provincial-parks-of-the-kootenays Jun 22

Provincial Parks in the Kootenays of British Columbia You Need to Visit

The Kootenays are world famous for its winters but if you venture beyond the powder-filled ski hills, you’ll find a host of stunning, remote and adventure-filled provincial parks.   Below is a selection of the best provincials parks, in the Kootenays of British Columbia, you need to visit to celebrate Canada 150.    Bugaboo Provincial…

luke-massey-photographer-interview Jun 21

Protected: Luke Massey: Photographer Interview

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Vagar-Hill-steve-gray-photography Jun 7

Steve Gray: Photographer Interview

The next in our series, Photographer Interviews, Nomads on the Road is profiling documentary photographer, Steve Gray, as he gears up for the launch of his new book, Borderland: Where England meets Wales’. Background Documentary photography and film photography is making somewhat of a resurgence, one of those photographers leading the revival is Steve Gray,…

fernie-backcountry-mike-cotton-photography Jun 6

The Fernie Backcountry, British Columbia

I’ve written previously about my love for the Fernie backcountry. The backcountry, given its correct definition, is ‘a sparsely populated rural region remote from a settled area’. Yet for me, the backcountry is so much more than that. The backcountry is an escape, an escape from a social media-driven world, where everyone is connected via the…

cregennan-lakes-snowdonia-national-park-wales Jun 2

Exploring Cregennan Lakes in South Snowdonia National Park

This May I spent some time in Snowdonia National Park exploring the southern portion of this beautiful part of Wales. I was a guest of Pentre Bach, taking some photographs of their holiday cottages. It was not all work though, I was lucky enough to be able to explore nearby Cregennan Lakes, and experience the…

headley-heath-surrey-mike-cotton-photography Jun 1

My travel photographs: Headley Heath Revisited

As I quite enjoyed my last post about revisiting my travel photographs, you can check it out here, I thought I would go back and revisit more of my photography. I’ve been thinking about my photography a bit recently, interviewing various photographers for my photographer interview series and seeing how these amazing photographers edit their…

lake-district-national-park-england-mike-cotton-photography May 27

Revisiting my travel photographs: Lake District National Park

Sometimes I like to go back and revisit photographs I have taken. I like to put a fresh set of eyes on a photograph and edit it to my mood that particular day. Does anyone else find their mood influences their editing process?  Here is a short photo essay from 2016 when I twice visited…

Remote Canadian Towns and Cities - Telegraph Cove

Remote Canadian Towns and Cities

Updated 30 May 2017, originally published May 2013. Hello and thank you for visiting Nomads on the Road. This article about Remote Canadian Towns and Cities has proven to be hugely popular. So I thought I would update it and add some more information about the towns featured as well as add some new towns…

8 Photography YouTube Channels you Should be Watching and Why May 18

8 photography YouTube channels you should be watching and why

I’m a fraud. There I said. I tell people I don’t watch much TV and in that respect, I’m not telling a lie, I’m merely stretching the truth. The truth is I spend a stupendous amount of time watching photography videos on youtube. Here are 8 photography YouTube channels you should be watching and why… Brendan…

Backcountry-Tignes,-France-mike-cotton-landscape-photography May 17

7 Pinnable Photographs from the French Alps

Pinterest is often described as the world’s catalogue of ideas and it is an accurate description. I use Pinterest to find inspiration, to marvel at the beauty of the world and to follow my favourite travel photographers/bloggers.  You can follow me on Pinterest here. Here are my 7 favourite pinnable images from the French Alps. …

Felland Copse, Surrey: May 16

Felland Copse, Surrey: Location Scouting

Copse – a small group of trees.  Coppice – an area of woodland in which the trees or shrubs are periodically cut back to ground level to stimulate growth and provide firewood or timber. But what is the woodland management that is known as coppicing? This form of woodland management is as old as man, dating back…

Apr 4

A Barbados Photography Wishlist

While many are attracted to its range of world-famous beaches, Barbados is an island that offers photographers some fantastic opportunities. In addition to the turquoise bays (more of which, I’ll talk about later), Barbados has a UNESCO World Heritage capital, with an abundance of colonial era buildings. The wild and remote east coast offers photographers…