A long exposure of a toronto subway tunnel from a moving train

Toronto Subway Tunnel at the Speed of Light

When I first moved to Toronto, I was fascinated with the Subway. I used to make sure I would sit as close to the front car as possible, so that I could look out into the subway tunnels as the train moved from stop to stop. As the years went …

A couple of masked and costumed carnival attendants pose for photographers at sunrise in venice

Sunrise Photoshoot in Venice at Piazza San Marco

You have to be crazier than the rest of the people in Venice in order to get the best shots, which means getting up even earlier than what most people think is already an early time to wakeup. Waking up at 5am to capture the early morning scenes in Venice has …

a fallen tree at cathedral cove in british columbia, canada

Sitting on a tree at Cathedral Cove, British Columbia

A few months before we moved to Amsterdam, we took a short trip to beautiful British Columbia. The highlight of the trip, was our drive across Victoria Island. It is something that you should try and experience one day for many reasons, but in particular to visit Cathedral Cove. Cathedral …

Self portrait of the photographer, looking at the inside of an oven

Project 52: Week 6

Week 6 was down to the wire. A busy week, led to having me concept, shoot and process this in just a few hours today. Need to make sure I at least give myself more time for the concept this week. If you are lucky enough to have one of …

A photograph of people in the Taksim to Tünel tram in Istanbul

Taksim to Tünel tram in Istanbul

When we first got to Taksim, all we saw was people. Lots and lots of people. Shopping, eating, walking, etc. We wondered if the tram was actually running. It didn’t take long however to notice that the tram was in fact there, just buried behind the masses. This was a …

Photograph of the interior of the Basilica Cistern in Istanbul

The Basilica Cistern (Yerebatan Sarnici) in Istanbul

My first post from Istanbul featured a detail from this impressive structure, today it’s the main hall of the Basilica Cistern. It’s hard to imagine that hundreds and hundreds of years ago, this was all full of water. Today, there is only a tiny bit of water towards the main …

Photograph of the inside of Hagia Sophia and its chandeliers

The interior of Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya) – Istanbul

According to many Hagia Sophia, is the prime example of Byzantine architecture. We made it to Hagia Sophia on our first full day in Istanbul and manage to beat the lines by purchasing a Museum pass which you can find just next to the main entrance being sold from a …

Photograph of the silhouette of the Blue Mosque in Istanbul Turkey

The Blue Mosque – (Sultan Ahmed Mosque) at Sunset

Perhaps it is a bit of a cliche to say that the Blue Mosque was my favorite mosque in Istanbul, but its true. I start with a fairly typical but must have image of the Blue Mosque silhouetted against the setting sun. Unfortunately the skies were not this orange 🙂 It took …