Bangladesh Travel Diary: Riverside Hikes 

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. 

The Team

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. 

Shooting in Golden Hour

If your looking to improve your photography utilising the golden hour is a must. This is considered the hour (or two) after sunrise and before sunset. Midday-sun creates strong contrasts and often over saturated images. Whereas the golden hour provides much softer colours. While visiting my family for Easter I went for a walk around the suburban surroundings, taking photos of what could be considered boring subjects but showcasing how golden hour brings out a different, often more preferable colour palette.

I’ve spent the last 3 days visiting exhibitions all around London including the Sony Photography Awards at Somerset House (go see it!). In the meantime I’m getting back to updating my Instagram with photos from my exhibitions adventures, with a bit of street photography thrown in for good measure..

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January Jaunt

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.:

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Winter Wander//35mm

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..

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