Arctic Norway Photographic Workshop Adventure February – March 2020

Having recently returned from our Arctic Norway Photographic workshop adventure, and having to self-Isolate due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, I have had ample time to sort through all my images and start processing them. This, along with so many other folders of images from recent trips, is really has become an ideal time to both cull, and sort properly, the vast collection of my photography. It will still be a very long slow process and the selection of uploaded images here is still a very small collection of what I shot during the workshop, so I hope you enjoy looking at them.

Our group on the adventure together were a wonderful bunch of people, and it was just so lovely having them with us to share these amazing sights together. Thank-you so much to every one of you, and Ewen Shellie and myself absolutely loved every minute!

If you would like to join us in a future Workshop to this totally amazing part of the world, please go online to download a PDF which will give you all the information you would need:  https://ewenbell.com/itinerary-norway.php

  Norway Photographic Workshop

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Dorset, England in the Wet and Stormy Winter – February 2020

Arrived in England between storms! Ciara had just finished and Dennis was about to start. I was visiting my daughter and grandchildren for a few days before heading to Arctic Norway for our 2020 Photographic workshop. Needless to say, the rain and wind were very very persistent and in the extremely brief periods of calm and dryness, we got to go out and see the landscape and coastline. England can be beautiful in any weather and Dorset turned on a certain charm that only a photographer could love… Here a few images I shot while walking with my family and trying to enjoy the school holidays with them. I have never seen the rivers flood like they did to this extent before, on any of my frequent visits to England.

Late Summer Foray Through the Otway Ranges – Victoria February 2020

Early summer in South Eastern Australia brought soaring temperatures and devastating bush-fires. Welcome rain arrived in Mid January to some parts of our state, especially in the West and coastal areas, and then we had more rain through to the end of last week. The Otway ranges are special, and with the summer rains it is a magical time to visit, with cool days and misty nights. Many sections of this large National Park are awesome and some places have not seen bush-fires for over one thousand years!! We had over a week here and I re-visited some of my favourite spots and discovered some new ones. I have posted here a few of the images that I shot, so please enjoy.

Photographic Workshop Adventure into Bhutan…December 2019

I am not long back from a totally awesome adventure in the Eastern Himalayas! Bhutan is an amazing and delightful destination and seems to be more beautiful and alluring each time you re-visit. Ewen Bell (ewen@ewenbell.com) and myself led a wonderful group of participants from the West side of the mountainous country to the East side and included partaking in and observing the most delightful rural festivals that you could possibly imagine. The images here are just a fraction of what we shot and our group were never short of photographic locations and subject material. I feel that they will be editing for months!

Join us this year!  Consider booking now as Ewen and I have another awesome adventure waiting for those lucky few who will travel with us in late November!

Dates for the 2020 Bhutan workshop are: November 21st to December 6th

New PDF for 2020: download it now to see what’s included: https://ewenbell.com/itinerary-bhutan.php

Antarctic Peninsular November – December 2019

An amazing odyssey left me spellbound on a recent 16 day cruise to the Antarctic Peninsular! The weather was mostly fine and not too cold and remarkably, we could land on zodiacs twice a day at wild and remote locations and spend hours observing the awesome wildlife and raw nature. An experience that has left me marvelling at our beautiful planet once again! Please enjoy the few images I have had the chance to edit so far. Photographs are actually a poor substitute for the visual wonderment of being there!

South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands: November 2019

Had the privilege of experiencing first hand the remarkable group of Island known as South Georgia last month for three days! A fair amount of clear weather and following seas meant we could make smooth landings in zodiac’s without too much swell. This is an exceptionally remote, wild and ruggedly beautiful part of our earth… and a place to experience nature first hand. In fact, you literally feel that you are participating in a wild nature documentary, not just as an observer, but actually being right in there! These images are just a fraction of what I shot and I hope this post can partly convey just a tiny amount of the wonderment of being there. Places visited and landings made include, Saisbury Plains, Gold Harbour, Right Whale Bay, St. Andrews Bay, Grytviken, Stromness and the awesome Drygalsky Fjord with the three glaciers.