Unsurprisingly, with popular tourist sites you often get large crowds, and the opportunity to photograph these iconic places minus the hordes of people is rare.
But fear not; there are alternatives to the world’s busiest travel icons where you can enjoy a similar experience without the crowds. Here are our suggestions.
Great Barrier Reef or Ningaloo Reef, Australia
The Great Barrier Reef is one of the most popular natural wonders in Australia and rightly so. However, Ningaloo Reef, on the west coast, is a great alternative, offering a huge diversity of marine life away from the crowds.
At the right time of year you will find whale sharks, humpback whales,... Read more
Congratulations to our February Photo of the Month winner, Daniel Ward.
For the theme of red, Daniel entered "Oil on Water". The image was an interesting twist on the theme 'red' and the judges liked the abtract quality.
Here's what Daniel had to say:
"I created this photo by placing a glass Pyrex cooking dish on two tins of paint and filled the dish with about 1cm of water, then I added some olive oil and some red food colouring and gave it a stir. All the oil separates into little balls. Then when the water has settled I took the photo using an 85 mm macro lens on a tripod above the dish. The photo was shot in RAW and has had very little done to it in... Read more
Congratulations to Trevor Cotton on winning our February Book of the Month competition with his book Taking Time
Here's why our judge chose Trevor as the winner:
The images are incredibly beautiful, many of them look like paintings and have a lyrical quality. The simple layout of the book gives the images the space they need.
Here's what our winner had to say:
The coastal images in this collection feature long exposure techniques and treatments of muted or minimal colour intended to create a specific mood and intrigue the viewer with an alternative reality.
My decision to use Bob Books, was due to a number of factors. Good reviews concerning print... Read more