It’s been a little while since we indulged in a picture post, just photos for pleasure, so to speak. As it’s Good Friday today, we’ve compiled a ‘Natural Landscapes of St Helena’ collection for Easter. The topography of St Helena does a great job
A CASE OF BAD WIND | Darrin Henry
I’m sure St Helena must have been blown a few inches north; it’s been so blustery today! Swelly seas and gale force winds; that’s us at the moment.
The blowy conditions I’m guessing was the reason for the huge, squiggly cloud
Cyril Legg, 74, Farmer, Levelwood | Sharon Henry
“I used to work in the flax mill sorting flax at Woody Ridge until I damaged my hand. It got chopped across the knuckles with a sickle, accidentally. After all these years I still can’t bend my fist.
The Patience Of A Saint (Photographer) | Sharon Henry
We know the drill – alarm clock, brush teeth, clothes on, fill flask, kit bag, in the car, go, go go – smooth as a black ops team headed out before first light. Camera? Check. Tripod? Check.
WALKING THE CLIFFTOP TRAIL | Darrin Henry
Sugar Loaf post box on St Helena sits atop a distinctive pyramid-like shape you can’t fail to notice. It’s a reliable reference point, like a chess piece quietly hiding in plain sight on the north-east corner of the island
HOW TO SHOOT WHITE TERNS | Darrin Henry
White terns, or fairy terns as they are commonly known, are brilliant for photographers like me who lack the patience normally necessary for capturing good wildlife pictures.
Gygis alba Skittishness around people is not for white terns
ELECTRICAL STORM GIVES ISLANDERS SPECTACULAR SHOW | Sharon Henry
I thought the likelihood of a thunderstorm occurring on St Helena was near to zilch – not likely. But it did on Sunday night when the skies lit up with the most spectacular light show
BATTLE FOR THE NATIONAL PARK | Darrin Henry
Machete wielding men have been stalking the cloud forest slopes of St Helena’s central peaks for the last 20 years, hacking and digging out the New Zealand flax that has choked the landscape for decades. Replacing the sea of fluttering flax fingers
GET CREATIVE WITH COLOUR PHOTOGRAPHY | Darrin Henry
So, colour photography, why does that need its own special mention? Each time I do, Sharon argues “colour photography is just, photography,” what am I making a fuss about? Although photography was born in black and white
12 BLOOMING MARVELLOUS PICTURES | Darrin Henry
Temperatures are dropping, long sleeve fleeces are everywhere and the wind is trying to take the roof off – it’s August on St Helena, need I say more? Tropical winter is here and it’s not much fun.