Category Archives: Landscape

Norway in Winter

Beautiful trip to the mountains in Norway.  Right at the middle of winter the trees are covered in rich show. A fairytale picture.  Here is a collection of pictures from a recent trip to Norway.  Weather was very favourable with mainly clear skies and good sunrise and sunset opportunities. The sunrise and sunsets are quite…

Clitheroe

A few pictures from a recent visit to Clitheroe Castle in the Ribble Valley Lancashire. For those interested in photography this first picture is straight out of camera, but exposed for the sky. 1/500th, f16, ISO 400, shot hand held with the Fuji XT-1 and the 18mm lens.  No filters were used.  The second is…

The Shard and London

The London Shard with views from the top, along with a few views around the city. With the Shard now the tallest building in the European Union at over 1000ft (306m) with 87 floors it houses a viewing gallery, restaurants, offices and a hotel.  It takes its name from the suggestion of a shard of…

Grand Arch – Paris, France – photographs by David Close

  The Grand Arch, Paris, France, a short journey west of the Arc de Triomphe extending a line of arches now stretching from the Arc de Triomphe du Carroussel Near the Louvre Museum.  The Grand Arch opening in 1989, stands 110m tall and is square in proportion.                  

Amazing hole in the ground

France has many caves, here is one that begins with a massive hole in the ground taking you down about 50m, then you go down a further 50m underground.  At the bottom there is an easy walk plus a small boat explores a river section.  Apparently the river eventually breaks ground about 17km downstream.  …

Sacre-Coeur and the Steps, Paris France

A few more photographs of beautiful Paris.  Sacré-Cœur the iconic Basilica completed in 1914, stands tall looking over the city of Paris. Steps leading to Sacré-Cœur looking great at night and in black and white. Late twilight over Paris from Sacré-Cœur