My Favourite Travel Photos
This post contains some of my favourite travel photos from my trips around the world… some are recent, some are from many years ago and are scanned in film photos. But I love them all – some because of the memories they evoke and others because I find them aesthetically pleasing.
So, here they are:
I love this first photo as it brings back happy memories of our holiday to Disneyworld, Florida… Even without seeing her face, you can tell how happy Freya is – she’s had a princess makeover, she’s cuddling a Simba toy and has a beautiful Disney balloon! I think that this photo subtly captures a mood and this is why I think it works – remember, you don’t always need to show someone’s face to capture emotions.
I was really happy with how this photo of the sun setting over Loch Lomond, Scotland – there is some lens flare (when light is scattered/flared across a lens system – usually from a very bright light source) but I don’t think it ruins the shot. We were camping right on the edge of the Loch and this was the fantastic view from our camper van… it was a great holiday in a stunning location!
I was happy with this shot as I think it shows how this imposing skyscraper looms over tiny, insignificant people below. Photographing buildings is often tricky as they can look slanted if you shoot at the wrong angle, so make sure you pick your position/angle carefully.
I loved watching these guys water hover boarding on the lake in Tignes… it looked great fun and the mountain backdrop was just stunning! I used a fast shutter speed (1/1250) to freeze the boarders in mid-air.
I love the depth in this photo of breakers on the beach in Norfolk… the breakers lead your eye off into the distance. Leading lines are a great camera technique to give your photos the appearance of depth, as they lead your eye through the photo.
This is one of my favourite travel photos ever… the Mayan ruins at Palenque are stunning, as is the isolated forest setting. This is obviously a film photo that has been scanned in, hence the graininess – but I think it captures something of the splendour of the site. I managed to get up high (on another pyramid!) to capture this view over the central part of the archeological site. You have to try all different angles to get the best shots, particularly at sites like this where structures are spread out over such a wide area…
This photo of an indigenous family in the village of Zinacantan, Mexico was taken many years ago during my year out from university. I love the brightly coloured textiles they were wearing and selling. They were from Chiapas, a very poor part of Mexico, and the solemness on the children’s faces still haunts me to this day…
Do you like taking photos when you’re travelling? Do you have favourites that you love to look at or that bring back special memories? Let me know in the comments…