On the Brooklyn Bridge, Lower Manhattan, New York City, New York, America - The Brooklyn Bridge was completed in 1883, it connects the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn, spanning the East River. Its main span is 1,595 feet. Just to the left of the main bridge tower, you can see the One World Trade Center. In a demonstration that the bridge was safe, on May 17, 1884, P.T. Barnum marched 21 elephants across it, which was also a brilliant promotional stunt for Barnum’s Museum and touring show.
Piccadilly Circus Subway/Underground and passing bus, Sunrise Cityscape, London, City of Westminster, England. I woke up really early on a weekend, there were very few people around, which for a Piccadilly photo is unique! Piccadilly Circus was built in 1819 to connect Regent Street with Piccadilly, the word circus derives from the Latin word meaning circle. The Circus is known for its iconic video display and neon signs.
Gleno Waterfall, County Antrim, Northern Ireland - Glenoe is situated halfway between Larne and Carrickfergus. The original Mauds Ice Cream factory is in Gleno, near the waterfall. I rarely take shots during the day, but I'm happy with how this turned out. I used a circular polariser and a fairly high f-stop (16) to create a slow-shutter speed. I try to avoid, when I can, the extreme f-stops at either end, such as 22, these tend to soften the image, reduce sharpness, far too much.
Beautiful Fanad Head Lighthouse, County Donegal, Ireland - Fanad (Fánaid) is a peninsula that lies between Lough Swilly and Mulroy Bay. This Lighthouse was constructed after a tragedy in 1811 when the ship Saldanha was wrecked off the northern coast. The ship’s parrot was the only survivor. Not far south from the lighthouse is the fantastic Great Pollet Sea Arch near Doagh Beg.
Downtown Atlanta from North Avenue, Atlanta, Georgia, America - I photographed this during the blue hour at North Avenue NW bridge near the Varsity drive-thru, overlooking the I85, there's a small hole in the chain-fence someone has kindly cut out. I shoot light-trails by first creating 3 RAW exposures bracketed (usually -3 -1 +1) then I change to a single shot, putting the settings at whatever gives the shutter 30 seconds, then merge the two together afterwards in Photoshop. The tallest building here is the SunTrust, the large cylindrical one on the right is the Westin Peachtree.
Ponte Sisto (a pedestrian bridge), Rome, Italy - This bridge connects Via dei Pettinari in the Rione of Regola to Piazza Trilussa in Trastevere. The bridge was built between 1473 and 1479, and was commissioned by Pope Sixtus IV. The bridge is interesting because of the circular hole, which was created to diminish the River Tiber's pressure on the bridge during times of flooding.
Historial Drawbridge, DuSable Bridge (The Michigan Avenue Bridge opened in 1920), Trump Tower, Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois, America - This is the bridge near the Wrigley Building. I shot this using the Canon 14mm prime lens on my first visit to the windy city. Chicago is one of my favourite cities to photograph, if you're into architectural, cityscapes this is the place.