I’ve been taking a break from social media recently, especially Instagram. This has been partly my broken finger, but mostly the fatigue of everyone trying to force their way ahead on IG. Many of my friends, and people who I follow, now buy likes and have joined comment pods. I couldn’t stand seeing more endless insincere and sycophantic comments. If only people put in as much effort improving their photography or doing good in the world as they do at getting more meaningless internet validation. Anyhoo, this is a photo of a rainstorm descending on the Altar of Sacrifice, et al. at Zion National Park. I got super lucky with the light and also happened to be on a plane from Bryce to Vegas.
____ #discoverearth#discoverer#passionpassport #beautifuldestinations#guardiantravelsnaps#resourcetravel#mytinyatlas
After spending a day exploring the city of Salzburg, we were off to another part of @salzburgerland, the mountains of Obertauern! Here there was a large amount of snow, so I was in my element! This was taken in a valley at Gnadenalm before schnitzel and Almdudler. I’d definitely return to this place in the future!
Last week I was in Austria exploring @salzburgerland to celebrate the new @eurowings route from London. On the way back to Salzburg airport from Obertauern, our taxi driver said that if it wasn’t too foggy, we might catch a glimpse of a castle. It was very foggy indeed, but I still managed to grab a quick snap from the car as we sped past.
Currently heading to London for a live online interview and editing session with @adobe from 19:00 GMT tonight. I'll be sharing a bit about myself and some of my Lightroom editing tips, alongside @cestmaria and @clairemenary. The link to watch live on YouTube is in my bio.
I'm off to London this week to give an online editing session and interview with @adobe on Wednesday! You can register using the link it my bio. It'll be geared a bit more towards beginners and enthusiasts, and be centred around the the new Lightroom CC.
If you followed my stories today, you would have seen me stomping around in a river for my @nikoneurope shoot. They wanted me to capture a normal landscape with my wide-angle (14-24mm) lens and make it look great. This waterfall is only 30 mins from my house and hardly anyone goes here! I got in super close to the foreground and then took a few shots to focus stack them. This really brought out the foreground leaf and helps lead the eye in towards the waterfall. BTW, Nikon are running a cashback offer on their lenses, so google “Nikon cashback” to find out more!
As many of you know, I’ve been a Nikon shooter for many, many years. When @nikoneurope approached me to shoot a landscape photo, I jumped at the chance. I’ll be showing some behind the scenes on my IG stories, and posting my final image. Meanwhile, here’s a photo from Spain. (Obviously shot on Nikon as well)
A bit more of a subtle image today, but one of my favourite, random scenes. This was way up above me and only appeared from the clouds briefly. I’m not entirely sure what mountain this is. I think it’s next to Medicine Lake. Perhaps @tourismjasper or @photojbartlett will know.
The Jasper Dark Sky Festival had finished and it was my final night at the Japser Park Lodge hotel. I found a path into the trees at the back of my cabin, so I followed it down and ended up by a river. The sky was a bit hazy, but it make the stars twinkle a bit, like nature’s own Orton effect.
Everything looks amazing covered in snow. Maligne Lake and it’s iconic boathouse is no exception. I have dozens more shots of this lake, so if you like it don’t worry! If you don’t like it, tough. It’s awesome. Thanks to @dereklow and his very bright red jacket.
Anything You Canoe... | Maligne Lake, Alberta, Canada
Although the Jasper Dark Sky Festival focuses on the night sky, astronomy, and all things space-related, it also gave me the chance to explore Jasper National Park by day. This photo is one of the most Canadian things I think I've seen. I can only assume that in their canoe, they had some ice hockey sticks, poutine, and something from Tim Horton's.
I've been here in Jasper National Park for the last few days to attend the 7th annual Jasper Dark Sky Festival. This area is the second largest dark sky park in the world! The festival has had everything from stargazing experiences to talks by amazing science people, such as Professor Brian Cox. The weather hasn't really played ball this week, but I tried to capitalise on a few breaks in the cloud!
I’m really missing drinking Almdudler, especially with @vaughnmac_. If I had to design a global meal (food and drink from all over the world), then my beverage would definitely be Almdudler. Also bubble tea from Taiwan.