Sunday, January 15, 2017

Some New Photos and Updates from Bruges Belgium, Paris France, the Countryside of Germany and a Few Scenes From California

Sometimes I open up my dusty Photo libraries to see if there are any gems in there, some crusty old snapshot that with a little Tender Loving Care or just a change in my perspective, can be turned into something of interest. Here are a few I'm quite pleased with - The library wasn't so dusty after all :)

Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles - High-Res HDR Image - The Rachmaninov concert inside was as great a work of art as the architecture was outside... JohnBrody.com / John Brody Photography
Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles - High-Res HDR Image - The Rachmaninov concert inside was as great a work of art as the architecture outside... JohnBrody.com / John Brody Photography


Yellow Fields Under Cloud Cover in Luxembourg near the Roman Ruins... Actually, I was standing ON the ruins while shooting this scene, and the view stole my interest. I guess I'll just have to go back again to shoot the ruins :)   - JohnBrody.com / John Brody Photography
Yellow Fields Under Cloud Cover in Luxembourg near the Roman Ruins... Actually, I was standing ON the ruins while shooting this scene, and the view stole my interest. I guess I'll just have to go back again to shoot the ruins :) - JohnBrody.com / John Brody Photography


Sacre Coeur Basilica and the hillside artist colony shot from a nearby rooftop in Montmartre. The Montmartre hillside artist colony was a starting ground for a long list of painters including Vincent van Gogh, Salvador Dalí, Claude Monet, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Piet Mondrian, Pablo Picasso, Camille Pissarro and Amedeo Modigliani to name a few. This history and the stunning architecture make this one of the most visited attractions in Paris - JohnBrody.com / John Brody Photography
Sacre Coeur Basilica and the hillside artist colony shot from a nearby rooftop in Montmartre. The artist colony was a training ground for many painters including Vincent van Gogh, Picasso, Salvador Dalí, Monet, Mondrian, Pissarro and Modigliani to name a few. The history and architecture make this one of the most visited attractions in Paris   -   JohnBrody.com / John Brody Photography


Louvre Museum And Pool Reflection. Louvre Museum Paris  -  Always beautiful, the cloudless skies and the lack of crowds made this a stop and shoot moment. The visuals really seemed to 'pop' this night. This scene was as beautiful as the Mona Lisa inside  - JohnBrody.com / John Brody Photography
Louvre Museum and Reflecting Pool in Paris - Always a beautiful location, the cloudless skies and the lack of crowds made this a stop and shoot moment. The visuals really seemed to 'pop' this night, as beautiful as the Mona Lisa inside - JohnBrody.com / John Brody Photography


House on a Canal in Bruges, Belgium - I first saw the 500 year old house in the movie In Bruges, and I wanted to see the house and the village ever since. It was worth the trip - John Brody Photography - JohnBrody.com
Mansion on a Canal in Bruges, Belgium - I first saw this 500 year old house in the movie In Bruges,  and I wanted to see the house and the village ever since. It was worth the trip - John Brody Photography - JohnBrody.com


Pelicans Over Cove at Point Lobos California. I've had several comments on my good timing to get the pelicans in the photo... The truth is, there were so many pelicans out that stormy day, it would have been almost impossible too get an image without them. Fine with me :) - John Brody Photography - JohnBrody.com
Pelicans Over Cove at Point Lobos California. I've had several comments on my good timing to get the pelicans in the photo... The truth is, there were so many pelicans out that stormy day, it would have been almost impossible too get an image without them. Fine with me :)
John Brody Photography - JohnBrody.com


Moonrise Over Pont Neuf Paris France.  When visiting The City of Lights, my days usually begin and end here, my favorite place in Paris. It's a swirl of activity with dozens of cultural greats surrounding it; the Louvre,  the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame Cathedral, the Seine Riverfront walkways and the D'Orsay Museum to name a few. The list is endless. A wonderful place you must visit. - John Brody Photography
Moonrise Over Pont Neuf Paris France. When visiting The City of Lights, my days usually begin and end here, my favorite place in Paris. It's a swirl of activity with dozens of cultural greats surrounding it; the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame Cathedral, the Tuileries Gardens and the D'Orsay Museum to name a few. The list is endless. A wonderful place you must visit.
John Brody Photography - JohnBrody.com


The Louvre Museum with the IM Pei designed Pyramid landmark in Paris. An architectural monument as beautiful as the Mona Lisa and the other artwork inside. You need days to explore it all. The statue room is a must see! - JohnBrody.com / John Brody Photography
The Louvre Museum with the IM Pei designed Pyramid landmark in Paris. An architectural monument as beautiful as the Mona Lisa and the other artwork inside. You need days to explore it all. The statue room is a must see! - JohnBrody.com / John Brody Photography


Schooners moored At Pont Neuf in Paris - Pont Neuf is a favorite gathering place for young locals on nights and weekends. The first time I saw this place on a Friday night, it was vibrant to say the least. While it's active day and night, I'd never seen it so crowded. I could barely see the cobblestone riverside walkways which were covered by swarms of locals, mostly late teens and twenty-somethings. They sat in circles of friends, sharing wine and just hanging out from sunset to midnight, when the lights go out and the famous City if Lights goes pitch black, the night over. While peaceful and friendly, the mood was very playful and 'alive', a friendly feel to the whole crowd. Even a stranger with a sack of camera gear wandering through their crowd (me) was treated politely. I can't think of anything to compare with it here in the U.S. - JohnBrody.com / John Brody Photography
Schooners moored At Pont Neuf in Paris - Pont Neuf is a favorite gathering place for young locals on nights and weekends. They sit in circles of friends, sharing wine and just hanging out from sunset to late night. The mood was very always playful and vibrant, friendly even to a stranger (me) hauling a sack of camera gear along the riverside. I can't think of anything to compare with it here in the U.S. - JohnBrody.com / John Brody Photography


Tulip Trail in Holland - A rainy day at Keukenhof Gardens near Amsterdam. The rain would stop for a few minutes now and then and I'd shoot the rain soaked flower rows and beautiful tree canopy. Miles of tulip trails, lakes and forest - JohnBrody.com / John Brody Photography
Tulip Trail in Holland - A rainy day at Keukenhof Gardens near Amsterdam. The rain would stop for a few minutes now and then and I'd shoot the rain soaked flower rows and beautiful tree canopy. Miles of tulip trails, lakes and forest - JohnBrody.com / John Brody Photography


Moonrise Over Pont des Arts Paris - This bridge is never a boring place. During my last trip I saw so many types here; locals and travelers, the friendly and the pick-pockets, painters and musicians. On my last night there, three motley guys pulled out instruments and broke into a blazing version of Sunshine of Your Love followed by a string of well played classics. They then bowed to the crowd and headed off into the night... I can't think of anywhere that would happen in Los Angeles. This footbridge is a very special place... JohnBrody.com / John Brody Photography
Moonrise Over Pont des Arts Paris - This bridge is never a boring place. During my last trip I saw so many types here; locals and travelers, the friendly and the pick-pockets, painters and musicians. On my last night there, three motley guys pulled out instruments and broke into a blazing version of Sunshine of Your Love followed by a string of well played classics; a wonderful performance. They then bowed to the crowd and headed off into the night... I can't think of anywhere that would happen in Los Angeles. This footbridge is a very special place...
JohnBrody.com / John Brody Photography


Small Village in Belgium or Germany between the Spa Francorchamps and Nurburgring Formula One race tracks. I crossed the border so many times that day it was impossible to know what country I was in... A good day of exploration and race track adrenaline :)   Square Aspect Ratio -  JohnBrody.com / John Brody Photography
Small Village in Belgium or Germany between the Spa Francorchamps and Nurburgring Formula One race tracks. I crossed the border so many times that day it was impossible to know what country I was in... A good day of exploration and race track adrenaline :) Square Aspect Ratio - JohnBrody.com / John Brody Photography


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