Thoughts…

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

“Thought” generally refers to any mental or intellectual activity involving an individual’s subjective consciousness. It can refer either to the act of thinking or the resulting ideas or arrangements of ideas. Similar concepts include cognition, sentience, consciousness, and imagination. Because thought underlies almost all human actions and interactions, understanding its physical and metaphysical origins, processes, and effects has been a longstanding goal of many academic disciplines including, among others, biology, philosophy, psychology, and sociology.
Thinking allows beings to make sense of or model the world in different ways, and to represent or interpret it in ways that are significant to them, or which accord with their needs, attachments, objectives, plans, commitments, ends and desires.

New Website

It was about time; here it is, the launch of my new website. It is not complete; there is still a lot of photographs to upload, however, I wanted to finally get it up and running. Please feel free to leave any constructive comments at the bottom of this blog post. In the meantime, enjoy the site here.

www.davidturneyphotography.com

Paris – a photographer’s city

Pl de l'Institut

According to the Global Power City Index, Paris was rated one of the top three most influential cities in Europe in 2009 and 2010. I would be very surprised if it were not voted in the top three cities once again this year.

This was my first real visit to Paris after having previously flown through the two major international airports on connecting flights and visiting Disneyland in my youth on a school trip. So.. after having received surprise Eurostar tickets from my girlfriend on Valentines Day (thank you again) I was extremely excited to be finally spending time in the city itself.

The city itself is beautiful and I was surprised to see that within the confined quarters of the city the buildings were astonishing and a lack of modern (and ugly) buildings made the city even more aesthetically pleasing to the eye. This brings me on to the main reason for my post. Paris is a photographer’s city. It is strikingly medieval which gives it additional beauty.

From the Eiffel Tower a walk along the Seine to the east will greet you with an array of landmarks to unleash your favourite camera on from the Champs Elysée (which I honestly didn’t find that attractive) to Place de la Concorde (the famous roundabout with the iconic giant Egyptian obelisk decorated exalting the reign of the pharaoh Ramses II) to the Louvre (the largest museum in Europe, if not the world housing the famous Mona Lisa) to Notre Dame Cathedral (which is considered one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture).

During our time in Paris we resided in the Latin Quarter, to the east of Boulevard Saint-Michel and south of Notre-Dame. I would definitely recommend staying in this area as it is close to everything (except maybe from the Eiffel Tower and Montmarte) has a vast number of very reasonably priced cafes and restaurants and the hotels in this area are not extortionate like those located on or close to the Champs Elysée.

With so many places and landmarks to visit I cannot recommend Paris enough. You absolutely must visit this city. Oh, one last thing, if you get a chance, go for dinner at Les Papilles in the Latin Quarter, you need to book and you won’t regret it.

To see my photos from Paris click here.

The End of an EOS

Upon upgrading to the 5D I have realised that I will need to part way with my beloved 450d along with the two EF-S lenses I own as the 5D does not support EF-S lenses. If anybody is interested in purchasing a starter dlsr then I would recommend the 450d so please get in touch.

For those who are interested in buying this kit, along with the 450d body and the two EF-S lenses I will be giving the buyer a free 58mm polarising lens filter (see here) and free camera armour (see here) which.

A New Beginning

Hi and welcome to my photography blog, a place to post and share my passion for photography. I have been taking photographs for many years starting out messing around with my father’s first original compact sony cybershot (the one that was as heavy as a brick, as expensive as a computer and only had 1 or 2 Megapixels). I then decided to bridge the gap between compacts and slr’s by purchasing an in-between – a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8. With this I started to learn about photography and was hooked. Back in 2008 I purchased a Canon EOS 450d which was my first full manual dslr. I have been exctremely happy with this over the last 4 years but have finally decided that with what I have learnt over the last 7-8 years I would finally invest in a pro dslr – I introduce the Canon EOS 5D Mark II – my new toy.