I was caught in a heavy rain storm in New York with my trusty LX5. Holding the umberella with one hand I was able to shoot with the camera in the other.
This is just a wonderful space. If you visit New York you must visit the terminal (it’s not a station as the lines end here) and take the weekly tour. It’s like a warren of tunnels and there is a huge food court. When you emerge out in the main hall the feeling of space and size really hits you. Shot with my LX5 proped up on a handrail.
A four day trip in which the landscape was shrouded in a haze that ruined most shots. Even at sunset the haze would turn the setting sun into some very strange colours. Here however it worked to my advantage and also allowed me to shoot directly into the sun, something that’s not usually recommended. Shot handheld with my LX5.
Shot from the top of the Empire State Building shortly after sunset. Well at least I think it was after sunset as the thick clouds had obscured the sun. I do however think the grey sky makes the image more in this case and allows you to appreciate the vast light show that is New York at night. SHot handheld with my LX5 at f/2.8.
Brooklyn Bridge is an impressive structure and reminds me of the American police shows such as Starsky & Hutch that graced our screens in the 70’s. I like this image particularly however because of the great symmetry of the bridge and despite the small size of the LX5 it has captured tremendous details in this shot.
Another shot of Penmon lighthouse on the same evening as the one above. This time however I shot from the wonderful pebbly beach which was catching the final rays of the sun just before it set below the horizon. In the background behind the lighthouse you can see Puffin Island. SHot handheld with my LX5.
Penmon lighthouse to me is the perfect representation of what a Lighthouse should be. Here I shot it some 40 minutes after the sunset which had left a wonderful afterglow. Very peaceful. Shot handheld with my LX5.
I came across this forest on the way to Llanddwyn island. The low evening sun had turned a wonderful warm colour (partly due to the horrible haze) and seemed to bath the trees in wonderful light. This also cast great shadows which give the image a real feeling of depth.
This is possibly one of the most tranquil and peaceful locations that I have ever visited and I’m not sure any photograph could do justice to the place. Shot handheld with my LX5.
Possibly one of the most beautiful Cathedrals in the UK and certainly one of the most photogenic. The colours created by the stone and glass are amazing. Captured hand held on my LX5.