Urquhart Castle Scotland by Scott Goldsworthy

Feature Photo Locations 28 Oct 2018

“Look and think before opening the shutter. The heart and mind are the true lens of the camera.”
— Yousuf Karsh

Photography Digest

Are you a fan of the ocean and cows? Then have we got a story for you...check out this article on a photography book being put out by Bloyce Thompson and Canadian Photog Vicki Fletcher. Also, don't miss the winners of the Comedy Wildlife Awards Vol 2. Needless to say, it's been a funny week for photography. Hope you all have a spooky Halloween and enjoy the shots of the week. As always these will be featured on our Instagram and other social platforms over the course of the week.

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

Urquhart Castle Scotland by Scott Goldsworthy

 

Scott Goldsworthy shares a superb historic location for this weeks PIXEO #photooftheweek. Founded in the 13th century, Urquhart castle played a role in the wars of #Scottish independence.

Scott on Instagram 👉 @daydream_a_tree

 

See this photo's location 👉 Inverness, United Kingdom


Lace Falls Waterfall by Joe

Joe added the lovely Lace Falls #waterfall in Natural Bridge, Va this week. It’s an easy one-mile walk from the natural bridge, along the Cedar Creek Trail. This will take you to the viewing area for the waterfall. Unfortunately, you can’t get very close to it but it still makes for a great #photo.

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

See this photo's location 👉 Red Mills, Virginia, USA


Sunny Jim's Sea Cave by Doug Golupski

Doug Golupski shares a great location with an even better name. This is a great #photograph Sunny Jim's Sea Cave in La Jolla #California. The path to this #sweetspot is accessible through the main trail gate. Doug reminds us to be careful though, as the cliffs can be slippery.

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

See this photo's location 👉 Sunny Jim's Sea Cave, La Jolla, California


Cabot Trail Coastline by Karen Andjelic

Karen Andjelic shares another stunning shot of the #CapeBreton #coastline. This time it is a #photo of where Black Brook Creek meets the ocean. The sandy creek can be found near a bridge and lovely treed shoreline just off of the #CabotTrail.

See more of Karen's #photography on IG 👉 @karenandjelicphotography

See this photo's location 👉 Neils Harbour, Nova Scotia, Canada


Kelowna Marina by Scott Goldsworthy

Scott Goldsworthy sets the #sky on fire along the shoreline of #Kelowna in this shot of the Marina. A #colourful take on the #Okanagan Lake #waterfront.

Follow Scott on Instagram 👉 @daydream_a_tree

See this photo's location 👉 Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada


Seagrove Park California by Doug Golupski

Doug Golupski keeps up the #waterfront theme with this shot of the #California coast. Taken from the coastal cliff path below Seagrove Park. This spot is perfect for taking beautiful #photos of the surf and surrounding shores.

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

See this photo's location 👉 Del Mar, California, USA


Chicago Cityview by Vinicius MeloVinicius Melo highlights the Wrigley Building and DuSable Bridge in #Chicago. Taken along the #riverwalk, this #photo location is a great spot for shooting some of the fascinating #architecture of this #historic #American city.

Vinicius Melo on IG 👉 @cviniciusmm

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


Montreal Cityscape by Michel Bricteux

Michel Bricteux shares another #photo of #Montréal. A gorgeous #Canadian #city the #architecture and #cityscape opportunities are endless. Michel shares this great shot of Peel Street within the École de Technologie Supérieure. Thanks Michel!

Michel's #photography on IG 👉 @mbricteux
Michel's website 👉 MichelBricteuxPhotography.com

See this photo's location 👉 Montreal, Canada


Thanks again to everyone for the submissions this week. It may not be obvious, but we are hard at work behind the scenes and some big changes are coming over the next couple of months, stay tuned!


Night Sky Shooting Location by recordsofmickey.nl

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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Night Sky Shooting Location by recordsofmickey.nl
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.

Follow Michiel on IG 👉@recordsofmickey
His website 👉 http://www.recordsofmickey.nl/

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.

Follow Scott on Instagram 👉 @daydream_a_tree

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.

Follow Michel on IG 👉 @mbricteux
See more of Michel’s work 👉 http://www.michelbricteuxphotography.com/

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.

Check out Hugh on IG 👉 @amodernmanwandering
Hugh’s website 👉 https://www.hmosherphoto.com/

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.

Follow Michel on IG 👉 @mbricteux
See more of Michel’s work 👉 http://www.michelbricteuxphotography.com/

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.

Follow Vincius on IG 👉 @cviniciusmm

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.

You can find my on IG here 👉 @shawnmkent

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.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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11,802 Spots
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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!

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

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.

Follow me on Instagram 👉 @shawnmkent
My portfolio 👉 ShawnKent.ca
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.


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

Feature Photo Locations 25 August 2018

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11,782 Spots
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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.

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

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.

Louise on 500px  👉 500px.com/lulhansen0112

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
Michel’s website 👉 www.michelbricteuxphotography.com

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.

Darren on Instagram 👉 @solalta
Darren on 500px  👉 500px.com/dfast

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.

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

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.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.


Tyin Lake and Filefjell Mountains by Hege Benedicte

Feature Photo Locations - 11 Aug 2018

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11,675 Spots
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Some amazing photographic viewpoints this week. We received more location submissions than ever, and just like last week, we wish we could feature every one. The development team also has also been hard at work improving the app. We have a new update coming, and it should be out sometime this week. This update will make it easier to give our contributing users exposure and share their fantastic work on our platforms. But enough about all that, let’s look at some pretty pictures!

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

Montreal, Canada

New user Michel Bricteux submitted a large number of locations this week, and it was hard to narrow it down to which ones should feature. We love this great shot of the fireworks in Montreal and think you’ll agree this is a spectacular shooting location for getting shots of Jacques-Cartier bridge.

Michel on IG 👉@mbricteux
Michel’s Website👉 www.michelbricteuxphotography.com

See this photo’s location 👉 Montreal, Quebec Canada


Tegallalang Rice Terrace

Doug Golupski never fails to share amazing spots and this week is no exception. This fantastic shot of the Tegallalang Rice Terrace in Indonesia makes us want to book our plane ticket right now.

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

See this photo’s location 👉 Ubud, Indonesia


Mountains of Corsica

Michiel is a great photographer from the Netherlands. This week he shares an astonishing viewpoint of the mountains as seen from Casamociolli.

Michiel on Instagram 👉@recordsofmickey
Michiel’s website 👉 www.recordsofmickey.nl
See this photo’s location 👉 Casamociolli, Corsica, France


Lavender Fields of Spain

Another one from Michel Bricteux, and how can you go wrong with fields of Lavender? Vibrant purple hues in staggered rows make this an enticing viewpoint. This region has an annual festival making it an excellent area for shooting the fragrant and colourful plant.
Michel on IG 👉@mbricteux
Michel’s Website👉 www.michelbricteuxphotography.com

See this photo’s location 👉 Countryside of Spain


Abandoned Submarine Base

Bhotch shares one of the most interesting locations we’ve ever received. This epic viewpoint is of a long-abandoned Soviet-era submarine base is now a haven for graffiti artists and urban explorers. The Russian military built the station between 1956 and 1958 and used it until Estonian achieved independence in 1991.

Bhotch on Instagram 👉 @srijit1

See this photo’s location 👉 Harju County, Estonia


Fredriksvern Verft Gate in Norway

Hege Benedicte shares her very moody night photo of the Fredriksvern Verft Gate in south-eastern Norway. This gate is part of the Fredriksvern Shipyards and is one of the best preserved historic military facilities from the Baroque period.

Follow Hege on Instagram 👉 @hege_b28

See this photo’s location 👉 Stavern, Norway


Castell Dinas Bran Castle Ruins

Scott Goldsworthy shares this superb hilltop ruin of a 13th-century castle known as Castell Dinas Bran. This viewpoint not only features photogenic ruins, but also incredible views of the surrounding countryside.

 

Scott on Instagram 👉 @daydream_a_tree

See this photo’s location 👉 Llangollen, UK


Northwest Arm Viewpoint in Halifax, Nova Scotia

Karen Andjelic shares yet another great location in our backyard of Nova Scotia, Canada. We had no idea this viewpoint of the Northwest Arm in Halifax existed, thanks for sharing yet another great shot Karen!

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

See this photo’s location 👉  Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada


Swinging Bridge

Darren Fast is a new Canadian user with an impressive collection of photos taken at some beautiful locations. Make sure you visit his portfolio on 500px and Instagram. We love the shutter drag to create movement in the clouds in this shot of the Swinging Bridge over the Roseau River in Manitoba.

Darren on Instagram 👉 @solalta
Darren on 500px 👉 www.500px.com/dfast

See this photo’s location  👉 Roseau River, Manitoba


Tyin Lake and Filefjell Mountains Viewpoint in Norway

Okay, we couldn’t resist just one more. Another one from Hege Benedicte. We love her shot of Tyin with the Filefjell mountain range in the background. It is hard to believe this beautiful viewpoint is a simple stop along the side of the E16. Roadtrip anyone?

Follow Hege on Instagram 👉 @hege_b28

See this photo’s location 👉Near Jotunheimen National Park, Norway


As always you can find each and every one of these locations in the PIXEO App. We work constantly to improve it and this week is no different. The development team also has also been hard at work improving the app. We have a new update coming, and it should be out sometime this week. This update will make it easier to give our contributing users exposure and share their fantastic work on our platforms. Stay tuned!

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.