I’m currently based in Bangladesh as part of a team of community workers. Follow me over on Instagram (@madisonbeachphotos) and here on this blog to keep updated with the adventures and challenges faced when living Asia..
Bangladesh is home to the worlds longest natural beach; the Coxs Bazaar. As I am currently based in landlocked Northern Bangladesh I haven’t had a chance to visit the Beach yet. But here in the north we are spoilt for choice when it comes to beautiful rivers.
After a hard days work the teams’ favourite way to unwind is a sunset walk or hike along the edge of one of the many rivers. Unlike most rivers in England the rivers here don’t have a footpath, you can either walk along the sand or in the river itself- whilst being careful of the quicksand! We have almost lost 5 flip-flops and a team member to quicksand.
Planning on spending the day running errands I woke up to beautiful sunshine. So I ditched Plan A and drove down to Saltdean, a South Coast village, and walked the 5km under cliff to the Brighton Marina. We enjoyed lunch at one of the Marina’s many restaurants and then headed back as the sun began to set.
As the sun began to set the Moon became bright, but we were greeted by a brilliant surprise, Venus. The planet is visible to the right of the moon looking like an incredibly bright star.:
As an early christmas present (to myself) I got a new camera! A Pentax K1000, I opted to begin with a 50mm lens but will be trying out all the alternatives in the new year. This is the first time I have owned a fully manual 35mm camera and it’s already my new favourite. To test out its capabilities I went on a mini-trip over the south downs to see how it would deal with fog and the minimal winter light..
Shots from a recent trip exploring the grounds of the old Curzon Street railway station, Birmingham.
Recently I have been experimenting with 35mm films, here are the subtle results of soaking a roll of film in Vodka and Cranberry…
Images from an evening photographing the sunset over Brighton beach with my friends (who make a brief photographic appearance), Fran and Juna.