A Few Picks from 2017 where in the world…? by Jeremy Woodhouse

I was happy to be a Finalist in the prestigious Travel Photographer of the Year 2017 International Photography Competition for the 7th year in a row.

The images were in Portfolios | Celebration of Humanity, and a further 2 Images in One Shot | Food! - Flavours of the World (see below)

Finalist: Portfolios | Celebration of Humanity [click on images to see larger]
Finalist: One Shot | Food! - Flavours of the World, Samarkand, Uzbekistan
Finalist: One Shot | Food! - Flavours of the World, Jodhpur, India
View of Cinco Esquinas, Camaguey, Cuba

2017 has been one of the busiest years since I started running international photo tours full time in 2012

I would like to thank my photo family for trusting me with their tour planning, and I hope that we will continue to travel together into the next decade…

The following images are a selection of images drawn from a pool of more than 1,300 images which I have managed to process this year. There are many more to go but I am afraid there just are not enough hours in the day. Enjoy the journey!

Photographers silhouetted against the Darvaza Crater at night, Turkmenistan

Eastern Cuba Roadtrip, Feb 7 - 20, 2017

Merchant Unloading Greens from Jeep, Santiago, Cuba
L-R Portrait of a Man Holding a Small Pig, Remedios; Fisherman with his Afternoon Catch, Santiago, Portrait of a Woman and her Friend, El Cobre
A giant wave smashes against the Malecón at Baracoa

Holi & Holla Mohalla, March 2017

A Nihang Sikh Shows of his Riding Skills at the Holla Mohalla Horse Games, Anandpur Sahib, Punjab
L-R The Golden Temple in the Middle of the Sacred Pond at Amritsar; Portrait of a Sadhu at the Nanda Pha Bhavan Temple at Nandgaon; Young Men from Barsana Celebrate Holi at the Nanda Pha Bhavan Temple at Nandgaon
Young Men from the Neighbouring Town of Barsana Celebrate Holi with Coloured Water and Gulal

Sicily Grand Tour, April 2017

Palermo Cathedral at Dawn, Sicily

Tour 1

L-R Locals Standing in the Balconies of their Homes, Trapani; Old Boat Moored on the Shore of the Harbour, Castellammare; A Ruined House at Poggioreale after the 1968 Earthquake

Tour 2

L- R Fishing Boats in the Harbour at Cefalu at Sunset; Members of the Confraternita of the Holy Cricifix of Pergusa Climb the Steps of the Cathedral during the Good Friday Procession, Enna; View of Mt Etna form the Ancient Greek Temple, Taormina; Floats Depicting the Passion of Christ at the Holy Wednesday Parade, Caltanissetta
Nino photographs a flowering almond tree

Central Asia: Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan & Turkmenistan, May 2017

A Butcher Stands with Freshly Slaughtered Goats, Osh Bazaar, Kyrgyzstan
L-R Elevated View of the Center of Bishkek Overlooking Victory Square with the Kyrgyz Range in the Background; Gur-Emir Mausoleum at Dusk, Samarkand; The Bolo-Hauz 20-Column Mosque at Sunrise, Bukhara; Minor Mosque at Sunset, Tashkent
A Clear Tributary Meets the Muddy Chu River

Donegal & Beyond—North & North West Ireland, June/July, 2017

Denny Sits on an Old Sofa in a Barn, Donegal, Ireland
L-R Fanad Head Lighthouse; The Breeches Arch at Crohy Head, Maghery; Marble Arch at Sunset, Dunfanaghy, County Donegal

Above: Black & White Images made along the Donegal Coast with the Breakthrough Photography 6-stop X4 ND Filter

A crofter's house is framed through a gap in a stone wall

Lake District Scouting Trip, June 2017

Drystone Wall and Tree near Crummock Water, Lake District, England
L-R Oak Tree and a Drystone Wall; Wooden Stile over a Drystone Wall above Lake Windermere; Eddies Recorded as Bubbles Swirl Below Aira Force
Elevated View of the Town of Ambleside with St Mary's Church in the Foreground

Baltic States: Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia July 2017

Love Padlocks on a Bridge Railing with the Freedom Monument in the Background, Riga, Latvia
View of Tallin Old Town from the City Wall, Church of St. Francis Xavier at Dusk and the Kaunas Town Hall Building Known Locally as the White Swan; Some of the many Thousands of Crosses at the Hill of Crosses at Siauliai; Tall Ship Maritimus Moored on the Danes River, Klaipeda
Multiple Translations of the Constitution Hang in Vilnius's Paupio St

Introduction to Armenia: A Pre-Tour Journey, ​August 2017

Baking Lavash in a Traditional Armenian Bakery, Yerevan, Armenia
Mass at the Monastery of Geghard; Khor Virap Monastery; Interior Frescoes of Akhtala Monastery, Armenia
Armenian Genocide Memorial at Yerevan

Hidden Corners of Georgia Aug/Sept 2017

Elevated View of Ushguli and Mount Shkhara Partially Hidden by Clouds in the Background
L- R The Conversation, Tbilisi; Portrait of Bearded Ronaldi at Gelati Monastery, Kutaisi; Portrait of a Vendor from the Deserter’s Bazaar, Tbilisi
Portrait of Natia Nadareishvili at her stall near Batumi

Puglia: A Roadtrip around the Hidden Heel of Italy, Sept 2017

Fishermen Repairing their Nets in the Harbour of the Old Town, Gallipoli, Puglia
Pink Bianchi Bicycle and a Man Eating Ice Cream, Matera; Worker at the Masseria Altemura Picking Grapes by Hand; The Old Harbour at Gallipoli; Doumo di Bari (Cattedrale di San Sabino) and the Russian Orthodox Church of San Nicolas (left), Bari

Romania: Medieval Towns, Rural Culture & Natural Beauty, Oct 2017

A Farming Family Loads the Last Alfalfa onto a Horse-Drawn Cart, Breb, Romania
L-R Portrait of Juana, Bucovina; Hay Barns and Trees in Autumn Foliage, Bucovina; Gheorghiu and His Daughter on a Horse-drawn Wagon in Rural Bucovina; Autumn Foliage, Pestera
Elevated View of Peles Castle Surrounded by Autumn Foliage

Chhath Puja, Varanasi, India, Oct 2017

Devotee Decorating a Brass Pot with a Turmeric Paste to be used in a Puja Ceremony on the Bank of the River Ganges, Varanasi, India
Sadhu Holy Man Receiving a Complete Shave; Portrait of Devotees at the Chhat Puja Festival; Chai Wallah Making Tea at one of the Ganges River Ghats; Young Boy Swinging from a Rope Hanging in the Doorway of his Home, Varanasi, India
Financial Transaction at Varanasi Flower Market

Kushti Wrestlers of Maharashtra, Nov 2017

Early Morning Training Session at Shahji Gungabis Taleem
Kushti Wrestlers Training in a Traditional Taleem with a Red Dirt Floor
Adult wrestler trains a four-year-old child in the traditional art of Kushti

South India: Colour and Contrast, Oct 2017

Portrait of Locals at Vattavada Village, Kerala
Portrait of a Woman in her Home, Mysore; Women from Vattavada Village Collecting Eucalyptus Wood; Fisherman Casting a Seine net at Chellenam Inlet, Kerala; Worker in Oil Drum Recycling Facility, Kochi
Roadside View of Munnar Tea Plantations

Essential Morocco, Nov 2017

A Berber Leads a String of Camels through the Sahara Desert at Sunset, Merzouga, Morocco
L-R Fishermen Pulling off the Heads and De-gutting Freshly Caught Sardines, Casablanca; Old City Wall from the Shoreline Lit up at Sunset, Essaouira; Erg Chebbi Sand Dunes at Sunrise, Merzouga; Mother and Child Walking up Steps in the Blue City, Chefchaouen
Interior Courtyard of the Mederssa El Bouanania at Fes

See you in 2018

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Happy Christmas and Happy Holidays wherever you are in the world!

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