A morning stroll in the High Park, Toronto, with a small but mighty Ricoh GR III camera. Park photos and flowers close-up.
On the small Thai island of Koh Mak you may be just yourself on the beaches wandering for hours. But there is a strong reminder that we live on planet Earth: our human pollution, reaching even the most remote parts of our world.
Close up nature photos from the South of Cuba, between the Carribean Sea and Sierra Maestra Mountains.
High Park and humans in lockdown. But Nature is untouched by the pandemic and flourish into beauty, every Spring, year after year. Humans can only watch and hope for better times.
Welcome to High Park, Toronto! Second year of pandemic. A big chunk of the park is surrounded by metal fences to avoid people crowding to watch the cherry blossoms. But there are a few lonely cherry trees that escaped the “lockdown”. And getting closer with a camera, can bring out the beauty and delicacy of the fragile cherry blossom flowers.
Updated post with photos. Part of the Indochina Tour.
Our first stop was the Chitwan National Park (Nepal), UNESCO World Heritage Site. We visited the elephant breeding centre and as always, I broke free from the group and went in a village to take photos and talk with the villagers. The people in Nepal are very friendly and the children always ask for photos.
Getting close to elephants is an unforgettable experience. Enjoy the photos.
One day trip, riding the subway from West Toronto to Downtown, and taking the ferryboat to Toronto Islands. Snapshots in black & white. It feels different, another way to look at our surroundings.
“Black and white is abstract; color is not. Looking at a black and white photograph, you are already looking at a strange world” – Joel Sternfeld
Years ago I arrived for the first time in Japan and immediately I fell in love with this beautiful country. The timing was perfect to see the cherry blossoms. There is just one window of opportunity, and planning the trip to coincide with the cherry blossoms season took time and luck.
The trip started in Tokyo and going south to Kyoto, Osaka and Hiroshima. Not far from Osaka is the Himeji Castle, UNESCO World Heritage site. Himeji is the largest castle in Japan. Built in 1333, it has 83 rooms and it resembles a bird taking flight. The castle is also known as “White Egret Castle” or “White Heron Castle” (Wikipedia).
At the time of the visit, I used a film camera, Leica C3. The photos are scanned images and post processed in Lightroom and Color Efex Pro. The images can tell a story, but you have to be there to really appreciate the beauty of this place.
A photographic journey from Kathmandu Durbar Square to the Monkey Temple, Boudha Stupa and Pashupatinath Temple.