Tree, Vietnam

I didn’t visit the Reunification Palace while I lived in Ho Chi Minh City, only seeing it when I returned to the country on a flying visit. The building has a rather theatrical quality, which makes me think of a film set. The gardens, but contrast, are cool, dark and rather inviting, with lots ofContinue reading “Tree, Vietnam”

Leaves, Shanghai

Another leaf photo! I’m not sure the species of tree this is – perhaps maple (it has a 5 finger leaf), but I remember thinking how beautiful it looked. On anything but the calmest of days, closeups are hard to photograph because of subject movement. I took this photo in People’s Park which is oneContinue reading “Leaves, Shanghai”

Tammisaari, Finland

Sometimes, I think being from the UK makes the rest of the world seem a much more dramatic place. People start to moan when the weather even gets near to 0 and when it goes a couple of degrees below, certain newspapers start trumpeting about an”arctic vortex”, when really, it is just a bit cold.Continue reading “Tammisaari, Finland”

River, Clayton, GA

I don’t find it easy to take square landscapes. Here I was trying to use the curve of the river’s edge to lead your eye through the frame, but I’m not sure it works. I believe Clayton is in the north of Georgia where once you might have found bears in the countryside, but noContinue reading “River, Clayton, GA”

Take My Picture, Athens

Most of the time, people don’t want you to take their picture – or would rather you didn’t- but sometimes they do. As I remember it, I had gone to Athens to watch a Georgia Bulldogs football game (I think it was against Ole Miss) and when I took this picture, I was trying toContinue reading “Take My Picture, Athens”

Foliage, Tokyo

This is a photograph I took in Ueno Park, which is in the centre of Tokyo. If we zoomed out, you would see that Ueno is the distict where the Zoo and National Museum are (a fascinating place as well). It is rather beautiful and manages rich colours, even in the middle of winter. Although,Continue reading “Foliage, Tokyo”

Long Shadow, Shanghai

Although I have been there quite a few times, I always enjoy walking around Shanghai – there is always something to see. The camera I was using was made in 1975 and as usual, I found myself wondering what the place I was visiting was like in 1975. West Nanjing Road is probably the mostContinue reading “Long Shadow, Shanghai”