Waterfalls – photo essay tribute to cascades

Waterfalls, falls, cascade, chute, cataract, flume and even rapids are all names we use to describe when a volume of water drops from one level to another during the course of a rivers journey from source to sea. The subject for Twitter’s regular photo sharing hashtag #FriFotos is waterfalls and undoubtedly it will be a pictorial tribute to the mightiest …

Postcard from the Powerful Atlantic, Essaouira

Essaouira is known as the ‘windy city’ and is certainly living up to it’s nickname here, with huge Atlantic rollers crashing against the rocks seemingly acting as sentinels at the harbour entrance. I am uncertain what this particular local gentleman had been doing, maybe ‘harvesting’ the rock pools or mussel beds to feed his family or maybe for trading. At this …

Postcard from an Egyptian sunset

Desert sunsets always seem especially spectacular. Sitting above a Bedouin camp in the Egyptian desert near Sharm el Sheik was proof enough of this for me. Watching from a high point above the camp provided moments of great peace and solitude before the festivities of the evening began. Lingering as long as I dared before joining the rest of the …

Postcard from Lucerne; The Lake of Light

A morning cruise on Lake Lucerne provided some great light, which was actually quite unexpected. The early light was being diffused through the clouds producing this beautiful scene, which almost appeared like sunrise even though it was mid-morning. The cruises leave regularly from the main quay near the railway station and KKL and stops off at Weggis and Vitznau both of …

Postcard from Hot Air Ballooning in the Catalan

An’air chariot’ maybe a flowery poetic description but hot air ballooning is a dream for many and it seems to describe the experience perfectly for me.  Realising the dream over the beautiful landscape of extinct mountains in Catalanmade it extra special. There was a chilled morning mist draping the base of the valleys, this slowly began to creep away presenting …

Travel Photography Tips – Being ‘Lucky’

It is often surprising how lucky I have been as a photographer, on so many occasions a special view, scene or incident has unexpectedly jumped out in front of my lens. These strokes of good fortune have provided me with a few decent images over the years. The aim of this article is to provide a few tips which will …

2011 A Year of Adventure & 2012 the year of Promise

Looking back is simply not my style, preferring to look ahead at potential adventure; the challenges and opportunities to come. This past year however has been phenomenal for me with some amazing successes that it would have been hard to imagine just twelve months ago. This site and my presence on social media have far exceeded my expectations and that …