Olympus TG6 – Does the T Really Stand for “Tough”?
I don’t do a lot of underwater photography, but I like to have an underwater-capable camera for snorkelling on holiday, and it’s also potentially a good option for working in very wet conditions above seal level. For the last 10 Continue reading
Barbados – Mojo Reanimated
It gives me great pleasure to announce that Barbados has its mojo back. We’ve been regular visitors to the magical island over many years now. It was a real frustration that our 2020 trip got cancelled with only a few Continue reading
Getting High (But Not That High)!
Back in 2019 I was privileged to take what is a pretty unique airborne trip. Paul Nugent of Airsportsbarbados had one of only four two-seater microlight aircraft in the Caribbean, and at that time was running tours. To make it Continue reading
My New Avatar – Thanks Dall-E!
Thanks to Dall-E for my new avatar. The shape of the abdomen is about right… Continue reading
When You Wish … A Different Approach To Sourcing
This may amuse you. It might also scare you a bit… First, you have to realise I have form here. Years ago, when we were fitting out Frances’ treatment room, we were having coffee with my parents. We complained that Continue reading
The World’s Worst Panorama 2023
Here’s my “group panorama” from Richard Bernabe’s Feb 2023 trip to Patagonia. From the left: Gero, Nigel, Thomas, Karsten, Jörn, Lisa, Richard, Alejandro, Glenn, Alex, John, Pat, Yours Truly and JoAnne. Please don’t study the stitching too carefully, or complain Continue reading
After a very blustery night the forecast seemed to have been correct and the day dawned very wet and windy. We travelled to the first stop without much hope, and it appeared to be justified. As I said to Richard Continue reading
Have I Offended El Gauchito Gil?
Today was slightly harder work. We had tricky start to the day. At the sunrise location the sunrise largely failed to materialise, but we did get light just on the peaks for a few minutes, and I got some good Continue reading
We’re Going on a Guanaco Hunt!
Today was a lighter day, partly to allow everyone to recover from the long drive, and specifically to make sure Gustavo stays within his driving hour limits. We went up the road about 1 mile for sunrise, with a similar Continue reading
This is Really Scary…
This morning’s subject was a “guanaco hunt”, capturing one or more of the charming Patagonia llamas in a nice pose, ideally in front of a mountain or similar. Over lunch, as beer was consumed, we got talking about how we Continue reading
It’s a Long Drive, to Torres del Paine (Almost works!)
After a very quick dawn shoot we assembled for the long drive from El Chalten to Torres del Paine in Chile. This involves driving about 100 miles East, the a couple of hundred South, past El Calafate where we started, Continue reading
Water, Water, Tunch
The day started with another visit to the canyon viewpoint, to see if we could get better light than on Wednesday. At first it looked like the Eastern sky was overcast and we wouldn’t get much, but suddenly about 1/2 Continue reading