Living Vicariously As A Peripatetic Shutterbug

{ More musings from the Cantankerous Old Mule }

Monthly Archives: November, 2015

How to lose one’s finger and other tall tales

Warning. This post is a hotbed of micro-aggression. It contains ridiculously long words which may cause distress to anyone who struggled to read as a child. Also, it may be particularly traumatic … Continue reading

November 30, 2015 · 5 Comments

A road fit for a lemon

The rainy season was barely a week old when I was asked to take family photos for a friend on the outskirts of town. I asked her on the morning of … Continue reading

November 29, 2015 · 3 Comments

A lazy day in Morondava

Last month I spent a few days in the western-coast town of Morondava here in Madagascar. It was a special experience, from the pothole-dodging on the way down, to shooting the Baobabs, … Continue reading

November 28, 2015 · 5 Comments

It’s been a big year, baby!

Today exactly a year ago this little character had a cranioplasty – a major operation to repair her skull. You can read more about it here: The cute kid and her … Continue reading

November 27, 2015 · 3 Comments

Throwback Thursday: vintage postcards shot today

While I was in Kathmandu earlier this year I did a blogpost of photos that I had just shot, but post-processed to look old. The city was perfect for it, … Continue reading

November 26, 2015 · 6 Comments

It’s smoky out there people

Throughout my corner of Africa (and Madagascar) the people seem to have the mistaken belief that if they burn the countryside the rains will come quicker … Of course (here in Madagascar anyway) all the burning … Continue reading

November 25, 2015 · 2 Comments

Breathe in the evening air

I move a lot. From country to country, yes, but also from home to home within a particular country. Just to give you some idea, I have moved four times in … Continue reading

November 20, 2015 · 5 Comments

The serendipity of stumbling upon graffiti-covered walls

This post is a “throwback” to my time in Kathmandu, Nepal. I loved the city – its people, the mountains in the distance, the old buildings and small alleyways … But … Continue reading

November 6, 2015 · 3 Comments

Shooting people from the back seat

One of my greatest challenges photographically is to shoot while whizzing along the open road, something like I did when we took a trip to Antsirabe, south of Tana, a … Continue reading

November 4, 2015 · 7 Comments