Posts Tagged ‘Travel Photography’

Casablanca in Photos | Morocco Photo Tour

A modern city, a mythical kingdom, Casablanca is not as evocative as other cities in the country; still, for someone like me visiting the nation for the first time, it’s an essential place to explore. I was here as the co-leader of the 2017 Digital Photo Mentor Morocco Photo Tour; as such, I wanted to be here […]


Udaipur in Photos | India

Known for its history, culture, scenic locations and the Rajput-era palaces, the city of Udaipur really amazes. It’s a totally different scene from the other cities I’ve been visiting in India. Surrounded by lakes and secluded palaces, it feels rich and prosperous. The palaces are incredible. The old town is full of small alleyways and […]


Morocco in Photos | Highlights and Photo Tour

First, the honest truth, I’d never thought about visiting Morocco, and I’m not sure why. I mean, I covet a big list of “must do” or “I’d love to see” places, and Morocco was on none of those. It wasn’t until I received a call from Darlene Hildebrandt of Digital Photo Mentor with an invitation […]


Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Photos

While taking photos in Dubai last January, I made a day trip to Abu Dhabi. Although the city deserves a visit on its own, the main reason I went was to see and try to photograph the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. Wanting to establish a structure that would unite cultural diversity along with historical and […]


Pushkar and the Camel Fair in Photos | India

It’s the dawn of a new day; it feels cold and is still dark. I can hear chatter and laughter in the distance. As I get closer I can see some bonfires, perhaps to put off the cold. Around them camel herders are gathering for rounds of masala chai and smoke, getting ready for the day; […]


Wandering in the City of Dreams | Dubai in Photos

With plenty of architectural marvels, innovation, and cultural diversity, it is difficult not to feel blown away in Dubai, especially for the first-time visitor. That’s exactly what happened to me and how I felt on my first visit there. The place was on my bucket list for a long time, and when Emirates started a […]


Palaces and Landmarks in Jaipur | Photos

The perfectly aligned, symmetric honeycomb windows of the five-story palace flood their light over the bazaar across the street, as if gazing over the darkened buildings. This is the Hawa Mahal, better known as the Palace of the Winds, one of the many architectural marvels in Jaipur. I just got here a couple of hours ago […]


Machu Picchu in Photos | Peru

Getting to the iconic Machu Picchu proved to be daunting, mainly because a regional protest around the archeological sites against privatization of the parks stranded me in Ollantaytambo for a couple of days. Parks were closed around the Sacred Valley, and the main way to get to Aguas Calientes, today renamed as Ciudad Machu Picchu, […]


New Delhi in Photos | India

Smells of powder and smoke invade the air, and firecrackers are exploding everywhere. Today is one of India’s biggest celebrations – Diwali. It’s nighttime and I am walking the streets of Delhi trying to find a place to witness and photograph some this tradition. I finally settle on a temple near to the hotel in […]


Varanasi in Photos | India

Five dips is all it takes. Just five dips in sacred water and the sins of a lifetime are just washed away. I am on the banks of the Ganges in Varanasi, glancing at a millenary Hindu ritual, one of the oldest religions in the world. This is my first time in India and I […]


Scottish Outer Islands and the Callanish Stones in Photos

It’s often been said that astrophotography is at its best when captured during a new moon and as far as possible from urban settings to avoid light pollution. Knowing I wanted to do some night photography, the trip to Skye in Scotland was originally planned around the new moon. It’s about eight in the morning, […]


Faces of the Sacred Valley in Photos | Peru

The region of the Sacred Valley is truly amazing. There are so many things to do and see, but besides the wonderful vistas and landscapes, this is a place with incredibly warm and welcoming people, diverse and rich in cultural traditions. Over the few days I spent wandering the area I not only photographed the […]


Sacred Valley in Photos, from Cusco to Ollantaytambo | Peru

The sun is just about to break. It’s almost five in the morning and the night bus from Puno is pulling into the Cusco terminal. It was a long ride but I can’t wait to start this leg of the trip. I am here on my way to Ollantaytambo to catch the train for Ciudad […]


Skye in Photos | Scotland

Rugged—that’s the first word that comes to my mind while gazing through the window of the hired car running the swerving single-lane track along the ridge. All of a sudden the auto slows down. From the front another vehicle stops and the driver waves his hand; it means we can go. The pavement is so […]


A Night in Taquile, Lake Titicaca | Peru

I am sitting on the open stern of a touristy motorboat navigating the highest lake in the world. Just observing the immense blue sky reflecting in the water with the Andes as a backdrop is an exhilarating experience. This is Lake Titicaca and I am really grateful to be back. This is my second time […]


Cinque Terre in Photos | Italy

I am coming from a few days in Tuscany. I just left the rented car in La Spezia and boarded the train to Cinque Terre. This is my last stop for my long-overdue and first trip to Italy. I’m still marveling at what I’ve just experienced in a region dotted with medieval hill towns and […]


Peru with the Fuji X-T1

I am back from an almost three-week-long journey to Peru. While this was not my first time traveling and shooting the Fujifilm X system, this trip kind of served to show that I am embracing it more than ever. Although I started shooting Fuji about two years ago and I made the full switch just […]


Lucca in Photos | Italy

Tuscany is blessed in many different ways. Beyond being the birthplace of the Renaissance, the land is dotted with incredible villages, vineyard-soaked rolling hills, and medieval hilltop towns that truly make you never want to leave. Behind the intact Renaissance-era city’s walls lays Lucca, another Tuscan gem founded by the Etruscans way before the Common […]


Civita di Bagnoregio in Photos | Italy

Italy’s central region is amazing. With so many places to visit, it is really difficult to decide where to go. It was natural for me to pick the most picturesque places, and I ended up with a road trip from Venice to Florence, Tuscany and on to the Cinque Terre. However, during the pre-trip research […]


A day in Samkar | Myanmar

Inle Lake in Myanmar is no doubt an amazing place. I have wonderful memories from the couple of days I spent wandering it. In fact, I returned with tons of images from Inle Lake and I still have photos that I never processed. So, I just went back to the archives and finished some more. […]


Tuscany’s Landscape in Photos | Italy

Away from Tuscany’s historic capital and palaces, there is a land that seems to be blessed by the creator. Never mind that the central region of the Apennine Peninsula hosts a myriad of World Heritage Sites; never mind that it was the birthplace of the Renaissance. Think about a land dotted with villas surrounded by […]


U Bein Bridge Near Mandalay | Myanmar

As I took a break from processing photos from the trip to Italy, I went back to the archives and started to work on some of the ones from Myanmar. I still have tons of photos from Burma that I need to work on; it’s such an amazing place that I hope to get back […]


A Tuscan Village Called San Gimignano | Photos

I am on my way to explore the Tuscan countryside, driving from Florence to Siena, the town I’ll use as home-base for the next couple of days to wander around the scenic routes of the area. Halfway between the two, the small village of San Gimignano seems to be the perfect place for stopping and […]


A Night in Florence | Photos

The sun just sits behind the hills surrounding the historic city known as “the Cradle of the Renaissance,” turning the sky into an orange palette that perfectly contrasts with the blues of the bluff. The old town begins to glitter as the lights switch on. This is Florence, and I am one of the privileged […]