26 May 2013


I couldn't help picking this off the ground, and as I did so, I felt I was holding nothing more than the tiny droplets. The feather I think must have come from an eastern rosella—the faint tinge of red fits no other local bird I can think of.

[21 May 2013, Panasonic Lumix GH1, 14–45 mm at 45 mm, ISO 400, 1/80 at f5.6]

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18 May 2013

Dawn on the coast of Ghana

A day short of six years and one month ago I photographed the sea at dawn on the coast of Ghana. I loved the early mornings, when only one or two people had already risen and the tremendous humidity hadn't yet become almost unbearable, when the big sand crabs hadn't been frightened back down their burrows by human feet, when the sea fog hadn't yet been vaporised and anything might have materialised from the mist. The light and the colours seemed suffused with a softness utterly at odds with the brutal tropical heat that dominated the day.

[19 May 2007, Canon 20D, 10–22 mm f4 L at 10 mm, ISO 200, 1/50s at f11]

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