It rejuvenates you, it opens the world, it challenges you, it appeals to the senses and it puts your daily worries to rest. No time to be concerned by your boss’ last instructions. From the photographer’s point of view, it requires you to focus on your settings as you cannot stick around for half a day to wait for the best light. You probably have your itinerary and you have to accept conditions as they present themselves. I love to travel. The bug is in me and it tickles me even after decades of flying around. I have visited 6 continents, and to be honest, I still find Europe the most beautiful and varied of them all.
After 5 decades of photography I can’t have enough of it. I could count the number of countries on only one hand I do not wish to revisit. In Europe you don’t need to drive more than a few hours to find yourself in another country, savour new flavours, see magnificent architecture, enjoy a most pleasant climate in the Mediterranean, combat another language, engulf yourself in another culture. Never a boring moment.
As you sift through my photographs you will notice that I tend to combine the place with the people living there. For me people and their environment make an attractive image. You may call it travel or street photography as you wish. For me it is capturing the atmosphere of the place. I used a not so very fancy 24-300 with a Nikon D 750 or a 18-200 travel lens with my cropped sensor D 7000. If you enjoy my photos it only proves what one my deceased mentors told me one day: a good picture is 70% composition, 20% light and only 10% equipment.