Travel

I'm lucky enough to travel a lot but I also aim to understand a place in some depth. So I like to find out about the local history, sociology, wildlife and local arts. I prepare for a trip by looking up photos of the famous sights, they're usually a good guide both about the local visual interest and also a warning of what has already been done or over-done.
I try to use the tools of modern photojournalism and photography to communicate how I feel about a place. You’ll see that I have used Portrait, Street, Interior, Historical, Abstract, Landscape, Historical, Wildlife, Phone-camera and Selfie genres at different times for specific effects.

Gumpoldskirchen Weinfest 2019

Gumpoldskirchen Weinfest 2019

Wine glasses and white tablecloths set out on tables in the main street of Gumpoldskirchen, Audis and the occasional Ferrari and Maserati parked discretely nearby. Traditional folk singer and fiddle on a small stage. A modern-day and Austrian scene out of Breughel or a set for Die Meistersinger. Next night, the rock band turn up and it all changes. A baccanale with cracking bass and drums, mighty brass and a singer whipping the crowd on to their feet on the cobbled streets: Skolka play Gumpoldskirchen Weinfest.

More photos: Niederösterreich 5: Skolka play Gumpoldskirchen Weinfest

Schloß Hof, Austria

Schloß Hof, Austria

Crossing the Danube in the steps of Marcus Aurelius to visit to the newly-restored Baroque Garden and Palace of Prince Eugene of Savoy, the highly successful general of the Imperial Austrian Army.

More photos: Niederösterreich 2: Schloß Hof

Wienerwald, Austria

Wienerwald, Austria

The green jungle of the Wienerwald, the Vienna Forest, seen from one of the many Jubiläumswarte towers constructed to climb above the tree canopy..

More photos: Niederösterreich 1: Wienerwald

Portmeor Beach, St Ives, Cornwall

St Mechaels Mount, Cornwall

Views of Cornwall from our holiday last week.

More photos: Postcards from Cornwall

Col de Manse (1268 m.)

Col de Manse (1268 m.)

Forte Albertino - Forte di Vinadio

Forte Albertino - Forte di Vinadio

Crossing the Alps by a route from Corps on the Route Napoléon to Cuneo in Piemonte and on to Toscana is now a journey without frontiers but it wasn’t always so.

Read more: Savoy, journey across forgotten borders

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