You Are the Missing Piece of Me

You Are The Missing Piece Of Me

You are the missing piece of me, The piece I was always searching for – In the mountains high and oceansRead more »

Trails of the Sea

You Are Here

You are here With me by my side Where the tides endlessly fall and rise You are here With me by timeless sea And thatRead more »

Lonely Gondolier

Walking on Sunshine

How hard it is to escape from places. However carefully one goes they hold you you leave little bits of yourselfRead more »

Waiting for That Moment

Arena Seminar: Waiting for That Moment

“I love photographing. It’s that simple.” Stuart Franklin Every year the Arena Photographers group,Read more »

After the Rain

Lover of Rain

Pluviophile A lover of rain;someone who finds joy and peace of mind during rainy days. Collins Dictionary I love rain.Read more »

Salisbury Exhibition Poster

The Arena Members Exhibition

I am very excited to take part in the Arena Photographers exhibition at Young Gallery Salisbury. The exhibition startedRead more »

LPM Winter Wonderland

Landscape Photography Magazine: Winter Wonderland Feature

Today I found a nice surprise in my mailbox. One of my favourite winter images was published the Winter WonderlandRead more »

Black and White Spider Awards

Black and White Spider Awards

This year for the first time I have entered an international competition Black and White Spider Awards. This week to myRead more »

Sea Fever

Shortlisted in Landscape Photographer of the Year 2016

It is that time of the year when the results of major annual competitions are announced. There is especially one whichRead more »

The City of a Hundred Spires

Lighting of the City

The dusk is settling over the city. Prague, like a beautiful woman, starts to get dressed into her evening robe to showRead more »

Ladybird Wishes

Eternal Summer

With time I realised That with you by my side There is eternal summer Inside my heart © Vanda RalevskaRead more »

Softly, as a New Day Begins

Landscape Photography Magazine: Photo of the Day Feature

One of my pictures from Bournemouth taken earlier this year was chosen as the Picture of the Day in the LandscapeRead more »

Sunlit Stillness

Landscape Photography Magazine: Galleria Feature

I came back from my holiday in the Czech Republic to a lovely surprise. One of my images from last winter was publishedRead more »

Where Have All The Women Gone

So Where Are All The Women?

It is a question I asked myself a few years ago. At that time landscape photography was predominantly male-oriented,Read more »

Connected 2016

Connected Exhibition

“Connected brings together some of the most talented and passionate amateur and pro photographers across the UK.Read more »

Terra Quantum: As Dawn Greets the Day Series

“The Beauty of our Planet through Photographic Excellence” Terra Quantum  In February this year I wasRead more »

That Face Rings a Bell

That Face Rings A Bell

This is just a little bit of fun. On one of my visits in Venice I noticed some of the door bells looked like faces. TheRead more »

After a Long Wait

Unexpected Discoveries

“The only way to care for Venice as she deserves it, is to give her a chance to touch you often – to lingerRead more »

Home Sweet Home

One Photo A Day: A Year of Photography

“Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like aRead more »

A Moment of Calm

On the Edge of Dawn

“Dawn is the time when nothing breathes, the hour of silence. Everything is transfixed, only the light moves.”Read more »

Outdoor Photography: In the Spotlight Feature

A couple of months ago I was contacted by Nick Smith, a magazine editor, writer and photographer, who also interviewsRead more »

Morning on Charles Bridge

On Landscape Magazine: End Frame Feature

End Frame feature in the On Landscape magazine is dedicated to photographers’ favourite images which they wereRead more »

Drops of Mist

Season of Mists

you make autumn mist taste like champagne and turn winter rain into the elixir of life itself Sanober Khan I missed myRead more »

The Call of the Sky

Wander-Thirst by Gerald Gould

Beyond the East the sunrise, beyond the West the sea, And East and West the wander-thirst that will not let me be; ItRead more »

We Will Remember Them

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the goingRead more »

Vision Five Exhibition

“But, instead of what our imagination makes us suppose and which we worthless try to discover, life gives usRead more »

Come along with Me

The Arena Photographers Exhibition

Earlier this year I have been invited to join the Arena Photographers group. It is a real privilege for me to meet andRead more »

Advanced Photographer: Mistresses of Light Interview

What a lovely surprise today! I received a newsletter from the Advanced Photographer magazine with a link to the latestRead more »

Photography News: Mistresses of Light Interview

A little while ago Beata Moore and I were asked by the features writer of the Photography News magazine to answer a fewRead more »

Mistresses of Light Exhibition

For the last few months Beata Moore and I have been very busy organising a group exhibition to bring together work ofRead more »

Loveliest of Trees

Spring’s Arrival

Oh, Spring is surely coming, Her couriers fill the air; Each morn are new arrivals, Each night her ways prepare; IRead more »

Connected 2015

Connected Exhibition

Connected is a photography exhibition that started as an online Nottingham Flickr Group led by Rob Knight and KarenRead more »


Landscape Collective UK

No man is an island, entire of itself, Every man is a piece of the continent, A part of the main. If a clod be washedRead more »

BBC News – Winning Photos Of Nature’s Beauty

Today I had more exciting news. My picture Rainy Days, which won the 2nd place in the International Garden PhotographerRead more »

IGPOTY 2015 - Rainy Streets

International Garden Photographer Of The Year Awards

Friday the 13th. It is considered to be an unlucky day by those who are superstitious. I decided a long time ago that IRead more »

Scottish Skies

As The Storm Passes

The leaden sky is charged with thunder, heavy with sadness, it becomes impenetrable ink that tints the darkness with aRead more »

Every Day Is A Valentine

Every Day Is A Valentine’s Day

Both light and shadow are the dance of Love. Love has no cause, it is the astrolabe of God’s secrets. Lover andRead more »

In Search of Winter

What a severe yet master artist old Winter is…. No longer the canvas and the pigments, but the marble and theRead more »

Shortlisted in International Garden Photographer of the Year 2014

This January has been a month of great news. I have been keeping quiet about last year’s International GardenRead more »

Shortlisted in Outdoor Photographer of the Year 2014

I have been very fortunate in this year’s Outdoor Photographer of the Year competition. Four of my images haveRead more »

Season’s Greetings

I had a wonderful surprise in my mailbox today. Season’s Greetings from the IGPOTY (International GardenRead more »

Chasing Pavements 15

Silent Pavement

Unnoticed, overlooked, brushed aside, Lost under the footsteps, urgently rushing by. Forgotten, tired, left behind TheRead more »

Sometimes The Sky Is Enough

Such a simple thing, yet so often missed – White clouds, a clear blue sky, And a burst of colours left carelesslyRead more »

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Sweet Thames

Sweet Thames, run softly till I end my song, Sweet Thames, run softly, for I speak not loud or long. T. S.Read more »

As The Water Falls II

As The Water Falls

With what deep murmurs through time’s silent stealth Doth thy transparent, cool, and wat’ry wealth Here flowing fall,Read more »

Colours Of The Summer


Therefore all seasons shall be sweet to thee,  Whether summer clothe the general earth  With greenness, or theRead more »

Reflecting On Autumn

Reflecting On Autumn

It was just a little pool, hidden in between rocks at the bottom of a river bed. I loved the way the dead leaves wereRead more »

Blood Swept Lands

Blood Swept Land And Seas Of Red

The Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red By an Unknown Soldier The blood swept lands and seas of red, Where angels dare toRead more »

On Landscape: Featured Photographer

On Landscape Magazine: Featured Photographer

“Vanda Ralevska is as unstinting in her enthusiasm and encouragement for her fellow photographers as she is inRead more »

Never Lose A Sense Of Wonder

Life Is A Journey

 “Life is a journey and is about growing and changing and coming to terms with who and what we are, and lovingRead more »

Come Along With Me

Come Along With Me

Come along with me, Come along to the distant sea, Where pretty shells sing gently to the breeze, And shiny pebblesRead more »

The Southbank Puddles

Digital Camera Magazine: Shooting In The Rain

“When life gives you rain, you can either hide and wait for it stop, or you can dance among theRead more »

In Silent Conversation

In Silent Conversation

At the edge of an empty shore, Tangled in stars we stand, all alone. As the light drifts through the still of theRead more »

Into The Distance

Slowing Down

Long exposures have become very fashionable in photography these days. We are constantly bombarded by images ofRead more »

Morning Magic

Morning Magic

The early morning hours are my favourite time of the day. Everything is so peaceful, so quiet. I truly enjoy the timeRead more »

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Spellbound Venice

“Venice, a place once visited, never forgotten. Forever written in memory, like images we capture with ourRead more »

Coming Of The Night

Coming Of The Night

The dark steel skies are tired. Through the still air, so quiet, The last remnants of the day Slowly, in silence ebbRead more »

After The Rain

Streets Of London

”You are now in London, That great sea, whose ebb and flow At once is deaf and loud, and on the shore VomitsRead more »

Yellowstone Magic

Looking Back

The new year is in full swing. We put away the Christmas decorations, recovered from all the celebrations. The lazyRead more »

The Moon so Bright

The Moon So Bright

Over there, in a faraway world, where the moon so bright turns darkness into light, we stand together, just you andRead more »


Sharing The Journey

“Sharing our experiences and hopes and fears is what makes for good companionship. Let’s not be afraid toRead more »

You are the River

You Are The River

 You are the river Running through my veins You bring me to life At the brink of the day You are the light ShiningRead more »

Over the Silver Sea

Over The Silver Sea

The day was bright with the sparkling sun, the fickle waves and the clouds above merged into one. The wild windRead more »

Morning Has Broken

Unexpected Beauty

It was still dark when I arrived at the car park in Bushy Park. I didn’t plan to be there. I wanted to spend aRead more »

Three Friends

Happy Coincidences

“Coincidence: a remarkable concurrence of events or circumstances without apparent causalRead more »

The Sea of a Thousand Hues

The Sea Of A Thousand Hues

The sea is painted in a thousand hues, bright shades of orange and dark tones of midnight blues… © VandaRead more »

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Beauty In Decay

I grew up in an industrial city in the north east of what was then called Czechoslovakia. “Black” OstravaRead more »

Welcome To Freedom

Welcome To Freedom

The other day I came across this beautiful poem by a Czech writer. It reminded me of a brief moment, when I stopped toRead more »


There Is Poetry In Landscapes

“When people look at my pictures I want them to feel the way they do when they want to read a line of a poemRead more »


Does Size Matter?

So I did it. I did something I thought I would never do. I bought a little compact camera. Just to have it handy when IRead more »

To Have And To Hold

An End Of A Chapter

To have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health,Read more »

Happy Father’s Day

It seems almost impossible that it has been over twenty years since I last said “Hello Dad, how have youRead more »


There Is Beauty In Simplicity

Very often we are seduced by breathtaking views of iconic locations glowing in beautiful colours of the sunrise or theRead more »

What Dreams Are Made Of

Micheldever Wood becomes a very popular place in spring for its spectacular display of bluebells. The whole woodlandRead more »

The Last One to Leave

Do What You Love

Do you ever ask yourself a question whether you should specialize in a certain type of photography? There have been aRead more »


Lifelong Resolutions

The New Year is upon us. It actually has been upon us for the last three months. I just didn’t notice how quicklyRead more »

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