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Into the wild: landscapes from around the world

Landscapes are probably the most photographed subject around the world and often in my own travels. Their beauties are sometimes impossible to capture on camera and often, like David Byrne, it’s best to just enjoy them than try to capture the moment.

Still with that in mind, here are some images of landscapes around the world that try to do the places justice.

Glencoe, Highlands, Scotland

Glencoe, Scotland

Dolomites, Trentino, Italy

Dolomites, Itay.

“To the complaint, ‘There are no people in these photographs,’ I respond, There are always two people: the photographer and the viewer.”
― Ansel Adams

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In pictures: sunsets in Asia

The sunset photograph is possibly the most over done image in the world. And yet some are so beautiful it’s hard not to keep clicking. In Asia they are particularly beautiful. That late afternoon light lends a dramatic touch to cities often drenched in heat haze and pollution. Architecture seems to soften and above all the sunset heralds the arrival of a cooler season, at least for a few hours. The movement of people heading home, or engaging in some time of leisure is also indeed wonderful. Here are some images from places around Asia taken from the Visited Planet database.

Strzelecki Track, South Australia

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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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10 brown landscapes from around the world

Today I received a photo request for some “brown landscapes”. There were very few other parameters except for “no people”. Here’s a few I picked out from around the globe although it was hard to get past the landscapes here at home in Australia.

Fields near Volterra in summer, Tuscany, Italy

The only real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.
Marcel Proust

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Photo gallery – Cinque Terre sunset

Happy New Year to everyone. I’ve had a bit of a break from blogging but hope to be back with a vengeance in coming weeks.

Assessing my stats the other day I was surprised to see a single image of a Cinque Terre sunset was one of the most popular posts in December 2010. With that in mind I thought I’d welcome the new year with a series of shots of this sunset in Riomaggiore, the first of the Cinque Terre towns and a beautiful way to see the New Year in.

Sunset at Riomaggiore, one of the five fishing villages of the Cinque Terre. These fishing villages clutter the coves perched on ridges or hidden in ravines. They are full of narrow stone alleyways, Genovese style churches, small markets, fishing boats, gelatarias and tourists.

Houses inflame, Riomaggiore


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