Photography

Scilly Things

15 Oct 2020

I was fortunate enough to spend a few days over on the Isles of Scilly at the end of September. With the exception of a flying visit for work in 2019, I hadn't been over to the islands since family holidays in the 80s. One of the things I most love about the Scillies, aside from the feeling of remoteness and obvious beauty, is the incredible range of colours and textures. My visit coincided with some rather stormy weather which added an extra layer of wildness to the place. Travelling light, I took my beloved Canon G7X with me and walked miles around St Agnes, St Martin's and St Mary's in all the weathers. ~ Sal

 

 

Above: Looking from St Martin's to the Eastern Isles as Storm Alex approaches.

 

Above: Ace rock formations around Peninnis Head. 

 

Above: A burst of colour on a stormy day on St Martin's.

 

Above: Ancient lichen-clad stone walls line the fields and pathways across the islands. 

 

Above: Boat blues on St Mary's

 

Above: pretty heather on St Martin's

 

Above: The sun did shine a little bit too... one from St Agnes.

 

Posted in: Personal projects, Photography, colour and texture

Middle East

10 Jan 2020

I took a trip to Jordan at the end of 2019, a much needed holiday after a busy year and most importantly a big change in culture, weather, light, colours and textures. I took my trusty Canon G7x which I've grown to love using. It has full manual controls and shoots RAW, giving me high-quality files to work with when I get back home. It's also compact and light, perfect for travel and makes a change from lugging a heavy, conspicuous DSLR around.

 

Here's a handful of snaps from the trip, focussing on the amazing colours and textures I found along the way, mostly in the city of Madaba which is just south of the capital Amman.

 

- Sal

 

Above: city of Madaba

 

Above: old Mercedes and a pile of pomegranates in Madaba.

 

Above: gltizy hookah pipe shop in Madaba

 

Above: a roadside stop on the Desert Highway

 

Above: More old Mercedes - Jordan is full of them.

 

Above: Metal door in Madaba. Love the layers of paint.

 

Above: Carpets for sale in the backstreets of Madaba.

 

Above: Parking and nighttime colours in Madaba. 

 

Posted in: Photography, colour and texture

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