I Can’t Live Without…

Amateur Photographer magazine asked me to write a short feature on one camera kit accessory that I couldn’t live without, so I chose my trusty Osprey Talon 44 bag.  Here’s the article… I’ve tried a variety of camera bags over the years from light shoulder bags for a day out in the city to camera […]

Tenerife in Winter

An article from a few years ago, first published in Outdoor Photography magazine. When I mentioned to a friend of mine that I had just been to Tenerife for a week he said “Tenerife? Good grief!” It’s a reaction that I suppose I could have predicted, given that I’m not known for going on the […]

Australian Travels – Southern Highlands and Sydney

I didn’t see much of Melbourne, just managing a quick tram ride into the city and back, and I set off at about 9am for the only day of solid driving on my trip. Once clear of Melbourne, the Hume Freeway was easy driving at 110km/h, and pretty boring too. The landscape on this side […]

Australian Travels – Great Ocean Road, Victoria

I spent the morning at Lakes Entrance crossing the footbridge and walking on the surf-side beach. It was lovely, but the majesty of this place, where two long spits of land nearly meet providing a narrow sea entrance to Lake Victoria, can only really be seen from above – most photographs of it that I […]

Australian Travels – South Coast, New South Wales

When I told friends in the UK that I was going to Australia they immediately asked if I was going to Ayers Rock, The Great Barrier Reef or New Zealand. I politely suggested that that might be attempting too much for a three week trip and said that I’d be concentrating on Sydney and Melbourne […]

Australian Travels – Sydney and The Blue Mountains

Despite using up all of my Star Alliance miles on an upgrade to business class I couldn’t help thinking that a straight-through journey from London to Sydney (with just a plane change in Singapore) was a bit of a mistake, so I was looking forward to a rest and some home comforts on my arrival […]

Travel Photography – Granada in Summer

Having spent a successful couple of days photographing Málaga I was looking forward to even better in the main destination of my trip, Granada, a place I had longed to visit for years. On previous visits to Andalucía I had stayed further west along the coast and drove to Gibraltar, Ronda and Seville but Granada […]

Travel Photography – Málaga in Summer

When I sat down to a plate of mixed seafood (calamares fritos, sardines and various unidentified tentacled things) in Plaza del Obispo, the beautiful cathedral I had been photographing was still illuminated by the last rays of the setting sun. By the time I was sipping my café doble, it was equally attractive as the […]