Michael Huggan Photography 2020 Travel Calendar

December 03, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

Sales of the 2020 Travel Calendar have gone well with most of my production going to previous customers. I have a few left, so I have posted eight images from the calendar to give you a flavour of what the calendar features.

The Calendar is A3 in size with a cover page and twelve pages one for each month of the year. Each picture has a caption describing where it was taken.  All the images were taken during 2019 from my travels to Australia, Spain, and from around the area where I live in Hampshire.

Please contact Michael by phone, or e-mail for your copy.  The Calendar is available direct from Michael at £15.00 including p&p to UK.  

 

Gum Tree in Brachina Gorge, Flindrs Ranges, South AustraliaCover Image-2020Gum Tree in Brachina Gorge, Flindrs Ranges, South Australia

Cover Image - Gum Tree in Brachina Gorge, Flinders Ranges, South Australia.

Flinders Ranges is approximately 400 km North of Adelaide and is the start of The Outback with stunning vistas of rich red earth, scenic drives and sacred canyons. As a first time visitor, the views took my breath away. I found great beauty in the starkness and isolation - a photographers dream.  Brachina Gorge is mainly a dried up river bed surrounded on both banks by Gum trees.  Due to the lack of water over the last three years the Gum trees are struggling for survival, with many dead and decaying trees on both sides of the banks.  As we drove along the riverbed I visualised what it must have been like to witness a fast flowing river cascading through the Gorge. I wish I could have seen that.

 

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Waitpinga Beach - South Australia

Waitpinga Beach is located in the Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia. This beach is typical of so many along this coast line where the expanse is vast.  Beautiful clean, flat beaches stretching for miles in both directions.

 

A collection of footwear left, or washed up on the beach on Kangaroo Island, South Australia.Lost SolesA collection of footwear left, or washed up on the beach on Kangaroo Island, South Australia.

Lost Soles - Various footwear abandoned, or washed up on the beach, Kangaroo Island, South Australia.

While exploring the many beaches on Kangaroo Island I came across this sign.  Locals collect footwear abandoned, or washed up and hang them on this fence, appropriately marked 'Lost Soles'. I found this image evocative and started to think, where are those lost souls?  Will they return to claim their soles?  Who knows!

  

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Grape Vines-Bodegas Puelles, Abalos, La Rioja, Spain

During our travels through Northern Spain, in particular, La Rioja region we came across a vineyard owned and run by Jesus Puelles and his family,  Such a picturesque vineyard offering a superb range of wines to suit all tastes.    After much wine tasting, we left with many cases of Rioja wines.
 

May-2020Red Pampas GrassRed Pampas Grass - Adalaide Botanical Gardens, South Australia.

Red Pampas Grass - Adelaide Botanical Gardens, South Australia

Adelaide has many fine places to visit and one in particular is the Botanical Gardens located in the centre of the city.  We spent many hours exploring the grounds and exhibits. There is a small lake surrounded by a wide range of plants and shrubs where this picture of the Red Pampas Grass caught my eye.  I liked the composition and simple symmetry.

 

Laughing Kookaburras at Flinders Ranges, South AustraliaLaughing KookaburrasLaughing Kookaburras at Flinders Ranges, South Australia Laughing Kookaburras at Flinders Ranges, South Australia

The Laughing Kookaburra is one of those iconic birds of Australia and I was always on the lookout to get a good shot.  After breakfast one morning I looked up into the trees and saw two Laughing Kookaburras sitting on a branch side by side. I took the shot and a split second later they both flew off.  

 

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A visit to Sir Harold Hillier Gardens is a must for any aspiring photographer with an interest in nature and gardens.  This was my first visit to the gardens and I took the opportunity to try out my new Nikon Z7 mirrorless camera. The picture of the Hypericum sp. was one of my favourites taken on the day.  

 

Swans, Ducks and Geese on The River Alre, Hampshire, UKSwans, Ducks and Geese - HampshireSwans, Ducks and Geese in the Autumn Sunshine on The River Alre, Hampshire, UK Swans and Ducks in the Autumn Sunshine on The River Alre, Hampshire, UK

Hampshire has many river walks and this picture of the River Alre is typical.  I took a number of images, but this one in particular caught my eye. A simple scene taken along a public path near Alresford in Hampshire.

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