One Stormy Day by RussellMcGuire

I have posted a few pictures of this before but for some reason, this is the image I enjoy the most from the set. Not sure what it is, just one of those pictures I really enjoy.

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Shine Bright by RussellMcGuire

“Man must behave like a lighthouse; he must shine day and night for the goodness of every-man.” ― Mehmet Murat ildan

This is a quote that I have always loved and have tried to live my life by. When I was younger, I was a firefighter for many years and it was one of the most amazing times of my life. I was part of a group of people who always tried to make the world a better place and who worked tirelessly to shine day and night.

As I read the news, and watch what is going on in the world, it makes me wish more people would try to act in that manner. Sure would make the world a brighter place to live.

OK, I am now off my soapbox. Enjoy the rest of the day and remember, try to make at least one person smile before you go to bed.

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Along the Watchtower by RussellMcGuire

“All along the watchtower, princes kept the view While all the women came and went, barefoot servants, too”

Sometimes the photos you almost miss, are the ones you end up loving the best. That hold true for this one.

I had the best intentions of waking up at sunset and going to shoot this location, unfortunately the wife and I went to dinner the night before. Needless to say, with us being on vacation, I had a few drinks and forgot to set my alarm. Around 5:30 in the morning someone in the hallway of the hotel made a lot of noise and woke me up. I am glad they did because I would have slept in and missed the shot.

This area is called The Victoria Beach Pirate Tower and is a bit of a challenge to find. You have to know where a few hidden staircases are at to find it. So what exactly is the origin story behind the Victorian turret? Was it a lookout for Spanish pirates? Is there treasure buried nearby? Should I bring a metal detector? What secrets lie within the 60-foot building? As it turns out, there’s not a ton inside– just a rusted metal staircase. That’s because the so-called “pirate tower” was simply a really cool-looking staircase for the person living in the home above the cliff, state senator William E. Brown and family, to get down to the secluded beach. It was built in 1926, which was a while ago, but not exactly “pirate while ago”.

In my mind, I was thinking about The Goonies while I was down there shooting this. So with that, I will leave you with the greatest quote from The Goonies. “Don’t you realize? The next time you see sky, it’ll be over another town. The next time you take a test, it’ll be in some other school. Our parents, they want the best of stuff for us. But right now, they got to do what’s right for them. Because it’s their time. Their time! Up there! Down here, it’s our time. It’s our time down here. That’s all over the second we ride up Troy’s bucket.”

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Damnation by MikeyM

Following on from last nights edit, I didn’t think the response would be the way it was so it proved to be a pretty popular image! So this time, instead of a 20 minute composite, I decided to put a bit more effort into this one – and at a higher resolution.

Created from 3 images (sky, ship/water and the land on the horizon.

I have multiple versions too, without fog, and without fog/light. So if you would like a print or to see the other versions, please email me on

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A pirate’s dream by Carlosmacr

One of the last things i made before leaving the island was to enjoy the sunset in this awesome place, one of the many jewels of Ibiza island. Most of it was taken more than 5 years ago with my first reflex camera, a Canon XSi (also known as 450D).

This place appears in the popular “Voyager” album, by Mike Oldfield.

Now i just tried to make some edition with colours and tones.

Thanks and have a nice sunday


Una de las últimas cosas que hice antes de dejar Ibiza fue disfrutar de un amanecer desde este fantástico lugar, una de las muchas pequeñas joyas que guarda la isla. La imagen principal fue tomada hace más de 5 años, con mi primera cámara réflex, una Canon Xsi (también llamada Canon 450D).

Ese islote y una vista relativamente parecida es la que aparece en la portada del album “Voyager” de Mike Oldfield.

Intenté hacerle alguna edición atractiva en cuanto a los colores.

Gracias por tu visita y buen domingo 🙂

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