When I think of the places I’ve been, I think not of the places I’ve seen, but of the colors of those places preserved in my photographs.


BLUE:  A storm over the great lagoon of Rangiroa in the Tuamotu Archipelago.

Tropical storm over Rangiroa atoll lagoon, Tuamotu archipelago, Pacific Ocean

RED:  A man and his car in Umm al-Qawain, United Arab Emirates.

Red Cadillac, Umm al Quwain, 1975

YELLOW: Sunflowers in the Dordogne region of south-west France.

INDIA rural sunflowers Punjab IDA1155 copy

GREEN:  Rice-paddies on the island of Sulawesi, Indonesia.

Rice paddies in Sulawesi, Indonesia

GRAY:  An elephant herd at a water hole in Hwankie National Park in Zimbabwe.

Elephants at water hole Hwankie Zimbabwe 1984

BROWN:  Stone Circles in Wassau, Upper River Division of The Gambia

Ancient stone circle at Wassau in the upper river division of the Gambia, West Africa

BLACK: The color of mourning worn by women in Saudi Arabia.

Fully veiled woman taking the Aija ferry in Sur, Oman

ORANGE:  A Sikh procession on ‘Khalsa Day’ in Southall, Greater London.

Policeman and Sikhs, procession in Southall London

WHITE:  A lateen sail ngalawa in the Indian Ocean off Zanzibar.

Ngalawa outrigger boat off Zanzibar, Tanzania

GOLD:  The iconostasis of St John’s Cathedral in Nicosia, Cyprus

Royal door in the iconostasis of St John` Cathedral in Nicosia Cyprus

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About Travels with My Hat

Australian photojournalist and author. Used London as a base for nearly forty years while freelancing in the Middle East, Arabian peninsular, Africa and South Asia. Have written and illustrated more than a dozen books and travel guides. Operates a well regarded religious images stock photo library: Live in Leura in the Blue Mountains outside Sydney.
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One Response to COLOR MY TRAVELS

  1. Jules says:

    Lovely concept… you sure have been around the block, emphasised by a concise list of colours/photos

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