TOP Photography: Blog https://www.ce-top-photography.com/blog en-us (C) CE TOP Photography cme@ce-top-photography.com (TOP Photography) Mon, 14 May 2018 20:30:00 GMT Mon, 14 May 2018 20:30:00 GMT https://www.ce-top-photography.com/img/s/v-5/u179735076-o424163814-50.jpg TOP Photography: Blog https://www.ce-top-photography.com/blog 90 120 TOP Destinations: Loire Valley https://www.ce-top-photography.com/blog/2018/5/top-destinations-loire-valley

 

The Loire Valley is renowed for its sumptuous châteaux crowning a fertile and green land. Check out just a couple of photos in my latest album TOP Destinations: Loire Valley.

Cheers!

Carlos Esteves

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TOP Destinations: Normandy https://www.ce-top-photography.com/blog/2018/5/top-destinations-normandy

 

Normandy has a major historical importance to Europe immediately associated with its D-Day beaches. Furthermore the region presents a zigged shoreline, cozy harbours and one of the most iconic landmarks of France which can all be found in my latest album TOP Destinations: Normandy.

Cheers!

Carlos Esteves

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TOP Destinations: Oslo https://www.ce-top-photography.com/blog/2018/4/top-destinations-oslo

 

Hi,

you can find here just a glimpse into Oslo, Norway's capital, where modern architecture shapes an elegant lifestyle.

Cheers!

Carlos Esteves

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cme@ce-top-photography.com (TOP Photography) architecture brief norway top destinations urban https://www.ce-top-photography.com/blog/2018/4/top-destinations-oslo Mon, 16 Apr 2018 18:59:06 GMT
TOP Destinations: Lofoten https://www.ce-top-photography.com/blog/2018/3/top-destinations-lofoten

 

Lofoten Islands are situated above the Artic Circle at 68º North in the west coast of Norway. The mountains are nothing less than steep walls descending straight into the sea and overlooking beautiful and isolated little fishing villages. Pure snow transforms the whole archipelago into a winter wonderland that is almost hard to believe. Trust me, it does exist, check it out for yourself these truly amazing landscapes in my last album TOP Destinations: Lofoten.

Cheers!

Carlos Esteves

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cme@ce-top-photography.com (TOP Photography) brief island landscape lofoten nature norway top destinations https://www.ce-top-photography.com/blog/2018/3/top-destinations-lofoten Wed, 14 Mar 2018 00:04:00 GMT
French Pyrenees in Viajes National Geographic https://www.ce-top-photography.com/blog/2018/3/french-pyrenees-in-viajes-national-geographic

Hello, the issue 212 of Viajes National Geographic includes a great and detailed article about the exciting destination French Pyrenees, which among several great photos includes my image Shining winter in Cirque de Lescun from the album TOP Destinations: Pyrenees.

On the left you can find a preview of the issue cover now on sale in Portugal and below an excerpt of the article by Iñaki Gómez. Lisbon is also an highlight of the issue, check it out and plan your next trip!

Cheers,

Carlos Esteves

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cme@ce-top-photography.com (TOP Photography) article france landscape magazine national geographic nature news pyrenees travel viajes national geographic https://www.ce-top-photography.com/blog/2018/3/french-pyrenees-in-viajes-national-geographic Wed, 07 Mar 2018 00:14:38 GMT
TOP Destinations: Navarra https://www.ce-top-photography.com/blog/2017/7/top-destinations-navarra

 

A couple of spots in the region of Navarra along Urederra river course can be found here.

Cheers!

Carlos Esteves

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cme@ce-top-photography.com (TOP Photography) brief landscape nature navarra spain top destinations https://www.ce-top-photography.com/blog/2017/7/top-destinations-navarra Mon, 17 Jul 2017 20:10:54 GMT
TOP Destinations: Basque Country https://www.ce-top-photography.com/blog/2017/7/top-destinations-basque-country

 

Between a rugged coastline and several mountain ranges, the Basque Country region is rich in diverse and unique landscapes. Here are just a few spots!

Cheers!

Carlos Esteves

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cme@ce-top-photography.com (TOP Photography) basque country brief landscape nature spain top destinations https://www.ce-top-photography.com/blog/2017/7/top-destinations-basque-country Tue, 11 Jul 2017 21:33:28 GMT
TOP Destinations: Alsace https://www.ce-top-photography.com/blog/2017/5/top-destinations-alsace

 

Alsace is France's northeastern most region and throughout times it exchanged ownership several times with Germany. Enchanting medieval villages, notable wines and cuisine make this a special and pleasant destination. Enjoy this region own character and fairy tale like villages here!

Cheers!

Carlos Esteves

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cme@ce-top-photography.com (TOP Photography) Alsace Brief Colmar France Strasbourg TOP Destinations Urban https://www.ce-top-photography.com/blog/2017/5/top-destinations-alsace Mon, 29 May 2017 07:45:57 GMT
TOP Destinations: Hallstatt https://www.ce-top-photography.com/blog/2017/5/top-destinations-hallstatt

 

Charmy wooden village in the shore of a distinct lake and in the foothill of steep mountains, Hallstatt is as enchanting as a small settlement can be. Enjoy the magical atmosphere of the village and its dramatic surroundings here!

Cheers!

Carlos Esteves

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cme@ce-top-photography.com (TOP Photography) Austria Brief Hallstatt Landscape Nature TOP Destinations https://www.ce-top-photography.com/blog/2017/5/top-destinations-hallstatt Sun, 21 May 2017 19:08:12 GMT
TOP Destinations: Salzburg https://www.ce-top-photography.com/blog/2017/5/top-destinations-salzburg

 

Take a preview here into the classical atmosphere of Salzburg, birthplace of Amadeus Mozart, with its famous castle and cathedral overlooking the old town.

Cheers!

Carlos Esteves

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cme@ce-top-photography.com (TOP Photography) Austria Brief Salzburg TOP Destinations Urban https://www.ce-top-photography.com/blog/2017/5/top-destinations-salzburg Sun, 14 May 2017 17:57:32 GMT
TOP Destinations: Baden-Württemberg https://www.ce-top-photography.com/blog/2017/5/top-destinations-baden-wurttemberg

 

Southwestern most Germany region, Baden-Württemberg has lot to offer, from the Black Forest to the Swabin Alb, punctuated by several fairy tale castles. Stuttgart is the region's capital and represents another centre of Germany automotive industry with two well known luxury brands being based here.

Have a look at some sights at this region here!

Cheers!

Carlos Esteves

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cme@ce-top-photography.com (TOP Photography) Architecture Baden-Württemberg Brief Germany Landscape Nature Stuttgart TOP Destinations Urban Vehicles https://www.ce-top-photography.com/blog/2017/5/top-destinations-baden-wurttemberg Sun, 07 May 2017 19:25:23 GMT
TOP Destinations: Munich & the Bavaria https://www.ce-top-photography.com/blog/2017/5/top-destinations-munich

 

Munich, although cosmopolitan and modern, still retains a somehow small-town feel as their inhabitants are known for being more easygoing and open than Germans from other regions. Beer gardens and plenty of outdoor lifestyle are found profusely around here. Of course, the city's activity peaks at Okctoberfest when several million visitors party and have fun together having about the same million litres of beer!

Munich is also known for being the hometown of one of the European's top football clubs and also the headquarters of a prestigious and luxury automotive global brand.

Besides, Bavaria's capital, has an amazing Alpine background at its doorstep which certainly has it's influence on the character of the town and the people. The Bavarian Alps are indeed rich in natural beauty with endless lakes and fairy tale castles making their dramatic appearance high in the middle of dense green forests. 

Take a glimpse into Munich and the Bavaria region here!

Cheers!

Carlos Esteves

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cme@ce-top-photography.com (TOP Photography) Architecture Bavaria Brief Germany Landscape Munich Nature TOP Destinations Urban Vehicles https://www.ce-top-photography.com/blog/2017/5/top-destinations-munich Mon, 01 May 2017 20:27:30 GMT
TOP Nightscapes https://www.ce-top-photography.com/blog/2016/11/top-nightscapes

 

Hello,

take a look at sky above in my new TOP Nightscapes album with a couple of new photos capturing the amazing Milky Way we all live in.

Carlos Esteves

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cme@ce-top-photography.com (TOP Photography) Brief Landscape Milky Way Nature Night Portugal TOP Nightscapes https://www.ce-top-photography.com/blog/2016/11/top-nightscapes Tue, 08 Nov 2016 21:10:26 GMT
TOP Destinations: Budapest https://www.ce-top-photography.com/blog/2016/10/top-destinations-budapest

 

Welcome to the historical and beautiful city of Budapest. Once comprising three separated towns, Buda and Óbuda on Danube's western bank and Pest on the eastern bank, Budapest has several major attractions, from the Parliament to the Opera, from crossing Daunube through the Chain Bridge to relaxing at end the day in the hot and splendorous thermal baths.

Take a glimpse into the classic atmosphere of Budapest here!

Cheers!

Carlos Esteves

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cme@ce-top-photography.com (TOP Photography) Architecture Brief Budapest Hungary TOP Destinations Urban https://www.ce-top-photography.com/blog/2016/10/top-destinations-budapest Tue, 11 Oct 2016 20:52:55 GMT
TPOTY 2016 London Exhibition https://www.ce-top-photography.com/blog/2016/8/tpoty-2016-london-exhibition

Hello, 

Travel Photographer Of The Year (TPOTY) 2016 exhibition has already started in the 22nd July in London and it will run until 4th September (admission is free).

TPOTY exhibition is being held at the University of Greenwich's award-winning Stockwell Building, just a few hundred metres from Greenwich DLR station and the Cutty Sark in the heart of the Maritime Greenwich UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The address is: 10 Stockwell St, Greenwich SE10 9BD.

Exhibition opening times:

Monday to Thursday - 10:00 to 18:00
Fridays & Saturdays – 10:00 to 19:00
Sundays – 10:00 to 16:30

Don't miss the opportunity to see the best travel photographs from around the globe and also to see and take home my images above in multiple formats.

Cheers!

Carlos Esteves

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cme@ce-top-photography.com (TOP Photography) Award Competition Exhibition Highly Commended Journeys London Nepal Street Street Culture TPOTY Travel Travel Photographer Of The Year https://www.ce-top-photography.com/blog/2016/8/tpoty-2016-london-exhibition Sun, 07 Aug 2016 21:13:20 GMT
TOP Destinations: UAE https://www.ce-top-photography.com/blog/2016/7/top-destinations-uae

 

Dubai and Abu Dhabi are two of the seven Emirates that constitute UAE. Dubai is home to all the superlatives one can imagine with multiple mega-projects always on the way. Burj Khalifa, the tallest skyscrapper in the world with 160 floors over 800m, Dubai Marina, with the tallest block of supertall skyscrapers in the world, the artificial palm-like island of Palm Jumeirah are just some the most illustrative projects.

The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abdu Dhabi is an architecture masterpiece to appear in the centuries to come as a classic man-made wonder of the world.

Visit now Dubai and Abu Dhabi here!

Cheers!

Carlos Esteves

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cme@ce-top-photography.com (TOP Photography) Abu Dhabi Architecture Brief Dubai TOP Destinations UAE United Arab Emirates Urban https://www.ce-top-photography.com/blog/2016/7/top-destinations-uae Sun, 03 Jul 2016 14:39:15 GMT
TOP Destinations: Shanghai https://www.ce-top-photography.com/blog/2016/6/top-destinations-shanghai

 

Shanghai fast growth transformed it into a world metropolis with such a scale that's hard to embrace or even visualize.

From futuristic transportation and architecture, where the next skyscraper height beats the previous record holder, Shanghai fast pace is counterbalanced by a pleasant and almost endless riverside where the slow motion Tai Chi martial art is practised by locals before sunrise.

Visit the colossal Shanghai here!

Cheers!

Carlos Esteves

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cme@ce-top-photography.com (TOP Photography) Architecture Brief China Shanghai TOP Destinations Urban https://www.ce-top-photography.com/blog/2016/6/top-destinations-shanghai Sun, 26 Jun 2016 18:37:05 GMT
TOP Destinations: Hong Kong https://www.ce-top-photography.com/blog/2016/6/top-destinations-hong-kong

 

Arguably Hong Kong has one of most impressive skylines in the world, where the scarce space and strong growth imposed an amazing and unparalleled architecture verticality and density. In a city with such a frenetic pace, the green peaks from the surrounding mountains provide great escaping moments from the clutter and provide breathtaking views over Hong Kong's natural harbour.

Take a look into Hong Kong's skyline here!

Cheers!

Carlos Esteves

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cme@ce-top-photography.com (TOP Photography) Brief China Hong Kong TOP Destinations Urban https://www.ce-top-photography.com/blog/2016/6/top-destinations-hong-kong Sun, 19 Jun 2016 19:13:30 GMT
TOP Destinations: Singapore https://www.ce-top-photography.com/blog/2016/6/top-destinations-singapore

 

Despite its only fifty years of independence, the Lion City-State has developed into one of the world's prosperous countries with strong and eco-friendly development planning. This progress has been supported by large-scale immigration, resulting in a unique melting pot of cultures. In this small land, modern architecture coexist with neighbourhoods like Little India and Chinatown where traditional temples live in the shadow of recent top-notch skyscrapers. As such, Asia's Red Dot is a safe bet, for instance, for any traveller wishing to have an Asian first-time experience. 

Take a glimpse into Singapore here!

Cheers!

Carlos Esteves

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cme@ce-top-photography.com (TOP Photography) Architecture Brief Singapore TOP Destinations Urban https://www.ce-top-photography.com/blog/2016/6/top-destinations-singapore Mon, 13 Jun 2016 08:02:46 GMT
TOP Destinations: Dolomites https://www.ce-top-photography.com/blog/2016/1/top-destinations-dolomites

 

What a better way to start a new year than with a new album, this time entirely dedicated to landscape photography.

Dolomites is an Italian mountainous region within the Alps close to the border with Austria, being German the primary language spoken. From the green valleys and forests dotted with tiny villages to the high-altitude rockscapes with their sculpted spires, Dolomites is a rather unique mountain lover's paradise. Enjoy every trail and ascent, admire the beautiful lakes and take shelter and regain strengths in a hut with a stunning breathtaking view.

Visit now Dolomites here!

Cheers!

Carlos Esteves

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cme@ce-top-photography.com (TOP Photography) Alps Brief Dolomites Italy Landscape Nature TOP Destinations https://www.ce-top-photography.com/blog/2016/1/top-destinations-dolomites Sat, 09 Jan 2016 17:39:42 GMT