Posted in Desert
Two Days in Dubai
I just got back from a very enjoyable couple of days in Dubai, where the annual Gulf Photo Plus photography festival was in full swing. I was in the Business Bay area, walking along the side of a major road which initially looked fairly uninteresting when an image began to take shape in my mind based on the scene in front of me. It took me a while to find the right framing, and involved cropping the image to a square format to align what I could see through the viewfinder with what I could see in my mind's eye, but I eventually found the framing which had tugged at my subconscious and caused me to slow to a halt and break out the camera.
I then realised that what I really needed was a yellow vehicle to pass by to echo the colour of the yellow lines on the left side of the image. So I staked out this spot for around twenty minutes waiting for a yellow vehicle to come by. A couple of times I saw a yellow vehicle approaching, but by the time it actually reached me, my view of it was partially blocked by other traffic. Eventually I got lucky: an an unobstructed view of an approaching yellow van.
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Descent into Chengdu
I arrived in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China, this morning, and just wanted to share a photograph I made from the cockpit as we descended eastwards over the Hengduan Mountains into Chengdu. These mountains form the easternmost end of the Tibetan Plateau, and the highest peak – Gongga Shan – rises to over 7,500 metres (24,700 […]
Hiking in Zion
With 48 hours to kill in Las Vegas over the weekend, I decided to rent a car and head out of the city to Zion National Park in the neighbouring State of Utah. I had hoped I might get to the Park early enough on Friday evening to scout for a good location for some […]
Impressions of Jura
I recently returned from the remote and beautiful Isle of Jura, in the Scottish Inner Hebrides. The trip was a prize in the ‘Community Spirit’ photography competition run by Jura Scotch Whisky which I wrote about here on the blog last year. Together with the other two competition winners, Todd Winters from the U.S.A. (who […]
Posted in Denmark
Winter has well and truly arrived in Denmark, along with some heavy snowfall over the last week or so. Here’s a typical view of the Danish landscape at this time of the year – swathed in a white blanket. I love the way that snow simplifies the landscape, removing visual clutter and distractions, and limiting […]