Check out the magnificent backdrop here during blue hour. Nicely sat behind those hanging Chinese lanterns. I read that the red lanterns are a symbol of booming life & prosperous business. Can anyone tell me if the yellow ones represent anything specific...? Just curious to know before resorting to a search engine. And does your city have a Chinatown..?
Shawn Eastman, Cardiff 📷
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Does anybody know what these guys are checking....? I doubt they are waiting outside Vitaron & Medical Co at 8pm to see if Black Caviar makes it over the 6th furlong in 1st place to bring a healthy return on investment. Must be waiting for their Viagra collection number to be called...?
Bright lights so inviting. It's nice to know I can enter Chinatown Food Street & within 10 metres treat myself to a henna tattoo, lantern, log onto free Wi-Fi, have my fortune told, sample some Dim Sum, buy a keyring, get a massage, have Korean dessert, eat some fish then choose an item of jewellery. Choices, people. Choices.
Outside the impressive Buddha Tooth Relic Temple. As you might predict, this gaff houses the tooth relic of the historical Buddha. It's just as impressive inside. If you're visiting Singapore there are a gazillion things to check out. This one is definitely worth quickly gandering around. Plenty of incredible local Asian cuisine within the vicinity as well.
What an absolute lad. This is 4pm in the afternoon & this guy is in the zone. Chair at the top of the stairs in the middle of a public market. Elasticated shorts, t-shirt strategically placed to prevent the tip of his manhood slipping out, neck tilting his head to the 7 o'clock position and... snooze.
Floating across Kentucky Lake with a good friend and a host of new American friends on Independence day a few years ago, especially with this tremendous sunset before me will live long in the memory. This is one of my summer stories of the past. Do you have summer stories to tell, past or present…..? Canon is in search of a storyteller to spend 365 days chasing 365 new and inspiring summer stories across the globe. Sound like you….? Share your summer story by tagging canonuk and liveforthestory Check out canonuk to find out more. canonuk liveforthestory ad
A lady worshipping at Thian Hock Keng, the oldest & most important temple of the Hokkien people in Singapore. It's the temple of Mazu, a Chinese sea goddess. Built in the 1800s for folks such as seafarers to give thanks to the Mazu for a safe arrival over the oceans. I bloody love the smell from all of the candles.
A warm glow across Raffles Boulevard from the connecting Bras Basah & Beach Road junction. Shot at 35mm in what appears to be the middle of a busy & active multi-lane road. Though I was actually in the middle of a green man road crossing. Still a bit dangerous... so keep safe, kids.
Picture perfect skyline. One of the best I've had the pleasure of photographing. Singapore is tremendously set up to be photographed. A couple more coming up next that follows this theme of the Singapore skyline, so keep an eye open. Let me know what the best skyline is that you've ever seen... I'd love to know.. what else is out there..?
Bringing you the finest offerings from Singapore. The Marina Bay Sands is a big beauty that bangs out these laser light shows every night. It cost S$8 billion to assemble. That's something like... £44 million or USD$60 million. Definitely need a tripod for this one, folks.
Waltzing through the passage of the 132 year old Rijksmuseum. Fun fact of the day: Ennigaldi-Nanna's museum is thought to have been the first ever museum, inviting palace visitors to view artifacts circa 530BC in what we now know as Iraq. Now that's a museum worth putting in a museum.
The environmentally friendly mode of transportation: The Skateboard. I used to walk around with a skateboard. I used to walk around with it because I was never any damn good at riding it. Would love to be able to cruise down Rozengracht like this dude, though. Maybe with some knee & elbow pads though, 'cause you know I'll be flying off.
A burger from a vending machine. This fella has his life goal priorities in tact. Let me know if you've ever bought a burger from a vending machine. I'm interested in that data. Also, I've since discovered that the food is freshly prepared at febo.nl & barely sits there for more than a few minutes before being snapped up. All hail febo.nl
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Myself & the camera. Along with a second lens, spare memory card, spare battery, wallet, bottle of water & a peanut butter sandwich all neatly packed in my super convenient napapijri backpack. Fill yours up & get out there. That's it. That's me. napapijri whatsinmybag ad
You'll find this exquisite little spot right where Keizersgracht and Leidsegracht canals meet towards the South West of Amsterdam. In the day time it looks like every other pretty corner of the city. As night sets, with the right angle, a tripod and a long exposure, this is when you'll really bring this shot to life. Gorgeous area. Water is cold, don't fall in.
This fellow had no idea a small 50mm prime lens was aimed & focused direct on his Dutch bonce. I wonder what he's pondering.... Could be something as complicated as whether he should take the steak out of the freezer so he can begin preparing it for tomorrow.
Throwing out the long 30 second exposure in black and white form here at the corner of Raadhuisstraat and Herengracht. Some dude was slurring at me here for about 15 minutes. Nice bloke, but I was in a rush because my guys were waiting for me with bottles of vodka back at the apartment whilst I tried to grab some night shots. We had a night on the town planned, you see. That's information for you.
Check out this badass mansion. It looks like the crib of some serious mobster, but ironically it's just home to a law firm. Next door is a villa where Mathilde Willink & fashion designer Frank Grovers lived. Willink has a fascinating story, living as a Dutch hostess & society figure. She was either murdered or committed suicide on the property... if you're into those unsolved mysteries, tap her into Google.
There are over 160 canals in Amsterdam and about 1500 bridges. How many of them did I walk over? I reckon about 5% or less. I caught this as I took a stroll around the city just before sunset. It's full of flowers and colours here throughout spring and summer.
Hey guys, BIG news for you as I'll be taking over the samyroad account during the samyroadtakeover this weekend, and it kicks off tomorrow.. so get yourselves over there now & start following! I massively appreciate all of the support you people have given me over the past few months, and during this weekend I'll be posting up some exclusive photographs from all over the world, so be sure to follow samyroad and keep an eye on them over the next few days.
Amsterdam has more museums per square meter than any other city in the world, proving that it's a city with plenty more to offer than just a fat spliff. It's also a city that homes the highest number of nationalities out of any other city in the world. It's multi-culture personified. amsterdam holland netherlands europe iamsterdam bestofamsterdam wonderlustamsterdam visitamsterdam amsterdamview igersamsterdam amsterdamgram topamsterdamphoto photography streetphotography shawneastmanphotography
Summer is coming..! Well, for some of us anyway. I know some of you have summer-like weather all year..! Perhaps others see winter-like weather all year..? Bikes are out. Sun cream applied. Amsterdam is one hell of a pretty little place. Watch out for more of this beautiful canal ridden city coming up. amsterdam holland netherlands europe iamsterdam bestofamsterdam wonderlustamsterdam visitamsterdam amsterdamview igersamsterdam amsterdamgram topamsterdamphoto photography streetphotography shawneastmanphotography
Fun facts... the Roman Forum wasn't fully excavated until the 20th century. It was in use for 1400 years before becoming an overgrown derelict field following the fall of the Roman Empire around the year 476. After this time, many of the ancient structures were dismantled & re-built as new towers & castles within other parts of the area. But the site became a dumping ground in the 13th century & these buildings were all torn down.
40 metres high atop the Palatine Hill, looking down at the impressive Roman Forum. On this day it must have been about 40 degrees as well. Sweating buckets. Note the large crowd of people, all taking cover in the shade of the trees to the right! This was the site of triumphal processions & elections. The venue for public speeches, criminal trials & gladiatorial matches with statues built to commemorate the great men. The teeming heart of ancient Rome, it has been called the most celebrated meeting place in the world & in all history.
The illustrious selfie. First introduced to the masses by pioneering photographer Robert Cornelius in 1839. Today, a young couple take advantage of the photographic capabilities supplied within a modern day cell phone. Behind them you'll see the Column of Marcus Aurelius, positioned in the Piazza Colonna. This tall column was built around the year 193. Can you believe that? 193..!!
I wonder what she's talking about. I wonder what he's thinking about. Split second of a day, but I love how if you point that lens at people & hit the shutter, you can look back at the image & find a ton of questions you could ask. rome roma europe photography streetphotographer notmynonni streetdreamsmag streetshared streetlife streetphoto streetshot shawneastmanphotography
Sometimes it pays to look up. A glass canopy located above, helping to provide some light to the double helix stairs in the Pio-Clementine museum within the Vatican. rome vatican vaticancity vaticanmuseum europe bramante staircase theworldneedsmorespiralstaircases fromwhereistand chasinglight architecture photography shawneastmanphotography
One hell of a colosseum view at the Michelin starred aroma_restaurant in Rome. Grab yourself the pasta filled with buffalo mozzarella & borage with white truffle fondue. Wash it down with a chardonnay. Interestingly, there are four barracks at ground level here, which were built back in the day for the gladiators. The largest was an ancient gym, but it looks like someone has robbed the barbells. rome roma italy europe colosseum roman photography italy_vacations ig_italy ig_italia igersroma igersitalia ilikeitaly italymagazine browsingitaly inrhome shawneastmanphotography canonitaliaspa
Note the photoshoot on the Spanish steps. Quality backdrop. 138 steps help marry the the lower Piazza di Spagna with the upper piazza Trinita dei Monti. An area that is renowned for attracting individuals of the creative kind. Artists, painters, poets, beautiful women & rich Romans. Oh.. & photographers of course. rome roma italy europe spanishsteps scalinaspagna roman photography streetphotography italy_vacations ig_italy ig_italia igersroma igersitalia ilikeitaly italymagazine browsingitaly inrhome shawneastmanphotography canonitaliaspa
We revisit history, this time with sunset at the Arch of Constantine. This badboy is the largest Roman triumphal arch. It was erected by the Roman Senate to commemorate Constantine I's victory over Maxentius at the Battle of Milvian Bridge in 312. Today we tend to take a horse-drawn carriage & marvel in wonder. Make sure these horses are well looked after, Rome. rome roma italy europe archofconstantine arcodiconstantino roman photography streetphotography italy_vacations ig_italy ig_italia igersroma igersitalia ilikeitaly italymagazine browsingitaly shawneastmanphotography canonitaliaspa
Pasta, lasagna, spaghetti, linguine, risotto, pizza, bruschetta, tiramisu, gelato, ricotta cheesecake. What is your favourite Italian cuisine? rome roma italy europe photography streetphotography alfresco fuori allaperto italy_vacations ig_italy ig_italia igersroma browsingitaly shawneastmanphotography
I was drawn to the contrast in temperature that's displayed here at ground level of the Colosseum. I can imagine the warmth hitting me in the face as i walk out of the chilly shadow & into the heated sun ray. rome roma italy europe colosseum roman photography streetphotography italy_vacations ig_italy ig_italia igersroma browsingitaly shawneastmanphotography canonitaliaspa
The façade of the Pantheon. Completed in 128 AD, a whopping 1889 years ago, the Pantheon remains one of the best preserved ancient Roman buildings. The dome found inside is still the world's largest unreinforced dome, sitting 142ft high. rome roma italy europe pantheon ancient roman photography italy_vacations ig_italy ig_italia igersroma browsingitaly shawneastmanphotography canonitaliaspa
The Castel Sant'Angelo, Rome, Italy. Built by the instruction of Roman Emperor Hadrian as a huge pad for him & the family. Later used as a fortress & castle by popes. It was once the tallest building in Rome & today we pay about 15 bucks to ogle the art exhibitions, frescoed walls & views across Rome. rome roma italy europe castelsantangelo castle photography italy_vacations ig_italy ig_italia igersroma browsingitaly shawneastmanphotography canonitaliaspa
The old cobbled road up Via Sacra, which leads through the ruins of the ancient Roman Forum. Via Sacra (Sacred Road) was the main route of ancient Rome, flowing from the top of Capitoline Hill right through some of the most historical religious sites of the Forum before coming to a close at the Colosseum. rome italy europe colosseum viasacra sacredroad photography streetphotography italy_vacations ig_italy ig_italia igersroma browsingitaly shawneastmanphotography
Beautiful structure to photograph. Though i'm struggling to decide what i find most awesome about the Colosseum - the fact it still stands almost 2000 years later or the fact that as it does stand, it's a whopping 48m high with an original 545m perimeter & a capacity of up 80,000 spectators. Jaw dropping. rome italy europe colosseum blackandwhite photography streetphotography italy_vacations ig_italy ig_italia igersroma browsingitaly shawneastmanphotography
It's market time alongside the River Tiber in Rome, Italy's third longest river. I wonder if the Romans used to trade small sculpted pieces of rock in exchange for grain in this spot back in 200 BC... rome rivertiber italy europe market photography streetphotography italy_vacations ig_italy ig_italia igersroma browsingitaly shawneastmanphotography
View of Ponte Vittorio Emanuele II & St Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City. The smallest state in the world by both area & population. Independent from Italy since 1929, around 1000 people reside within the walled enclave of the Vatican. rome vatican vaticancity europe stpetersbasilica dome pontevittorioemanueleii rivertiber photography landscape italy_vacations ig_italy ig_italia igersroma browsingitaly shawneastmanphotography
A beautiful but brief moment captured between a mother & a daughter sharing some of their day. Possibly 140 years of experience between them. But the way nonna rocks that scarf breathes new life into Indie Rock. rome vatican vaticancity europe photography streetphotography motheranddaughter notmynonni streetdreamsmag streetlife_award shawneastmanphotography
The modern Bramante staircase in the Vatican Museum. Photographed a gazillion times, but a lovely kaleidoscopic swirl just the same. Designed by the Italian architect Giuseppe Momo in 1932, this modern Bramante staircase was inspired by the original 1505 Bramante staircase located in the same Pio-Clementine museum within the Vatican. rome vatican vaticancity vaticanmuseum europe bramante staircase spiral architecture photography shawneastmanphotography
The 16th century Piazza Barberini with Bernini's Triton Fountain sculpture. Pretty well kept for a masterpiece from 1642. I've got mantelpiece ornaments from 2012 that are in far worse condition. rome italy europe piazzabarberini bernini tritonfountain photography streetphotography italy_vacations ig_italy ig_italia igersroma browsingitaly shawneastmanphotography
As you make your way down Via dei Condotti towards the 292 year old Spanish Steps, you'll notice the price of womens stiletto pumps begin to gradually increase. Fortunately, the incredible golden glow of a rising sun a little after dawn can be obtained free of charge most mornings in the centre of Rome's Piazza di Spagna. rome italy europe spanishsteps piazzadispagna photography streetphotography italy_vacations ig_italy ig_italia igersroma browsingitaly shawneastmanphotography
5 of 5 Mini series of the magnificent Aurora Borealis above the skies of Iceland. iceland europe pingvellir þingvellir thingvellir everydayiceland aurora auroraborealis northernlights longexposure landscape landscape_captures photography shawneastmanphotography