Category Archives: Photography

Picturing Zanzibar – Advice for Photographers

With my Zanzibar trip now firmly behind me, I’ve looked back and tried to condense what I experienced into guidance for future visitors and photographers. This was my first trip to East Africa, and I came away with a lot Continue reading

Friday, February 2, 2024 in Micro Four Thirds, Photography, Travel, Zanzibar

Jeepers!

One of the reasons we have not previously explored Capitol Reef is that although it’s an enormous, diverse park, it’s not particularly well served by either self-drive roads or shared transport like a shuttle service. You can drive through the Continue reading

Friday, October 27, 2023 in Photography, Travel, USA 2023

UK’s Strongest Man (And Woman!) 2023

Great sport at the UK’s Strongest Man 2023 / UK’s Strongest Woman 2023. However not impressed by the new (on the day, as far as I could work out) ban on “professional cameras” which meant the G9 had to remain Continue reading

Tuesday, June 6, 2023 in Photography, Thoughts on the World

Splendidly Dodgy!

Welcome to a new sport, discovered on a visit to Burghley House and Park this weekend. Horse Boarding. Horse Boarding at Burghley Park (Show Details) Camera: Panasonic DC-G9 | Date: 28-05-2023 16:22 | Resolution: 1524 x 1524 | ISO: 200 Continue reading

Wednesday, May 31, 2023 in Photography, Thoughts on the World

Olympus TG6 – Does the T Really Stand for “Tough”?

I don’t do a lot of underwater photography, but I like to have an underwater-capable camera for snorkelling on holiday, and it’s also potentially a good option for working in very wet conditions above seal level. For the last 10 Continue reading

Saturday, May 13, 2023 in Barbados, Photography, Reviews, Travel

Getting High (But Not That High)!

Back in 2019 I was privileged to take what is a pretty unique airborne trip. Paul Nugent of Airsportsbarbados had one of only four two-seater microlight aircraft in the Caribbean, and at that time was running tours. To make it Continue reading

Monday, April 17, 2023 in Barbados, Photography, Thoughts on the World, Travel

The World’s Worst Panorama 2023

Here’s my “group panorama” from Richard Bernabe’s Feb 2023 trip to Patagonia. From the left: Gero, Nigel, Thomas, Karsten, Jörn, Lisa, Richard, Alejandro, Glenn, Alex, John, Pat, Yours Truly and JoAnne. Please don’t study the stitching too carefully, or complain Continue reading

Friday, February 24, 2023 in Patagonia, Photography, Travel

This is Really Scary…

This morning’s subject was a “guanaco hunt”, capturing one or more of the charming Patagonia llamas in a nice pose, ideally in front of a mountain or similar. Over lunch, as beer was consumed, we got talking about how we Continue reading

Sunday, February 19, 2023 in Patagonia, Photography, Thoughts on the World, Travel

Meet the FrankenTripod

Is this the perfect travel tripod for the man who doesn’t actually like carrying a tripod? Legs from a 45 year old Slik 500g. New head from Manfrotto – lightest in the range. I did have to cut off the Continue reading

Monday, December 27, 2021 in Photography

Cool Cab – Hold It Right There!

I continue to be blown away by what modern AI-powered processing tools can do with early digital photos. This photo was taken from the back of a very jittery 1950s Ford Consul, by someone unfamiliar with my camera, in fading Continue reading

Monday, July 5, 2021 in Cuba Travel Blog, Photography, Travel

Multi-shot Photography: Alive and Clicking

When I first made the transition to digital photography, I got into several forms of multi-shot photography, techniques where you take two or more independent exposures and combine them to get a result not possible with a single frame. As Continue reading

Thursday, January 7, 2021 in Photography, Thoughts on the World

Last Light: A New Dawn?

We awoke on day 2 of the Dartmoor trip to a changed world at multiple levels: news from the US election of Trump’s likely demise, and much crisper, drier weather over Dartmoor. Lee decided to return to Combestone Tor for Continue reading

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 in Photography, Thoughts on the World, Travel