Postcards from Maine
This post comes from New England, U.S.A., where I’m currently travelling along the length of the beautiful Maine coast together with my family. We flew in to Boston, and from there, hired a car to drive up to the easternmost point in the U.S.A. – West Quoddy Head, Lubec, Maine. Along the way, we visited Portland, Freeport, Rockport, Bar Harbor and the Acadia National Park, Jonesport, Beals, Ellsworth, Camden, Boothbay Harbour, Old Orchard Beach and Kennebunk amongst other wonderful places. As a professional pilot, I have flown over this part of the United States many times, so it was great to see it all from the ground. It lived up to all my expectations: New England is without doubt a beautiful part of the U.S.A..
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An Afternoon in the Dharavi Slum
Last week, I spent one day in Mumbai, India, and had the afternoon free to go out and explore and make some photographs. The early afternoon sun was beating down relentlessly, so I made for the huge Dharavi Slum close to my hotel to try and make some street portraits. On my meandering journey through the Slum, which lasted around four hours, interesting subjects were everywhere - but great light was not. I therefore made a conscious decision to first look for good light, and only then begin my search for an interesting subject to photograph in that light. I was, to use a well-worn photographic phrase, chasing the light.
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Fire, spirits and reincarnation: the Magic of Delhi
Delhi is a city which fascinates me. As Tarun Tejpal, of in the Indian weekly news magazine India Today, writes: "Delhi has more layers of culture, civilisation and history extant in it than any other city in India, arguably, in the world." Not for the faint-hearted, it is a city which in the summer assaults the senses like few other places on Earth. The noise, oppressive heat, assorted smells, crush, and chaos of Shahjahanabad, the old city, have to be experienced to be believed. Delhi is also one of the most wonderful places - perhaps my favourite place - to make street portraits. These portraits were made in the only area of Delhi which has survived from the city of Tughlukabad - the Delhi of the Middle Ages.
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National Geographic’s Best Travel Pictures of 2011
National Geographic names its best travel pictures of 2011… take a look at these fabulous images, and be inspired!