Saturday, September 06, 2014

The Lonely Church



The Lonely Church. I took out my LensBaby lens the other day and decided to have some fun. Like usual with my LensBaby, I took something like 200 photos, and this was the only one that I liked. You can get some super cool effects, but I should probably restrict myself to using it when I'm super high up shooting down, give the impression of miniature worlds! But the gassian blur I got on this old church worked out well View the larger version on Flickr

Thursday, September 04, 2014

On Top Of The World



On Top Of The World. This shot was taken from the top of Sugar Loaf, you can see the smaller mountain in front of Sugar Loaf, and the city below. In the center of the shot, or hte left most mainland is Copacabana beach, and if you look SUPER closely, there is a dark 1/2 circle; that's Fifa Fan Fest. Additionally, if you look closely above the cable car lines, you can see Christ the Redeemer on the highest mountain peak as well. pretty darn cool view if you ask me. Would be amazing at sunset. View the larger version on Flickr

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Up Up and Away!



Up Up and Away!. Another Sugar Loaf mountain view from the bottom. What mountains just leap out of the sea, so straight up like this? Such a natural wonder. I spent far too long just looking UP at sugar loaf... View the larger version on Flickr

To the Top of Sugar Loaf



To the Top of Sugar Loaf. Sugar Loaf Mountain was more impressive than Chris the Redeemer in my opinion. And what made it cool was that it's a two stop journey to the top. The first, smaller mountain you get up to actually has amazing views as well, and from there things don't look super small, like you're on an airplane. Instead if just feels like you're really high. We went in the morning, where they say to go later on for the sunset, but that didn't work into our schedule. There was also no line in the morning, which was nice. This is a few from the first mountain, overlooking Sugar Loaf, the cable cars, and off to the left, the smaller local airport (not the international one which is further left and farther away than you can actually see). The other cool thing is that planes destined for this airport actually buzz this mountain on their approach. Very fun to watch. View the larger version on Flickr

Monday, September 01, 2014

Ipanema Surfers



Ipanema Surfers. Apparently you can surf here 24/7, the turn on a set of lights and you can surf all you want! For me, I was here during the day, and the views were just awesome. I like how all the poeple are super little in this one. it's like a little miniature Rio! View the larger version on Flickr

Model Bridge



Model Bridge. Trains are definitely interesting to shoot. What makes this train track even more interesting, is it's super small. Human ride-able, but you straddle the train and go down this 1km track. This bridge is just a fun little bridge across nothing (i.e. they could have just filled it in, but that woudn't be so fun would it. View the larger version on Flickr

Sunday, August 31, 2014

That's a Big Rock!



That's a Big Rock!. The absolute coolest thing about Rio De Janerio was the build up of the city between all these crazy mountains. This one was breath-taking at sunset, as the sun just hit the wall of buildings and the mountains, and it reflected perfectly in the lagoon below it. What is crazy is I think the cement pillars in the mountain are there to prevent the rocks at the top from falling down. I wonder what building insurance goes for under that thing? View the larger version on Flickr

Caught in the Fly Trap



Caught in the Fly Trap. As I mentioned earlier, the street art really got to me in Rio. So colourful, and awesome. I actually saw a video on the World Cup, that featured all the other talents that Brazil has created, and one was this street art. They pay people to do this stuff to prevent tagging. Amazing. This one looked like a fly stuck in a venus fly trap! View the larger version on Flickr

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Gotta say the #Victoria Inner-harbour looks amazing today. Love when a fog bank rolls through.



Gotta say the #Victoria Inner-harbour looks amazing today. Love when a fog bank rolls through.. View the larger version on Flickr

Sunday, August 17, 2014

1916



1916. Near where I live there is a super interesting tunnel that you can walk through. it has some lovely wall art on it, although what I wanted to capture today was how overgrown it has become in 98 years. View the larger version on Flickr

Beach Reach



Beach Reach. As I mentioned, the Ipanema beach is incredible. The colours are stunning, the sand is amazing, the water colour is breath taking, you really can't find a nicer beach. Just the dark brown sand mixed against the turquoise water at sunset caught my eye. This is where the lights will pop on and you can surf all night if you wish. View the larger version on Flickr

ELESHBCGK



ELESHBCGK. I'm not sure what this means, but it caught my eye, I had to take a panoramic to fit it in! The colour explosion on the wall art in Brazil is truely amazing. I wish I could have fit in more, and I wish that white car wasn't parked illegally, but hey, it's Brazil. :) View the larger version on Flickr

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Ipanema, why would you leave?



Ipanema, why would you leave?. Copacabana gets all the credit as the most touristy beach, but in reality, Ipanema is the better beach. Better surfing, less tourists, these beautiful mountains off to oen side (with a Favela on it). It's hard to compete with this beach. This is the beach we went swimming on. Amazing.. View the larger version on Flickr

Deadly Pot of Gold



Deadly Pot of Gold. Some say there is a pot of gold at the end of every rainbo. if that's true, that somewhere in this 44,000 cubic tons of water, per second, there is a pot of gold. I'm not sure you'd live to enjoy it though. There was so much water coming over the falls, that there is a rainbo from sun up to sun down in this area. Such a beautiful view from when you walk out initially on the walkway. View the larger version on Flickr

Thursday, August 07, 2014

The Blue Monster



The Blue Monster. Another graffiti shot. Loved the art work in Rio De Janeiro. the colours were explosive, and since the walls were pretty big, the graffiti was larger than life. This is my friend checking out some of the wall, I decided to include him in the shot to show the scale. I also like how he's not looking directly at the camera. What is he looking at? the cars coming and me about to get hit? the wall? waiting for a friend... hard to say, I may have had a few drinks. ;) View the larger version on Flickr