TRAVELLING STRANGER

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The Hottest Place on Earth!

Posted on February 14th, 2018

Lucy (my motorcycle) was perched on her centre stand by the main gates of the guest house in Kerman (Eastern Iran). As I fumbled in the darkness  with the fastenings to my bags there was a hint of apprehension in me for what lay ahead that day. Suddenly, the first glimmers of dawn shattered the night and brought a refreshening early morning breeze that encouraged a smile on my face. “Everything is gonna be just fine” I told myself as I reminisced stories of overland travellers who had followed my same route unscathed. My gear was tightly packed and with a gut full of throbbing excitement I climbed on the bike, fired up the engine and roared away from Kerman onto the highway that lead East, to the Afghan border. Read More


Stopped by the Cops….

Posted on February 14th, 2018

The rice paddies on the hills in southern Sumatra were simply beautiful at that time of the day. The sun, low on the horizon, cast it’s late day rays on the water brimmed terraces that reflected the crimson light everywhere in a comforting orange glow. A picture perfect moment I thought as I rode along and considered a spot to stop and make use of my Nikon. Just one more bend on the narrow road and for sure there would be a good photo opportunity waiting for me I told myself. Tripod and lens were already on my mind as I veered into the glaring sun, but what I found around that last bend was far from the perfect opportunity I envisioned. Actually, it made my heart sink straight away. Read More


Size matters …especially when taking pictures

Posted on February 14th, 2018

There is an unspoken truth that most newcomers to travel photography ignore. It’s a dirty little secret that camera stores and dealerships avoid exposing to photo enthusiasts especially when these are set on the purchase of their first “capable machine”. Read More


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