Campeche – Mexico

Campeche Harbour, Yucatán Penisula, Mexico

Campeche Harbour, Yucatán Penisula, Mexico

The Spanish settlement of Campeche was built on the site of a former Maya fishing village in 1540. In colonial times it was the most important port on the Yucatán Peninsula, exporting large quantities of of timber and roots used to make dyes in European textile production.

Photograph taken with Nikon D100 & 70-300mm lens at 155mm on 21st November 2008

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Quito – Ecuador

Quito old town, Ecuador

Quito old town, Ecuador

Quito old town is full of charm and history. Sunday is a good day to visit the old town as there are numerous street activities such as music, arts and cultural shows. There are also many of the locals who come to see the street activities so there is a lot of colour around.

Quito was the first city in the world to obtain UNESCO World Cultural Site

Photograph taken with Nikon 1 V2 & 6.7-13mm lens at 10mm on 6th October 2013

Tegalalang – Bali

Tegalalang, Bali, Indonesia

Tegalalang, Bali, Indonesia

On our way to Kintamani from Ubud we passed by this school where the school children were arriving for their lessons. Before their classes begin they water the plants in the school compound. They are typical Balinese, always smiling and happy to meet visitors.

Photograph taken with Nikon D90 & 16-85mm lens at 38mm on 13th August 20102

Vihanti – Finland

Vihanti jarvie, Finland

Vihanti jarvie, Finland

I got up at 5:00am to take some early morning photographs of the lake in the small village of Vihanti. Vihanti is 560 kilometres north of Helsinki so in early August I was hoping for a spectacular dawn. It was cold and foggy when I arrived at the lake, but bad weather never stops me making images. I selected the jetty and decided monochrome was the best choice for this photograph.

Photograph taken with Nikon D100 & 24-70mm lens at 24mm on 2nd August 2005

Hammamet – Tunisia

Hammamet, Tunisia

Hammamet, Tunisia

Situated 65 kilometres from the capital Tunis, Hammamet is a small seaside village. The medina, which is surrounded by its walls and lying adjacent to the sea has kept its old world charm. Walking around the back streets of the medina, avoiding the tourist shops, takes one back in time.

Photograph taken with Nikon D700 & 24-70mm lens at 24mm on 7th July 2010

Playa de las Canteras, Gran Canaria – Spain

Playa de las Canteras, Las Palmas, Canary Islands

Playa de las Canteras, Las Palmas, Canary Islands

The weekend in the big city of Las Palmas where the city meets the beach. There aren’t many capital cities in the world where the beach is part of the city. Here in the north of the island the majority of the people that use the beach are the locals, there are very few tourists. What really impressed me was that at at 10:00pm when the beach is almost deserted, there is no rubbish lying around. Everyone uses the beach, the young, the middle-aged, the elderly and the very elderly. Also there are facilities for the disabled so that wheelchairs can easily get onto the beach and the wheelchair-bound have special showers available. The population of Las Palmas is about 500,000.

Photograph taken with Nikon 1 V2 & 10-30mm lens at 10mm (27mm, 35mm equivalent) on 29th June 2013

Mandrogi – Russia

Lock near Mandrogi

Lock near Mandrogi

Today was our first day it rained and we felt the chill of Russia. After visiting the island of Kizhi, UNESCO World heritage site, yesterday, we sailed across the Onega Lake and passed through three locks this morning between 7:00am and 9:30am and entered the Lagoda Sea, home to Baltic salmon and sturgeon.

Photograph taken with Nikon 1 V2 & 6.7-13mm at 6.7mm on 11th June 2013.