The atmospheric picture on the front cover of Beneath African Skies was taken by my dear friend, Richard Balf. Richard loved Africa and his stunning
pictures taken on his visit to the Amboseli National Park and Lake Nakuru in Kenya in 2004 capture the mood of this wonderful country so well.
Richard’s love of photography
developed over the years and his talent was recognized professionally in his latter years. He was also well known in the historic market town of Helmsley in North Yorkshire where, from 1990, he successfully managed
a substantial portfolio of residential property on behalf of private landlords across the region from the Vale of York to the coast at Whitby. Richard Balf & Co continues to be managed by his wife, Barbara. Following a career as a solicitor, she brought her invaluable experience in landlord and tenant law to the practice.
Richard’s love of life and nature is expressed is his photography. More of his photographs will appear on the weekly blog pages for Beneath African Skies over the coming months. Tragically, Richard died
suddenly at home in Helmsley on Sunday October 24th, 2010, aged 56. I am extremely grateful to Barbara, my best friend, for allowing me to use this amazing picture on the front cover of Beneath African Skies.
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