Travel Photography Featured photos tagged as bestof2012 and comp34
China. I am sitting at the bus stop waiting for my bus to arrive, a senile woman comes up to the same stop. Immediately she catches my attention. As soon as the bus arrives, she jumps straight in and heads to the middle seat of the back of the bus. Going from bus stop to bus stop, people are changing the atmosphere and creating more and more contrasts as they're coming in and out. When I notice what is happening, I decide not to get off at my stop, but to continue the ride and observe what will happen next. The first contrast emerges as young people encircle the old woman- like young and inexperienced fellow companions around a granny with immeasurable wisdom. After some time, passengers disperse so that those dressed in white end up on the left side of the bus, those dressed in black- on the right. Some sort of battle between light and darkness, good and evil is happening right inside an ordinary bus. The dark side falls a sleep as the bright one observes everything that is happening around them. It seems as though they are ready to absorb everything new, in the quest to understand and experience more, whilst the dark side stays apathetic. As the bus drives on, the light is constantly changing, when it lits different sides of the passengers' faces- opposite to those of the people sitting on the opposite side. It is at this very moment that I decide to capture the image before my eyes. I take my camera and, balancing to the rocky road, reach the middle of the bus. Swaying there with my camera in hands, I notice that the bright side is observing me with great interest, with their opponents still drowning in oblivion. I press the button.
a family are walking on the beach of Phiphi island, Phuket, Thailand
autumn in the mountains of Romania
I love returning to popular spots when the tourists have gone home. This is in Jervis Bay, South Coast NSW. Shortly after I took this photo and the sun had sunk below the horizon, a pod of dolphins cruised serenely past me.
I first visited Green Patch beach while touring the area on holiday with my family. It was quite busy that day because it was the middle of the summer holidays, but I promised myself to come back and capture it on a quieter day.
This is the Shoalhaven River in South Coast NSW at sunset. I kayaked past some oyster beds and stop up to my thighs in river mud to get this shot.
Spring 2012 in Scotland
Ceahlau, romanian mountain
The great scenery taken from the hot air balloons in an unique and magical place, Turkey.
A neighbour shows me his catch from a nearby river in Ilam, Nepal
Jeans out to dry in Ilam, Nepal
Date: June 17th 2012... almost the longest day of the year. Sun Voyager (Icelandic: Sólfar) is sculpture by Jón Gunnar Árnason (1931 - 1989). Sun Voyager is a dreamboat, an ode to the sun. Intrinsically, it contains within itself the promise of undiscovered territory, a dream of hope, progress and freedom. The sculpture is located by Sæbraut, by the sea in the centre of Reykjavík, Iceland. (Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sun_Voyager)
A lion feasting on a buffalo, South Luangwa National Park, Zambia.
a shot of Summer Palace in sunset
Taken while visiting the Scottish deer Park.
Flash flooding during a storm at sunset in Death Valley
Lesser Black-Backed Gull near the Taiaroa Head Royal Albatros Centre, South Island New Zealand
Dried lupins frame Mt Cook across Lake Pukaki on a beautiful calm day.
Our punctured tube being repaired somewhere on the road in Java...