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.

Photographic Foray on the NSW South Coast October 2019

On Assignment for the past couple of weeks with some time to relax and explore some old favourite locations and also to discover some new locations I have not seen before. The Southern coastline of NSW is remarkable and extremely scenic. It’s a place to re-juvenate and to revel in! Photographically, it is awesome!  Most days the light at some point was beautiful and worth getting the camera out for some serious photography… please enjoy this small collection of images I have selected from the many I shot!

Norfolk Island Photographic Workshop September 2019

I have just returned from another amazing and delightful Norfolk Island photographic workshop…. magical light and constantly changing weather just reinforces to me why I keep returning year after year to this idyllic lump of rock in the South Pacific ocean! Thank you to my lovely but smaller group this year (nice change from my normal larger groups) A big thank-you to the staff of the Norfolk Island Travel centre who organise everything down to the last detail so well. Special thanks to Lisa and Karen!  My 2020 workshop to this alluring place is scheduled for August 29th to September 8th.  There have been some bookings already and if you would love to join me for an unforgettable photographic experience, then please just email me at: ianrolfelightscapes@gmail.com or contact my agent on Norfolk:  karen@travelcentre.nf    Please enjoy the few images I have so far had the time to process!

 

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Cornwall England July 2019

A sojourn down to Cornwall with my son Adrian and my Grandson Jack was an amazing few days….It’s been a few years since I visited Cornwall and it did not disappoint! We did some good walks around The south and West coastlines and had time to explore some of my favourite fishing villages too. For photography, the Cornish coastline is just superb. Please enjoy a few of the images I have processed so far!

Summer Photographic Sojourn into the Czech Republic July 2019

Although I had a busy schedule which included conducting a photographic workshop into Scotland, we were also able to include a couple of weeks during our long visit in the UK this summer, of touring around the Czech Republic. It’s always good to pop over to Europe when you have made the effort to fly this far from home. My ideal is to discover the secrets of just one country at a time, so we never ventured outside the Czech borders. Starting our drive after spending a few days in the wonderful city of Praque, we headed south to the World Heritage listed town of Cesky Krumlov. We then worked our way in a clock-wise direction around Czechia and the Bohemian countryside driving through the beautiful rural landscapes with farm crops literally everywhere ready to harvest..it’s like a huge garden and various shades of green in every direction. The places we visited and photographed included Jicin, Kost, Udoli, Podcost, Prachovske, Skaly, Tebic, Troskovice and Karlovy Vary. For this post, the images shown are just a few that I have actually had the time to do some post-production on.