A Sea of Masts in Torquay

Sea of Masts in Torquay Looking at Torquay through a sea of masts.All the boats, ready and waiting for summer crowds.Taken during an October getaway to the Devon coast. We stayed at a great little cottage on the hills above Teignmouth, but had to take some time out to explore the coast. Torquay was fun….

Kudu in Hwange

Kudu bulls drinking at a waterhole in Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe. from my photo archives.

Summer Walk at the Lake

Took a walk to the local lake yesterday. It certainly felt like summer, though I suspect we are still in spring. I always like this view down the lake in any season. Between jobs and still catching up on a health issue, the local St James Lake is a very pleasant place to be. This…

Ballito Morning

In April of 2022 we took a trip to Ballito on KwaZulu Natal’s Dolphin Coast. Our timing was terrible. We arrived for the aftermath of massive storms and floods, resulting in messy beaches, water supply problems and the like. Fortunately we had a top floor apartment at Ballito Manor, with a great view of the…

Red Boat in Tenby Harbour

Another of my favourite images from a visit to that gem of the Welsh coast, Tenby.

The striking red colour made this boat really stand out against the colours of the buildings above Tenby Harbour.

A Rose – Experimenting with GIMP

GIMP is a very powerful photo processing tool. Best of all it is FOSS (Free and Open Source Software). I have been using it for years, alongside XnView MP and Darktable, mainly to clean up photos and remove unwanted objects. Over time, I have experimented with removing backgrounds and the like, but never really got…

Sunrise on Sandown Beach Isle of Wight

Sunrise on the beach at Sandown on the Isle of Wight. I took an early morning walk to the beach to catch the sunrise, with some interesting clouds in the sky. The sun is just appearing over the horizon and reflecting off the beach. Sandown Bay is well protected and is often used by ships…

Table Mountain from a Different Viewpoint

A view from the Victoria and Alfred (V & A) waterfront in Capetown, with Table Mountain in the background. The cable car terminal at the top of the mountain is clearly visible.
Of course, there is a table cloth on Table Mountain.

A Tenby Panorama

I need another trip to that Welsh jewel, Tenby. Here is a photo which is popular on my photo galleries. It was taken on a previous trip to Tenby. A panorama picture of Tenby harbour a little after the sunrise. The buildings are each painted a different colour, presenting an interesting picture in the morning…

The Swans

Catching up on my portfolio, this time with a selection of swan photos. My 2021 is turning into a year even more forgettable that 2020. With a whole lot of free time and some sunny weather, it should be a good time to be getting out and about. A small foot injury has put me…

Windows 11 is Coming – Be Ready – Or Buy A Chromebook?

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