Pick a Word – Sept. 5, 2020

Linked to Lost in Translation’s Thursday’s Special: Pick a Word I'm a newbie on this site but love having an excuse to showcase my images by linking them to a word provided by Paula. Hope you like them. ESTIVAL Dessie - Morning awakens and there's the beach. To me this photographs is summer writ large. It's … Continue reading Pick a Word – Sept. 5, 2020

Khao Lak After the 2004 Tsunami

Just over 13 years ago, on 26th December 2004, the Asian tsunami hit our television screens, brought to us by horrifying holiday videos showing the sea retreating, then towering up in a massive wave that swept up te beach, destroying hotels, houses, cars, boats and anything that stood in its way. We saw only the video footage shot by the few holidays makers who escaped its power, but on the coastline that stretched across six provinces, Phuket, Krabi, Phang-nga, Ranong, Satun and Trang, it took 5,395 lives (among them 2,000 foreign tourists).

Weekly Photo Challenge: Nostalgia

The  last days of summer, the last two deckchairs on the beach, coats on because the weather has turned really cold on this early Autumn day.   Maybe it was just the contrast with the former sunny days that made this party don what looks like winter gear?  Who knows, but the scene struck me … Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: Nostalgia

Palavas les Flots – Montpelier’s Seaside

Just six kilometres south of Montpelier lies Palavas-les-Flots, a seaside town with some very fine seafood restaurants lining the canalised section of the River Lez  that runs through the centre of the town just before it enters the sea.    This has the effect of splitting the town into two sections, a Left Bank and a … Continue reading Palavas les Flots – Montpelier’s Seaside

Photography Challenge – MORNING

A few of my favourite images from over the years seem to fit the Morning Challenge so here they are.  It's amazing how some places never change, and how they still attract customers to these old-fashioned deck-chairs. Mornings in Thailand   Morning

An Illustrated Walk on the Beach, Isle of Wight

  My new camera, the Sony A6000, has a brilliant inbuilt programme that turns the image from a  basic photograph to one that can isolate one colour, say red or blue, leaving the remainder of the photograph in black & white; changes the image to one that looks like a water-colour with the tints bleeding into … Continue reading An Illustrated Walk on the Beach, Isle of Wight

Weekly Photo Challenge: Time

  This is the AFTER photograph.  I wasn't there to take the BEFORE shot, but most of us will have seen the terrible pictures of the 1944 D-Day Landings in Normandy, France, even seen the film The Longest Day, in which the graphic images of the horrors of that day and the terrible happenings on the … Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: Time

Buddhas and Beaches

Fifteen years ago only a few intrepid travellers were aware of the wonders of Thailand.  Last year over twelve million visitors came to enjoy this amazing country.  With people who actually do smile all the time, and mean it, beaches that are invariably powdery white,  waters that range from turquoise to a limpid blue, a … Continue reading Buddhas and Beaches

Hua Hin – Thailand’s Royal Town

People often ask what is my favourite town or city in Thailand.  The answer is easy, it is Hua Hin, a once quiet fishing village on the Gulf of Siam, two hours drive from Bangkok, and a world away from the bustle and noise of the capital city.  Mind you, Bangkok is up there with the … Continue reading Hua Hin – Thailand’s Royal Town