Flying into this French Polynesia island I wasn’t sat in a good seat on the plane. On my way back I asked the flight attendant for a good window seat. The window was pretty dirty but the lagoon and barrier reef from the air is stunning. In this photograph we see the luxury five star overwater villas of the InterContinental Resort. Here we can see the wonderful colour and clarity of the lagoon water.
Getting an aerial view, be it from a building, nearby hillside or even aircraft, almost always makes for interesting photographs. This was captured at about 70 metres above the city on the observation floor of the Hallgrimskirkja church. The road off to the left is the Skólavörðustígur which leads your eye through the centre of Iceland’s capital city. Even at 2pm the November sun was very low in the sky. As you can see from the long shadow off to the right. I thought that this balances the photograph in a unique way.
Sky Tower is an observation tower in the central business district of Auckland City, standing at 328 from ground to the top of the mask it is the tallest free-standing structure in the Southern Hemisphere. Above is a photograph taken from the observation deck looking over towards Parnell on the left with the Auckland Domain in the middle and the Auckland Museum on the right. The Tower also features the ‘Sky Jump’ were you can jump 192 metres down reaching speeds of up to 53 mph.
My second visit to Melrose Abbey in central Scotland and the second time I have had lovely weather. As you can see from the long shadows, it was winter which means it was even more unusual to be so fortunate with the lighting. To take this photograph I climbed the stairs inside the abbey to the viewing point, which gave this unusual perspective on these old grave stones. I find it very strange how a couple of the grave stones are almost completely submerged in the ground.
This is the view of St. Mark’s Basilica from the top of the Campanile, which is the bell tower of the Basilica. As you can see, the bell tower gives you some of the best views over Venice. Looking in the opposite direction you can look down into the world famous St. Mark’s Square directly below. My uncle Tim had warned me not to go up on the hour as this is a bell tower, apparently he was up there when the clock struck 12 and the bells are very loud.