Bucolic Bliss

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Bucolic bliss in the Tuscan hills – the view from our bedroom at eight this morning.

Canon G3X ISO200 at 8.8mm (24mm equiv) 1/640 at f/7.1

Tuscan sunrise

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Sunrise over the Tuscan hills on our first morning back from Phuket.

Canon G3X ISO 125 1/2000 at f/11

House in the Old Dutch Fort, Galle

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Another shot from the  photographer’s paradise of the old Dutch fort in Galle, Sri Lanka. A house new the walls overlooking the bay.

Canon EOS 40D with Canon EF-S 10-22mm lens at 19mm ISO250 1/320 at f/8. Dramatised with an HDR filter in PS.

Restaurant at the Old Dutch Fort, Galle

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Another HDR filtered shot from the Old Fort in Galle

Canon EOS 40D with Canon EF-S 10-22mm zoom at 10mm ISO250 1/320 f/8

Kamala Dreams

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A final sunset from Kamala beach. Tonight we’re heading back to Italy where apparently it snowed yesterday. Mmm …

Canon G3X ISO 800 1/125 at f/5.6

Kamala Beach Sunset

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One day after another, they just keep coming. 🙂

Canon G3X

Kamala Wedding Shoots

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The beach wedding photo has become something of an industry on Kamala beach where every evening around sunset now many groups of what seem to be Chinese wedding couples and photographers gather to snap away. There’s a definite Monty Python feel to the whole thing as they all go through a fixed repertoire of poses.

Canon G3X

Karon beach parasailing

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This is Thailand! A parasail at Karon beach, Phuket. The punters are well harnessed, but the cowboy guiding the parasail in light winds? They were over fifty feet above the water when I snapped this.

Canon G3X  at 220mm (600mm equiv) ISO250 1/125 at f/6.3. Cropped in LR

Tuk-Tuk, motorbikes & a doorway

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More from the Old Dutch Fort at Galle, Sri Lanka. The wide angle lens hasn’t done the tuk-tuk any favours!

Canon EOS 40D with Canon EF-S 10-22mm lens at 10mm ISO250 1/80 at f/9

Tweaked in PS with HDR filter.

Beach umbrella

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An innovative new addition to Kamala beach this morning: the cloudy day beach umbrella 🙂

Shot on my iPhone 5