My pictures and text from Varanasi on the Immersions website

This spring I had the chance to visit Varanasi in India. It’s a fascinating city on the banks of the Ganges. I spent two weeks there, walking along the Ghats and watching the everyday life happening around, on and in the Ganges.

A selection of my pictures from the trip accompanied by some words was published on the website of the Swiss magazine Immersions and you can see them at https://immersions.ch/le-collectif/varanasi-gange/. The text is in French but the pictures should be universal (if I did my job right 🙂 )

I was very happy to hear that the Immersions team was interested in my pictures because their magazine is great, you should definitively check it out!

Travelling with a drone

Recently I was filming for a research project in Laos (more about that soon) and needed to take my drone to Laos. I didn’t find much information about what to watch out when travelling with a drone, especially as I was passing through countries supposedly not very drone friendly. So I wanted to write down how I flew with my Mavic Pro and how it all went. (spoilers: I didn’t have any problems). There is some controversy about some of the points below especially about discharging batteries, but I’m a believer of “better safe than sorry”. If you have travelled with your drone, let me know how it went and what your checklist is. Continue reading “Travelling with a drone”

Easy product photography with the Foldio lightbox

I don’t usually do product photography but when a family member asked if I could photograph some of her keepsakes I said yes. She was well-travelled in her time and brought back items from her various trips all over the world. As I didn’t have any lightbox, I started looking into an uncomplicated setup that wasn’t too complicated to carry around and not too expensive. Continue reading “Easy product photography with the Foldio lightbox”

Must see South Iceland 2 – from Vik to Geysir

This is the ninth blog post about my Iceland trip from last year. This time about the places I think that you must see in South Iceland from Vik to Geysir. Check my other posts for Reykjavík and Western Iceland, and the eastern,  northern and the southern part of the Westfjords, the North and the East of Iceland and the first part of the South from Skaftafell to Vik. As usual, I’ll probably miss some great places so let me know in the comments!

Must see Solheimasandur Plane Wreck

Just a few kilometres east from Vik there is a car parking just alongside the Ring Road. From there, follow the path that will lead you to the wreckage of US Navy DC-3 plane. The plane crashed on the black beach in 1973, it probably ran out of fuel, the exact details are a bit muddy, but luckily everyone survived.
Previously you could drive up to the wreck, but now you’ll have to walk the approximatively 4 km from the Ring Road to the wreck, the path is well marked, and you probably won’t be alone, so there is no risk of getting lost.

Must see in South Iceland - Solheimasandur Plane Wreck Continue reading “Must see South Iceland 2 – from Vik to Geysir”

Must see South Iceland – from Skaftafell to Vik

This is the eighth blog post about my Iceland trip from last year. This time about the places I think that you must see in South Iceland from Skaftafell to Vik. Check my other posts for Reykjavík and Western Iceland, and the eastern,  northern and the southern part of the Westfjords and the North and the East of Iceland. As usual, I’ll probably miss some great places so let me know in the comments!

Must see Skaftafell – Svartifoss and hiking

Skaftafell is the southern part of the Vatnajökull National Park and offers beside a great visitors’ centre and campground, some very nice hikes. You can find a list of all the hikes here and the hiking map here. I did a couple of the smaller hikes, all of them are well marked. The hike to Svartifoss is quite short, and it’s certainly a must! Continue reading “Must see South Iceland – from Skaftafell to Vik”

Must see Eastern Iceland

This is the seventh blog post about my Iceland trip from last year. This time about the places I think that you must see in Eastern Iceland. Check my other posts for Reykjavík and Western Iceland, and the eastern part of the Westfjords and the north and the south of the Westfjords and the North. As usual, I’ll probably miss some great places so let me know in the comments! Continue reading “Must see Eastern Iceland”

Must see North Iceland

This is the sixth blog post about my Iceland trip In this post, I’ll write about the places I think that you must see in Northern Iceland. Check my other post for Reykjavík and Western Iceland, and the eastern part of the Westfjords and the north and the south of the Westfjords. As usual, I’ll probably miss some great places so let me know in the comments!

After my round trip of the Westfjords, I joined the other tourists on the ring road. There were a lot more tourists, but as it was early Septembre, it was ok. The weather in this region was however quite terrible, I had planned to hike a couple of times, but the rain was pouring down so much that I had to cut back the hikes to very short ones between getting dry and warm again in the car.

My first overnight stop was at Grettislaug which is a great camping ground with a hot pool and a view over the island of Drangey.

Must see - Grettislaug camp ground and hot pool Continue reading “Must see North Iceland”

Must see Westfjords – the South – Iceland Photography trip

This is the fifth blog post about my Iceland trip and the fourth about the places I think you must see. In this post, I’ll write about the south of the Westfjords. Check my other post for Reykjavík and Western Iceland, and the eastern part of the Westfjords and the north of the Westfjords. As usual, I’ll probably miss some great places so let me know in the comments!

Going south from Ísafjörður on route 60 you’ll see a lot of great fjords and lovely villages which I can’t list all. Here are the places where you absolutely need to stop. Continue reading “Must see Westfjords – the South – Iceland Photography trip”

Must see Westfjords – Ísafjörður and Hornstrandir – Iceland Photography trip

This is the fifth blog post about my Iceland trip and the third about the places I think you must see. In this post, I’ll write about the west and north of the Westfjords. Check my other post for Reykjavík and Western Iceland and the eastern part of the Westfjords. As usual, I’ll probably miss some great places so let me know in the comments!

The Westfjords are one of the most remote parts of Iceland (with the Highlands), and there are fewer tourists than elsewhere. But the scenery and the roads are definitely worth your time!Must see in the Wesfjords - road 61 from Hólmavík to Ísafjörður Continue reading “Must see Westfjords – Ísafjörður and Hornstrandir – Iceland Photography trip”

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