Archive for March, 2012

Heading to Nepal

I was last in Nepal in mid 2000 when I visited Kathmandu and Pokhara with friends, visited some former Nepalese students and undertook part of the Annapurna Circuit. It was a fantastic few weeks.

I’m heading back again this week, 11 years later, and keen to see what has changed in the Himalayan Kingdom. I’ll be visiting much the same areas plus doing part of the Annapurna Sanctuary trek. Can’t wait.

Back in 2000 I was still shooting E6 so it will be fun to reshoot a lot of those images and get some more. Posts might be sporadic until my return in late April.

In the meantime here are some images from the Annapurna Circuit.

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Photo of the day : sunset at Pamukkale

People often ask how you take a particular shot. A lot of my photography feels instinctive, the best shots seeming to form themselves without much conscious thought.

For example I just uploaded this image to the new site today of a sunset in Pamukkale, Turkey. The sun was going down and I could see a mosque turret in the distance and knew that when the light actually hit the turret it would glow but I was too high up a mountain or hill for the best light and the sun was going to disappear any minute. So I started running down to get to the right position in time – literally running down this mountain. When I got as far down as I could I snapped it – just one shot. But it was just the right moment, catching the top of the turret.

Mosque at sunset at PamukkaleTurkeyBy Joanne Lane

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New gallery: Freycinet National Park

This is another of the Tasmanian galleries uploaded this week on the beautiful Freycinet National Park that includes stunning Wineglass Bay.

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Other recent galleries from Tasmania include the Overland Track, and Bruny Island.

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Celebrating women on International Women’s Day

Every March 8 women, and men, celebrate the achievements and contributions of women to the world on International Women’s Day. While there is still a long way to go towards gender equality, there have been some positive movements in that struggle, while the day was also used to highlight causes that still need addressing. Read more

New gallery: Bruny Island

This is another of the Tasmanian galleries uploaded this week on beautiful Bruny Island to the south of Hobart.

Click here to see the full gallery.

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Other recent galleries from Tasmania include the Overland Track.

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Feel free to email Jo at admin@visitedplanet.com with your comments/thoughts/photo aspirations. See and learn more at www.visitedplanet.com

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