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Travel Memories: Mount Etna

Walking the snowy slopes of Mt Etna in glorious sunshine.

As part of my “get away from London at Christmas” travels, in 2005 I joined a Ramblers small group walking holiday in Sicily. It was a marvellous trip! We stayed at a small hotel in Francavilla and each day took a bus to our walk location. Mt Etna was visible from many locations, and the day of our walk on the slopes brought perfect conditions of clear skies and pleasant temperatures. You can tell by the clothing that it was cold up there, but not freezing. The peak of the mountain is visible with a plume of steam or smoke being blown left (better view in the top, cropped photo).

Travel Memories: a single photo from a trip — one that always makes me smile, or reflect, or want to go back.


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Abandoned

I played around with my images for the Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned. Some duotone here, some film grain there, and the finals look nothing like the original photos.

Abandoned tractor, New Zealand.

Abandoned tractor, New Zealand.

Abandoned boat, New Zealand.

Abandoned boat, New Zealand.

Abandoned boot, Sicily.

Abandoned boot, Sicily.

The originals
Here are the untouched originals, if you’d like to compare them with the finals.
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