Travel and Advertising Photographer Susan Seubert 2018 – The Year In Pictures

Travel and Advertising Photographer Susan Seubert 2018 – The Year In Pictures

2018 was an extraordinary year for travel and exploration!  I circumnavigated Iceland (twice), sailed in French Polynesia, island hopped in the Caribbean, gave a TEDx talk in Virginia, photographed stories here in Oregon but also in Ireland and Canada, spent time surfing and snorkeling with sea turtles and other ocean creatures in Hawaii, taught a photography workshop in Arizona and explored Europe by river boat.

Below is a collection of pictures from 2018, which I hope you enjoy.

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Thank you for visiting my blog and Happy New Year!

 

We started the year off in Hawaii!  Here is a Humpback whale slapping its tail against the surface of the ocean outside of Lahaina Harbor, Hawaii

My friend with an Hawaiian Day Octopus, found while snorkeling off of the island of Maui, Hawaii

After delivering my TEDx talk in Virginia, I headed off to Ireland.  The colorful streets in the Cathedral Quarter in Belfast, Northern Ireland

The Peace Bridge that spans the River Foyle and joins Ebrington, to Derry, (Londonderry), Ireland

Traditional Irish Music being played by local musicians at the Guildhall Taphouse, located in the Guildhall outside the old walls in Derry, Ireland

From Ireland, I flew to Barbados, where I would begin my Caribbean adventure.  Horses from the Bridgetown Garrison being led by their groomers into the Caribbean Sea at Brownes Beach, Bridgetown, Barbados

Sailing the Caribbean on the S.Y. Sea Cloud, a 4 masted luxury yacht

Part of our itinerary for the Scottsdale, Arizona National Geographic Photography Workshop is photographing at the Bein Horse Ranch, Scottsdale, AZ

It’s always a pleasure to participate in the Portland Gay Pride Parade, Portland, OR, USA

In June, I headed to Iceland.  Here are the famed Latrabjarg bird cliffs, Bjargtangar, Iceland.  Notice the teeny, tiny people standing on top of the bluff.

Icebergs populate the Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon, Iceland

One of the beautiful fjords, Siglufjordur, Iceland

The Herring Musuem in Siglufjordur, Iceland

The Atlantic Puffin colony on Flatey Island, Iceland

One of the young participants in the Fiesta Mexicana in Woodburn, Oregon

For August, it was Canada! Customers enjoying the rooftop bar, Copper, at the Andaz Ottawa ByWard Market in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

The view of the Bytown Museum and the flight of locks 1 (one) through 8 (eight) as seen from the Fairmont Chateau Laurier, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Throughout the summer in Ottawa, yoga enthusiasts head to the property of working federal government buildings on Parliament Hill for free yoga classes; Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

The iconic view of Parliament Hill from Major Hill’s Park, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

The Elora Mill Hotel and Spa is a luxury hotel and spa in a historic building that is perched over the Grand River in Elora, Ontario, Canada

Horses, which are used by the local Mennonite population for transportation by horse-and-buggy, parked by the side of the road Elora, Ontario, Canada

Exploring the Grand River in a Punt Boat ride in Elora, Ontario, Canada

I flew from my hometown of Portland, Oregon to Tahiti where I checked into the Hotel Intercontinental in Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia

The atoll of Tahanea in the Tuamotu Archipelago, French Polynesia

Hermit crabs dining on a coconut on the atoll of Tahanea in the Tuamotu Archipelago, French Polynesia

After my adventure in the South Pacific, I headed to Budapest.  The Hungarian Parliament Building in Budapest, Hungary

A private concert at the Palais Lichtenstein, Vienna, Austria

Early morning in Regensburg, Germany

St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Vienna, Austria

The walled town of Würzburg, Germany

 

Editorial and Commercial Photographer Susan Seubert shoots Branded Content for National Geographic

Editorial and Commercial Photographer Susan Seubert shoots Branded Content for National Geographic

In March I was sent to Ireland to photograph for National Geographic in partnership with Tourism Ireland.  I flew to Dublin where I was met by my fixer and off we went to cover Londonderry/Derry and Belfast.  We spent the first few nights covering the city of Belfast where we photographed everything from the new Titanic Museum to the Michelin starred restaurant, Ox.  The next stop was Londonderry/Derry, the famed walled city about 2 hours by car west of Belfast.  Both cities have a lot to offer in terms of historic architecture, lively music, and delicious food. You can read the story about those cities online here. A must-do in Ireland is to head to a pub and listen to some traditional folk music. In Belfast, The Garrick is a great venue to do just that.  In Derry/Londonderry, head to the Guildhall Taphouse, just outside the historic city walls, grab a pint and see who turns up for a jam session. The second part of the shoot was covering heritage towns of the east.  That story took me to some lovely locations, including Cork, Cobh and Carlingford.  At every stop, there was a mix of modernity and historically significant landmarks. I look forward to my next opportunity to visit Ireland. Go raibh maith agat!

The ruins of the 14th century Carlingford Friary, Carlingford, Ireland

The ruins of the 14th century Carlingford Friary, Carlingford, Ireland

The colorful streets in the Cathedral Quarter in Belfast, Northern Ireland

The Cathedral Quarter at dusk in Belfast, Northern Ireland

OX Restaurant in Belfast, Northern Ireland

Ox Restaurant, a Michelin starred restaurant in Belfast, Northern Ireland

The historic Crown Liquor Saloon in Belfast, Northern Ireland

The classic Crown Liquor Saloon in Belfast, Northern Ireland

Built in 1890, The Guildhall in Derry, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland, is a building in which the elected members of Derry and Strabane District Council meet.

The Guildhall and Londonderry Walls, Derry, Ireland

Kilkenny Castle and the River Nore in Kilkenny, Ireland

Buildings lit up at dusk on the River Nore in Kilkenny, Ireland

Cobh, Ireland

The harbor at Cobh, Ireland

Roche's Point Lighthouse, Cork Harbour, Ireland

The lighthouse at Roche’s Point, Cork Harbor, Ireland

Local musicians playing traditional music in The Garrick, a pub in Belfast, Northern Ireland

Local musicians playing traditional music at the Garrick, a pub in Belfast, Northern Ireland

The exterior of the Titanic Museum in Belfast, Northern Ireland

The exterior of the Titanic Museum in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

The Peace Bridge that spans the River Foyle and joins Ebrington, to Derry, (Londonderry), Ireland

The Peace Bridge frames the Guildhall in Londonderry, Ireland

Traditional Irish Music being played by local musicians at the Guildhall Taphouse, located in the Guildhall outside the old walls in Derry, Ireland

Musicians playing in a casual session at the Guildhall Taphouse in Derry, Ireland

 

2017 Branded Content Photographer Susan Seubert shoots Vancouver, B.C. for NationalGeographic.com

2017 Branded Content Photographer Susan Seubert shoots Vancouver, B.C. for NationalGeographic.com

Last September I was assigned to photograph a story about Vancouver, B.C., one of my favorite Canadian cities! This assignment was for NationalGeographic.com, an online-only story about the city and it’s proximity to nature, livability and global cuisine.  The producer and I had a great time shooting for five days in several different neighborhoods. We were blessed with stellar weather for most of the week.  The rain came on the last day of the shoot which was perfect for shooting in the rain forest at Lynn Canyon, a park so close to the city that you can take a bus and hike for what feels like eternity.

You can see the story online here.

Below are some of my favorite images from the shoot.  Thank you for visiting my blog!

Views of Coal Harbor from Stanley Park, a 405 hectare (1001 acre) park, borders downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and is surrounded by the waters of Vancouver Harbor and English Bay.

Coal Harbor at dusk.

The Vancouver Harbor Flight Center and Jack Poole Plaza in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Jack Poole Plaza

Capilano Sky Walk at the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Capilano Sky Walk

Grouse Mountain Skyride Surf Adventure is a summer opportunity to ride on top of the Grouse Mountain Gondola viewing platform as you ascend 1610 meters to the top of Grouse Mountain.  On a clear day, you can see for miles and your view will include all of

Grouse Mountain Skyride Surf Adventure

Heritage Asian Eatery, a counter-service restaurant that features a blend of Japanese flavors combined with locally sourced ingredients and modern techniques.  Felix Zhou, is a classically trained chef and runs the bistro on West Pended St. Vancouver, Bri

Heritage Asian Eaterty

Kissa Tanto, an Italian/Asian Fusion restaurant in the Chinatown neighborhood in, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Kissa Tanto

The view of the the Southeast False Creek Olympic Plaza in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.  Formerly an industrial site, the Olympic Village is North America's first LEED Platinum community, designed developed and constructed by Peter and Shahram Mal

Olympic Village and Science Center

Tap and Barrel Restaurant on a beautiful evening in Olympic Village, Vancouver, British Columbia.  Olympic Village is located on False Creek near the Science Center.  This particular location of Tap and Barrel offers views of False Creek, downtown Vancouv

Tap and Barrel

Stamps Landing, an aqua-bus stop in False Creek, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, at sunset.  Many locals use this area to sit and watch the sunset on a beautiful day, as well as bike and walk along the seawall.

Bike Riding at Stamps Landing

Tap and Barrel Restaurant on a beautiful evening in Olympic Village, Vancouver, British Columbia.  Olympic Village is located on False Creek near the Science Center.  This particular location of Tap and Barrel offers views of False Creek, downtown Vancouv

Evening brews at Tap and Barrel

49th Parallel Coffee Shop, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

49th Parallel Coffee Shop

49th Parallel Coffee Shop, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

49th Parallel Coffee Shop

Kaykers in False Creek. Views from the water in False Creek, downtown, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Kayaking in False Creek

The view of the skyline and mountains from the Burrard Street Bridge looking out towards Stanley Park, English Bay and sunset beach at dusk.  Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

The view of the skyline and mountains from the Burrard Street Bridge

The rooftop pool of the Fairmont Waterfront Vancouver in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada with views of the mountains.

The rooftop pool of the Fairmont Waterfront Vancouver

Views of the historic Gastown neighborhood in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Views of the historic Gastown neighborhood

Jericho Beach Park, a sandy beach on English Bay, is popular with locals and tourists alike.  There is a pier that is popular for crabbing and fishing, several volleyball courts in the sand, as well as the Jericho Sailing Centre Association. It features s

Crabbing at Jericho Beach Park

The view of the the Southeast False Creek Olympic Plaza in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.  Formerly an industrial site, the Olympic Village is North America's first LEED Platinum community, designed developed and constructed by Peter and Shahram Mal

The view of the the Southeast False Creek Olympic Plaza

Tacofino, a California/Mexican inspired taco bar in historic the Gastown neighborhood in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Tacofino, a California/Mexican inspired taco bar

Brassneck Brewery, an artisan brewery, located in the Olympic Village Neighborhood, has a tasting room and a Growler Shop, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Brassneck Brewery

Earnest Ice Cream, a local, home made ice cream scoop shop, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.  Pictured here is their location in Olympic Village on Quebec Street.

Earnest Ice Cream

Views of the historic Gastown neighborhood in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

historic Gastown

Lynn Canyon Park in the District of North Vancouver, features a pedestrian suspension bridge which hangs 50 meters above the canyon.  There are extensive hiking trails in the park, which is part of the Baden-Powell Trail.  Entrance to the park is free. Va

Lynn Canyon Park in the District of North Vancouver