Phobjikha Valley / Bhutan
The township of Gangtey sits at a height above 3000m, cradled by a beautiful and sheltered valley. It's cold here in the winter, so cold that the Black-necked Cranes like to visit for a few months each year. The farmers don't mind, as the potatoes fields are long harvested by then and sent off to market. These are amazing folk, surviving in such a sparse landscape. I enjoy my time in Gangtey, with it's majestic monastery and peaceful skies.
Ewen Bell's other website is called "Photography for Travellers", an online guide rich in features both practical and philosophical. Field guides to wonderful locations, insights into techniques plus inspiring idea to help you think differently about the art of photography.
Photography for Travellers
Ewen's guiding principles are simple...
"Go slow. Get closer. Look for the light."
"Photography is about showing other people how to see, to share the beauty of life. It's not a job, it's a lifestyle. We only get one lifetime, one chance to add some light into the world. Photography competitions are mostly silly. Cats are excellent."