PHOTOGRAPHING BURMA eBOOK
Burma, the golden land.
When I first started researching my trip I came across so many stunning images of the country, images of places so perfect that it didn’t seem possible they really existed. A huge plain covered in thousands of beautiful buddhist temples shrouded in dawn mist. An amazing teak bridge that carried monks from one side of a lake to the other as the sun rose. A huge rock, perched precariously on the edge of a cliff and painted gold by worshipping pilgrims. A lake, with entire communities living in villages perched on stilts above the water, and where fishermen used huge baskets and rowed their boats with their legs. And of course the monks. So many photographs of monks. It was as though these places had all sprung out of the overactive imagination of some travel photographer as some fantasy ideal place to visit and photograph. I couldn't believe that they were real!
But these places, and so many more in this incredible country are real and every bit as amazing in reality as they appear in photographs. Burma truly is a stunning country and a wonderful place to visit.
In this ebook I’ve tried to pass on as much of what I learned while photographing this breathtaking country as possible with advice on photogenic places to visit and tips on some of the practicalities like when the locations are best photographed and how to get there. With each of the over 120 images I’ve provided a description of where and how and, where possible, why the image was taken and what I was hoping to achieve when photographing the scene.
While by no means a definitive guide to every location in Burma, the book nevertheless is a great starting point for any trip to Burma, and with that in mind I hope that both the images and information here will provide inspiration and some solid advice about visiting and photographing this truly wonderful country.
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BEYOND LISBON / ALÉM LISBOA
You really don't have to go far out of Lisbon to get off the beaten track, finding yourself amongst some stunning scenery and away from the bustle and crowds of the city.
The area around Lisbon is packed with natural wonders, many of which truly live up to the label “undiscovered”. Indeed it’s a wonder that many of these places, from waterfalls to caves, peaks to dinosaur footprints aren’t better known, but the geological history of the Lisbon region is perhaps it’s best kept secret and the chances are you might be one of only a handful of people on the trails, or have one of the stunning locations all to yourself.
For each of the locations in this book we’ve described and mapped walking routes which allow you to experience these wonders amongst some magnificent natural surroundings and enjoying all the sights, sounds, and smells of a beautiful landscape.
All within an hour's drive from the centre of Lisbon, these 19 beautifully photographed walks provide a welcome escape from City life which will appeal to anyone with a sense of adventure and a love of nature.
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HIDDEN BEACHES (Além Lisboa Project)
Lisbon is one of Europe’s most charming and atmospheric capital cities but beyond the winding streets, just an hour’s drive to the west or south, lies some of the most beautiful coastline in Europe.
But this is no ordinary beach book because, while Lisbon is blessed with fantastic stretches of golden sand ideal for sunbathing, we believe there’s more to a day at the beach than that. So instead, we’re focusing on the “wild” beaches, off-the-beaten-track coves and hidden bays that make up much of this incredible coast and that are ideal for anyone who likes spending time outdoors in beautiful places. From kayaking to hiking, from photographing the sunset at some of the most remote beaches on the edge of Europe to snorkelling in crystal clear waters, from beaches where you can take your dogs to beaches where you can take your kids rock-pooling, this book has something for everyone. And if all you really want to do is sunbathe and splash in the waves on a truly beautiful beach far from the crowds, well, we’ve got that covered too.
Packed with information on 32 stunning beaches across the whole of Lisbon’s local coastline from west to south, lists of the best beaches for a wide range of different activities, and beautifully photographed throughout, Wild Beaches is your essential guide to time out on this incredible stretch of coast.
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