Travel

This time next month - from Liverpool to the Greek Island of Zakynthos

Really looking forward to heading back to the amazing Greek Island of Zakynthos or Zante as some people call it! Will be heading back to one of my favourite spots on the planet in the northern part of the Island - Shipwrecks Bay. It has the most insane light blue water. This is because the chalky limestone pebbles are constantly moving/rubbing against each other as the waves roll onto the shoreline. This creates a milky powder, mixed with the blue Med.... and voila!
This time I will also be taking my Drone for a bit of a flight around these amazing cliffs. Can't wait!

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Last sunrise in Rarotonga... a photo from the wee hours of the morning...

photo of sunrise in rarotonga After flying on a little island hopping plane back to Rarotonga the night before I had one of those "have to get up early to catch a plane, so a little bit wired and won't get much sleep" kinda nights...

So there I was at 5am listening to the waves crashing on the reef outside my window. I had an hour to kill before walking across the road to the airport - so got up and wandered along the rocky shoreline. First thing I thought was i'd left it a bit late. The sun had already risen just above the horizon... at 5am? Arghhhh!

I was hoping for a really long exposure to give the stormy sea an ethereal feel juxtaposed against the craggy outcrops... but hey - this was not planned. This was spontaneous and you just gotta go with it!

And the sleepy island of Rarotonga didn't disappoint. If this was to be my last photo of the trip - i'll take it!

Thanks again Cook Islands you beautiful jewel in the South Pacific. It's been special.

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Buenos Aires assignment published in Conde Nast Traveller...

photos of conde nast traveller article on buenos aires by ant clausen photography Still feeling like i'm playing catch-up from the madness of a couple months ago. Journalist friend Pete Healy from New Zealand gives me the call on a Thursday afternoon: "Mate, i'm on my way Buenos Aires - writing a story for Conde Nast Traveller - and I need a photographer. I've shown them your website and they want to book you"

I then took a quick look at my diary for the next few days - editing, portraits and studio shoots. All of which were not time critical. Next phone call was made to my 'travel agent extraordinaire' Dean Wilson. 18 hours later i'm on a plane to Buenos Aires.

I feel like the rest could be written into a short story - and to do the trip justice - it requires more time and writing.

But for now - i'm just happy the story has gone live!

I'm also suitably stoked and humbled with the feedback from the guys at Conde Nast: "Ant's pictures are stunning"...

Cheers guys!

I'll continue this story very soon with more photos and some excerpts from Pete's article.

 

Aida Blu Cruise Ship quietly approaches Liverpool on a still Saturday morning...

Was up nice and early to get some photos of the German Aida Blu cruise ship arriving into the Mersey on Saturday morning. There was a handful of avid "ship-spotters" lining the river waiting to catch a glimpse also. The one thing I wasn't anticipating was the ship turning a full 180 degrees and reversing into the dock. This often comes down to the individual skipper's preference and he had only radioed the change in that morning.Anyway! Here's a big ol' panoramic from across the Mersey looking back toward the famous Liverpool City Skyline... please click on the wee thumbnail to "super-size" it... [nggallery id=7] photo of aida blue cruise ship Liverpool mersey

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Girasole - a photo from Italy to brighten your day...

Here's a quick photo of a lovely sunflower, shot last month in Italy, first thing in the morning. I'll post a few more photos from this trip to Le Marque region. But as it's raining down and spirits may be a little low in Liverpool right now - here we go!gira sole, photo of yellow sunflower in le marque italy

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A North West Winter - some photos of the frostiness...

It's a lovely thing when the countryside gets blanketed in snow and frost. Problem is finding time to photograph it! Was up St. Helens way yesterday, pulled off the A57 and attempted to capture some of the frostiness.

It's a very cold, but magical time of the year up here...

photos of Liverpool Snow and frost at Christmas by Ant Clausen Liverpool Photographer, photography, pics, event, photography, PR, commercial

photos of Liverpool Snow and frost at Christmas by Ant Clausen Liverpool Photographer, photography, pics, event, photography, PR, commercial

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Tonnara di Scopello, Sicily - a quick photo from a recent commission

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Arriving back in the UK this morning - i'm now going through the collection of photos taken at the Tonnara di Scopello - a former tuna factory converted into exclusive residences.

Had an amazing time with two and a half days to capture the Tonnara with a combination of exterior/architectural detail and landscape shots. With no real rush or pending deadlines for the photos, it was pretty darn cool to simply take my time and attempt to capture the various elements of the location at different times of the day.

I will be posting a few shots from the shoot in the coming days, but first up here's a shot taken yesterday evening - one of the last shots I grabbed. This shot was taken with a 30 second exposure. The water was actually quite rough and I had to hold the tripod down due to high winds. The only adjustments made to the photo is a white balance adjustment in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and basic sharpening on output.

 

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Out of Office - taking photos of the Tonnara di Scopello, Sicily

Two months ago I was at the Tonnara di Scopello getting married. Now i'm being commissioned to head back and grab some promotional photos. I must remember to hand my business card out more often! As it's pretty much my favourite place on earth - i've already got an extensive archive of shots of the Tonnara (a converted tuna factory on the northwest coast of Sicily), however the rooms of the Tonnara have not been professionally photographed. So I'll be spending the first half of next week doing just that. The photos will then be used for general marketing purposes etc. Email coverage is few and far between but I'll try and post a couple of blog updates from the piazza in Scopello village. Ciao ragazzi!

photos of Tonnara di Scopello, Sicily by Ant Clausen Liverpool Photographer, photography, pics, event, photography, PR, commercial

photos of Tonnara di Scopello, Sicily by Ant Clausen Liverpool Photographer, photography, pics, event, photography, PR, commercial

photos of Tonnara di Scopello, Sicily by Ant Clausen Liverpool Photographer, photography, pics, event, photography, PR, commercial

For more PR, commercial and other photography - head back to my website Liverpool Photographer Ant Clausen

Castellammare del Golfo, Sicily - some photos of the local fishermen etc...

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A couple of days before the Tonnara wedding we left Scopello and headed down bright and early to grab some photos in the nearby mafia-stronghold town of Castellammare del Golfo. The locals had told us earlier that the fishing boats came into the docks around 8am. We were expecting the hustle and bustle you might find from fishermen and locals coming together, haggling over prices for the day's catch. But it was a far more subdued affair... which was actually more Sicilian in retrospect. We weaved our way through the labyrinth of back streets down to the port and waited for the action to kick off. Once down at the port, all you had to do was turn around to see the most dramatic of landscapes, the town of Castellammare built on the side of a steep Sicilian mountain. Another big tick in the box of undiscovered non-touristic Sicilian hideaways!
Anyway - without further ado, here's a few snaps!

photos of castellammare del golfo fishermen, sicily, scopello, wedding, photography

photos of castellammare del golfo fishermen, sicily, scopello, wedding, photography

photos of castellammare del golfo fishermen, sicily, scopello, wedding, photography

photos of castellammare del golfo fishermen, sicily, scopello, wedding, photography

photos of castellammare del golfo fishermen, sicily, scopello, wedding, photography

photos of castellammare del golfo fishermen, sicily, scopello, wedding, photography

photos of castellammare del golfo fishermen, sicily, scopello, wedding, photography

photos of castellammare del golfo fishermen, sicily, scopello, wedding, photography

photos of castellammare del golfo fishermen, sicily, scopello, wedding, photography

I'll be posting more photos from Sicily, the wedding etc shortly... to have a quick look at more Liverpool-based photography, head back to my website Liverpool Photographer Ant Clausen