Category Archives: Photo Series/Essays

The Hungarian Parliament Building, Budapest- Photos, Facts and Tips for Visiting

Budapest’s most recognizable building (and Hungary’s largest), sits majestically along the east bank of the Danube. The Hungarian Parliament building is unmissable during a trip to Budapest– its buttresses, towers and mighty dome are dazzling from near and far. It is especially impressive at night, brightly illuminated in a golden glow. The marble-clad interior is…

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  • Jennifer - Absolutely love that first night shot of the Parliament!March 11, 2014 – 6:37 pmReplyCancel

  • Paul - Wow! Thanks for sharing Rhonda, amazing photos, the interior looks absolutely stunning, such an ornate and decorative building.May 17, 2014 – 3:05 amReplyCancel

    • Rhonda Krause - Thanks, Paul. It was a gorgeous building. So much gold! Hopefully you get to check it out one day!May 17, 2014 – 7:54 amReplyCancel

  • Tripidee - Wow!!!!! The inside is spectacular!!!!! I need to visit this!April 28, 2017 – 1:12 pmReplyCancel

Paris in Black and White- Photo Series

Paris is a photographer’s dream! Everywhere you look there are famous landmarks, beautiful parks and exquisite architecture just begging to be photographed. I could not put my camera down and came home with a ridiculous amount of photos from my 4 days in Paris! When I got to editing my pictures, I started to play…

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  • Hayley - Absolutely stunning pictures! My favourite is the love locks…beautiful :)January 2, 2014 – 12:56 pmReplyCancel

    • Rhonda Krause - Thank you Hayley!January 2, 2014 – 1:36 pmReplyCancel

  • Fernanda Burger Queen - Beautiful! :3January 8, 2014 – 7:09 pmReplyCancel

  • Jeff Titelius - These are magnificent my friends!! Great job in capturing in the Visual Romance of Paris. March 12, 2014 – 5:35 pmReplyCancel

    • Rhonda Krause - Thanks so much! I want to back so I can take more photos. The 1,500 I have doesn’t feel like near enough!March 12, 2014 – 6:05 pmReplyCancel

  • cris - Beautiful pictures! I also have seen other pictures from your other post, i loved them all.. =) could you share with me which camera do you use when you are travelling? thanks!August 14, 2014 – 11:57 amReplyCancel

    • Rhonda Krause - Thank you! I use the Canon 6D and love it! I have an Amazon widget on the sidebar of our site where I’ve listed most of the camera gear I use, if you’re interested in knowing more :)August 14, 2014 – 12:11 pmReplyCancel

  • - Fabulous images! I particularly love the gargoyle looking out over the city!October 8, 2014 – 8:30 amReplyCancel

  • Alexandra Consolver - This is so beautiful! I think that I would love the atmosphere of Paris. Someday. :) I love this black and white series! I have been wanting to do one of black and white images and another of light graffiti images. Beautiful photos, thanks for the inspiration! -Alexandra

    http://simplyalexandramyfavoritethings.blogspot.comOctober 24, 2014 – 1:08 pmReplyCancel

  • Kenneth Greene - Very nice work.October 26, 2014 – 10:35 amReplyCancel

  • Sanjana - Beautiful pictures! Paris is one of my favorite cities. Thanks for sharing!May 11, 2015 – 8:12 pmReplyCancel

  • Annette Charlton - Classic locations beautifully captured!January 22, 2016 – 10:00 amReplyCancel

  • Birgit | Groove is in the Heart - Great pics! I love Paris :-)April 26, 2016 – 12:39 pmReplyCancel

Europe at Night- Photo Series

Europe at night is absolutely stunning! All of the important buildings and monuments are illuminated, creating a romantic feel to whichever city you happen to be in. I thought some cities, like Budapest, were actually more beautiful at night when everything was lit up so prominently. Taking night pictures quickly became my favourite thing to…

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  • Ellen Christian - Love the photo of the bridge in Hungary. So pretty!December 12, 2013 – 3:13 pmReplyCancel

  • Laura - Wow these photos are stunning! I agree that a tripod is essential with nighttime photography. It’s amazing the effects you can get with a slow shutter speed, like the smooth milky clouds!December 13, 2013 – 7:18 pmReplyCancel

    • Rhonda Krause - Thanks, Laura! Yes, it really is cool to capture the clouds moving across the sky. Makes for some nice effects!December 13, 2013 – 7:36 pmReplyCancel

  • Marsha - I love these night pictures. I have to remind myself to take more pics at night; these are fantastic!December 20, 2013 – 10:30 amReplyCancel

  • Jennifer - First time attempt at night photography? Well, these are fantastic!January 16, 2014 – 4:21 pmReplyCancel

    • Rhonda Krause - Thank you, Jennifer. I took SO many pictures just to make sure at least one came out well. Thank goodness Mike is so patient, waiting while I did long exposure after long exposure. Although, one time I did look over and found him sleeping in the grass!January 16, 2014 – 10:41 pmReplyCancel

  • Keryn from Walking On Travels - These are stunning! I love to photograph at night, but sadly I don’t get much time cause of the boys these days. I can’t stay awake late enough!February 21, 2014 – 11:58 pmReplyCancel

    • Rhonda Krause - Thank you! I really fell in love with night photography on this trip. I am not usually one for staying up late, but when I’m out taking pictures I don’t mind so much.February 22, 2014 – 9:32 amReplyCancel

  • Frank - Fantastic photos! Love the photo of Nuremburg.
    Frank (bbqboy)March 11, 2014 – 8:10 amReplyCancel

  • Adelina | PackMeTo - Gorgeous shots! I’m always way too tired to go out at night to snap photos.July 6, 2014 – 12:20 pmReplyCancel

  • Carmen @ CarmensTravelTips - Love all your pictures. The lighting is amazing in some of these. What style of camera do you use if you don’t mind me asking?July 10, 2014 – 6:31 pmReplyCancel

  • Tegan Engler - Absolutely stunning photos Rhonda. Makes me very excited about our first trip to Europe. Thank you for all the handy tips! September 10, 2014 – 7:12 amReplyCancel

Capture the Colour 2013- Photo Contest

Last year, Travel Supermarket launched a photo contest for travel bloggers called Capture the Colour. It was so successful, that this year they are doing it again. I had never heard of this contest before and just started our blog a few months ago, so when I was nominated to participate by fellow Edmontonian and…

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  • 2wisemonkeys - Great pics – our fave is probably the blue! Thx for nominating us, we would love to enter but may not make the deadline. Will see if we can sneak it in when we get home tonight, seeing as we are in Australia… We might still make the cut-off date! Thanks again & gorgeous photos there!October 8, 2013 – 1:45 pmReplyCancel

    • Rhonda Krause - Thanks! And you’re welcome!October 8, 2013 – 4:24 pmReplyCancel

  • Jamie - Love the Swans Rhonda! Castle is my favourite though. Sounds like you and Mike had a great time, I cant wait to see/hear about your next adventure.October 8, 2013 – 5:19 pmReplyCancel

    • Rhonda Krause - Thanks! We did have a really great time. I can’t wait to start blogging about all the wonderful places we visited.October 8, 2013 – 5:36 pmReplyCancel

  • Patty - I love the garden, obviously a peaceful haven in a color I am crazy about right now, but like others, I think the castle shot is hard to beat. Spectacular, really. And, you’d thought it wouldn’t happen… good for you, and welcome home.October 8, 2013 – 10:57 pmReplyCancel

    • Rhonda Krause - I am really glad things worked out for us the next morning! I’ve seen pictures of that castle for so long, so I was thrilled when I got to see it with my own eyes.October 9, 2013 – 9:28 amReplyCancel

  • Marina K. Villatoro - These are the most artistic photos I’ve seen in a long time. It’s amazing, I can be looking at the same landscape but my photos would never capture what you can!October 11, 2013 – 9:22 pmReplyCancel

    • Rhonda Krause - Thanks so much for the kind words, Marina.October 15, 2013 – 4:19 pmReplyCancel

  • Freya - I love all these photos especially your white one, just stunning
    Thanks for nominating me but I already participated and already have a post up
    good luck with the contestOctober 13, 2013 – 7:45 amReplyCancel

Rome in Black and White- Photo Series

Rome is one of the most incredible cities I have ever visited. Everywhere you go, remnants of the city’s great history surround you. There is an incredible amount to see, do and learn about in Rome. I spent a week here and still didn’t see all I wanted to see. I loved taking photographs of…

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  • Ellen Christian - Gorgeous photography!August 7, 2013 – 4:03 pmReplyCancel

    • Rhonda Krause - Thanks so much Ellen. Photography is my passion :)August 7, 2013 – 9:49 pmReplyCancel

  • Marina K. Villatoro - You never disappoint with the photos, and these blow them away!

    My brother does a lot of black and whites, I think doing photos like this is a talent in itself.August 8, 2013 – 9:25 amReplyCancel

    • Rhonda Krause - Thanks so much for the kind words, Marina :)August 8, 2013 – 11:17 amReplyCancel

  • Jennifer - Nice! You usually don’t see Rome in black and white, so this is a nice spin on such a photographed city.August 8, 2013 – 3:58 pmReplyCancel

  • The GypsyNesters - Wow, great pictures of Rome! We were there just last week, but our photos didn’t come out quite like these. ;)August 12, 2013 – 6:44 amReplyCancel

  • Miranda - Beautiful photos. I like that you choose to do them in black and white. They’ve defiantly make me want to visit Rome.August 12, 2013 – 12:57 pmReplyCancel

    • Rhonda Krause - Thank you! I love how photographs can inspire people to visit new places.August 12, 2013 – 6:04 pmReplyCancel

  • Jeff Titelius - Absolutely exquisite my friends! I can’t get over how beautiful these photographs are. Keep these posts coming!! May 11, 2014 – 10:38 pmReplyCancel

  • Loukas - Those photos are great insipation for me as i am planning my trip to Rome in few weeks from now. Thank you for sharing them with us!!January 2, 2015 – 3:43 pmReplyCancel

Visit to a Working Farm in Jamaica- Photo Essay

Falmouth, Jamaica was the last destination of a cruise Mike and I went on.  We decided that it would be a good place to do one of the offered excursions.  There were so many to choose from, but we opted for something that would take us off the beaten path, away from the cruise ship…

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  • Cheryl Spence - Great atticle. A must visit on my next time homeOctober 25, 2014 – 4:21 amReplyCancel


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