878 words by 2 writers in Guilin, Trakai & elsewhere

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Travel, Blue Hour, Mystical

Sometimes, as a travel photographer, I go to a country and really want to get a particular shot. This was one of them.

by Conor MacNeill

Guilin — I had seen a lot of shots of the famous cormorant fishermen around south China and really wanted to get an image of these guys myself. I had already formed an idea in my head, which can lead to a crushing disappointment when you don’t fulfill it. I rose at 04:00 and took a car down to the Li River in Yangshuo, Guilin. As I saw this fisherman near the shore, I grabbed my camera from my bag, but al...

photography, Travel, Mystical

Borobudur. A Buddhist temple. One of my favourite places in one of my favourite countries.

by Conor MacNeill

Borobudur — A few years ago, I saw photos of this place and found it hard to believe that it actually existed. Finally, in 2012, I managed to get here on one of my solo photography trips around South East Asia. ...

photography, Astrophotography, Mystical

I called this photo, "A Lithuanian Fairy Tale" and I hope you can see why.

by Conor MacNeill

Trakai — I had never been to Lithuania, so this prompted me to plan a trip to Lithuania. I hadn’t heard amazing things about Vilnius, but I discovered that nearby, was a lake and castle, so I spent two nights ...

photography, Landscape, Mystical

Some places are pretty magical in the right conditions. Trakai Castle in Lithuania is one of those places.

by Conor MacNeill

Trakai — I spent two days at Lake Trakai in Lithuania and this was my first sunrise shoot here. Actually, it might have been my only one. I was very surprised at just how calm the water was here, so I knew th...

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