Although I do not consider myself a photographer, I love photography. I am always flipping through my favorite bookmarked blogs with the hopes of stumbling across a breathtaking photo or two. Rarely do I find a complete set that stuns me the way Amos Chapple did with his “Air” project.
I would say that the photos below are a sample of his work, but that would be a lie. I’ve posted every single one of the photos from the collection below. I couldn’t help myself. I hope you appreciate these masterful shots as much as I do.
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Saint Petersburg’s Hermitage Pavilion wreathed in dawn mist. The little whipped cream palace was famous for parties where mechanical tables laden with food rose from beneath the floorboards.
Saint Petersburg’s Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood during a squally autumn morning. The church marks the spot where the reformist Tsar Alexander II was assassinated; the patch of the cobbles on which he lay dying is preserved inside the church.
Saints Peter & Paul Cathedral rising through winter mist.
The Peter & Paul Fortress, Saint Petersburg’s founding point. At the time of the fort’s construction the islands of St. Petersburg were populated only by a ragtag collection of fishermen’s huts. The area was deemed “too wild, too wet, too unhealthy” for human habitation, the equivalent of founding a capital city in the upper reaches of Hudson Bay.
The Lotus Temple, dotted with pigeons at sunrise. Designed by an Iranian exile, the building serves as the centre of the Bahai’i faith in Delhi.
The Taj Mahal and its gardens as the day’s first tourists trickle through.
The neatly arranged suburbs around Sagrada Familia. Octagonal city blocks allow for the light, spacious street corners which make al fresco beer & tapas in Barcelona such a delight
The Vittoria Light, overlooking the Gulf of Trieste at sunset.
The star fort at Bourtange. Three centuries after the last cannonball was fired in anger at the fort, it now serves as a museum and centre of a sleepy farming village in eastern Holland. The low, thick walls were designed to offset the pounding force of cannonfire.
Buda castle on August 20, 2014. The barge in the centre of the Danube is loaded with fireworks, launched later that night to celebrate Hungary’s national day.
Clouds swirl through the pillars of Sagrat Cor Church, high on a hill above Barcelona. Twenty minutes later a thunderstorm hit the city.
Paris’ Sacré-Cœur glowing in a hazy sunrise.
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