This is a summary of my adventures through Europe during Aug/Sep 2011 with my good friend and fellow photographer Dane. Apart from Iceland, we had no schedule and just took each day as it came.
Over the 8 week period we:
• Drove approx 8,000kms throughout Iceland, England, Scotland, Slovenia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Austria, Germany and Paris
• Slept around 22 nights in small compact hire cars in backstreets, car parks or anywhere we could find
• Drank about 1,000 coffees (well Dane did)
• Lived off a mixed diet of petrol station and supermarket food with the occasional pub dinner if we were splurging
• Spent around $600 on road tolls and fines
• Got lost numerous times including a short cut which didn’t quite work out in Croatia. We wound up on a dirt road surrounded by unexploded landmine fields near the Bosnian border.
• Battled constant rain and extreme winds (i.e. enough to blow my 10kg backpack down a hill in a half gust) and saw enough waterfalls in Iceland and Scotland to last a life time
Was it all worth it? ABSOLUTELY!
Below are my favourite photos from the trip. All prints are available for purchase, please email any enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
I hope you enjoy viewing these photos as much as I did taking them.
The weather had been raining on and off all day, but there were brief moments when the sun light broke through the dark and overcast skies. After spending a couple of hours dodging rain squalls and waiting patiently I managed to get this. Oh and by the way if you are like me and had heard the statistic about there being a car accident here every X minutes, for the record I didn't see one in the 2hrs in which I was there.
I waited for the sunset colours to really come alive and then timed it in order to capture a person walking past, just to give the shot a human element and a sense of scale.
Slovenia, what a pleasant surprise. A very small country, easy to navigate and drive around, breathtaking scenery, amazingly friendly people, not too many tourists and dirt cheap!!! This Country will become more and more popular, so if you can GO THERE NOW.
Built under a natural rocky arch high in the stone wall to make access difficult. Pretty cool huh!?
It was a lovely place to wake up to (even if I was sleeping in a car) and enjoy a coffee and bakery goodies.
The palace has appeared prominently in several movies and was the inspiration for Disneyland's Sleeping Beauty Castle. There are some great treks in the surrounding mountains offering up superb vistas and various angles of the castle.
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