#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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#622. Photographic composition in theory and practice : what’s your story?

#622. Photographic composition in theory and practice : what’s your story?

You know the saying : “Those who can, do. Those who can’t, teach !”     Being a former uni teacher, the son of two teachers, the nephew of a teacher and having built my marketing career on educational content strategies, I’d naturally have to disagree and strongly believe that

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#620. Can fishermen have GAS too?

#620. Can fishermen have GAS too?

Surrounded by friends of many decades and places past, a week of salmon fishing on the Spey has become a part of our annual calendar. Filled with food, laughter, a more than adequate supply of booze and an occasional fishy catch, there are also quiet times in most days which

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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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#615. 48h of photography in Edinburgh – where to go ?

#615. 48h of photography in Edinburgh – where to go ?

I’ll leave the ooh and ahs to tourist guides and go straight to the point : if you’ve never been to Edinburgh and love photography, you’re in for a mighty treat. The city has an energy and grandeur that’s palpable in photography and it offers a wonderful variety of subjects

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  • #613. A summer’s day in Newcastle

#613. A summer’s day in Newcastle

Just a collection of photographs. One day. 24 hours. High summer. 12 degrees C. Windy. Raining.   High drama on the High Level Bridge. The police boat waiting downstream stood down about ten minutes after I took this shot, so I’m assuming the jumper was talked down.      

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#612. Interview Cathy Bell

#612. Interview Cathy Bell

Cathy is a photographer I met through the Facebook group Cape of Storms – essentially Cape Town-based amateur and pro photographers, mostly shooting urban and rural landscapes.   In the year or so that I have known her, her work has improved radically, signposted by her posts on Facebook, referencing

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#602. The Road to Montechiari

#602. The Road to Montechiari

This is a lovely guest post by Jens Kotlenga devoted to a topic that really inspires us here on DS :un-destination. Jens is an educator by profession, a traveller by choice and a photographer by heart. He picked up photography from his parents and started doing commercial work in his

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