Neever be tempted to process all your shots as soon as you return from a trip! going back years later and looking at your shots with fresh eyes, brings out a whole new perspective. This shot of lago argentina in Patagonia, was shot in 2006 with my first digital compact. If i’m not mistaken, I think thats a drumlin by the lake – this landscape was a glacial geography dream!
Time for something completely different. This ones from the archives. 2005 in fact, way before I had a digital camera. This is the spectacular view over the valley of Vinales, located in the Pinar Del Rio province north west of Havana. One of Cuba’s greatest natural attractions, the valley was declared a National Natural Monument for its remarkable landscapes.Apparently it is the finest example of a karst valley in Cuba, where mogotes (the knolls with rounded tops and steep slopes you can see in this shot), contrast with cultivated lands-mainly tobacco, taro and bananas-and scattered peasant houses, all forming a rural landscape of great beauty. We loved our time there (though the food wasn’t brilliant!). Technical: Nikon F80, Fuji Reala 100 (though this is processed based on a terrible Jessops scan of my negative. Dont let Jessops scan your film!). Single jpeg tonemapped, minor adjustments in lightroom.
I’ve been to Havana twice. This was the second occasion, when I took my parents in 2008. This is Havana Vieja (old Havana) which I probably don’t need to say, is a street photographers paradise. This image has been jazzed up a bit using the excellent Topaz Adjust, which I’m currently toying around with a fair bit. You can get a free 30 day trial and discounted coupon codes, i highly recommend a play!
20 years ago this was the site of a landslide which killed 20,000 people and buried an entire town. Today its a rubbish dump. The looming peaks and rapidly melting glaciers are still a huge problem, with massive landslides here as recently as April. I urge you to read more at this link http://blog.oup.com/2010/05/climate-lesson/ Thanks for listening.
aaah the sweet sight of my Seychelles beach. Truly a paradise. This is anse union on La Digue Island (where cars are banned). processed from single Jpeg in Topaz (great tool!)