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Feature Photo Locations - 21 Oct 2018


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“To photograph is to hold one’s breath when all faculties
converge to capture fleeting reality.”

– Henri Cartier-Bresson

Photography Digest

Major new updates to Photoshop and Lightroom from Adobe this week. The new features we will be playing with are the one step HDR Panoramic feature now added in Lightroom Classic CC and the AI improvements to Content-Aware Fill in Photoshop. In other news, Nikon announced winners of their micro-photography competition “Nikon Small World” here on Instagram, some pretty cool and surreal photos. Finally, if you’re a sadist who enjoys watching people tear apart perfectly good brand new cameras, check out this deconstruction of the new Canon EOS R mirrorless on the Lens Rental Blog.

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Michiel shares an unusual photo location this week. But, in a world full of light pollution from cities, spots like this one are pretty rare. This week’s feature photo goes to Michiel’s quiet photo spot along a country path that is perfect for taking shots of the night sky in the Netherlands.

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See this photo’s location 👉 Lievelde, Netherlands

Sligachan Old Bridge by Scott Goldsworthy

Scott shares this atmospheric shot of Sligachan Old Bridge which crosses the River Sligachan. Close to the Cuillin mountains this spot provides a perfect viewpoint for seeing the Black Cuillin mountains.

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See this photo’s location 👉 Sligachan, Isle of Skye, UK


Fall landscape in Parc Des Chutes by Michel Bricteux

Michel Bricteux gets into the fall season with this lovely shooting location overlooking the river within the Parc Régional des Chutes Monte à Peine et des Dalles. This is a superb place for taking beautiful photos of fall colours.

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See this photo’s location 👉 Saint-Damien, Quebec, Canada


Aros Rock in Greece by Hugh Mosher

Hugh Mosher shares this lovely viewpoint in Greece for photographing Aros Rock from the alleys of Imerovigli. Skaros Rock is a large rock formation created through the volcanic activity and has since been further shaped by erosion and earthquakes. It also has a collection of ruins from when it was used for defensive fortifications.

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See this photo’s location 👉 Imerovigli, Greece


Montreal Skyline by Michel Bricteux

Michel Bricteux shares one of the best hotel locations for shooting the Montreal skyline. The Hotel Omni Mont-Royal offers a stunning cityscape shooting location.

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See this photo’s location 👉 Montreal, Quebec


Willis Tower Skydeck view by Vincius Melo

Keeping with the cityscape theme, Vincius Melo offers up this epic shot and photo location from Willis Tower Skydeck. For a fee, visitors can step “outside” in a glass-enclosed space. It is a great vantage point to take in the North Loop View of Chicago and Lake Michigan.

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See this photo’s location 👉 Chicago, Illinois, USA


Hog's Back Waterfall in Ottawa Ontario by Shawn M. Kent

The kids and I got out this week as well to capture some of the fall colors here in Ottawa. What better place then Hog’s Back Falls waterfall? It’s been a bit windy, but this surprising photography location in Ottawa is a great place to enjoy the fall tapestry.

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See this photo’s location 👉 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

The chill is officially in the air here in Canada. I hope you are all enjoying these last few fair weather days of shooting. As we head into winter Lisette and I are building some tools behind the scenes that will see thousands more locations added over the winter. The app keeps getting better and better, and as always we thank you for your continued support


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.

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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
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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 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.

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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
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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.

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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.

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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 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.

View of Paris from the Musée d’Orsay by Karen Andjelic

Feature Photo Locations 25 August 2018


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“We are making photographs to understand what our lives mean to us.”
— Ralph Hattersley

Tremendous submissions and a wide variety of photo locations this week. You kept us very busy all week, and we are thrilled to feature these great photos from the talented members of the PIXEO community.

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Musée d’Orsay - Paris, France

We pick this amazing shot by Karen Andjelic as our pic of the week. What an amazing viewpoint looking out over Paris from behind the famous clock face on the fifth floor of the Musée d’Orsay. What a stupendous shot, perfect exposure, and composition. Great location and photo Karen!

Karen on IG 👉 @karenandjelicphotography

See this photo’s location 👉 Paris, France

Brundby Stubmølle Mill - Samsø Municipality, Denmark

Louise (a.k.a. Fo2ByLuL©) added this shot of Brundby Stubmølle Mill. The windmill is a well-preserved stubble mill in Brundby, Denmark. It dates back to the beginning of the 17th century.

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See this photo’s location 👉 Samsø Municipality, Denmark

Abandoned School House - Cape Breton, Canada

Michel found these two abandoned beauties just off of the Ceilidh Trail in Cape Breton. Not often you come across a beautiful pair of abandoned structures like these!  One building is an old school house and the other may have been the teacher’s house.

Michel on Instagram 👉@mbricteux
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See this photo’s location 👉 Glenora Falls, Nova Scotia

Port Hueneme Pier - California, USA

Doug Golupski is a master of waterfront beach shots and his submission this week is not a disappointment. We love the deep orange tones of this image of Port Hueneme Pier. It is a 1200 foot long wooden plank pier on the waterfront in Port Hueneme. The Pier is open to the public and located next to a favorite beach, Port Hueneme Beach Park. At sunset, the pier is a great place to be as the sun sets behind the Channel Islands.
Follow Doug on Instagram 👉 @dougolupski
See this photo’s location 👉 Port Hueneme, California, USA

St Moulag’s Chapel - Isle of Raasey, Scotland

Scott Goldsworthy adds a beautiful ruin this week. This is St Moulag’s Chapel – A walled enclosure with three roofless structures and some grave slabs, one with fragments of medieval sculpture. A former parish church from the early 13th century, this ruin is a medieval church on a religious site founded c.560-90 and dedicated to St. Moluag.
Scott on Instagram 👉 @daydream_a_tree
See this photo’s location 👉 Raasay Island, United Kingdom

Sifting Lake - Ontario, Canada

Darren Fast shares this tranquil lake view in Ontario. Found along a relatively easy 4km return hike will take you to this lovely view of Sifting Lake within the Sleeping Giant Provincial Park.

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See this photo’s location 👉 Sifting Lake, Ontario, Canada

St. Stephen's Basilica - Budapest Hungary

We love interior shots of historic buildings. New user Pesawa shares this lovely shot of St. Stephen’s Basilica. The Roman Catholic Basilica is in Budapest, Hungary and is named in honour of Stephen, the first King of Hungary (c 975–1038). Supposedly King Stephen’s right hand is housed in the reliquary.

See this photo’s location  👉 Budapest, Hungary

Salzburg Historic City View - Salzburg, Austria

The amazing Dmitriy Don closes out our newsletter with this wonderful shot from Austria. This is an incredible vantage point to take in the historical city center of Salzburg from just behind the Museum der Moderne Salzburg looking out over the cliff top.

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See this photo’s location 👉 Salzburg, Austria

This week we pushed out our latest update so you can add your social info to your account. This helps us promote you on our accounts and this newsletter. Thanks to those that have updated the app. Next, we’re going to be doing some work behind the scenes to make it easier for us to moderate the collection. We’ll see you all next week!


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!