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.
The 2019 Scottish Photographic workshop was a huge success and this year the weather was exceptionally kind to us! Our group visited 8 Islands in the inner and outer Hebrides, using 5 different ferries and 1 boat trip to experience the wonder that is Scotland. Some time was spend in the Western highlands too and we had blue skies and calm days which were especially welcomed on the day we photographed the Puffins and other seabirds on Lunga Island. I am sure everyone on the workshop will return home with great memories and amazing images. My thanks goes to every participant who made this trip so special. Special thanks to my son Adrian, our second driver and fantastic organiser of our evening meals. Posted here are just a fraction of the images taken and the ones I have had time to actually process so far. Anyone wanting to experience a workshop with me, my next one is to Norfolk Island in the South Pacific in September. A couple of places are available. For those wanting any information on future workshops that I run please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
I have a few places still available for my annual photographic workshop adventure to Norfolk Island. No-one knows this magical and alluring island like I do! Please Join me for the first time or indeed: come back and enjoy it again! Dates are September 14th – 24th and has many inclusions. For more information see the attached PDF… all bookings are through Karen at the Norfolk Island Travel centre email@example.com
Click here for the 2019 PDF Ian Rolfe – Southern Lightscapes Norfolk Island 2019
Another amazing workshop has just been completed and as I sit at home sorting through just a few of the many fine images, I reflect on the awesome adventure that myself, along with Ewen Bell and Shellie Froidevaux, ran for a lucky group of photographers high up in the Arctic circle once again. Snow-storms, full days of sunshine light, clear nights with fantastic Auroras dancing over-head, snow mobile rides through forest and frozen lakes, huskies, and a dazzling fire dance display were just some of the wonderful experiences savoured and photographed. If Ewen and I run another Lapland experience up here in the Arctic Swedish area, jump on board early, to avoid disappointment!
Ewen Bell and myself have just returned from another photographic adventure in the high Annapurna range of Mustang in Nepal. After spending a few days in the Kathmandu valley including two amazing days in the ancient and delightful Bhaktapur, our group flew via Pokhara to Jonsom, to experience the superb mountain scenery and the wonderful hospitality of the locals. It’s always an adventure up here in the Himalayan mountains and the month of November meant dry sunny days and cold nights. Exceptional photography every day, with the light appearing as if by magic, also meant our group were really spoilt for choice when it came to subject material, and the meticulous planning by Ewen ensured that the mornings in particular were just an awesome light experience! Nepal seems to always deliver, photographically speaking and this years workshop was no exception. Our participants came away totally enriched with so many experiences, from both behind and in front of the lens!