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The Milky Way in Tenerife

The Milky Way in Tenerife

The Milky Way captured from inside Teide National Park.

This is a stacked image created from 19 images of the sky and 10 “noise” images. It was assembled in Sequator using this video tutorial to help me figure out how to use it. Final adjustments in Lightroom.

Getting to Teide National Park, inside a volcano, involves a long car journey going up. We were around 2300m above sea level when I took this photo, and it takes about an hour to drive here from the coast. Driving up the whole time. Quite an experience, especially after midnight. Out of the corner of my eye I spotted the lights of the resorts far below which made my stomach turn briefly, but the road was simple to follow. It just kept going up and up…

I was amazed when we got there finally. I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many stars. The night sky was so dark the stars lit up brightly. Unfortunately clouds rolled in as we were taking photos but this image was the first stack I made, and the cloud hadn’t become too thick yet.

Thanks Henry for the lend of the 14mm Samyang lens. It was great having that extra wide lens!

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Bird Flying High

Bird Flying High

Spotted in Edinburgh in 2018 on a meetup there. Lovely skies, lovely weather. We were very lucky that week!


Apertureƒ/8
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length28mm
ISO100
Shutter speed1/500s

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Coffee For One

Coffee For One

Sitting outside at a table on a cold November day in Porto, Portugal. Before covid19 made it necessary.


Apertureƒ/8
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length28mm
ISO6400
Shutter speed1/500s

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What about that one?

What about that one?

On the streets in Porto, Portugal. November 2019.

In the background is the shop featured in this photo I published earlier this year.


Apertureƒ/8
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length16mm
ISO6400
Shutter speed1/500s

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Leaving El Caminito del Ray

Leaving El Caminito del Ray

The valley of El Caminito del Ray lies just behind the cliffs on the right. It was a spectacular walk in rural Spanish countryside near Malaga.


Apertureƒ/16
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length16mm
ISO125
Shutter speed1/80s

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Inside the Torre dos Clérigos

Inside the Torre dos Clérigos

While in Porto in November 2019 I took a walk around town and into this beautiful church there. You can see the outside in this photo I posted a few months ago.


Apertureƒ/8
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length16mm
ISO100
Shutter speed1/3s

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Lunch Time in Amsterdam

Lunch Time in Amsterdam

It was lunch time when I passed by these people on a walk in Amsterdam. June 2011.


Apertureƒ/3.5
CameraCanon EOS 40D
Focal length18mm
ISO400
Shutter speed1/250s

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On my Phone

On My Phone

Outside Papeis Pintados, a shop in Porto near the hotel I was staying in with my team from work. I suspect this was taken after a hearty meal in La Ricotto right across the road. November 2019.


CameraILCE-7M3

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From One Life to Another

From One Life to Another

City life in Madrid, April 2017.


Apertureƒ/4
CameraCanon EOS 6D
Focal length24mm
ISO500
Shutter speed1/320s

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Amsterdam City Tour

Amsterdam City Tour

If you need a tour of Amsterdam these guys will help!


Apertureƒ/3.5
CameraCanon EOS 40D
Focal length18mm
ISO400
Shutter speed1/1600s

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I’m the guard dog

I'm the guard dog

Woof! A very good girl guarding a cafe in Amsterdam in 2011.


Apertureƒ/3.5
CameraCanon EOS 40D
Focal length18mm
ISO400
Shutter speed1/1000s

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Wake UP America

Wake UP America

A protestor on the streets of San Francisco in July 2007. I wonder what that man thought of the Obama and Trump years?

Edit: Alex posted a photo of the same man back in 2007 on his blog. That was a fun photowalk.


Apertureƒ/4
CameraCanon EOS 20D
Focal length10mm
ISO200
Shutter speed1/160s