Lego men of the street parade

The street parade is on again, I still haven’t decided if I’m going down to take some shots. Hopefully I’ll be more decisive in the morning.

Get your own print of this photo.
Posted in Photography Tagged , , , |

Morning Bliss

I don’t get up for sunrise very often but when I do I am generally rewarded well.

Get your own print of this photo.
Posted in Travel Tagged , , , |

Twisted trees of Marienfluss

I was emailing with a friend today, he mentioned how he was impressed that I’ve managed to keep my blog posting up while starting the new job. I said it kind of feels like it’s on autopilot at the moment. Most of the posts haven’t been very substantial, I try to put a bit more thought into what I am writing rather than the few words I’ve been writing recently. This blog is about my photos, I have loads of things I would like to write about and share, but writing takes time, sometimes quite a bit. Like everyone else I am very much bound by the limitations of time.

Hopefully over time I will manage to adjust my time and be able to turn off the autopilot to spend more time doing this. For now though I will happily take the autopilot assistance in helping me share photos.

This photo is from one of those wonderfully remote places that is just peaceful and beautiful.

Get your own print of this photo.
Posted in Travel Tagged , , , |

Vast Namibia

There’s nothing quite like setting up camp and then walking up a nearby hill to watch the sun set over your camp. When you get to the top you realise you are the only people camped as far as you can see.

Get your own print of this photo.
Posted in Travel Tagged , , |

Leading cubs to water

I have so many photos of this pride, it was amazing to see such a small pride with so many cubs, there were two big males, three females and twelve cubs. We first passed them on a side road in Etosha, and instantly knew they were heading for a waterhole about a km away. So we went straight to the waterhole and waited. They appeared after a short wait out of the bushes heading straight for the waterhole.

Get your own print of this photo.
Posted in Travel Tagged , , , |

Danish wind farm

It was pretty rough the day I took the ferry from Germany to Denmark, it’s only a 45 minute ferry ride so no real drama. The weather wasn’t the best, it was raining on and off so everyone was inside except for the odd smoker and me. The rain has never really bothered me, I quite like it, as long as it’s not a torrential downpour or worse horizontal rain, which I’ve experienced a couple of times, in New Zealand and once in Scotland.

Get your own print of this photo.
Posted in Travel Tagged , , |

Karen Blixen’s House

Just north of Copenhagen is Karen Blixen’s house. Louise would love to have been Karen Blixen, it’s here favourite book, movie and probably music. Every time we are in Africa, especially east Africa, she imagines living that life. I always suggest why don’t we do it, we can give it a go and always come back. Who knows maybe one day…

Get your own print of this photo.
Posted in Travel Tagged , , |

Fever tree

I am pretty sure the big tree in this photo is a fever tree. There are so many iconic trees in Africa. In my mind more than other continents, but that’s probably cause I’m a bit biased towards Africa, I’ve spent years travelling in Africa and visiting it’s wilderness, while I’ve only spent a few weeks in other countries and continents. The only solution is to travel more and visit more places…

Get your own print of this photo.
Posted in Travel Tagged , , , |

Speeding trains

Well I’ve now become a daily commuter on public transport, this is the first time in my life where I take the train every day, it’s kind of weird. I have to make sure I leave home or the office at about the right time so I’m not standing around on the track or running after and train or a tram. I already miss driving to work, I’ve always found driving relaxing, even in traffic jams. I’m hoping the train thing will grow on me. Let’s see.

Get your own print of this photo.
Posted in Photography Tagged , , |

Shooting at speed

One of the problems in some of the public national parks is the closing and opening times of the gates, while I understand these times are to make sure the animals and people are safe from colliding into each other at night. Due to enforced times what tends to happen is you stay out as long as you can and rush back to the camp or gate at speed, which endangers everyone more. It also means for us photographer types that we sometimes have to shoot out the window of a moving car.

Get your own print of this photo.
Posted in Travel Tagged , , , |