India Travelogue: Varanasi

India Travelogue: Varanasi

For the next few weeks, I’m posting a travelogue about my recent trip to India – my first on the sub-continent. We arrived in Varanasi as the sun was setting – not that one can tell in the ever-present haze. A car took us from the train to the nearest ghat (steps leading to the river) where the hotel’s boat picked us up. A boat ride at sunset was a great introduction to Varanasi!…

India Travelogue: Allahabad

India Travelogue: Allahabad

For the next few weeks, I’m posting a travelogue about my recent trip to India – my first on the sub-continent. We set off today on our 2nd railway journey in India, from Agra to Allahabad (or as it’s known now, Prayagraj). Allahabad isn’t really on the tourist map, we went there because that’s where my husband was born.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Moving Water

Weekly Photo Challenge: Moving Water

This week, the theme is to:
Photograph Moving Water
Ah! Refreshing water! 
The challenge this week is to photography water – but not just any water – moving water.

Light, Light, Light

Light, Light, Light

It’s no accident that most of the epic photos are taken around sunrise or sunset. It’s not just the colors of the sky, but the angle of the light. Shadows are enhanced. I listen to the Improve Photography podcasts a lot and I want to acknowledge how influential Nick Page has been in my understanding […]

Making the Real, Surreal

Making the Real, Surreal

I recently noticed that one of my photos could very easily tip from the real to the surreal with just a few clicks in Photoshop. The scene was already almost unbelieveable in the original – the sky was too blue, the reflection too perfect. The landscape along the horizon was the only thing rooting this photo […]