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Featured Photo Locations - 14 July 2018


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An amazing week for new photo spots. PIXEO users from all over the world submitted amazing locations this week, and it was very difficult to choose our favourite shots. We also sent out an update with a few minor bug fixes and added satellite view to the upload screen. Thanks to cnwitwer for the suggestion, your feedback helps us make the app better!  Enough talk, let’s check out the great featured photos!

Please note images are low res and watermarked to protect intellectual property rights.

St. Basil's Cathedral by Dmitriy Don

Dmitriy Don starts us off with this excellent photo spot at St. Basil’s Cathedral, the iconic 16th-century church in the heart of Moscow. Dmitriy does a fantastic job of balancing the bright tones of the sky while exposing the backlit cathedral beautifully.

Dmitriy on Instagram 👉@doney_d
More of Dmitriy’s work 👉 http://www.photocrowd.com/doney/

See this photo’s location 👉 Moscow, Russia

Quidi Vidi, Newfoundland by Karen Andjelic

We love Karen Andjelic’s maritime photos. This one is from Quidi Vidi in Newfoundland. We admit we’re a bit biased being from the Maritimes ourselves, but you have to admit, Karen captures our Eastern Canada photo spots beautifully.


Karen on Instagram 👉@karenandjelicphotography
See more of Karen’s photos 👉 https://www.karenandjelicphotography.com/ 


See this photo’s location 👉Quidi Vidi, Newfoundland, Canada

Lisbon, Portugal by Carlos Vinícius Mota de Melo

Carlos Vinícius Mota de Melo uses carefully controlled saturation and a slight motion blur to create a sense of movement in this very cool shot of a streetcar in Lisbon. Very unconventional and very refreshing. Love the shot, Carlos!

Carlos on Instagram 👉 @cviniciusmm

See this photo’s location 👉 Lisbon, Portugal

Panther Beach, California by Doug Golupski

Let’s not forget Doug Golupski, this week he shares a great shot of the shoreline of Panther Beach in California. I’m blown away by his control of the motion blur in the waves, while retaining detail. Very impressive shot!

Doug on Instagram 👉  @dougolupski
Doug’s Website 👉 sbsurfphotography.com

See this photo’s location North of Santa Cuz, California, USA

Oia, Santorini, Greece by Bhotch

Bhotch is new to our community and comes out swinging with this lovely shot of the coastal town of Oia, on the northwestern tip of Santorini, a Greek Aegean island. Great contrast between the soft yellows and blue domed buildings.

Bhotch on Instagram 👉 @srijit1

See this photo’s location   Oia, Santorini, Greece

Hunt, New York, USA by Joe

Joe is back again with this beautiful photo spot. A stunning tiered waterfall with the curvaceous Genesee river leading to it. This is my idea of photographic heaven. A superb composition, captured in a way that draws the viewer in and to the waterfall. Well done Joe!

Joe on Instagram 👉@jcrusso
Joe on Flickr 👉 http://www.flickr.com/photos/joe_r

See this photo’s location Hunt, New York, USA

Venice, Italy by Carlos Vinícius Mota de Melo

Another beauty photo location from Carlos Vinícius Mota de Melo. Venice is such an iconic city, and this shooting location from a bridge over the Grand Canal captures the essence of this historic city beautifully.

Follow Carlos on Instagram 👉@cviniciusmm

See this photo’s location Venice, Italy

Mount Cook/Aoraki National Park, New Zealand

Another beauty photo location from Carlos Vinícius Mota de Melo. Venice is such an iconic city, and this shooting location from a bridge over the Grand Canal captures the essence of this historic city beautifully.

Follow Carlos on Instagram 👉@cviniciusmm

See this photo’s location Venice, Italy

An amazing week to be sure. A special thank you to those who submitted but were not featured this week, there were just too many to feature everybody. Keep the images coming and as always we will keep featuring your amazing work!


Shawn M. Kent is the creator of the PIXEO App and shares responsibility for running PIXEO Inc, with his wife Lisette Kent. By day he is the Public Affairs Chief Warrant Officer in the Canadian Armed Forces and in his free time he is a landscape photographer and father.

Toronto Skyline from Olympic Island Photo Location

Toronto Photo Locations Guide - 10 Best Photo Spots in the 416

Photographing Toronto

In the hunt for Toronto photo locations, you will discover the city is big. Really big. Toronto is the fourth biggest city in North America, and certainly the biggest in Canada. It is a city of diverse cultures, amazing architecture, and hidden photographic gems.

Nailing down the good photo locations in the T-Dot is a daunting task. Most anyone who visits will be immediately drawn to the CN Tower and this area is a must visit. But for the visiting photographer, there are more great Toronto photo locations just outside the tourist center. We’ll skip the obvious stuff downtown around the tower and if you’re willing to walk or Uber, you’ll discover these photo spots are well worth the trip.

Toronto Museum Subway Station

One of the most photogenic Subway Terminals in the world. The Toronto Museum Subway Station features a number of sculptures and modern additions. When visiting Toronto this photo spot is a must visit during any visit to the big city.

Graffiti Alley

Toronto's Graffiti Alley

Toronto is full of vibrant street art. So much so that they have dedicated an alley in the Fashion District to the art form. Covering several blocks this photo location features hundreds of expansive and extremely high-quality graffiti murals. A perfect shooting location for urban model shoots and other photographic styles.

Sharpe Centre for Design

Sharp Centre For Design Photo Location

There are a lot of interesting architecture photography opportunities in Toronto. But perhaps no building is as interesting and fun to shoot as the wild Sharp Centre for Design.

299 Queen St. West

299 Queen St. West Photo Location

Home to CTV, Bell Media Headquarters, CP24 and other television stations. The truck crashing through the wall of the building offers an interesting perspective in the city and a challenging subject for the wandering photographer.

Grange Park

Grange Park View of CN Tower in Toronto

A quiet park in the city offering some interesting foreground for shots of the CN Tower. As well there are a number of sculptures in the park and can be found right next to the Sharp Centre for Design and the Art Gallery of Ontario. If you’s taking photos of the Sharpe Centre you might as well snap a few from this shooting spot as well.

Toronto Skyline from Olympic Island

Toronto Skyline from Olympic Island Photo Location

If you visit Toronto you have to take a shot of the beautiful city skyline. There is probably no better shooting spot than along the waterfront of Olympic Island. Easily accessible park area offers what is probably the best arrangement of skyscrapers with easy access to the waterfront to get good foreground.

Photo by Amarpreet Kaur.

Tommy Thompson Park

Tommy Thompson Park Photo Location in Toronto Ontario

A big slice of nature can be found in Toronto at this Park. A little run down, but very expansive, it features marshes, waterfront views of the cities and is a heaven for bird photographers. If you are looking for a nature break from the hustle and bustle of the big city. This photo destination might be just what you need.

Club Zanzibar

Club Zanzibar in Toronto, Ontario

This strip club is not a very good strip club, but it is very photogenic (on the outside of course, we’re pretty sure cameras are not allowed inside). Bright neon colors make it one of the most colorful storefronts in the city. You can find this neon masterpiece photo spot just up the street from Dundas Square.

Casa Loma

Casa Loma Photo Location in Toronto

Next is this beautiful castle style estate in the heart of the city. Casa Loma is without a doubt one of the top photo destinations in the 416. Besides the stunning gardens, tours and other photo opportunities, did we mention it is freaking castle? You must visit this bizarre and interesting photo spot.

Photo by Rena Cugelman

Toronto City Hall

Toronto City Hall Photo Location

Toronto City Hall is a great photo spot, offering many interesting angles and photo opportunities in Nathan Phillips Square. As a result, this area is well worth a visit. We recommend shooting this location at night as the light show is spectacular.

Toronto is an awesome place to get amazing photographs. Whether you shoot professionally or just want to fill your Instagram feed, you will find many epic Toronto photo locations. Be sure to let us know your faves by leaving a comment below.

As always, all these photo locations and more can be found in the ultimate photo scouting app, PIXEO. Download it today from the Apple App Store!

Brant Point Lighthouse on Nantucket Island in Massachusetts by Doug Golupski

Top Photo Locations - 7 Jul 2018

What an unbelievable set of photos we have for you this week. Everything from urban night photography to a great shot of a field of sunflowers. I hope these amazing shots inspire you to get out and take pictures this weekend as much as they do me.

Please note images are low res and watermarked to protect intellectual property rights.  

Helmsley Building night photograph by Carlos Vinícius Mota de Melo
Carlos Vinícius Mota de Melo of Brazil brings his skills to the Big Apple and shares this wonderful night shot of the Helmsley Building. Built in 1929 as the New York Central Building, it was designed by Warren & Wetmore in the Beaux-Arts style.

Carlos on Instagram 👉 @cviniciusmm

See where it is 👉 New York, New York

Clear Meadows Farms Field of Sunflowers by Joe Russo
Joe has found and shared this amazing field of sunflowers at Clear Meadow Farms that is open to the public. Next time I'm headed down I-95 I'll be taking a detour to this wonderful location.Joe on Instagram 👉@jcrusso
Joe of Flickr 👉 www.flickr.com/photos/joe_r

See where it is 👉 North of Baltimore, MD
Git Git Waterfall Photo Location by Doug Golupski
Doug Golupski continues to show his amazing shooting skills and knack for finding amazing photo locations. This one is from Bali and called the Git Git Waterfall. One of Bali's most popular. It's about 10km south of North Bali's main town, Singaraja.

Doug on Instagram 👉  @dougolupski
Doug's Website 👉  sbsurfphotography.comSee where it is 👉 North of Singaraja, Bali
Brant Point Lighthouse Photo Location by Doug Golupski

Doug does it again this week and doubles up with this beautiful photo of the Brant Point Lighthouse on Nantucket Island in Massachusetts.

Doug on Instagram 👉  @dougolupski
Doug's Website 👉  sbsurfphotography.com

See where it is 👉Nantucket Island, MA
Meireles Beach by Carlos Vinícius Mota de Melo

Carlos doubles up this week with this great shot of Meireles Beach located just off of Avenida Beira Mar in Fortaleza in Ceará, Brazil.

Carlos on Instagram 👉 @cviniciusmm

See where it is 👉 Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil 

Gatineau Park Carbide Mill Photo Spot by Shawn M. Kent

One of mine for the week, an amazing abandoned Carbide Mill in Gatineau Park. It is well worth the hike out.

Me on Instagram 👉 @shawnmkent
My Website 👉 www.shawnkent.ca

See where it is 👉 Ottawa, Ontario - Canada

Faroe Islands by Iain Mackie

We made an error last week and we wanted to make sure Iain Mackie got credit for this amazing shot of the Faroe Islands. Credit for this shot should be given where credit is due. Apologies Iain, great shot and thanks for sharing.

Follow Iain on Instagram 👉 @gramackmd

See where it is North of Eiði, Faroe Islands

Superb work from the community and we are growing steadily. Thank you again for all your support and we'll see you next week.