Flowers of St Helena. 
'Brazilian vase plant' - billbergia pyramidalis
Photographed in March 2016 at Napoleon's Tomb.

The St Helena Flower Show Runs All Year

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. Flowers Month By Month On St Helena We know what to…

How to make the tasty St Helena plo, start to finish in pictures.

How To Make St Helena Plo

The Quintessentially Saint, One Pot Feast | Sharon Henry When it comes to St Helena food, plo is one of the favourites, a spicy mix of curry and rice that hits the spot every time. Bursting with flavour this colourful, one pot concoction is a comfort food that dishes out contentment from the very first…

Baby Eli made history as the very first air medevac from St Helena in June 2016. After receiving expert medical care in South Africa, Eli is now healthy, happy and back home in St Helena.

Historic Medevac Baby Eli Returns Home

Success Story For St Helena Airport | Sharon Henry Eyelashes fluttering from baby dreams, seven week old Eli Thomas Yon sleeps on his mum’s lap, blissfully unaware of the scare he caused his family and medical staff just a day after his birth. Having developed a breathing problem, Eli made history at just three days…

The Barn, St Helena, one of the island's most difficult post box walks.

Big, Bad Barn: St Helena’s Most Difficult Post Box Walk

HIKING THE LONGWOOD BARN | Darrin Henry After years of trepidation and two failed attempts we finally conquered the big, bad Barn on the third try, completing one of St Helena’s most intimidating hiking trails. It certainly lived up to the hype, but in a different way to expectations. In short, the scary bits and…

Tips and advice on how to shoot black and white photography.

How To Do Good Black and White Photography

PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS | Darrin Henry Black and white photographs carry that nostalgic credential which gives them instant appeal, even more so today where the style gets a free pass to the ‘artistic’ table. But there’s a dark side🙂 With powerful digital software and in-camera options now so common, post production ‘effects’ such as black and…

Mississippi Mud Volleyball being played on the banks of the river in the town of Hannibal, Missouri. Hannibal is famous as boyhood hometown of American author, Mark Twain. Mud volleyball is part of the town's annual July Fourth celebrations which include fence painting for 'Tom Sawyer Day.'

Digging Deep In Mud Volleyball

Hannibal’s Quirky Fourth Of July Celebrations | Sharon Henry Barbeques, watermelon and fireworks aren’t the only things our American friends will be celebrating their fourth of July holiday with today – some will be slopping around playing mud volleyball. It’s A Dirty Sport Yes the champions of the 37th Annual Mississippi Mud Volleyball Tournament will…

Day 109 of Project 366, the arrival at St Helena Airport of a British Airways Boeing 737-800 on 18 April to test the new runway. This was the day the issue of 'wind shear' threw the schedule of opening operations into a spin. We decided to photograph this historic landing from on top of the Longwood Barn.

Photo Of The Day: Here’s Where Six Months Went

PHOTOGRAPHY PROJECT 366 AT HALFWAY | Darrin Henry Any good editor is often required to be ruthless, whether it’s trimming a news report, cutting a film or, in our case, selecting final photographs. Editing your own work is harder as you’re emotionally attached, but deadlines, print space, time and word count allotments require ‘yea’ or…

Another stunning example of what's possible with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5. This is Longwood House on St Helena, with the last light of the day illuminating the red hot poker flowers.

How Good Is The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5

WHEN PHOTOGRAPHY GETS ROUGH | Darrin Henry Our fun camera when it comes to photography is the small, blue, boxy Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 compact which tags along wherever the ‘big camera’ goes. We’ve owned a few compacts over the years, but for a while now our ‘little’ camera has been this gleaming point and shoot.…