cityscape

central park lake

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lovers, friends, families all row themselves across the lake, from bethesda fountain to ladies pavilion

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gathering point

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the bustling trafalgar square, london

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misty window

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clouds fall from table mountain with little glimpses of the city below

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dusky moon

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full moon peaks through the peaks

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cape castle

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the castle of good hope - the oldest surviving colonial structure in cape town (and south africa). built from 1666

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cape twilight

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downtown boston

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grey fixation

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a view of midtown and the manhattan bridge

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nyc skyline

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new york city skyline from queens - spot the empire state, chrysler, UN, and life buildings.

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across the bay

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looking from muizenberg, across false bay to the kogelberg mountains - one of the clearest days i’ve seen in cape town!

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along the thames

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tower bridge to the financial district, london

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towards jamestown

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to chapmans

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a view across hout bay to chapman’s peak

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behind elmina

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silky water

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a rare, clear view of cape town harbor from signal hill

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bay settlements

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a nice stretch of false bay with gordons bay, somerset west and cape town beyond

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a kwahu town

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layers of air (and dirt) | 13 december, 2011
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i love to see what i’m breathing! this is just like a joburg winter…

downtown from griffith park, los angeles | location
pentax k-r | 35mm | 1/400 | f/8 | iso200 |
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lighting | contrast adjustment | definition |
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illusion | 12 december, 2011
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notice how the buildings look darker below the seafront than they do above - it’s actually the same shade; your brain is creating this differentiation. apparently the camera was confused too…

view from griffith park, los angeles | location
pentax k-r | 35mm | 1/4000 | f/4.5 | iso200 |
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lighting | contrast adjustment | exposure adjustment |
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can you say sprawl? | 7 december, 2011
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the suburbs of greater los angeles are daunting from the airplane

boeing 777-300, somewhere over los angeles | location
canon powershot s90 | 22mm | 1/320 | f/4.9 | iso80 |
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lighting | warmer white balance | edge sharpen |
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bright skies ahead | 4 december, 2011
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myself with friend, ammar. we both have interesting next steps and I have no doubt that we will have exciting futures to rival the brilliance of new york's skyline.

top of the rock, rockefeller center, 49th and 6th, new york city | location
pentax k-r | 20mm | 1/50 | f/4 | iso1600 |
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crop | lighting | warmer white balance |
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stadium bay

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cape town stadium from high level road


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mosque with a view | 14 december, 2012
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i was recently commenting that cape town could do with a good buddhist temple on top of a mountain - so locals and tourists could take a pilgrimage to the top - just as i did in chiang mai (to doi suthep). so, along those lines, i present a muslim kramat on signal hill…


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summer’s here! | 13 december, 2012
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everyone enjoying the sun at the sea point pools - i particularly like the guys playing soccer with an imaginary ball - they were really good!


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the view | 24 november, 2012
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victor overlooks the lights of cape town

signal hill, cape town | location
pentax k-r | 18mm | 1.6s | f/18 | iso200 |
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lighting | definition | 8 picture merge | hdr toning |
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through the barbed wire | 19 november, 2012
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the joburg cbd through the spector of its barbed wire

linden, johannesburg | location
pentax k-r | 55mm | 1/100 | f/40 | iso800 |
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lighting | definition | colour isolation | hdr toning |
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weather lamp | 29 october, 2012
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little do most know that the tablecloth comes from a magic lamp and not from orographic cloud formation, as previously thought

city bowl, cape town | location
pentax k-r | 28mm | 1/60 | f/22 | iso200 |
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lighting | definition | hdr toning |
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slum to city | 18 october, 2012
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downtown cape town and its surrounds

city bowl, cape town | location
pentax k-r |18mm | 1/800 | f/8 | iso800 |
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lighting | definition | 3 photo merge |
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transit central | 19 september, 2012
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a view over the train station and taxi rank, out towards woodstock and the cape flats

cape town central station, cape town | location
pentax k-r | 48mm | 1/640 | f/5.6 | iso400 |
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slopes of the devil | 13 september, 2012
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devils peak hovers near woodstock, with table mountain in the back

main road, woodstock, cape town | location
pentax k-r | 24mm | 1/60 | f/29 | iso200 |
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gardens below | 31 august, 2012
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a while back i was stopped from taking pictures at a city reservoir, but who’s got a picture now!! mwahahaha
(rectangular patch of water)

cape town city bowl | location
pentax k-r | 18mm | 1/6 | f/3.5 | iso400 |
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serene streets | 1 august, 2012
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it’s quite meditative to follow the veins of highways entering and leaving the city

from signal hill, cape town | location
pentax k-r | 32mm | 1.6s | f/7.1 | iso1600 |
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lighting | definition | black & white |
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lunch time offside | 24 july, 2012
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kids play soccer in their own personal stadium, sheltered from cape town wind...

high level rd & buitengracht, cape town | location
pentax k-r | 18mm | 1/100 | f/11 | iso400 |
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far as i can see | 22 july, 2012
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a rather rushed view of the cape town cbd, waterfront, stadium, and robben island from the lift

from southern sun hotel, cape town | location
pentax k-r | 42mm | 1/100 | f/7.1 | iso200 |
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hdr structuring | saturation |
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over the lion | 1 july, 2012
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the view over lion’s tail from lion’s head

from lion’s head, cape town | location
pentax k-r | 18mm | 1/800 | f/9 | iso400 |
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royal skies | 13 june, 2012
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purple skies complement the golden lights surrounding a pre-dawn table mountain

view from dolphin beach, tableview, cape town | location
pentax k-r | 31mm | 2s | f/4 | iso400 |
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shadowed self portrait | 7 june, 2012
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a cold night finds me overlooking the sparkling city bowl from signal hill

signal hill, cape town | location
pentax k-r | 18mm | 15s | f/10 | iso200 |
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cul de sac | 2 june, 2012
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my favorite cul de sac offers a nice view of cape town stadium

greenpoint, cape town | location
pentax k-r | 40mm | 1/100 | f/11 | iso400 |
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sandton in sepia | 8 may, 2012
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the view of sandton city from northcliff

hillel street, northcliff, johannesburg | location
pentax k-r | 75mm | 15s | f/4.5 | iso400 |
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lighting | definition | sepia |
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delhi from jama masjid | 5 february, 2012
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three pictures stitched together give an appropriate sense of proportion to this delhi cityscape

jama masjid, old delhi, india | location
pentax k-r | 18mm | 1/800 | f/8 | iso400 |
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lighting | stitched from 3 shots |
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teshie floodway

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city of hills

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kigali is a fast growing city, yet retains its green space as it’s valleys are marshland and the hills are homes

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part of kibera

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First Image the largest slum in africa hugs the hill and stretches around to the right. click the pano for a larger image.

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nairobi spreads below

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facing south east from the cbd

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nairobi evening

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sunset over nairobi

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makoko

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canoes ply speedily down alleys, smoke rises from dinner and fish-smoking, silence reigns with no generators

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texture of lagos

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flying into lagos, see the island business center in the distance

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across khayelitsha

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again, the distant view to cape town city (hidden behind mountains) reminds of the distance people must travel for work

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nairobi overlook

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looking over uhuru park to the cbd

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1004 by night

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a view from the apartment blocks (1004 units) in victoria island

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floating forestry

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logs of floated downstream for processing in lagos

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akuapem pass

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just north of accra

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elmina fishing village

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table view

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the mit crew scout out the expanse of cape town from atop table mountain

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citybowl

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seattle sunset

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seattle harbour at sunset, with the quiet giant (mt. rainier) on the left, ferris wheel by the water, and downtown to the right (and behind)

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pathways to city

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toronto nightscape

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needle

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seattle space needle at dusk

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patchwork

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a ladybug meets freud's couch in toronto

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chicago

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the city of chicago, balanced on the edge of the enormous lake michigan

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window to the city

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cape town from signal hill

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