The Church of Bones

Black And White Photography, Photography

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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.

Kazan Cathedral

Black And White Photography, Photography

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!

Shadows in the night

Black And White Photography, Photography

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.

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.

Ballerina Box

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Canon 1100D, 70-200mm lens
f2.8; ISO 800; 1/640sec

This is a shot from the Joburg Theatre’s production of Cinderella. See my blog for more of my images.

The Grande Dame of the Bush

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Canon 1100D, 70-200mm lens
f4.5; ISO 200; 1/640sec

Taken on a recent trip to Addo Elephant Park. See my blog for more of my images.

Phantom Pirouettes

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One of my images from the Giselle ballet dress rehearsal – for more of my images see my blog.