The Ambitious Drifter

Words, Images and The Occasional Noise


Weekly Photo Challenge: The Golden Hour

I confess I’ve taken many more photos at dusk than at dawn.  I grew up in Australia so I’m still fascinated by the long European twiight in the summer. I also love the opaque light in The Netherlands, so beloved of their great painters.

My selection for this week…..

Twlight in Brussels.  The promise of escape ….

through the bars and out into the world

Evening clouds and a thunderstorm brewing… Aveyron,France.


Weak winter sun going down over the North Sea.  Scheveningen, Netherlands.


Tide going out, sun going down, going home.  Hawkesbury River, Australia.



Weekly Photo Challenge: Nostalgic

A difficult challenge for me this week. Like Pete Shelley from the Buzzcocks, I’m usually nostalgic for an age yet to come.

In my life I’ve been lucky enough to visit Venice three times, staying several days each time. It’s such a privilege to be able to wander around that ancient and mysterious city.
I’m not sure I’ll ever get to go there again. Here’s my nostalgia photograph for this week. It’s Venice at dusk, with the gondoliers coming home.

venice dusk