Shot for the Day (08 June 2017)

Stormy weather ahead.

The last vestiges of light were visible in the opalescent sky. Shortly after this shot was taken, the heavens opened and the rain did not stop for the next two days.

Believe it or not, this was taken on a very popular beach in Devon, just at a very unpopular time (i.e. moments before a torrential rain storm). Definitely worth it!

Shot for the Day (06 June 2017)

Taken a few days ago on the beach at Budleigh Salterton, the fisherman in the picture very kindly asked if he was ruining my shot by fishing in front of me.  Normally one for trying to avoid human presence in my images, this one worked out very nicely. The lonely fisherman occupies the space between sky and sea.

Shot for the Day (21 May 2017)

Spent most of the last week in Gothenburg, so decided to capitalise on the great weather last Friday and went up to Klippan on the ferry.  From there, I walked a couple of kilometres to a great vantage point where I watched the sun drop behind the horizon. Aside from the plethora of mosquitoes on hand, the experience was very serene, as only Sweden can be.

Shot for the Day (05 May 2017)

Taken a short while after sunset, during the blue hour (as opposed to the golden hour of sunset), this is a view of Singapore.  The tall buildings are part of the CBD (Central Business District), where I used to work.  In the foreground, the illuminated white is the ArtScience Museum.

My lasting memory of taking this image is that I recall it being an especially warm evening, even for Singapore.

Shot for the Day (14 April 2017)

The waters around La Palma island are pretty rough.  Not a location for beach swimming.  Behind where I took this shot was a swimming pool hewn from the natural rocks and filled by the sea, called La Fajana.  I took this shot, looking out to sea, from a platform about 4m about the surf.  The occasional wave still managed to lap my feet the swell was that rough.

Shot for the Day (30 March 2017)

High in the Andes, the deep blue skies can be deceptive. This was mid-morning and the lake in front of me was frozen.  At night, the temperature regularly dropped to -20 Celsius.   It was also breathless here as I was standing at over 4,200m altitude.

If you like desolate, abandoned places, the Atacama Desert is the place for you.

Shot for the Day (22 March 2017)

I took this shot whilst standing on a manmade, floating island, on Lake Titicaca, close to Puno in Bolivia.  The locals, descended from the Spanish and the Incas, built the Uros Floating Islands from reeds, as well as the shelter you can see in this image.  In the background, you can see one of the locals rowing her boat with her baby strapped to her back.

If you look closely enough, you can see the traditional engine…

Shot for the Day (20 March 2017)

I was standing on the edge of Lake Titicaca, the world’s highest navigable lake at a dizzy altitude of 3,811 m, when the girl in this photograph approached me and asked if I would take a picture of her.  This was in 2003, so this shot was on 120 film, certainly well before the widespread usage of digital cameras. I doubt she will ever see this image, unless she somehow managed to find my blog.

If you ever decide to see South America, I strongly recommend that you visit Lake Titicaca, on the border of Peru and Bolivia. The lake is beautiful, with the Andes scraping the sky behind them in the distance.

Shot for the Day (12 March 2017)

Believe it or not, this is late spring / early summer in Ushuaia.  You can just make out the city across the Beagle Channel to the right on the coast.  The clouds rolled in from the south (which in this case, the next landmass is Antartica) and it started to snow (this would be like late May in Europe).  We were on a yacht and the boat was at a constant 30 degree angle as we sped across the waves back to town.  It was unbelievably cold and all of the passengers were required to stay on deck.

On the plus side, the wildlife we had travelled over to see did not seem to care about the impending storm.