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Vaporetto

Vaporetto

Camera: Nikon Zoom 140ED (film camera)

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A photo taken on a fog-shrouded morning in Venice, Italy back in 2003. I’m on the bow of another canal ferry (called a vaporetto locally), which had just pushed off from the Ferrovia (railway station) wharf and was standing by as this other vaporetto came in to dock.

The way that the fog makes the buildings along the canal disappear into nothingness, with the ferry emerging from that emptiness is what makes this shot for me.

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Grid

Grid

Camera: Canon 7D
Lens: Canon EF 70–300mm f/4-5.6
Exposure: 1/320
Aperture: f/5
Focal Length: 135mm
ISO Speed: 400

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An abstract architectural detail of the Sheraton Downtown Hotel in Denver. I love to use my 70–300mm zoom lens to pick out repetitive patterns like this in architecture. The longer focal lengths (135mm here) “flatten” the perspective, which works really well for subjects like this. I also chose to process the image in black and white so that the image is only concerned with texture and pattern – colour would be more of a distraction here.

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Denver Museum of Art

Denver Museum of Art

Camera: Canon 7D
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6
Exposure: 1/125
Aperture: f/13
Focal Length: 15mm
ISO Speed: 100

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I travel for work quite a bit, and I always like to bring my camera with me if possible. Often, work deadlines mean that I don’t actually get a chance to get out and about to take photos, but it’s best to be prepared!

A free evening in Denver’s downtown meant a chance to go and explore the daring shapes of Daniel Libeskind’s Denver Art Museum, seen here cutting through the soft early evening sky like a scalpel blade. I always like to find unusual angles and perspectives with my architectural shots: here, I’m actually standing directly underneath the wedge-shaped building, pointing my lens almost straight up above me.