Travel photography doesn’t require a major tourist site backdrop that screams to everyone at home, “I made it. I’m here!” Travel photos can go beyond people in native costumes, flags, and directional signs.
As travelers, not tourists, we look for the simple things around us that will clearly represent to us, and maybe others, the places we have been. Years from now, when we sit back and look through our photos, these images will bring a smile to our faces and the remembrances of this place.
Joe spent time every day sitting on the 5th floor terrace of our AirBnB apartment in Madeira. He read and wrote but often gazed out to see boats in the harbor or a gull fly overhead. When he saw a moment he wanted to remember, out came his iPhone 4s.
The photos below were all snapped in those moments. For us, they clearly are travel mementos of Madeira.