Its all about the photos

Photos. I love them. Its often the main reason I will don my hiking boots and go wandering off on my own. I have spent Saturday night on a pier in the middle of nowhere trying to get the perfect picture of a thunder storm. I have trekked for 2 hours straight up a mountain trail to get a photo from the peak only to get caught in a rain storm and covered from head to foot in mud on the way down. I have hiked through the jungles of Sumatra trying to take photos of wild orangutans.

Photo

Decent zoom enabled me to capture this photo

So it made sense to splash out on a decent camera. A Sony Alt55 with telephoto and wide angle lens. Unfortunately it also made sense that with the rough treatment my equipment goes through something was bound to break and it did 2 days before I was due to go to Siem Reap, Continue reading

Happy in Hampi

Hampi  is a village in northern Karnataka state, India. It is located within the ruins of Vijayanagara and is literally a photographers dream. Pilgrims flock here to wash in the river and strange boulders dot the landscape looking ready to fall at any minute and you can practically trip over a temple or ruin if you are not careful.

SONY DSC

Virupaksha temple looming over the town.

I spent nearly a fortnight here staying in a guest house literally a stones through from the big Virupaksha temple looming over the town. Lodgings are basic, roads are narrow and expect to find cows roaming just outside your room and monkeys on your balcony or stealing food from the many rooftop cafes dotting the town. In fact there are so many monkeys that they are Continue reading