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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Portraits of Landscapes :) John Brody Photography at JohnBrody.com


A brownstone near Washington Square in New York City, NY - In the same neighborhood as the Home Studio of Annie Leibovitz - JohnBrody.com / John Brody Photography
A brownstone near Washington Square in New York City, NY - In the same neighborhood as the Home Studio of Annie Leibovitz - JohnBrody.com / John Brody Photography


Something Bright and simple for a change! Is there anyone who's been to Paris and hasn't taken this shot? 😊 I doubt it, but here's another - My simple snapshot of the Eiffel Tower and surrounding grounds...
Something Bright and simple for a change! Is there anyone who's been to Paris and hasn't taken this shot? 😊 I doubt it, but here's another - My simple snapshot of the Eiffel Tower and surrounding grounds... 


Autumn Colored Leaf by the Pond - Simple shot of a backlit leaf with water droplet bokeh in the background. Big image but a tiny leaf, maybe an inch at most. Portrait Orientation - John Brody Photography / JohnBrody.com


Autumn Colored Leaf by the Pond - Simple shot of a backlit leaf with water droplet bokeh in the background. Big image but a tiny leaf, maybe an inch at most. Portrait Orientation - John Brody Photography / JohnBrody.com


Portrait of Light Beams from the Eiffel Tower over Pont des Arts Paris --- More Info FYI - All visitors to Paris take photos of the nightly light show from the Eiffel Tower; I have hundreds :)   For some reason this particular image stood out from the rest of my shots. It may be the location, where it's seen over the Pont des Arts Bridge and the d'Orsay Museum ( just an FYI, the D'Orsay is the best location other than Amsterdam to see the works of Vincent van Gogh), or simply the blaze of light with an unusually strong glow due to the soft fog of the evening. Whatever the reason, I liked it, so I thought I would share - Portrait Version ---  JohnBrody.com / John Brody Photography
Portrait of Light Beams from the Eiffel Tower over Pont des Arts Paris --- More Info FYI - All visitors to Paris take photos of the nightly light show from the Eiffel Tower; I have hundreds :) For some reason this particular image stood out from the rest of my shots. It may be the location, where it's seen over the Pont des Arts Bridge and the d'Orsay Museum (just an FYI, the D'Orsay is the best location other than Amsterdam to see the works of Vincent van Gogh), or simply the blaze of light with an unusually strong glow due to the soft fog of the evening. Whatever the reason, I liked it, so I thought I would share - Portrait Version --- JohnBrody.com / John Brody Photography


Sunset Over Cemetery in Dijon France - I shot this unusual lighting as the sun was setting behind me, getting dark except for a beam of light on the trees. This hilltop path is to the cemetery in Dijon, France, the home of Gustav Eiffel, of Eiffel Tower fame, and, yes, Dijon mustard.  I spent a week here and the town and surrounding countryside were quite beautiful. (updated image) - John Brody Photography
Sunset Over Cemetery in Dijon France - I shot this unusual lighting as the sun was setting behind me, getting dark except for a beam of light on the trees. This hilltop path is to the cemetery in Dijon, France, the home of Gustav Eiffel, of Eiffel Tower fame, and, yes, Dijon mustard. I spent a week here and the town and surrounding countryside were quite beautiful. (updated image) - John Brody Photography


Gothic Backstreet in Dijon France  -  I could feel the centuries passing by  as I walked further down this back alley. Some of the buildings are hundreds of years old, a few dated as old as 1,000 years...   John Brody / John Brody Photography
Gothic Backstreet in Dijon France - I could feel the centuries passing by as I walked further down this back alley. Some of the buildings are hundreds of years old, a few dated as old as 1,000 years... John Brody / John Brody Photography


A Butterfly Caught My Eye  -  This little lady was polite enough to pause for a portrait  :-)  Taken at the botanical gardens  - JohnBrody.com / John Brody Photography
A Butterfly Caught My Eye - This little lady was polite enough to pause for a portrait :-) Taken at the botanical gardens - 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


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 :)   - 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 :) - JohnBrody.com / John Brody Photography


Statue and Reflections at the Paris Opera House - While composing this shot of the Opera House and this statue, an architectural light show of red, blue and white strobes lit up in the windows' reflection. It's a busy image, with a lot going on, but it just highlights the vibrancy and mood of of this part of Paris. This scene had a feeling that attracted a crowd of close to a thousand people - JohnBrody.com / John Brody Photography
Statue and Reflections at the Paris Opera House - While composing this shot of the Opera House and this statue, an architectural light show of red, blue and white strobes lit up in the windows' reflection. It's a busy image, with a lot going on, but it just highlights the vibrancy and mood of of this part of Paris. This scene had a feeling that attracted a crowd of close to a thousand people - JohnBrody.com / John Brody Photography


Mystical Lighting and Cloud Cover Over Church - This scene seems like a composite, but it's not... The church was completely covered with clouds except for the small fingers of cloud breaks and light that pointed downward. I found it quite fascinating... John Brody Photography
Mystical Lighting and Cloud Cover Over Church - This scene seems like a composite, but it's not... The church was completely covered with clouds except for the small fingers of cloud breaks and light that pointed downward. I found it quite fascinating... John Brody Photography


Yellow Fields Under Cloud Cover in Luxembourg near the Roman Ruins - JohnBrody.com / John Brody Photography
Yellow Fields Under Cloud Cover in Luxembourg near the Roman Ruins - JohnBrody.com / John Brody Photography


Otter Posing during a  rare moment standing still. I waited for ages while he swam and dove and chased his friends, Finally he climbed a stunt and posed perfectly in front of some bokeh creating sunlit leaves. All in all I think it was worth it :)   -   John Brody Photography
Otter Posing during a rare moment standing still. I waited for ages while he swam and dove and chased his friends, Finally he climbed a stunt and posed perfectly in front of some bokeh creating sunlit leaves. All in all I think it was worth it :) - John Brody Photography


Pelicans Over Cove at Point Lobos California - - John Brody Photography - JohnBrody.com
Pelicans Over Cove at Point Lobos California - John Brody Photography - JohnBrody.com


Pelicans Over Sand Bar Fog Bank - Whiffing Spit - Vancouver Island British Columbia - John Brody Photography
Pelicans Over Sand Bar Fog Bank - Whiffing Spit - Vancouver Island British Columbia.
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Lone Cypress Seascape with Pelican Formation  - Carmel California. The rain storm brought out pelican formations by the hundreds  -  JohnBrody.com / John Brody Photography
Lone Cypress Seascape with Pelican Formation - Carmel California. The rain storm brought out pelican formations by the hundreds, JohnBrody.com / John Brody Photography


A Very old and Very rustic church in Bruges Belgium -  JohnBrody.com / John Brody Photography
A Very old and Very rustic church in Bruges Belgium - JohnBrody.com / John Brody Photography


A Puddle In Paris Holds The Eiffel Tower - JohnBrody.com / John Brody Photography
A Puddle In Paris Holds The Eiffel Tower - JohnBrody.com / John Brody Photography



Monday, August 27, 2018

Stunning Skies Over Architectural Wonders by Frank Gehry & Parisian and Belgian Designers - 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 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


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


Portrait of Light Beams from the Eiffel Tower over Pont des Arts Paris --- More Info FYI - All visitors to Paris take photos of the nightly light show from the Eiffel Tower; I have hundreds :)   For some reason this particular image stood out from the rest of my shots. It may be the location, where it's seen over the Pont des Arts Bridge and the d'Orsay Museum ( just an FYI, the D'Orsay is the best location other than Amsterdam to see the works of Vincent van Gogh), or simply the blaze of light with an unusually strong glow due to the soft fog of the evening. Whatever the reason, I liked it, so I thought I would share - Portrait Version ---  JohnBrody.com / John Brody Photography
Portrait of Light Beams from the Eiffel Tower over Pont des Arts Paris --- More Info FYI - All visitors to Paris take photos of the nightly light show from the Eiffel Tower; I have hundreds :) For some reason this particular image stood out from the rest of my shots. It may be the location, where it's seen over the Pont des Arts Bridge and the d'Orsay Museum (just an FYI, the D'Orsay is the best location other than Amsterdam to see the works of Vincent van Gogh), or simply the blaze of light with an unusually strong glow due to the soft fog of the evening. Whatever the reason, I liked it, so I thought I would share - Portrait Version --- 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... This footbridge is a very special place... JohnBrody.com / John Brody Photography


Mystical Lighting and Cloud Cover Over Church - This scene seems like a composite, but it's not... The church was completely covered with clouds except for the small fingers of cloud breaks and light that pointed downward. I found it quite fascinating... John Brody Photography
Mystical Lighting and Cloud Cover Over Church - This scene seems like a composite, but it's not... The church was completely covered with clouds except for the small fingers of cloud breaks and light that pointed downward. I found it quite fascinating... 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


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


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.
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The Eiffel Tower and Pont Alexandre III at Sunset - A stormy dull day in Paris until the sun wedged itself out from between two clouds, and Pont Alexandre lit up. Dull skies replaced with blue white tones and light beams and the shadows moved across the sky like spotlights. From drab to beautiful in minutes. Just carry a camera and wait... JohnBrody.com / John Brody Photography
The Eiffel Tower and Pont Alexandre III at Sunset - A stormy dull day in Paris until the sun wedged itself out from between two clouds, and Pont Alexandre lit up. Dull skies replaced with blue white tones and light beams and shadows moved across the sky like spotlights. From drab to beautiful in minutes. Just carry a camera and wait... 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


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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