Dark Tower

In architecture, England, London, Travel, Uncategorized by Robert Lussier5 Comments

Here is a dark treatment of Big Ben with Westminster Abbey faintly visible in the background. This tower is so iconic and I got so many shots of it when we were there last year, I thought a stark, alternate take on it would be refreshing. Be sure to click on the image to view …

Big Ben

In England, Travel by Robert Lussier1 Comment

This is another image from my solot walk along the Themes that I overlooked initially. I remember I couldn’t resist shooting the moon hanging off of the tower. I processed this one using the Photomatix 32-bit HDR plugin for Lightroom, then a quick trip through onOne’s Perfect Effects.   Related Images:

Tudor

In England, Travel, Uncategorized by Robert Lussier3 Comments

This is the last shot I have from the Lord Leycester Hospital in Warwick, England. It is probably my favorite, as well. I was really taken by the asymmetrical nature of the tudor facade of this classic building and was eager to capture it. I thought the wider shot I grabbed a few minutes earlier …

The Chapel of St James the Great

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According to the brochure, the Chapel of St James the Great at the Lord Leycester Hospital in Warwick, England was built in 1123. Over the next couple hundred years or so (or roughly AS LONG AS THE UNITED STATES HAS EXISTED) it fell into disrepair. It was rebuilt in 1383 by Thomas Beauchamps (pronounced, Beecham). …

Somewhere in the Midlands

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I had been driving in the Midlands with my son Ryan for a couple of hours before stopping for this shot. It was a rainy, overcast day with low visibility. I don’t think either of us knew quite how high up we actually were until we rounded a corner and got this clear view of …

Parliament Blue

In Cityscape, England, London, Travel, Uncategorized by Robert Lussier2 Comments

I was going to save this to post post another time, but with the London Olympics winding down, I figured today was a good day for it. This was taken from the same spot I shot this one, about 45 minutes later. The Blue Hour is my favorite time to shoot. In London in the summer the …

Parliament

In Cityscape, England, London, Travel by Robert Lussier2 Comments

I’ve been doing more work with textures using Perfect Photo Suite from onOne Software. And I’m having an absolute blast doing it. This is one that I am particularly happy with. I stood at this spot on the Themes, just a few yards left of the London Eye, for about an hour waiting for the …

Kenilworth Arches

In 14mm f2.8, architecture, England, Travel, urbex by Robert Lussier2 Comments

I’m kicking off the week with another shot from Kenilworth Castle, in Kenilworth UK. The castle ruins are a fun to explore and present some interesting compositional opportunities. This one could be my favorite. I think the only think missing from the scene is a knight standing in the distant archway. Or, perhaps a court …

Holy Austin House

In 14mm f2.8, England, Travel, urbex by Robert Lussier1 Comment

This is a companion piece to yesterday’s image from Kinver Edge.  An interior shot of the restored rock house. If I’m not mistaken, this was the kitchen. Let’s see … stove, table, chairs, morning copy of The Daily Mirror … yup. Kitchen. Seriously, this was such a pleasure to shoot. It was partly due to …

Kinver Edge

In 14mm f2.8, England, Travel, urbex by Robert Lussier4 Comments

This is, quite possibly, one of  Englands oldest houses. A cave dwelling carved into the soft sandstone centuries ago and, eventually converted to a more proper Hobbit-like domicile. It was part of the Holy Austin Rock Houses at Kinver Edge, a thriving community until sometime in the 1950s. A couple of the homes (inside and out) …