Category Archives: Barbados

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

Barbados – Mojo Reanimated

It gives me great pleasure to announce that Barbados has its mojo back. We’ve been regular visitors to the magical island over many years now. It was a real frustration that our 2020 trip got cancelled with only a few … Continue reading

Tuesday, May 2, 2023 in Barbados, Reviews, Thoughts on the World, 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

Walker’s Reserve

With timing more serendipitous than deliberate I spent the eve of Earth Day at one of Barbados’ newest features – the nature reserve being created as the old sand quarry at Walkers in St. Andrews is being wound down. This … Continue reading

Tuesday, May 10, 2022 in Barbados, Sustainability, Thoughts on the World, Travel

Blast from the Past

With my friends Bob Kiss and John Birch both busy resurrecting old photographs with new software, I thought I would have a go. To give it a real challenge, I went back to my shots from the original 2003 Barbados … Continue reading

Saturday, July 4, 2020 in Barbados, Photography, Travel

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, 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