Chasing The Light – Landscape Photographs of St Helena

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Chasing The Light – Landscape Photographs of St Helena


Capturing good landscape photographs of St Helena you would think would be easy for photographers living on the island, as we do.

Pleased as Sharon and I are with our portfolio, assembling the collection has been a real labour of love. The incredible scenery around the island can be quite deceiving when it comes to photography. I’m talking about the quest for good light; our constant guessing game with the irregular St Helena weather.

Dragging ourselves out of a warm bed in the dark to go fumbling around on a hillside in time for sunrise is no fun when a blanket of cloud covers the ‘golden hour.’

It’s always a bit of a gamble, which more times than not seems to result in a blowout. But then, if it was easy… and to be honest, it’s all worth it for those special moments when the big spotlight comes on.

I guess, that’s what it’s all about.

Time is the most important investment you can make in getting good landscape pictures” according to landscape photography advice from National Geographic. They would know!

It’s always a dilemma trying to choose pictures for these posts, so we’ve decided to include plenty by making a short video of our efforts to shoot landscape photographs of St Helena. Have a look:

Chasing The Light Video – Landscape Photographs of St Helena



By |2018-05-15T23:30:01+00:00January 12th, 2018|Awesome Nature, St Helena|14 Comments


  1. Pat ellick January 17, 2018 at 8:22 pm - Reply

    Beautiful we miss Sthelena so so much
    Thank you
    Darrin & Sharon
    Pat & Linda

    • WTSDN January 17, 2018 at 11:28 pm - Reply

      Was lovely to see you both over Christmas.
      Thanks for the comment, take care, stay warm 🙂

  2. Rick and Sally Stucker January 13, 2018 at 2:00 pm - Reply

    Fantastic video! Having just started through my photos from our recent trip, i am acutely aware of how tough it is to capture the beauty of Saint Helena through a camera lens. Love the soundtrack as well.


    • WTSDN January 14, 2018 at 8:31 am - Reply

      I know, having said that, sometimes I see visitors’ pictures who have been here a few days and have captured something we’re still struggling to get ourselves! We all need that little bit of luck sometimes, eh!
      Good to hear from you guys, good luck with sorting your pictures. Hope the Barn images came out ok 🙂

  3. simon Henry January 12, 2018 at 12:23 pm - Reply


    • WTSDN January 12, 2018 at 3:48 pm - Reply

      Cheers Simon 🙂

  4. Jean Fowler January 12, 2018 at 10:57 am - Reply

    Beautiful pics and narrating! Brilliant!

    • WTSDN January 12, 2018 at 11:05 am - Reply

      Haha, the narrating seemed to be harder to do at times than taking the photos!!
      Thanks for the comment, Jean 🙂

  5. Patrick G Henry January 12, 2018 at 7:26 am - Reply

    Fabulous photography, Love it.

    • WTSDN January 12, 2018 at 11:03 am - Reply

      Cheers Borbs 🙂

  6. Michel Dancoisne-Martineau January 12, 2018 at 6:56 am - Reply

    Chasing the light is one thing… but catching it is the real challenge both of you, Sharon and Darrin, are succeeding marvellously to shoot your subject with passion.
    Thanks again for all the island ‘s glows you are sharing.

    • WTSDN January 12, 2018 at 11:02 am - Reply

      You’re welcome, Michel, thanks for the comment. 🙂

  7. Chris Hillman January 12, 2018 at 6:05 am - Reply

    Just wonderful! Congratulations to both of you!

    • WTSDN January 12, 2018 at 10:58 am - Reply

      Thanks Chris, good to hear from you. Cheers

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