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Malena Photography  Photographer based in Scotland | Travel | Documentary | NGO | Environmentalist | Happy owner of Zena the rescue staffy | For portfolio ⬇️

Table mountain seen from V&A Waterfront, Cape Town SA. .
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Panorama made with Canon 6D and Canon EF 70-200mm at 50mm: f16 and shutter speed 1/160. A 6 photo stitch made w @lightroom.
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A change of scenery, and continent. From yesterday's Asia posts, today we're in Africa. .
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Table mountain, Cape Town SA. What I like about this shot is the little humans on the left providing scale to the image. Also one of them is just about to pull one of those 'No body is here' Instagram posts. I captured that as well in a separate photo. ;) .
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Panorama shot with Canon 6d and Tamron 19-35mm on 20mm: f16 and shutter speed 1/160s. A 6 image stitch made with Adobe @lightroom.
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Maiko Sayaka & Maiko Mamehana.
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#Throwback continuing on the Japanese theme.
Gion district of Kyoto, 2007. I noticed a crowd gathering outside a famous tea house and I figured geisha would come out soon. I joined the people but thought the crowd with all the cameras ready was a really funny sight, so I turned around to photograph them. That's when I spotted these two ladies walking casually, and unnoticed, further up the street. And I got this photo as I sneaked away from the tea house, pretending nothing much was going on ;). I'm sorry, Instagram cropped off their feet! .
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Gear: My first Canon DSLR, the 350D w 18-55mm kit lens.
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Spot the human (Kaz).
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So while going through all those 'serious' shots from #Japan I also stumbled across this one. The proof that the country can be just as quirky as you'd imagine! Who does not wanna have dinner surrounded by a bunch of yukata clad mannequins! Table for one, not in this place!
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The Shimanami Kaido bicycle route is around 75k and many cyclists do it over 2 days, though the fast ones cover the stretch in just one. .
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Walking it meant I gave myself the time to have a proper look around. I did the bridge hopping over 4 days, spending the nights wild camping as I still had my tent from doing the Shikoku pilgrimage on foot previous to the bridges.
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Beyond the glam and the neon lights of Tokyo there is a very different country. The day before starting the hike I had a wander around Imabari City, the biggest hub to where the route starts on Shikoku island. Heading down a wee alley close to the shipbuilding district I found sleepy streets and worn houses.
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Gear: Canon 5D mk1 + Canon EF 28-105mm.
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Almost ready to update my website with my beloved bridge hopping adventure.
1. Post-processed file.
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2. Raw file. .
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Bridge 1(7) of Shimanami Kaido, Japan.
The beauty of travelling alone is that I don't drive anyone else crazy with me always having to investigate every nook and cranny... like going underneath the bridge instead of just crossing it!
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Gear: Canon 5D mk1 + Canon EF 28-105mm. On very sunny days I quite often underexpose landscape images slightly as I know I can easily pull out the details in post.
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Panorama of Playa Es Canar. The image is over 2metres wide (about 79") but could most probably be enlarged further without losing sharpness nor detail. (Swipe to see detail crops).
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The 50mm does a good job but had I used a telephoto lens then the distance to the hotels had been compressed even more, which is another reason I prefer panorama to a wide angle lens. .
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Gear: Canon 5D mkII + Canon 50mm f1.8 mk1.
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Panorama of Xarraca, northern tip of Ibiza 🇪🇸. .
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Stitching together images gives me a huge file to work on and it is excellent for large format printing. I can crop in on a tiny piece and still have it full of pin sharp details, things that are almost invisible to the eye when just looking at the full image. Also it is a lot of fun to shoot. I don't use tripod, over time you learn how to overlap and compose each separate shot.
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Gear: Canon 5D mkII + Canon 50mm f1.8 mk1. .
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8 images shot portrait mode. ISO 100, f2.5, shutter speed 1/1000s. I like to open up the aperture as it creates nice depth of field in the end panorama.
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