Piracy is no longer bloodless | Rose George

Piracy is no longer bloodless | Rose George The stakes have got higher and David Cameron is right to allow armed guards on British-flagged ships First, there was a ship-wide sense of nervousness. Then, all portholes were filled with cardboard cut from cigarette boxes and apple cartons. We had reached the end of the Suez canal and pirate waters were … Read More

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Bananas In Dharavi

A wonderful street shot of essential bananas being delivered in the slums of Mumbai. Actully, slums is not a particularly PC way of describing this area and it’s not really Dharavi since that’s just up the road from here. Whatever, it’s a great scene all the same.

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#PaintItSaturday – Mersa Dudo

This is a mystical place in south Eritrea, taken from a desolate island called Sadla, which is surrounded by old volcanic hillocks as far as the eye can see. No one lives here except dolphins, turtles and bird of prey.

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Jamie’s First Exhibition, Wanderlust’s Pic Of The Month + New Photo Blog

Life Out Of Balance

Some great news about Jamie’s first photography exhibition. Four of his pieces are part of a group exhibition juxstaposing his African and Indian street photography with architecture and urban themes, showing at Urban Picnic in Saffron Walden, UK, which runs from now until December 8th. If you’re on the High Street in Walden please do pop in and offer your support. We left before it opened so we missed it, but we’d love to hear from you if you get a chance to view it. If you can’t see that, then you can get a regularly updated stream of his photographs via his new Photography Blog. Click the link for more details…

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#FallFriday – Creepy Ivy

I dunno if this is creeping ivy because it certainly feels more like creepy ivy, especially as it was photographed in spooky Norwood Cemetery.

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Boxed Blessings: A Buddhist Procession in Darjeeling

“We watched the procession snake past the Dekeling for about half an hour. No sooner had one group of musicians receded with its attendant crowd of worshippers, than the next little band would arrive.” The next in our Himalaya trip where Liz gets all spiritual…

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Asmara Market, Eritrea

Asmara is the capital of Eritrea and sits above the clouds at the top of the mountains. Invariably it gets hot and by the end of the day the market traders and shoppers are exhausted.

Winner of The Times Weekend Travel weekly photo competition last year. Liz submitted this without me knowing and was the first photo comp I’d ever won.

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They Say Don’t Drink The Water

Liz and I have always said “if it’s good enough for the locals, it’s good enough for us”. Once s/y ‘Full Flight’ and ourselves filled the boat’s water tanks up from a lorry off a dusty dock in Massawa, Eritrea. Whilst the other boat owners looked on in horror, the locals just said “well we drink it”. Of course traipsing the dark back streets of Jaipur in Rajasthan is thirsty work, so these communal drinking taps are a god-send.

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Crouching Weaver

Liz and I spent a few days up the Himalayan foothills in a little village called Darap, in the state of Sikkim. There we befriended a young chap who took us for a trek and ended up at his parents’ house. This ancient building, with solid mud floors and tar-encrusted ceilings from the constantly burning fire, has been passed down from generation to generation of Nepali Limboo tribesmen. His father, a weaver of bamboo, is pictured squatting, taking a short break. His mate behind is clearly knackered from a day’s work, and I’ve no idea who owns the gold boots.

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#WomenWednesday – Happy Slum Dwellers

Technically not the best image by any stretch but I do love the moment captured here. Three camera-shy women in one of the poorest slums of Mumbai proudly invite us into their home, but not before an informal photo-shoot which lasted all of three seconds before they darted inside.

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#TonemapHDRTuesday – Military Canal, Winchelsea, UK

I’m really tired and wasn’t going to post anything up today but I just couldn’t resist submitting my first HDR shot for #TonemapHDRTuesday on my GooglePlus photography blog. I happened to be driving past this spot and caught it out the corner of my eye (it’s on a junction and easy to miss). Fortunately I had my tripod so I whacked the camera on top of it, jumped out the car with the engine still running, fired off three shots and jumped back in the car. The dog walker was purely coincidental, but completes the image IMHO.

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#SquareSunday – Bright Future

Here in India it is Sunday, which means I can post this up now for the #SquareSunday project! This nostalgic shot was taken in Jodhpur, just round the corner from my previous GooglePlus submission, hence the similar blue walls. I particularly like the juxtaposition of the Bright Future poster and this ageing gent. And what exactly is Red Tooth Powder?

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Kenyan, Somali troops hunt rebels after kidnappings

Kenyan, Somali troops hunt rebels after kidnappings MOGADISHU (Reuters) – Kenyan and Somali forces pursued rebel al Shabaab fighters in southern Somalia Monday, in an offensive to drive militants linked to a wave of Western kidnappings away from Kenya’s border.

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Access Walden

Access Walden, held on Sunday 16th October, was an event held in Saffron Walden to raise awareness and campaign for a safer route into Saffron Walden along the Wenden Road. For three hours the road was closed to enable over 800 cyclists, walkers and joggers to enjoy this 3 mile round trip on a glorious autumnal day. Here are some images by Jamie Furlong (www.followtheboat.com/photography/) that capture that special morning. Well done to all involved. Please share and tag as appropriate. [For more info check out Access Walden on Facebook.]

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