Jonathan van Bilsen

Photos N Travel

Oct 30 2014

PHOTO TIP: Use fill flash outdoors

Flash isn’t just for studio and night photography – it’s also useful for outdoor photography on sunny days, particularly when it comes to portraits. Rather than asking your portrait sitter to face into the sun, which will result in them screwing up their face and squinting, get them to face in the opposite direction. With the …

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Oct 30 2014

REVIEW: Tona Roma’s and Niagara – a good combo

When it comes to ribs there is one place that has been around for many years and that is none other than Tony Roma’s. I first visited them in New York City in th mid 80′s and found the ribs to be quite tasty. That has not changed and when I went last weekend at …

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Oct 29 2014

GALLERY: The Ghost Town of Kolmanskop

Kolmanskop is a ghost town in the Namib desert in southern Namibia, a few kilometres inland from the port town of Lüderitz. It was named after a transport driver named Johnny Coleman who, during a sand storm, abandoned his ox wagon on a small incline opposite the settlement. Once a small but very rich mining village, it is now a popular tourist destination …

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Oct 29 2014

TRAVELON: Monte Carlo, place your bets

I recently had the pleasure of being in Niagara Falls at the Ice Wine festival and decided to pop into the casino, just to see what it was like. I am not a big fan of gambling, as I seem to have no problem in losing money in stores and restaurants, without adding the world …

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Oct 25 2014

Jon’s Pic of the Week – Where was this taken?

LAST WEEK’S PHOTO of the coffee cart in Costa Rica’s central Valley, was correctly guessed by David Dale and Miguel Rodrigues. Congratulations to both. Costa Rica is famous for its coffee. You might well surmise that the crop is indigenous to Costa Rica, but it is not. The Spanish, French, and Portuguese brought coffee beans …

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