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Ten Seconds with a Leopard at the Masai Mara

Ten Seconds with a Leopard at the Masai Mara

Our safari guide, Edward, is his usual cheery self when we meet at 6.15am for an early morning game drive. As Edward has already shown us the Big Five — the lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, and rhino — on the previous two days’ drives, he is...
Taking Portraits — Tips for Travellers

Taking Portraits — Tips for Travellers

What constitutes a portrait photo? How do you go about capturing a good portrait of a person? And do you need permission? These are some of the questions readers have asked me via email in relation to our August Grantourismo contest. What is a portrait?...
Venice in close-up

Venice in close-up

The longer you spend in a city such as Venice, the less you have to worry about the big picture and ticking off sights, and the more time you have to take in the tiny details. This was our eighth trip to Venice (and we had...
Venice’s Grand Canal: A Timeless Time-lapse

Venice’s Grand Canal: A Timeless Time-lapse

We’re in Venice! And our ‘home’ for two weeks is a 17th century palazzo on the Grand Canal. While we normally begin each series of posts on a new place with a review of our latest holiday rental, we couldn’t resist starting Venice with a...
An Afternoon timelapse video, Kotor, Montenegro

An Afternoon timelapse video, Kotor, Montenegro

Every afternoon since we’ve been here in Muo, a fishing village on the Bay of Kotor in Montenegro, we’ve looked over to the UNESCO-heritage-listed town of Kotor opposite and watched the light change as dusk arrives and the sun sets. Isn’t it just something special?...
Portraits from a place: Marrakech

Portraits from a place: Marrakech

Portraits of Marrakech musicians playing on the Djemaa el Fna (main square) of Marrakech. Many photographers visiting amazing Marrakech, head straight to one of the balcony restaurants looking over the square for that classic postcard photo. The savvy street photographer, however, knows that it’s been...
A chance encounter and a single frame in Marrakech

A chance encounter and a single frame in Marrakech

Five years ago we went on road trip around Morocco. It ended with us stuck in the Marrakech medina behind a donkey with obvious flatulence problems, my navigator Lara irritated for having gotten us into this mess, and neither the mother-in-law nor the snowboard in...