Archive from June, 2013
Jun 30, 2013 - Africa, Morocco    No Comments

Hassan II

A new picture from Morocco for today. I took this one at the Hassan II mosque in Casablanca, just after a downpour.
I like the perspective that my ultra wide angle lens gave of the minaret. This is definitely a cool one!

See you soon.

Jun 27, 2013 - Iceland    No Comments

Glacial Lagoon

This photograph was taken at the glacial lagoon of Jökulsárlón in southern Iceland. The biggest glacier of Iceland, named Vatnajökull, began to retreat due to the rising temperatures during early 1900s, the melting and the retreat created a lagoon somewhere around 1940. Nowadays the lagoon is still growing and big icebergs are continuously falling from the tongue of the glacier.

The lagoon is pretty close to the sea, and at high tides, seawater flows into the lagoon, melting the iceberg who are going to derive into the sea at low tides. You can found dozens of icebergs, from small to big scattered around the closest dark sand beach, left here to melt. The view is very astonishing, but unfortunately, I went there three times during my trip and every time it was pouring rain… I still managed to get some shot, hidden under my poncho. Here is the result.

 

 

 

Jun 14, 2013 - Japan, Sunset    No Comments

Going home

I took this shot when wandering around amazing Nara during sunset.
Nara is the former capital of Japan which means there is so much historic monuments all around.
National treasures and Unesco world heritage buildings are scattered around huge parks and forests overwhelmed with thousands deer.
As the legend goes, a mythological god came to the city on a white deer so now these animals are sacred and graze freely all around the parks, being fed biscuits by every tourist.
As I was setting up for a shot, I spotted these group of young Japanese students, all dressed up, so I sped up to get these guys on the frame.

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