were there during Summer, and so the sunsets were pretty late (10:00pm). Golden hours are better to shoot and dont forget, this is one of most photographed locations in Alberta. So come in early and take the spot; This place is pretty close to the Fairmont hotel;
Lavasa is India’s first and largest hill city being developed by HCC. It is located in the picturesque landscape of the Sahayadri Mountains and is set amidst 7 hills and 60 km. of lakefront. A 3 hours drive from Mumbai and an hour’s drive from Pune, the city is a fourth of the size of Mumbai.
After visiting Pemaquid Point Light every year the summer when I finally received a quality camera I knew amazing photos would be coming. Sunrise is one of the best times to take photos in this location because it adds a dramatic background to the rocks and light house in the foreground. To get sunrise photos you have to get up rather early because summer sunrises are around 5am. All seasons would be good for this location as it just changes the overall feel whether there is green grass or a coating of snow. If venturing out onto the rocks infront of the lighthouse be very cautious of slippery rocks because you won’t know is a rock is actually slippery until it’s to late!
Born in 1867, Gastown is now home to many coffee shops, souvenir stores, restaurants and nightspots. You can suddenly get a different buzz once you enter this area as the architecture here delivers a different feeling from the rest of the city. Narrowed streets and stone pavement. All the historical buildings are well-preserved. I find the night times here most attractive. When the night comes, the trees are all lit up and sometimes when it’s drizzling(which seems to happen quite often in Vancouver), the stone pavement reflects the light from its surroundings. Also, the steam clock is a good photo spot as it is definitely one of the icons of Gastown. Sometimes you can see photographers setting up tripods in front of the steam clock.
This is a piece of nature so you can bring whatever you want (multiple cameras, tripods, etc.). There are multiple vantage points of the falls, which can be seen by climbing in/on/around rocks, trees, etc. The Falls are beautiful any time of year, however Autumn and snow on the ground prove to be the most picturesque.
The entire trip from Te Anau to Milford Sound is beautiful. This photo was taken pretty early in the morning in August meaning that it’s winter in New Zealand. The first half of the trip to Milford was dry and the second half was a sort of snowy drizzle, although the road had been cleared of snow before we arrived.
The lake is beautiful for both Sunrise and Sunset to get a nice reflection of the red mountains. The water is still early in the morning as my shot. I used Tripod on 24mm f/8 and about a sec of exposure. You have to walk 50 feet in the trail to get this composition on a wide angle. If you stay close to the road then you get different perspective of this area too. Just be careful and watch out for wildlife during early hours. Warm clothes are always recommended during sunrise and sunset. The whole Million Dollar highway location is so beautiful to drive and with scenic passes all along the way. I hope you enjoy this spot as much as I did.
I know this may be a redundant post but just wanted to throw in my photos of the National Mall. I don’t think you can ever get enough of the National Mall and all of its glories. Tripods are allowed in all areas of the National Mall except for the White House. As a matter of fact you can’t even get anywhere near the White House these days due to some embarrassing debacles by the Secret Services in the last year or so.
I love coming down to the war memorials late at night because you can really feel the gravitas. Tripod is a must, especially if you’re doing any sort of night photography. Please be respectful when setting up to take a shot. I’ve seen too many photographers exhibit an unbelievable level of rudeness (e.g. stepping on the flowers laid in front of the monuments just to get better composition).
There is a fine eighteenth-century house here, but the fame of Stourhead does not rest on it at all but on the landscape made by succeeding generations of the house’s owners. No man-made landscape in England is more beautiful; indeed, it is a place of European not solely English importance.