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The Blurb book experience.

a user’s experience in book publishing with blurb

Death of the dinosaur

the reptiles of the Galapagos seem truly prehistoric, a throwback to the dinosaurs. Ironically, despite the “prehistoric” appearance of the iguanas, the modern-day marine and land iguanas of the Galapagos are in fact a fairly recent evolution.

Sally Lightfoot crabs, Galapagos Islands

Supposedly named after a dancer popular in the Caribbean due to its quick movement, it’s also known as the red rock crab.

Oystercatchers, Galapagos Islands

The American Oystercatcher (Haematopus palliatus) is a common species found throughout the coastal areas of both the Americas. Here the endemic subspecies galapagensis, with a population around 200 pairs, is confined to rocky shores, sandy beaches, and coastal lagoons.

Pelican silhouette, Galapagos Islands

In order for a silhouette to be effective, the subject needs to have a readily identifiable shape, the pelican is quite distinctive.

The old church. Guatemala

Set in a simple graveyard, the once imposing church is now a ruin, the interior and roof destroyed many years ago by fire leaving just the stone ..

Impala following the leader

They were intent on climbing up the river bank to higher ground but in order to do so would have to make their way through long grass and brush before getting to higher ground.

Drakensberg Mountains

Extra wide panorama, Drakensberg Mountains, South Africa

All camera settings were in manual mode and were identical for all 11 shots. Ideally, the shots would have been taken from a tripod using a bubble level to ensure a perfect horizontal.

Cape Glossy Starling, Hluhluwe, South Africa

a Cape Glossy Starling photographed in Hluhluwe Game Reserve, South Africa. The image is very much as nature presented it, the only post-processing on this shot was a slight cropping and digital sharpening.

Bird photography, approaching your subject

The bird settled for just a moment, I raised the camera to my eye without any sudden movement and got several frames before he/she lost interest and flew on.

Drakensberg Mountains, midday, flat light.

The photo was taken during the mid-afternoon by necessity (the location was only accessible via helicopter) meaning the light was really flat and the colours washed out.

Tanzania, a photographic collection

the launching of my much-anticipated book, “Tanzania, a photographic collection”.