Thompson’s Valley Post Box Walk, St Helena

THROUGH THE VALLEY OF FIRE AND DONKEY POOP | Darrin Henry Thompson’s Valley Post Box walk has somehow eluded us until now, although, making our first venture down the steep, muddy trail in the rain today is probably not our wisest hiking decision. Just A Walk In The Woods We committed to this excursion early…

10 Years Photographing Models on St Helena

BUILDING UP CONFIDENCE | Darrin Henry It’s quite mind boggling how every second of the day, photographers around the world are pushing themselves to capture perfect pictures of beautiful women. It’s a trend that’s never gone out of style. An ‘obsession’ perhaps, rather than trend, and driven as much by the models as it is…

Time-Lapse St Helena: The Flax Sorter

Cyril Legg, 74, Farmer, Levelwood | Sharon Henry Time-Lapse is our new blog feature, a series of short time segments framing life and culture on St Helena, told through the words of people living on the island. “I used to work in the flax mill sorting flax at Woody Ridge until I damaged my hand.…

Sunrise Photography Without The Sun

The Patience Of A Saint (Photographer) | Sharon Henry We know the drill – alarm, teeth, clothes, flask, gear, car, go – smooth as a black ops team headed out before first light.  Camera? Check. Tripod? Check. Biscuits? Check. Kindle (seriously)? Check.  It’s all about routine and stealth, and we don’t want to wake the…

Teaching New Dogs Old Tricks

Training Dusty’s Dozen | Sharon Henry I’m a sucker for pair of puppy dog eyes and when there are eleven little balls of fluff running amok and rolling over for belly rubs there is a danger of a cuteness overload.  What a riot!  Eleven, 11-week old puppies, wagging tails, dishing out free kisses and play…

Breeze 3: The E-Magazine From St Helena

TROPICAL COVER SHOOT ISSUE | Darrin Henry Breeze 3 is out! How time flies. It seems like just yesterday Sharon and I were frantically piecing together our first Breeze magazine for the launch of the blog. And now number three is being downloaded and read in more places than we could have imagined. Of all…