Category Archives: Barbados

The Hut of Alleged Towels

The Crane Hotel, Barbados has a hut whose purpose is to take in used beach towels, and dispense fresh ones. It has no other purpose. It is staffed during daylight hours by a helpful young chap, but on our recent … Continue reading

Saturday, November 18, 2017 in Barbados, Humour, Thoughts on the World, Travel

Into the (Infra)Red

Last Summer I purchased a Panasonic GF3 which had been converted to infrared photography. Like with many gadgets, there’s a period where you play with the funky effects, and I quite like the way you can get a really deep … Continue reading

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 in Barbados, Photography, Travel

Monochrome, Sort Of…

I’m making use of my new Windows MacBook to catch up with photo processing, including a few shots from our trip to Barbados last year. One of the things I particularly love about the Caribbean are the splashes of colour … Continue reading

Wednesday, January 7, 2015 in Barbados, Photography, Travel

Goodbye Dr. Love

I was very sad this morning to hear of the passing of the great reggae singer, John Holt. Help Me Make It Through The Night is very possibly my favourite reggae love song, and the contrast between his sweet voice … Continue reading

Saturday, October 25, 2014 in Barbados, Thoughts on the World

Improved Capture

Following on from the last post, I thought I’d pop up an example to highlight the improvements possible through just the right choice and use of software. The picture above was taken back in 2008, on my old Canon 40D. … Continue reading

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 in Barbados, Photography, Thoughts on the World

Thar She Blows!

The wildlife on a Barbados trip is usually pretty predictable: lizards, turtles, monkeys, flying fish, various small birds and fish. This year had already improved on the norm with a couple of hummingbird sightings, but that was before our catamaran … Continue reading

Saturday, April 28, 2012 in Barbados, Photography, Travel

Barbados Portfolio Update

I’ve just managed to catch up with some of my shots from recent trips to Barbados, and in particular I’ve added some wildlife, sports, entertainment and underwater shots I’m quite pleased with. Have a look and let me know what … Continue reading

Saturday, March 12, 2011 in Barbados, Photography

Don’t Pose, Please, Just Act Natural

Those who follow my photography blog will know that my preferred technique for taking portraits is to use my 70-300mm lens towards the long end of the zoom range. It only works as long as the subject is effectively frozen … Continue reading

Wednesday, February 23, 2011 in Barbados, Photography

Red Roof Reflections

As my “photographic eye” develops, I find I’m noticing much more readily the colour of light, and how it can be modified by things both inside and outside the scene. This shot of St. Nicholas Abbey on Barbados is an … Continue reading

Saturday, February 19, 2011 in Agile & Architecture, Barbados, Photography

Hallelujah! High ISO Which Works!

As followers of my photography will know, one of my pet subjects is indoor entertainment, photographed by available light. I like capturing memories of enjoyable events, I love the colours of interesting stage lighting, and I like the challenge of … Continue reading

Wednesday, February 9, 2011 in Barbados, Photography

Not So Foul Bay

I just realised I haven’t posted anything to my photoblog recently, so here’s one I’ve just processed from Barbados last year. I’ve never worked out why Foul Bay has its name – it’s a lovely long stretch of clean unbroken … Continue reading

Saturday, January 29, 2011 in Barbados, Photography

Sunnier Climes

With Britain well and truly in the grip of Winter (where’s that global warming, then?), and more snow on the way, I thought this might cheer people up a bit! Continue reading

Thursday, December 16, 2010 in Barbados, Photography

The Amazing Malay Apple – Follow Up

I’ve been playing around with the previous image a bit more, and I’ve come up with this version – taken from a single original RAW file, but processed twice as a sort of “pseudo HDR” to knock back the highlights … Continue reading

Sunday, October 31, 2010 in Barbados, Photography

The Amazing Malay Apple

Although I love tropical gardens, photographing them can be a challenge: there’s often so much greenery that isolating a subject becomes a real challenge, and since most are closed during the “golden hours”, you can be battling quite harsh light … Continue reading