Colourful Nights

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Berlin has been recently the stage for an amazing light show, where the facades of the governmental buildings at the shores of the river Spree serve as a canvas to display in half an hour a short summary of 200 years of german history. The buildings are illuminate with exclusive warm lights which gives a pleasant contrast with the cool blue hour tones. The show can be seen until October 2015.
High dynamic image using three brackets and processed with photomatix.

It's a Question of Perspective

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Still a photo from my latest trip, this one also taken inside a skyscraper where the elevators, located on the outer walls, can be seen. In this opportunity i chose to use a lens that has been somewhat neglected in the last times, in detriment of my tilt-shift lenses, and that is the 14mm. As expected, it did it's job marvellously, rendering the inside view of the building in all its splendour.
Three brackets HDR image tone mapped in photomatix and finished in photoshop.

A Look To The Stars

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This building featured certainly quite an interesting interior architecture, the eliptical shapes circling around to the summit, where an installation of planet like dishes orbits the ceiling. Enough to serve as an excuse to take out the camera from the bag and attempt to capture some brackets for later processing. And the result can be seen above. Processed in photomatix and finished in the new version of Photoshop CC 2015.

On The Shores of Mount Fuji

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Being at the shores of the lake early in the morning at sunrise provided a great opportunity to capture the reflection of Mount Fuji on the calm waters of the lake, the soft colours of the sunrise giving the mountain an almost dream-like quality. Barely just enough time to set-up the gear and try some long-exposure brackets with the help of my Lee filter before the angle of the Sun will move to the point of making the reflection disappear. 
If you are in the area of Mount Fuji, make sure to visit many of the neighbour villages, they're all worth the trip. UNESCO itself recognises 25 sites of cultural interest within the Mt. Fuji locality. 

The Walk Of The Philosopher

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I recently had the chance to visit this bamboo forest in Japan and it revealed itself to be quite an experience to be able to walk in the middle of it. This forest was included in 1996 by the Ministry of Environment on the list of “100 Soundscapes of Japan”, as part of its efforts to combat noise pollution and to protect and promote the environment. Although I didn't have the chance to capture its sound, I managed to capture the set of brackets that I then converted into the HDR that you can see above.


The Path Of The Pure

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This enigmatic construction consists of a tower like structure penetrating 27 metre deep in the ground. Depending on the direction you choose, in is said to symbolise either a journey down into the depths of the earth, or a climb out of the darkness into the light, the journey through the earth is like a rebirth through mother natures womb, from where all things come and where one day all shall return. The fact is that nobody is really sure of the reason leading its construction nor its use. Its spiral staircase is said to evoke Dante's Divine Comedy and the path through the different circle of Hell, while other symbolism related with freemasonry can be appreciated in many details.


“That which is Below corresponds to that which is Above, and that which is Above, corresponds to that which is Below, to accomplish the miracles of the One Thing”  — Hermes Trismegistus

Back to the Future

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Many of modern railway stations seem to be thought out as monuments to architectural design and style, and the one you see in this photo is no exception. Impressive and futuristic shapes combined with sustainable materials and enhanced passenger and transportation flow concepts make its interior somehow unusual to what many commuters are used to.
The photo was taken without people, to emphasise the modern architecture lines as much as possible.
Five brackets were taken, and processed to obtain a bright HDR image in photomatix, which was then finished in photoshop.