Gazing into the water

Back from what seemed like a short vacation, where I had a great time catching up with old friends and enjoying large quantities of Asian food. My biggest confession from this trip is that I did exactly the opposite of what I said I would in my previous post. I did go overboard with my spending on camera accessories, and didn’t spend enough time walking out and about with my camera. I did manage to capture a couple of decent shots (stay tuned), but my camera didn’t get anywhere near the amount of use it usually gets on my vacation trips. In hindsight, I fell into the trap of believing that my creativity would be hindered due to the fact that my surroundings were so familiar to me – a struggle which I constantly and wrongfully face in Cyprus as well.

Today I decided to post another old time favourite. This is a picture of a young boy gazing into the water at Niagara on the Lake in Canada, taken back in August 2008.

Shot with my Canon Rebel XTi and Sigma F3.5-6.3 18-200mm lens, at ISO 200, F10, 1/125sec. B&W conversion processed in Photoshop.


Sunday breakfast

Nothing like waking up on a Sunday morning, reading the newspaper over coffee and solving a puzzle or two.

This is my last post at least for the next couple of weeks, as I am heading to Toronto and NYC for my summer vacations. I was never good at packing, but one thing that is definitely in my carry-on is my camera. Definitely looking forward to taking some shots while I am there, and hopefully I can restrain myself from spending a lot of money on new camera accessories! See you all in September!

Shot using my tripod mounted Canon 60D and my Canon 100mm F2.8 Macro lens.

Havana Car

This is relatively an oldie, but definitely a personal favourite. I took this picture while on vacation in Havana Cuba, back in February 2009. It’s one of those cases where the setup and conditions were perfect and all that was needed was a lucky passerby with a camera to capture the moment.

In many ways this picture sums up my entire experience of Havana. Everywhere you walk in the city, it seems that you are traveling back in time – the cars, architecture and people reminiscent of a 1950’s movie.

Shot with my Canon Rebel XTi and Sigma 18-200 F3.5-6.3 lens at ISO 100, F16 at 1/80 sec.