Back in 2015 I visited the U.K. (among a number of other countries), and visited Stonehenge.
This place is set up for tourists, with a major visitors centre and car park a couple of kilometres from the actual site, with constant people carriers ferrying visitors back and forth. Or you could walk (which my colleagues and I did).
With the crowds you might think that it would be hard to find a composition with few people. But if you worked your angles carefully and shot tight, it was possible to have just a couple of people in scene. In this image I only cloned out about four individuals.
The sky was quite dramatic on the day, but the SOOC image had a fairly washed out sky. This was restored using Photoshop and the Color Efex Pro 4 filter that is part of the Nik Collection by DxO package.
Stonehenge was a great location to shoot an iconic landmark and to enjoy the British countryside.
In 2015 I visited France. With some colleagues, we took an overnight trip out to visit Mont St Michel, the famous monastery on an island.
We timed our arrival for the mid afternoon and enjoyed a spectacular sunset. We also enjoyed sunrise the next morning, and a day of exploration in this fascinating abbey.
This was one of those locations that the one night there was not sufficient to do justice to the scene, but I am reasonably happy with the result.
Hercules' Tower (Torre de Hecules) is the oldest Roman lighthouse that is still in use today.
Located in the city of A Coruna in Spain's Galicia region, the lighthouse was built in the 2nd century (CE).
This image was created in the morning of a cloudless summer's day. Although many photographers prefer some cloud to provide contrast in the sky, I actually like a clear blue sky, at least sometimes.
In these conditions a polarising filter is an important part of the toolkit.
Image was processed using Lightroom CC and Photoshop, and there was some distortion correction and a small amount of object (people) removal applied.