Anniversary in Paris

So after 30 years we finally chose to go to Paris for our anniversary celebration… It was chilly, but very welcoming. We walked everywhere and saw so much more. As it was a holiday trip my photography was once again with my compact and lightweight Canon G16. It was stretched to it’s limits on some dark days, but it was great to be in “tourist-mode”. Below is a selection that summarises what I saw – lots of great architecture alongside the world’s current obsession for the selfie. I wonder what Leonardo would make of it…


Snapshot of New York

A first visit to New York City…

I was lucky enough to visit this busy, ever-moving city in November as part of an invitation through my work with a local charity (blog post on this to follow). The diversity of this city is very strong:¬†on close inspection its rooftops are full of very organic-looking water towers which contrast with the bold structures of the buildings themselves. I was very much in tourist-mode with my camera, a Canon G16 Compact, which is lightweight and ideal for a trip where taking pictures is a bonus, not a job! Here are my 12 favourite images grabbed in 48 hours of sight-seeing…