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Eastway Interview on photoPXL

Kevin Raber (and his new website photoPXL) is a great…

Are We Lucky With The Weather?

On the road to Maymand, Iran.Fujifilm X-T3, Fujinon XF200mm f2…

Colours of Iran

Bakery, Kashan, IranFujifilm X-T3, Fujinon XF8-16mm f2.8 R LM WR…

We are all excited to be back in production with a special extended episode of Snap Happy - online!

It's our Lockdown Special and the theme is staying creative at home and we hope that you will be able to join us for the LIVE broadcast on YouTube.

After the premiere, you are invited to join us for a FREE video forum where you will be able to ask questions of our cast and crew. 

The date is this Sunday at 16:30, followed by an online forum at 17.30.

For more information, follow this link: https://www.youtube.com/c/WorldviewProductions?sub_confirmation=1

And to sign up for the live video forum: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_qQ57TjwaS5GQu9li-gfpTQ 

Kevin Raber (and his new website photoPXL) is a great resource for photographers and well worth a regular visit. Perhaps even more so, I say with my fingers crossed behind my back, because there's now a video interview featuring me!

Kevin has had a long career as a professional photographer, worked with Phase One for many years, ran the Luminous-Landscape website for a while and now publishes his own website, www.photoPXL.com. As you can imagine, Kevin has met many of the world's best known photographers and so he's able to call in a favour here and there, turning a casual conversation into a Zoom video that he shares on his website.

In addition to the best known photographers, Kevin also interviewed me. Perhaps his famous friends were all busy, so I found myself talking to him about my recent trips to Antarctica. So, if you're finding yourself wanting something to listen to, check out the video here:

https://photopxl.com/conversation-with-peter-eastway-stranded/

And while you're there, have a look around. Much of the content is completely free, but there's a paid-option for full access and some great resources.

On the road to Maymand, Iran.
Fujifilm X-T3, Fujinon XF200mm f2 R LM OIS WR, f5 @ 1/3000 second, ISO 200

Over the years, I've always felt rather lucky with the weather, but I'm wondering if it's just the city-slicker in me who is so out of touch with Mother Nature that I'm pleasantly surprised every time I venture out!

Down in Antarctica earlier this year, I remember watching the low pressure systems scream around the continent and thinking how good our chances were of getting some wonderful weather changes (I'm currently using the Windy app on my smartphone). Let's face it, the most exciting landscapes are taken when the weather is doing something a little unusual - or at least different to that boring blue sky shown in all the travel brochures.

More recently, I've had snow storms in the USA and Georgia, huge thunderstorms in Kazakhstan and in Iran, we followed some heavy rain systems which produced a completely different desert vista. Normally when travelling in these areas, the flat salt pans are dry and dusty, but for our trip, we were presented with a thin film of water and some wonderful reflections. Given this is a desert area, it can't be that common, but then again, is it that rare?

So, are we lucky or is it just that in many parts of the world, the weather is changeable? If you take a two or three week road trip, is there a very good chance you'll cross some interesting weather patterns and then it's just a matter of being prepared?

This photo was taken with a 200mm lens (300mm full-frame equivalent) and then the image cropped top and bottom to create a more appropriate framing. I like the 'width' in the composition. The foreground sands were darkened, colour-enhanced and I also added a little clarity to bring out the texture. If nothing else, the colour contrast will get people looking at the photo!

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