Category Archives: Travel Photography

It’s a mystery to me.

I have a book, by ex-BBC journalist John Timpson, called, “Timpson’s England”.  It’s a celebration of the unusual and mysterious things to be found all over England.  We can look for our own unusual things and mysteries.  Sometimes they are obvious, and sometimes we have to search hard to find them.  This one was obvious.  It’s a […]

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A visit to Diagon Alley

In the Harry Potter wizard books, (that you may have heard about), there’s a place called Diagon Alley where wizards go to shop/bank and buy ice-creams.  It’s a magical and powerful place, and has a counterpart in creative photography; the diagonal composition line.  Think of it as your Diagonal Ally (groan). Let me explain… Images with strong […]

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“Water, water, everywhere.”

In Coleridge’s epic poem, “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner”, one verse goes… “Water, water, everywhere, And all the boards did shrink; Water, water, everywhere, Nor any drop to drink.” Well, there is water everywhere, and it’s a great source for creative photography.  It can be still, moving slowly, moving rapidly, or frozen solid.  It can […]

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Taking images that sell.

I’m a subscriber to a stock image library called Alamy Images.  A stock library is a source of images for book publishers, website designers, magazines, newspapers, in fact anyone who needs images for their publications.  Alamy is a large stock library, and it now has over 21 million (!) images for sale.  The deal is simple: I take the […]

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