The Church of Bones

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Canon 80D, 18-55mm lens
f4.5; ISO 3200; 1/160sec

The Sedlec Ossuary (or ‘Church of Bones’) is a spectacular work of art located in Kutna Hora, in the Czech Republic.  The inside of the church is dramatically adorned by the bones of more than 40,000 human skeletons, which have been arranged in various structures.  Above is the church’s coat of arms, which was originally the crest of the Schwarzenberg family.

Rattus rattus

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Canon 80D, 18-55mm lens
f5.6; ISO 125; 1/200sec

This is my rat baby (Rattus rattus) who I’m hand-raising.  At the time of this photo, she was about 8 days old; her eyes hadn’t opened yet and she was still being fed milk every couple of hours, day and night.

Peter and Paul Fortress

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Canon 80D, 18-55mm lens
f22; ISO 400; 1/2000sec

An iconic landmark on the St. Petersburg skyline, the Peter and Paul Fortress harks back to the early sixteenth century.  In this image I attempted to recapture the building’s historical nature with some grain and a slight blue colour cast.

Kazan Cathedral

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Canon 80D, 18-55mm lens
f4.0; ISO 800; 1/3200sec

In July, my family and I spent a few days in St. Petersburg, Russia.  This is the Kazan Cathedral, a functional Russian Orthodox Church styled after St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. I tried to go for a unique angle and was lucky enough to catch a plane in the background; an interesting juxtaposition of historical architecture and modern technology!

Water under the bridge

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Canon 80D, 18-55mm lens
f5.6; ISO 250; 1/100sec

In July, my family and I spent a few days in St. Petersburg, Russia.  This is the underside of one of the city’s many bridges, shot from a boat during a short cruise.

Shadows in the night

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Canon 80D, 18-55mm lens
f11; ISO 100; 20sec

This was shot from the roof of an apartment building in Johannesburg, shortly after sunset.  The high-contrast, textured shadows created by a nearby street-light caught my eye, leading to a low-key black and white image.  I added the clean diagonal line in the top left (actually the trail from a car’s headlights) as a juxtaposition against the gritty shadows.

Steam locomotive

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Canon 80D, 18-55mm lens
f14; ISO 100; 1/1000sec

Fields of view

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Canon 80D, 18-55mm lens
f5.6; ISO 100; 1/1000sec

You can find more of my images on my blog.

Sorcery

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Canon 1100D, 18-55mm lens
f5.6; ISO 100; 1/200sec

Meet Suzie – often she’s very sweet, but sometimes her mood is a mirror of this image. See my blog for more of my images.

Best Of Monochromia- Caught In The Storm

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