As promised I have finally put together ‘Part 2’ of my ‘Since leaving the UK’ travel photography posts. If you haven’t read Part 1 then go check it out. My last post finished in La Spezia, Italy so I thought I’d continue with the journey through Italy and into Greece. Who knows, I might even need to make a ‘Part 3’ I have so many photos. Read more
It’s been a while since my last photo post so I thought I’d post an update on what’s been happening lately in the life of a travelling photographer.
I’m currently in Greece after leaving the UK well over a month ago. Since departing the UK I’ve been to Portugal, Spain France and Italy before arriving in Greece about two weeks ago.
To catch you all up on the latest of my work I’ve finally found the time to write a post outlining where I’ve been lately. As I’ve got a lot of photo’s, I’ve decided to split this into two parts. So this is Part 1.
First up we have the last of the UK. I did another trip to Whitby on a beautiful sunny day and got some great shots around the pier the southern side of the river/port entrance.
From the UK my girlfriend and I headed to Lisbon in Portugal. If I could go back and do it again, I would have spent a whole lot more time in Lisbon as three short days was not nearly enough. Portugal is an amazing country with such a diverse culture and history, not to mention great wine and port of course!
A great deal of walking was done in Lisbon, as well as a mountain biking tour in some beautiful coastal hills about an hour south of the city.
From Lisbon it was an overnight train through to Madrid in Spain where a few days were spent before heading to Valencia on the east coast of Spain. Whilst Madrid was a nice city, I didn’t find much photographic inspiration there like some of the other cities I’ve been to. It had some beautiful architecture, but overall felt very much like any other large city in the world. The food was amazing though and we got the impression it’s the sort of city you visit to just to gorge yourself.
Valencia was my highlight of Spain by far and in my opinion a photographers dream destination.
I love all forms of photography and had a lot of fun shooting the buildings, beach and great weather Valencia had on offer. The City of Arts and Sciences complex is an amazing sight, and very photogenic.
After Valencia it was a few short day in Barcelona before heading to Nice in France briefly.
Nice was ‘nice’, and in between mixed weather, I got some keepers. The ocean had such a brilliant turquoise colour due the rocks on the beach slowly eroding away in the waves.
From Nice it was into Italy and after a day of travel on the train we arrived in La Spezia on the west coast. La Spezia is a town that has more of a ‘local’ feel to it and hosts the majority of the Italian naval force in a large naval base. I took the time to visit Portovenere, a small tourist town about 20mins bus ride away from La Spezia which was very scenic and well worth it! Highly recommended.
And this is where I’m going to leave part 1. A lot of pics and that’s just the tip of the iceberg in my Lightroom Catalog!
Keep an eye on my Flickr or Facebook for my latest pics and I’ll post Part 2 soon!
Hope you’ve enjoyed this? Let me know in the comments below, especially if you want to know any more info about an image or location.
A few more photos from beautiful Yorkshire. These are from Harewood Estate on a beautiful sunny day with a storm brewing off in the distance (last image).
One thing that sets the UK apart from any other country I have been to so far, is the public walking trails that are everywhere – even through some private properties and estates. Known as Public Rights of Way, these paths are often hundreds of years old and due to their age and use over the centuries they have been protected and turned into public walkways. Take a walk along one these and you will enjoy some of the most beautiful countryside that the UK has to offer. The pictures are from the Harewood Estate where a few of these public paths snake through the woods and around the grounds.
It’s been too long!
As the title suggests, it’s been too long since my last post. All I can say is that I’ve been BUSY BUSY BUSY!
You’d think that travelling is just one big holiday (as I once did) but surprise surprise, it’s actually not. I’m now one week into a two week road trip that I started in London and will end next week in Edinburgh, Scotland. I’m in a small campervan that some of you may have seen around your country – a ‘Spaceship’ camper. Basically a converted van. The love child of a small motorhome.
Anywho the trip so far has been awesome (and cold!). From London my girlfriend and I have spend the week heading west, out to Lands End – the furthest point west in the UK. Today we reached south Wales and will be heading to Yorkshire in the next couple of days.
For this post, I thought I’d leave you with a couple of shots of Stonehenge. This particular morning was really cold. Wind had swept down from the north overnight and brought with it the cold from the arctic. To get these shots I rugged up, and walked around the formation as fast as I could, hoping that when I got the chance to process my shots, they would turn out ok. The results speak for themselves so I am very happy with them.
Hope you like the pics!
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