• The TWO lenses you’ll ever need for LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY

    These are the only two lenses you’ll ever need for landscape photography. I have travelled extensively and I always found I ended up using these two lenses after carrying four or five in my camera bag. While I am a Nikon user, I will also give my opinion on the equivalent two lenses for both Canon and Sony mirrorless range of landscape photography cameras. I know there are a lot of photographers who have their favourite lenses and if you’re getting great results, that’s fantastic. But these are the two I use and I always come back home with good images.

  • Day 4 Amalfi Coast

    Day 4 Amalfi Coast – Today was a bit more relaxed than yesterday and it is my last on the Amalfi Coast.  I cruised to different parts of Amalfi, including Positano again and stumbled across this magnificent viewpoint up near Agerola.  I took lots of shots here including some panoramas that should turn out quite well.   From there I went back to the Torre a Mare (the medieval sighting tower) where Paolo Sandulli a local artist has his studio.  For an hour he showed me around inside including his works that you could tell he is proud of.  They are slightly Picasso-esque in style and capture Praiano and its…

  • Day 3 Amalfi Coast

    Day 3 Amalfi Coast – Today will be remembered as the day I rode to Pompeii.  What an amazing and adventure filled day!   It started early getting up to grab some dawn shots along Amalfi.  Beautiful morning here, no clouds, just birds singing, the waves gently rolling in on the pebble beached cove next to my accom.  I was going to catch a bus or taxi to Pompeii.  When I enquired at reception about the journey the following conversation took place:   Adrian: “What time does the bus leave to Pompeii, or how much for a taxi?” Receptionist: “You have scooter no?” Adrian: “Si scooter, bat bike, si.” Receptionist: “You ride,…

  • Day 2 Amalfi Coast

    Day 2 Amalfi  Coast – Today was spectacular here at the Mediterranean Sea!  I ventured with the bat bike to Positano, up to Agerola (looking down through cloud) and to Amalfi.  Along the way I stopped at caves, coves, ruins, churches, art galleries, pebble beaches and medieval sighting towers, specifically placed to help fight against invasion all those years ago.   There is such beauty and history here and I can see why so many people from all over the world come here to relax and enjoy.  The water is a royal blue colour and the locals so friendly.   Very happy with the shots I am getting 🙂

  • Day 1 Amalfi Coast

    Day 1 Amalfi Coast – After another exhausting day of travelling (boat, plane, bus, taxi) and going from one sea to another, I have arrived in Praiano, Amalfi Coast, Southern Italy.  Words can’t describe this place, so hopefully my photos will.  As I sit typing this I look up steep rocky cliff faces that are so high they go up through cloud.  The cliffs drop down into the crystal clear blue ocean and along the front is juttered by caves, small beach sections and boats (including large ocean liners).   My hotel is built into the rock and I look along the cliffs and ocean all the way down to Amalfi, tough life.  When…

  • Day 1 Lake Como

    Day 1 Lake Como – Well it has been a long day travelling with 3 different modes of transport (taxi, train, ferry) but I have arrived at the breath taking Lake Como in the north of Italy, Bellagio to be precise.  Approaching Lake Como via the train from Milan to Verenna I could see the snow capped Austrian Alps in the distance and I knew I was in for something special.  This place reminds me a lot of another one of my favourite places in the world, Queenstown in New Zealand.  Only it’s like a hybrid of Queenstown and Milford Sound rolled into one.  Throw in fancy facades, quaint little walk…

  • Bonjourno Italia – Tuscany – Chianti Hills

    Day 1 Tuscany – Ok.  Umm.. wow!  There is a line in the movie Forrest Gump where he was describing his run across America and a beautiful sunrise he saw, “I couldn’t tell where the Earth stopped and Heaven began.”  Well, I think I have found it.  I am based at the small town of Gaiole, Tuscany.  The word “bellissimo” just doesn’t do it justice here.  The colour intensity of the flowers are so bright it hurts your eyes to look at them.  There are roses and flowers in every colour, long fields of olive groves, sunflowers, birds singing, vineyards and hills with old villa farm houses or castles on top…

  • Day 6 Paris

    Day 6 Paris – Today is my last day here.  Very sad to be going as I have become very fond of this place and the people.  A petite side note from Tuesdays blog.  That kilometre long uniformed horsemen procession that I stumbled across was actually part of a ceremony for the new President of France who was taking office.   Last night I got some wonderful shots and a panorama which I can’t wait to stitch together down at the river on bridges looking back towards the Eiffel Tower.  As it does not get dark here until about 10pm, I had a bit of time to kill before the lights…