SOLER'S TRAVEL PHOTO GALLERY

I have made over a hundred thousand digital photos and have placed the best on this site. You are welcome to keep copies of the files.
All photos were taken with a Panasonic Lumix, Canon Ixus, Sony RX100 or Canon digital SLR.


Austrosciapus connexus

Images
Water is my favourite subject:

                                         Sydney 1    Sydney 2    Sydney 3    Coastal 8    Venice    Croatia    Tahiti    Patagonia    Annecy 1    Annecy 2    Spain 21    Bali 4    Norway 13   
                                                               Swiss 9    Swiss 10    Antarctica 29    Chioggia    Venice 7    Venice 8    Rome    North Patagonia    Berlin 3    Berlin 4    Berlin 8   

Cuba 2016:                        1    2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9    10    11    12    13   New

Hawaii 2016:                     1    2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9    10    11    12    13    14    15    16    17    18    19   
                                                           20   21   22   23   24   25   26   27   28   29   30   31   32   33   34   35    36    37    38  

Singapore 2015:              1    2    3    4    5   

Berlin 2015:                     1    2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9    10    11    12    13    14    15    16   

Switzerland 2015:            1    2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9    10   

Iceland 2015:                    1    2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9    10    11    12    13    14    15    16    17    18    19    20    21    22    23    24   

Bali 2015:                       1    2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9    10    11    12    13    14    15    16    17    18    19    20    21    22    23    24    25    26    27    28    29   

Atacama Desert
Chile 2014:                           1    2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9    10    11    12    13    14    15   

North Patagonia 2014:    1    2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9    10    11    12    13    14    15    16    17    18    19    20    21    22    23   

Japan 2014:                    1    2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9    10    11    12   

New Zealand 2014:         1    2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9    10   

Italy 2013:                                  1    2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9    10    11    12    13    14    15    16    17    18    19   

Dresden 2013:                 1    2    3   

Czech Republic 2013:     1    2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9    10    11    12    13    14    15    16    17    18    19   

Vietnam 2013:                1    2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9    10    11    12    13    14    15    16    17   

Singapore 2013:               1    2    3   

Nepal 2012:                      1    2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9    10    11    12    13    14   

Paris 2012:                           1    2    3    4    5    6    7   

Bavaria 2012:                          1    2    3    4   

Krakow 2012:                         1    2    3   

Italy 2012:                             1    2    3    4    5    6    7   

Bali 2012:                         1    2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9    10    11    12    13    14    15    16    17    18    19   

Antarctica 2011:              1    2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9    10    11    12    13    14    15    16    17    18    19    20    21    22    23    24    25    26    27    28    29   

Central Switzerland 2011:    1    2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9    10   

N. Spain 2011:               1    2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9    10    11    12    13    14    15    16    17    18    19    20    21   

Malaysia 2011:                 1    2   

Paris 2010:                                1    2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9    10   

Norway 2010:                   1    2    3    4    5    6    8    9    10    11    12    13    14    15   

Vienna 2010:                       1    2    3   

Poland 2010:                    1    2    3   

Dolomites 2010
(Italian Alps):                      1    2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9    10   

Venice 2010:                   1    2    3    4    5   

Bali 2010:                         1    2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9    10    11    12    13    14    15    16    17    18    19    20    21   

Switzerland 2009:            1    2    3    4    5    6    7   

France 2009:                    1    2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9    10    11    12    13

Chamonix 2009:               1    2    3    4    5    6    7    8

Italy 2009:                        1    2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9

Buenos Aires 2009:                  1    2    3    4    5

S. Patagonia 2009:          1    2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9    10    11    12    13    14    15    16    17    18    19    20    21

New Zealand 2008:         1    2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9    10    11

Tahiti 2008:                     1    2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9    10    11    12

Japan 2008:                    1    2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9    10    11    12    13    14    15

Croatia 2007:                  1    2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9    10    11    12

Slovenia 2007:                1    2    3

Italy 2007:                          Bergamo    Lake Garda    Above Malcesine    Venice    Reflected Venice    Venice    The Friuli    Ixus shots

Alps 2007:                       1    2    3    4    5

Galapagos 2007:             1    2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9    10    11    12    13    14    15    16    17    18

Ecuador 2007:                 Quito    Pichincha    Iliniza 1    Iliniza 2    Cotopaxi National Park    Cotopaxi climb    Chugchilan & Lake Quilotoa   
                                                             Cloud forest birds 1    Cloud forest birds 2    Cloud forest    Mainly cloud forest    Lake Cuicocha    Quito da noche

Greece 2005:                   Rodos Island    Rodos & Symi    Mainly Symi    Medley    Athens

Italy 2005:                        Alps    Alps & Varese    Fungi & Villa Taranto    Genova    Portofino & Lucca    Rome

France 2004:                    Various    Uzes    Gordes

Spain 2004:                      Gaudi      Barcelona    The Alhambra    Andalusia    Mainly Seville



Australia:                          1    2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9    10    11    12    13    14    15    16    17    18    19    20    21    22    23    24    25    26    27    28    29    30    31    32    New

Sydney coastline:             1    2    3    4    5    6    7    8   

Tasmania 2012:                1    2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9   

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My Articles
Is the Sony RX100M3 perfection in the pocket?
This is not a manual of photography but one or two of these tips may help improve your hit rate.
How to shoot people for best results?
What is better, Digital or Film?
I spent a lot of time and effort learning Photoshop, here are my easy instructions for using Photoshop.
Three class-leading digital cameras, the Ixus, Lumix FZ18 and Canon 40D. Which is best?
How did my Lumix compact super-zoom compare against a friend's Nikon D70 SLR: Crop-duster vs Fighter Jet?

As for RAW, I have only found three important advantages to using it. 1) You can select the colour balance after shooting, which is especially good for removing the yellow cast from night shots. It's better than shooting with the tungsten setting. 2) You can remove noise much more effectively. Colour noise can be eliminated almost completely. Luminance noise can be brought under control, at the expense of smoothing. Both benefits particularly apply at the highest ISO setting of 12800. 3) You can recover some of the detail in blown highlights.
The disadvantages of RAW are slow frame rate, large file size, and extra editing. So I rarely use RAW.

High Quality Links
This site is outstanding. fotoopa features sharp photos of insects in flight plus ephemeral water sculptures that defy explanation.
Another site that shows incredible water sculptures.
Wonderful photos of snowflakes plus anything you ever wanted to know about the subject. Another fine snowflake site
A very fine site is that of Phil Douglis. He presents many insights into taking expressive pictures, for which he has framed three criteria: human values, abstraction and incongruity.
Feel free to take a virtual tour through the Sistine Chapel.
This site offers clear and useful articles on digital photography, explaining digital sensors, white balance, sharpness, sharpening using an unsharp mask, noise, gamma correction and the advantages of the raw format.
A fine article on macro photography, including a good technique for achieving sharp focus.
There are some excellent articles on aspects of photography at the end of this page.
This site features excellent insect macro photography.
Another beautiful site showing extreme close-ups of insects
Travel Photographers Network is an online resource for professional and aspiring travel photographers.
Another travel site is Travellers Point.
Yet another travel site is Beautiful Tellus.

Unusual Animal Films
A super-smart crow solves a difficult puzzle.
Amazing birds of paradise in action.
This lyrebird imitates a kookaburra.
A magpie who plays with a puppy.
The maiden flight of a pelican
Alex, an African grey parrot who can hold a conversation.
A man swims with a polar bear.
A man with some affectionate wolves
A man with a crocodile for a friend
Kevin Richardson with lions and hyenas
A lion called Christian
Anita and the wolves

Warning
I had a lot of trouble with my Canon Ixus camera when I used a no-name brand memory card. I ended up losing some of my shots. To make it less likely that you experience card failures I suggest you do two things. Firstly, fork out the extra dough to buy a well-known brand, such as Kingston, Transcend, Lexar or Sandisk. The second precaution is to format the card in your camera before using it for the first time.

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This photo site was created on 15 Mar 2006, last updated 21 May 2017.