Construction of the In Tempo Building in Benidorm Spain started in 2006 amid much excitement that the 200 metre high 55 floor tower would be the tallest residential building in Europe.The building was completed this year, so I thought that I would go along and take some photos from the top of it.Imagine my surprised when I found the place closed and empty.I was soon to discover the sad story about the beautiful building.Originally the building was only going to have 20 floors but as the... continue reading
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Back in October 2010 I posted here about the tragic fire that destroyed much of the historic Victorian pier here in Hastings.History has recently repeated itself with fire destroying a portion of the pier at Eastbourne -some 17 miles along the East Sussex coastline.Breaking out around 3.00pm on Wednesday July 30, the fire was initially reported as being a small in nature but soon developed into a major incident with fire crews from around East Sussex attending aided by the RNLI lifeboats... continue reading
My wife and I took our normal vacation to Mexico this year in September.Our first visit was Rio Verde where we attended a quince anos which is the celebration of a girl turning 15 years old marking her transition into adulthood.There was a lot of partying and drinking during the reception that follows a Catholic church mass.Also saw the boxing match between Canelo and Mayweather at a bar next door to the reception.Horns were blaring with the crowd cheering for their national hero Canelo.... continue reading
This is just few notes about flood in Prague,'cos I am really tired now. And the last days were really hectic for us.I was outside of Prague for the weekend and came back in the Sunday. I didn't watch news so I was really surprised when I arrived in the city and found that 8 stations of underground were closed because of flood. The trams were over filled by people.I was little bit afraid of it, when we crossed the Hlavkuv bridge, and I saw water in the river.We are living in the Prague... continue reading
You may have heard that we have had bad flooding in parts of Iowa this Spring.I am very fortunate, I only had a few puddles in my basement.Some neighbors have reported having several feet of water in their homes.I am a bit of a photojournalist at heart-so I had to get out and about and document what was going on.I have photographed car accidents, fires, and now flooding.Here I will share some tips on photojournalist type shoots in crisis situations.1) Safety first.Not just yours,... continue reading
Here are a few thoughts I have on photographing disaster areas, as I did recently in Vermont photographing the aftermath of tropical storm Irene.1. Be mindful of the people who were affected by the storm. I witnessed a lot of people working hard to clean out their basements, remove inches of silt from their driveways and roads and simply dealing with the lack of electricity and thoughts of lost business with leaf peeping and skiing season right around the corner. Don't act like a rude tourist,... continue reading
Disaster is not terrible, just see the real love in the distress.I hope the US people in the disaster can be more stronger!I'm from China have also experienced an earthquake of ordinary people in may 2008,a terrible earthquake destroyed a hole city in China,but we rebuild the home in ruins.I believe you can do it!we are the world!Bless you! continue reading
In the past week I was able to visit the destruction zone around the Merapi Volcano in Central Java, Indonesia.As a photographer, what struck me was the black and white world I encountered.I enclose this image as an example.I haven't changed a single level - just all the colour (and life) has vanished from this village.This house was 14km from the volcano.It was thought safe.In fact people from the 0-10km zone had been moved here for safety.Then the area was hit by a pyroclastic... continue reading
1. Most of the equipment disasters occur on the tripod. So make sure, that the tripod is properly balanced and you have the right tripod.2. Strictly keep your Camera and other equipment out of reach of children. These are not their toys.3. While taking shots, we often get involved into the shot and forget about the surroundings. Keep an eye on surroundings as well so that you don't fall or slip or fumble your camera.4. Always strap the camera around your neck or hand, so that even if... continue reading
we are under a volcano watch this week in Alaska, thought i'd share some of the info that comes in emails as it is great information that is easily overlookedPlan for a Volcanic eruption:Develop a Family Disaster Plan and include specific preparedness procedures for volcanoes.While volcanoes are located in other areas, ash may be carried some distance away during an explosive eruption. Heavy ashfall may reduce sunlight, causing a sudden demand on electrical power and possible brownouts.... continue reading
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