Travel & Landscapes

Photographic Portfolio

Travelling to new destinations & repeated visits to older ones fills me with great pleasure. I have had the privilege to capture innumerable memories of these places & enjoying a plethora of experiences along the way through meeting numerous people & bearing witness to a variety of cultural events.

Germany

Situated in the heart of central Europe Germany is wealthy, modern, multicultural, high tech & much more besides. Historically interesting & some of the most stunning scenery on offer anywhere.

Germany as a whole is an underestimated travel destination I feel. But this country has much to offer in all regions. Numerous architectural highlights are waiting to be discovered throughout the country including castles, forts, Rococo & Baroque churches & monasteries, beautiful old medieval city centers, picturesque rivers such as the Rhein, Elbe, Danube & Isar, not to mention the numerous expanses of wooded areas like the Black Forest or lakes like Bodensee on the border to Switzerland or Chiemsee in Bavaria. The southern part of the country with its alpine scenery is the breathtaking highlight.

 

 

Iceland

An unforgettable photographic journey through some of the world’s most beautiful scenery on the outer edge of Europe.

Two trips to Iceland, one in Summer, the latest in Winter, both with their own character, both unbelievably beautiful have left a definite mark on me & my photographic portfolio. The island has become extremely popular in recent years due to European football success &  the eruption of the Eyjafaljökull in April 2010 making the island a travel favourite practically overnight. Since the economic crisis two years previously the island has made great efforts to cater for the increased tourism not necessarily in favour of the environment which is sad but that’s progress.

Scotland

Scotland is for me a combination of England & Iceland due to its historical past & a wild, rugged beauty.

Among us landscape photographers is Scotland a country that just has to be in the top 10 places on this planet you have to visit. Although I have visited three times now I can’t say that I have seen a great deal of the country as I have spent most of my time in the Highland region on the west coast. I just can’t avoid all that rugged naturalness with its constantly changing weather thus ever changing light conditions.

 

 

USA North West

One of the world’s most scenic coastlines combined with dramatic volcanic landscapes is an absolute eye opener.

My second trip to the US was to be a direct contrast to the first one, this time I was off to Washington State landing in Seattle, picking up a rental car & then driving down the Oregon coast to San Francisco in California. From there I continued inland to Yosemite National Park, then eastwards to the Great Salt Lake Basin & Mormon capital Salt lake City. From there I continued northwards through Idaho into Wyoming to the Teton & Yellowstone National Parks. The next stage took me way back west towards Seattle with stopovers at Mount St. Helens National Monument & Mount Rainier National Park before heading back to the airport.

USA South West

Picturesque villages, endless stretches of rugged cliff lined coastline & beautiful countryside, that’s England at its best.

Three weeks and over 5000 kilometers with a rental car from Las Vegas along the classic south west route down to Hoover Dam & Horseshoe Bend with a short excursion on a part of Route 66 before taking a flight over the Grand Canyon. From there I continued eastwards to Monument Valley & then proceeded north to Canyonlands National Park & Arches National Park. Then I made my way westwards again taking in Bryce Canyon & Zion National Parks before heading back down to Vegas via Valley of Fire State Park. Breathtaking scenery everywhere, bombastic weather & some nice acquaintances along the way made for a perfect holiday that I will never forget.

 

 

Italy

Italy has masses of photographic possibilities & for me living near the Alps South Tirol is one of those places that I just can’t get enough of.

I have actually seen a lot more of Italy than I can show here unfortunately but as this website is dedicated to my Digital Photography from the past 10 years then I have to renounce from scanning 35mm transparencies & photographic prints showing Rome, Verona, Pisa, Milan or Florence in all their splendour. I am sure that at some stage I shall get to revisit the one or other of these beautiful cities. Venice for instance is such a revisit & it was amazing too. The Dolomites of course are awesome with some of the worlds most amazing mountain scenery. Of course Italy wouldn’t be Italian without the beautiful region of Tuscany with its rolling hills & villas surrounded by Cypress trees.

Holland

Amsterdam & the beautiful windmills of Kinderdijk Elshout are my only experiences of Holland but this country has much to offer.

Situated just 15km east of Rotterdam, Holland’s largest concentration of windmills is to be found at Kinderdijk Elshout. 19 windmills in total drain a polder in the Alblasserwaard at the confluence of the Lek and Noord rivers.

 

 

Austria

They say that most people visit preferably distant horizons rather than that what they have on their doorstep & I must admit I’m no exception although Austria is so beautiful.

Austria is a must see country not only from the photographic aspect. Traditions & cultural stand, a booming economy and sophisticated lifestyle, not to mention its amazing alpine scenery.

England

Picturesque villages, endless stretches of rugged cliff lined coastline & beautiful countryside, that’s England at its best.

England wouldn’t be English without its rolling hills, rugged coastline & its vibrant history. Unfortunately most visitors don’t get past London which is a shame because the “real” England starts just outside its boundaries.

 

 

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Did You Know?

At an elevation of 3,343 metres (10,968 feet), Punta Penia, of the Marmolada range, is the tallest peak. The light grey rocks of the Dolomites are mostly sedimentary rock, such as limestone, as well as dolomite which is the reason for naming the mountains so.

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