Admiralty Building in St. Petersburg Russia by Dmitriy Don

Feature Photo Locations 16 September 2018

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“In photography, there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality.”
— Alfred Stieglitz

Photography Digest: This week was all about the mirrorless cameras. Both Canon and Nikon finally unleashed their entries into the foray that has been dominated by Sony for the last several years. Canon revealed the EOS-R and Nikon the Z6 and the Z7. Both cameras have an impressive set of features, but if you ask us they both have a ways to go to usurp the mighty Sony Alpha a7 cameras. On the upside, we all got to learn about Flange Focal Distance. That should make a great conversation starter at our next tailgate party (Go Steelers!).

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Admiralty Building - St., Petersburg, Russia

Dmitriy is this week’s shot of the week for his amazing photo of the Admiralty Building in St. Petersburg. This view is from Alexander Garden and is especially beautiful at night. As a bonus, the Fontan U Admiralteystva is perfect for reflection shooting.

Check out Dmitriy on IG 👉 @doney_d

See this photo’s location 👉 St. Petersburg, Russia


Pyramid Peak - Inyo National Forest, California

Doug Golupski is producing some amazing surreal landscape photography using infrared.  Here he shares a great spot to get a clear view of Pyramid Peak from the shores of Heart Lake along the Little Lakes Valley trail within John Muir Wilderness.

Check out Doug on IG 👉 @dougolupski

See this photo’s location 👉 Inyo National Forest, California


McGill University- Montréal, Canada

Michel Bricteux shares this lovely view of the McGill University campus from the top of McTavish Street.

Michel on IG @mbricteux

See this photo’s location 👉 Montreal, Canada


Edinburgh Castle - Edinburgh, Scotland

Scott Goldsworthy is at Edinburgh Castle this week. The castle is a historic fortress which dominates the skyline of the city of Edinburgh, Scotland, from its position on the Castle Rock. Archaeologists have established human occupation of the rock since at least the Iron Age, although the nature of the early settlement is unclear.

Scott on Instagram 👉@daydream_a_tree

See this photo’s location 👉 Edinburgh, Scotland


Flower Dome and Cloud Forest - Singapore

Gonzalo Ruiz Calavera shares this epic viewpoint of the Flower Dome and Cloud Forest. This photo was taken from right behind the Singapore Flyer looking out over Marina Bay. The view is especially spectacular when the domes are all lit up at night.

Follow Gonzalo on IG  👉 @goruca64

See this photo’s location 👉 Singapore


Marina Bay Sands Hotel - Singapore

We couldn’t resist featuring another from Gonzalo Ruiz Calavera in Singapore. This one is behind the impressive Marina Bay Sands Hotel, taken in the Gardens by the Bay with its amazing artificial trees. Every evening there is a light show for one hour where you can capture many different colors.

 

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See this photo’s location 👉 Singapore


Paulista Avenue - Sao Paulo, Brazil

We love this creative take by Vinicius Melo on a city view of Sao Paulo in Brazil. This is Paulista Avenue looking out over the Tunnel José Roberto Fanganiello Melhem and is a perfect spot for shooting cityscapes and long exposure shooting.

Follow Vinicius on Instagram 👉 @cviniciusmm

See this photo’s location 👉 Sao Paulo, Brazil


South Fork Bishop Creek - Aspendell, California, USA

We love this creative take by Vinicius Melo on a city view of Sao Paulo in Brazil. This is Paulista Avenue looking out over the Tunnel José Roberto Fanganiello Melhem and is a perfect spot for shooting cityscapes and long exposure shooting.

Follow Vinicius on Instagram 👉 @cviniciusmm

See this photo’s location 👉 Sao Paulo, Brazil

A week of development meetings and preparations to dramatically grow the collection over the winter months. Our thanks again to all the contributors this week, you guys are all awesome and keep those photos coming!

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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.


Yellow Pumpkin on Naoshima Island by Gonzalo Ruiz Calavera

Feature Photo Locations 8 September 2018

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“I really believe there are things nobody would see if I didn’t photograph them.”
— Diane Arbus

After a sweltering week, the fall chill is starting to creep into the morning air where I am in Quebec. That means it’s just a few more weeks for the fair weather photographers out there. It won’t be long until the leaves start to change and brilliant colours of fall take over. Until then, enjoy these shots of fantastic photo locations from the last few weeks of summer.

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Naoshima Island - Naoshima, Japan

Our photo location of the week goes to new user Gonzalo Ruiz Calavera. Gonzalo shares this very cool pumpkin sculpture from Naoshima Island. Naoshima Island has been nicknamed “art island” where the whole island is a museum.  There are two giant pumpkins situated on the island, the Yellow Pumpkin on the Pier overlooking the ocean has become an icon of the island.  The second pumpkin is the Red Pumpkin and is located at the ferry terminal. Needless to say, we’re adding this to our bucket list!

Be sure to follow Gonzalo on Instagram 👉 @goruca64

See this photo’s location 👉 Naoshima, Japan

 


Adam & Eve Tavern - Norwich, England

Scott Goldsworthy finds flowered heaven among the heathers with this colourful shot of Adam and Eve Tavern. The tavern is widely claimed to be the oldest pub in the city of Norwich, with the earliest known reference made of the tavern in 1241.  Norwich is well known for being the most complete medieval city in the UK, featuring ancient buildings cobblestone streets and more. Thanks for sharing this beautiful historic landmark Scott!

Scott on IG 👉 @daydream_a_tree
See this photo’s location 👉 Norwich, England


Milan Cathedral - Milan, Italy

Vinicius Melo is in Milan this week with this amazing perspective from the rooftop of the Milan Cathedral. It is one of the largest churches in Italy and the third largest in the world. This iconic architectural masterpiece took over 600 years to complete.

Vinicius Melo on IG 👉 @cviniciusmm

See this photo’s location 👉 Milan, Italy


Patkuli Viewing Platform - Tallin, Estonia

Bhotch returns with the Patkuli Viewing Platform – A spectacular spot to take in the cityscape overlooking Old Tallinn. The view is especially majestic at night. The stairs going up are quite steep but you can go around the long way through the cobbled streets of Tallinn to avoid the climbing.

Follow Bhotch on IG  👉 @srijit1

See this photo’s location 👉 Tallin, Estonia


Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site - Baddeck, Nova Scotia

Michel Bricteux shares a shot of the HD-4 hydrofoil in the museum at the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site. Designed for anti-submarine duty, it held the world’s marine speed record for several years. Alexander Graham Bell is best known as the inventor of the telephone. Lesser known is the fact that this genius spent much of his life working on various subjects ranging from aerodynamics (aircraft, hydrocopters) to inventions for the hearing impaired. He was a true Leonardo of the industrial age.

Follow Michel on IG 👉 @mbricteux
Michel’s Website 👉 MichelBricteuxPhotography.com

See this photo’s location 👉 Baddeck, Nova Scotia


Old Barn - Thousand Islands Parkway, Ontario

Lately, I’ve been shooting a lot of old barns, here’s a favorite of mine. This old barn is easily photographed from the roadside of the Thousand Islands Parkway in southern Ontario.

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See this photo’s location 👉 Ontario, Canada

A busy week for me, but glad to get back to looking at the great photo locations being added to the PIXEO app. Reminds me to get off my butt and go shooting this weekend. I’ve been delinquent and my camera’s calling! Hope we’ll see you out there too 😉

Shawn.Kent

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.


The Roman Forum in Rome, Italy by Dmitriy Don

Feature Photo Locations 1 Sept 2018

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“The single most important component of a camera is the twelve inches behind it.”
— Ansel Adams

A quiet week for a change as the chill of fall starts to cut into the air up here in Canada. Just a few more weeks for us fair weather shooters. As always we have a great selection of photos to feature this week. Enjoy!

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Roman Forum - Rome, Italy

This week’s feature shot goes to Dmitriy Don for this fantastic viewpoint of the Roman Forum. The Forum is a plaza of ruins at the center of the city of Rome. Citizens of the ancient city referred to this space, formerly a marketplace, as the Forum Magnum, or just the Forum.  For centuries the Forum was the center of day-to-day life in Rome: the site of triumphal processions and elections; the venue for public speeches, criminal trials, and gladiatorial matches; and the nucleus of commercial affairs.

Dmitriy on Photocrowd 👉  photocrowd.com/doney
Dmitriy on IG 👉 @doney_d
Dmitriy on 500px 👉 500px.com/dmitriydon

See this photo’s location 👉 Rome, Italy


Galeone Neptune - Genoa, Italy

Yarrrrrr! We love this shot by Vinicius Melo of Galeone Neptune. The ship is a replica of a 17th-century Spanish galleon. Built-in 1985 for Roman Polanski’s film Pirates, where she portrayed the Spanish ship of the same name. An accurate reproduction above the waterline, but sporting a steel hull and a 400 HP auxiliary engine, the Neptune is currently a tourist attraction in the port of Genoa, where you can tour its interior.

Vinicius Melo on IG @cviniciusmm

See this photo’s location 👉 Genoa, Italy


Kidston Island Lighthouse - Baddeck, Nova Scotia Canada

Michel shares this great viewpoint looking out over the Baddeck Harbour as seen from Highway 205. This is a great spot to get a clear view of the Kidston Island Lighthouse. If you lucky a pirate sloop just might sail by.

Michel on Instagram 👉@mbricteux
Michel’s website 👉 www.michelbricteuxphotography.com
See this photo’s location 👉 Baddeck, Nova Scotia


London Eye Viewpoint - London England

The Wandering Consultant returns with a great high flying viewpoint in London, England. This shot was taken from the famous London Eye. The massive Ferris wheel offers an expansive view of London and the River Thames.

Follow The Wandering Consultant on IG  👉@the_wandering_consultant
See this photo’s location 👉 London, England


Poll na bPeist - Inis Mor, Ireland

Scott Goldsworthy shares a fascinating location this week. Called the “Poll na bPeist”  (yes, that is the spelling) it is also known as the “Wormhole.” It is a natural rectangular shaped pool into which the sea ebbs and flows. Located at the bottom of cliffs south of Dun Aonghasa on the island of Inis Mor, Ireland. A remarkable place, the geological formation is a true testament to mother nature’s pure beauty and power.

Follow Scott on Instagram 👉 @daydream_a_tree

See this photo’s location 👉 Inis Mor, Ireland


Lone Pine Lake, California, USA

Doug Golupski submitted this shot last week and we didn’t have room in the newsletter for it. Well, this week we do and we are proud to feature this amazing viewpoint. This is Lone Pine Lake in the Whitney Portal Recreation Area with a beautiful magenta treatment.

Follow Doug on Instagram 👉 @dougolupski

See this photo’s location 👉 Lone Pine Lake, California, USA


La Grande Hermine - Ontario, Canada

I finally got around to adding this favourite spot of mine. This is Jordan Harbour just West of St Catherines in Ontario, Canada. The long-abandoned ship is called La Grande Hermine and is the forgotten replica of a ship that was navigated in 1535. The replica was built as a floating restaurant for Expo 67 and was moved to its present location in 1997. In 2003, a fire reduced the ship to a charred hulk. Today it sits as a surprising rusting landmark on the way to Niagara Falls. Once again, this is why Lisette and I founded PIXEO. Every photographer should know where this is.

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See this photo’s location 👉 Ontario, Canada


Well, my day job takes me to Quebec this week, so I’m on the road. Rest assured I’ll be adding new locations along the way and while I’m there. I look forward to seeing what you all find this week, and we’ll see you next week.

Shawn.Kent

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.