Travel Photography
#668. Machu Picchu Postcards

#668. Machu Picchu Postcards

  Machu Picchu is a place that I’ve seen on countless documentaries and thought I’d never get the chance to actually see first hand. Well, I did and, wow, did it exceed all expectations!     The Andes are a magnificent mountain range, they tower over you as you bump

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#656. Photographing the autumn colours of Provence

#656. Photographing the autumn colours of Provence

Provence is best known for its cities, its traditions, its lavender fields, the beautiful coastline. Not really as a competitor for Algonquin Park, then. And it’s true that you’ll struggle to find sweeping landscapes coloured in bright orange. The closest we have to Pando are chestnut trees groves and they

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#651. Best city for street photography: Lisbon *

#651. Best city for street photography: Lisbon *

OK, this is a bold statement. But let me clarify this more: * “in Europe”, “as far as I know” and “in my opinion”. Let me explain…     I stumbled upon Lisbon a couple of years ago during a business trip. Like many others, I didn’t have it high

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#640. On (un-destination) location: Sydney

#640. On (un-destination) location: Sydney

Following in the footsteps of previous un-destination articles, it occurred to me, I often plan and sometimes travel hours or days to visit and shoot far away places, so why not stay put and showcase my own city “A Place I’ve called home” for many years; Sydney.     For

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#638. The Greyton weekend

#638. The Greyton weekend

    I told Paul that I don’t do hills.   It’s not that I can’t, but ageing knees, a paucity of breath and ten or fifteen kilos of photo kit just don’t do it for me any more.   That seemed eminently sensible until Sunday morning, when Paul (Bruins)

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#636. On (un-destination) location : Le Jardin d’Acclimatation in Paris

#636. On (un-destination) location : Le Jardin d’Acclimatation in Paris

A while back, 4 months ago according to our WordPress back office, we ran an article describing the importance of exhausting your subject to get the best out of it. The location used to illustrate this was the Louis Vuitton foundation, an airy display of glass spinnakers and arched wooden

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#633. Orkney (snork nie*)

#633. Orkney (snork nie*)

A post of two halves: my take, followed by DS-regular, Steve Mallett. Photographs as captioned.   ****************************************************************************   It was a shock at first, this hotel on the quayside at St Margaret’s Hope. Our townie attitudes immediately marking it down as old fashioned and no doubt, a mistake. We were

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#630. Un-destination Provence : a day around Etang de Berre

#630. Un-destination Provence : a day around Etang de Berre

Marseilles strikes me as the ideal location for a photographic workshop. With a huge variety of subjects, impressive weather stats and easy access, but having not yet suffered the fate of Iceland as the obligatory go to destination for the serious tog, it strikes a perfect balance for anyone in

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#618. A walk in Paris on a winters morning.

#618. A walk in Paris on a winters morning.

Paris is a city that I adore; walking its cobbled ancient streets and viewing its magnificent architecture is something I never tire of. This collection of images taken in the 4 & 5th Arrondissement’s on a cool and overcast morning a few days before last Christmas. Inspired by #613. A

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#616. High Arctic Photography

#616. High Arctic Photography

  I had the privilege of spending 10 nights inside the Arctic Circle in Longyearbyen, Svalbard in late March. It’s a geographically remote, harsh but beautiful place. It’s some 2,000 km north of Oslo, Norway and is the most northern permanent settlement in the world. The North Pole is another

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