This storm will pass, and my hope is that we will all be present when the sun comes out again. qb
Photography Tours 2022
'New sites in New Mexico Tour'
Fort Union, Gila Cliff Dwellings, Salinas Pueblo Mission and White Sands
Twelve days weaving through the history of New Mexico plus White Sands
26th March - April 6th tbc
"Arches,Badlands and Canyons"
Twelve days weaving through the scenery of Arches, Canyonlands and Capitol Reef National Parks
plus the Caineville Badlands in Utah
Scheduled for September - space limited
US photography Tour 2018
Man and Nature in the Desert Tour
Joshua Tree, Organ Pipe Cactus NMs, The Salton Sea area, Rte 66
Bombay Beach Marina
All seats taken, maybe next year
US photography Tour 2016 - The 4 Corners Area
Sept 21st - Oct.3rd (tbc)
(Four Corners area is where the states of New Mexico, Arizona, Utah and Colorado all meet at one point)
Factory Butte UT
We will visit some of the most awesome landscapes and visits to sites of the 'ancients' that used to live in this area.
Seating limited-all seats taken, thank you.
From the High Sierras to the Sea
6 - 27 Sept 2014
80 Harlesden Road, London, NW10 2BE
nearest tube Wilesden Green
Weds thru Sats 11-5
Quentin shows his latest work 'Time at Sea' taken during sailing from Ramsgate to Amsterdam earlier this year. The 'Leader' is of the Brixham Trawler family circa 1890.
'As she moves through the sea she moans, groans and creaks - but happy - for this is where she feels at home. I captured her 'life' - all her pieces not secured moving with her motion.'
He is joined in the exhibition by Elisabeth Blanchet with her series 'Beaches' and Tony Wallis with his images of the High Sierras
American Southwest Tour 2013
Death Valley & Yosemite National Parks
Tuesday October 1st thru Monday 14th
Spend two weeks photographing the American Southwest including two iconic national parks with a small and adventurous group of photographers. Death Valley and Yosemite have some of the most photographed and majestic landscapes in the USA. Ansel Adams is famous for many of his most striking images from this region. We shall not tread in his footsteps - but shall breathe the same air - and hopefully have good light.
Waiting for you to frame and capture on this trip are harsh salt flats, huge sand dunes, awesome vistas, ghost towns, salt lakes, waterfalls, massive trees, ancient trees, meadows, rocks, reflections and much more.
2012: The Final Days
6-19 August 2012
The Strand Gallery - London
Just as we start to die the moment we are born, our world is hurtling towards its inevitable end with each passing day. Whether by man-made destruction, environmental collapse, space wars, or the rise of the Anti-Christ, disaster will come, and some believe sooner rather than later.
Mr Ball has captured photographic images that are stark reminders of what has happened, is happening now, and what might happen to our fragile Planet Earth. The exhibition was inspired by The Doomsday Handbook – 50 Ways the World Could End, by science journalist Alok Jha.
A Line in the Sand
Exhibition 15-26 February 2011
The Strand Gallery - London
The exhibition celebrated Mr Ball’s 65th birthday on St Valentine’s Day and 40 years of dramatic architecture and landscape photography. Mr Ball, one of a dwindling number of film photographers, has worked extensively in monochrome infrared film, and a number of these stunning images featuring London landmarks and urban landscapes will be showcased in the exhibition.
A Line in the Sand reflects both Mr Ball’s passion for desert landscapes and this milestone in his life as he draws a line under the past and looks forward to new photographic challenges in the 21st century.
New Mexico Tour, September 27 thru October 9 2009
As I often say on return from a tour ‘That was the best ever’. I said that after this tour as well. Checking through my log, most days finished with the word ‘Excellent!!’
The timing and weather were very helpful. There was a full moon, and clear sky on one evening visit to White Sands National Monument, none of the group had shot with moonlight before (I was impressed by digital images captured at the time, but it seems that ‘noise’ made the files unprintable) - I was using provia 400. There was a thunderstorm one day at the same locale which left the picnic areas ‘flooded’ - I do like a reflection.
In the northwest of the state several days were spent exploring the Bisti Wilderness, the most memorable visually event here may have been in Shiprock where the Navaho were setting up for their Annual Pow Wow / Fair - during a raging sandstorm - not a good time to get the camera out.
One participant wrote: "...well organised, supportive and patient. I have had a blast and learnt lots".
I came away with a ‘bumper crop’ of images, some of which can be seen on my latest portfolio page 'Land of Enchantment'.