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‘Autumn’ in The Yukon Wilderness

Strictly speaking this isn’t autumn, it was late August and early September, but while most of the northern hemisphere is only just packing away swimming costumes at the end of summer, The Yukon is already showing plenty of fall colour. It was noticeable soon after leaving Whitehorse, but the further north I travelled the more visible autumn became. The mountains …

Photography Tips; A different view in Conques

Exploring a beautiful village like Conques in the Aveyron region of France, with it’s impressive cathedral, picturesque streets, lined with attractive stone houses taking a picture focussing on a fallen leaf probably seems slightly strange. There are plenty of suitable photogenic subjects in the medieval village sited on the famous Camino Le Puy Way pilgrimage route, but the beauty of …

Autumn Surprises in Molise, Italy

Surprise, surprise Italy is beautiful in autumn, and none more so than the small region of Molise, south of Rome. A hilly, wooded region with scattered villages, and small towns, many are built directly into the hillside. There are also impressive hilltop fortresses, and idle wind farms, which scar the horizon of the high ridges. However, it is the wooded …

Mabon in Manchester – The Post Nobody will Read

Yesterday was Mabon, the autumnal Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere, as the weather was fair it seemed sensible to get out with the camera and capture some scenes of autumn in Manchester. To keep the post relevant it needs publishly quickly, meaning posting on Sunday, which apparently contravenes traditional publishing advice. The reason; few people read websites at the weekend, …

Postcard from Cognac, France – Soldier Sunflowers

There is something quite poignant, almost melancholy about a field of wilting sunflowers on an early autumnal day. They appear like ranks of retreating soldiers after a long hard fought campaign, they’re heads bowed in defeat. They are the sentinals or summer, having stood tall throughout the heat of battle, toiling with through the long, hot days, reaching ever upward, …