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At my recent exhibition titled ‘Photographic Tales from Latin America’ I offered daily talks about ‘How to Improve Your Travel Photography’. During a guided view of the exhibition, I told stories behind the photos, shared my approach and thought process ...
SOLO PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION IN LONDON BY LONDON BASED TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER MATTHEW WILLIAMS-ELLIS Unfortunately 'Photographic Tales from Latin America' has come to an end. It was a great success... mostly down to lots of you coming along, spreading the word and leaving ...
Having reached the relatively easy summit of Pichincha Volcano the day before, it was now time to take on one of the big boys in the Avenue of Volcanoes. The snowy 5,126m summit of Illiniza Norte would be my challenge. ...
Towering above Quito is active Pichincha Volcano, which last covered the capital city of Ecuador with a layer of ash as recently as 1999. While the slopes of an active volcano might seem like an odd location to build a ...
As well as being a wonderfully immersive and unique place to stay, Hacienda Zuleta is also a traditional, colonial, Ecuadorian working farm. One of its many lines of production is fresh and aged cheeses. From the milking of the warm, ...
Hacienda San Agustin de Callo was the perfect accommodation except for one thing… I only got to enjoy it for one night. I would absolutely loved to have stayed longer to enjoy the beautiful bedroom, authentically decorated premises and historically ...
In a secluded valley in the Andes Mountain Range, just two hours from Quito sits Hacienda Zuleta, an old, colonial working hacienda. Dating back to the 16th century, a lot of the activities taking place on the farm and in ...
Firstly, please accept my hum-ble apologies for the shocking and hum-iliating title of this post. It is completely hum-acceptable and in-hum-ane that I should put you through such a hum-ourless title. Right. Now that I have got that out of my ...
In the heart of the Ecuador's capital city, Quito, lies its UNESCO World Heritage Listed historic centre. In the heart of the historic centre lies the Church and Monastery of St Francis and neighbouring Quito's most famous landmark is colonial ...
Mount Rinjani Volcano towers majestically 3726m above the island of Lombok. Trailing only Mount Kerinci, it is the second highest active volcano in Indonesia, and for a country with 129 ash billowing beasts making up part of the Pacific Ring ...
[caption id="attachment_1139" align="alignnone" width="300"]Sri Lanka stilt fisherman at Midigama near Weligama, South Coast of Sri Lanka, Asia, long exposure photography by documentary travel photographer Matthew Williams-Ellis[/caption] I have been asked so many times about where to go, what to see, and ...
Kawah Ijen Volcano (aka Ijen Crater) lies within the Ijen caldera at the East end of Java Island in Indonesia, which is home to some 127 active volcanoes. [caption id="attachment_1520" align="alignnone" width="600"] Panoramic photo of Kawah Ijen Volcano and the turquoise ...
As far as destinations go for photography in North Wales, Barmouth harbour is one of my favourites. Sand dunes, Barmouth Bridge, and lots of old, rusty fishing boats in the harbour. Combine that with the Cadair Mountains as a backdrop ...
A full on feast for the eyes! Hoi An full moon festival occurs on the 14th day of the Chinese lunar calendar. As modernity is snuffed out, the town's electricity is turned off in favouring of flickering candle light. Every inch of ...
From the boots of classic cars and vintage VW's, chaps and chapesses flog vinyls from old-fashioned suitcases, and vintage fashion hangs from retro turntables. In the shadow of the iconic London Eye, Pimm's flowed, and music crackled from a bright red ...
Exotic, iconic Sri Lanka. No image conjures more of a longing to experience the ‘Pearl of the Indian Ocean’ than photos of the stilt fishermen of Sri Lanka. A centuries old tradition where local fisherman perch calmly a-top a wooden ...
Have you got a spare few minutes to explore Sri Lanka? Then why not join me and travel around this unique island known as 'The Pearl of the Indian Ocean'? This slideshow (bottom right icon for full screen) includes my favourite ...
Have you got a spare few minutes to explore Sicily? Then why not join me and travel around the largest island in the Mediterranean? This slideshow (bottom right icon for full screen) includes my favourite photos from my recent trip to ...
Have you got a spare few minutes to explore Croatia? Then why not join me as I island hop along it's Mediterranean coast? This slideshow (bottom right icon for full screen) includes my favourite photos of Croatia, from Dubrovnik to Trogir ...
Have you got a spare few minutes to explore Morocco? Then why not join me and travel around this impossibly varied North African country? This slideshow (bottom right icon for full screen) includes my favourite photos from a short two week ...
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