In Photos: Colourful Houses in Prague

One of the characteristics old cities in Europe have in common is that the buildings that line the main strip are often painted (or restored) in charming pastel colours.

Prague in Czech Republic was no exception, and as the city actually had a main town and an Old Town, colourful buildings dotted most of our visit.

In Photos: Views from the Santa Maria del Fiore

Two of my favourite shots – both from the top of the Santa Maria del Fiore cathedral in Florence – are almost as good as gone.

At the beginning of my first trip with a proper DSLR in hand, I was so intent on keeping on top of my photos – going through them, organizing them, deleting the clearly unusable ones – that I got a bit ‘delete’ happy. I’d not only delete the photos that didn’t have the composition or subject I cared for at the moment, but I also deleted the originals (so much facepalm) after I edited and saved the photos I wanted to post.

Hence the filter coated lower quality version of the feature image above and the Campagnile (bell tower) below. Here’s a look back at them along with some other images from above.

In Photos: Prague, Czech

Prague is an architecturally beautiful city – the palaces and towers alone deserve plenty of time for admiration. Add in the Vltava river and a series of bridges over it and it’s a cityscape photographer’s dream.

We were almost late for a symphony at the synagogue because we spent so much time photographing the Malá Strana (Lesser Quarter) and Castle District!

Photo of the Week: Zambian Roadside Phone Snaps

This week’s mini gallery features some of my favourite snaps from Zambia which are also unfortunately some of the lower quality ones as they were snapped with my phone out the passenger side window.

Either way, they paint a mini portrait of the landscape and the reality of the country – giant shade trees, dwellings that range from brick to thatch, dirt roads, poverty, and sometimes being able to take some time to chat while selling your wares at the road side market.