One of many brownstones I shot in the Spring of 2016 to create a visual catalog of the unique architectural styles found in the oldest downtown section of Brooklyn. From Greco-Roman to Arabesque, the variety of details are infinite within the facades of these miniature American castles. Tulip gardens are popular in Brooklyn and add a strong color component to the endless sandstone designs. The dogwoods offer their brief splash until the greenery of the oaks and maples take over and dress each street into quietly shaded scenery.
For a frontal shot of the Houses of Parliament, the best spot is just across the river (Batthyany tér underground stop on Line 2, or Halasz utca if you’re looking for a parking spot). There’s a promenade all along the Buda side, so you have a lot of options to find the most interesting angle. It’s worth taking at least one full frontal shot – incidentally, with a 35mm lens the facade fits right into the frame. There’s a lot of room to set up a tripod as well if you’re going for a night shot. Watch out for bikers on the promenade when you work with a tripod – they tend to ride like there’s no tomorrow. The building faces West and gets a warm, lovely light around 5-8pm during the summer. At sunrise it’s backlit from the right (when facing the building).
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.
For the local residents of Dodhara-Chandani, the 1.60 m wide and 1452.96 m long pedestrian bridge is the only link to the remaining landmass of their district across the Mahakali. Before construction of the bridge, the folks of Dodhara and Chandani had to travel all the way to Khatima in India and cross the Sarada Barrage to reach Mahendranagar, the district headquarter.
This palace is closed at night except for twice a year: once in the fall and once in the spring. Needless to say, it gets incredibly crowded. Good time to go is around 8:30 PM, 30 minutes before closing. By then many of the people have already come and gone.
The great basilica in Washington D.C. If you’re into church architecture, this place is a must. Beautiful stained glasses, grand chapel, the whole package. Tripod and flash are NOT allowed. BUT! you can take one of those Joby Gorilla pods and get away with taking pictures. That’s how I took most of these pictures.
If you’re going to South Dakota and near Black Hills you won’t miss this place. After viewing the carved architecture from the other side do the 0.4 mile loop hike that takes you at the foot of the mountain. This hike is really good if you want different angle photographs of each head. Tripod is optional here, also you have an entry fee to enter the park. The hike gives you history behind the whole place and worth doing it for educational and photography purposes. The photo of George Washington was shot from a small cave under the foot of the mountain which is also part of the hike loop.
The Pashupatinath Temple is a famous, sacred Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Pashupatinath and is located on the banks of the Bagmati River in the city of, Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. This temple is considered one of the sacred temples of Hindu faith. The temple serves as the seat of the national deity, Lord Pashupatinath.This temple complex is on UNESCO World Heritage Sites list Since 1979.
The highest twin towers in the world, the Petronas Twin Towers are landmark in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Apart from framing them from just around the area, you can look out for a nearby hotel and get a room in some higher floors which overlooks the towers along with other buildings in the region, especially the nearby KL Tower. Relax on your hotel room and take some evening long exposure shots of the area. You need to have a good tripod and a room with a view. A zoom lens is recommended. Views are mesmerizing in the evening lights. However please note that the lights on the towers normally go off after the midnight. You can take a ride of the building and photograph some city view as well.
The temple is dedicated to Janaki, the wife of Lord Rama. A wide angle lens is must. You can also try some panorama shots. Early morning trip could avoid the rush of devotees in the temple. You can visit round the year unless you are afraid of the scorching heat of the summer in the months April to July.