I’ve just bought the latest drone which, given I once raised a toy helicopter I bought for my son’s birthday, straight up and into the ceiling fan, is a worry.
Category Archives: Assignment Notes
From a tiny spec in the South Pacific (Niue Island), comes this quick pic (below) of one of its natural attractions – pristine Limu Rock pools, carved into the largest uplifted coral atoll in the world (….a big status for such a wee island you’d have to say) .
Today’s the day that the movie Tanna – shot entirely in Yakel village on Tanna Island, Vanuatu – takes out the academy award for best foreign film (hopefully, he adds). I was just listening to the radio and was so excited, I wanted to rush back and quickly write this post. The movie’s Ni-Vanuatu co-star […]
Madein Saleh (above), the magnificent sandstone tombs that rise from the northern desert, has been the focus of my attention for the last three days. I’d have to say though, the 4am starts with desert temperatures plunging to near zero, provided quite a challenge for a photographer who arrived from an Australian summer with little more than shorts and a few polo shirts. Thankfully, my guide, Yasser Al-Emam (that’s him holding the falcon who, by the way ladies, is looking for a wife) was better prepared, and generously lent me his wardrobe (below).
My presentations at the national photography conference in Riyadh went well – both full to capacity, with an appreciative and engaging audience. That said, I fear my translator may have had a meltdown trying to keep up with me as there were technical problems showing my slide presentation on the big screen which cost me half an hour so, by the time I hit the stage, I was like a greyhound bolting from the gates.