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It’s blue day today! If you don’t know what that means check out my grid 😊 So for blue day I thought I’d share this pretty picture of a church by a fjord in Iceland. I was there in 2016 on a 2-day tour that was supposed to include seeing the Northern Lights. So the guide took us to this scenic location to wait for nightfall, in the hope that we’d then get an awesome setting for our Northern Lights photos. Unfortunately while the setting was certainly scenic, the Lights never showed. . . . #Iceland #travelphotography #travel #travelblogger #bluehour #icelandtravel #icelandtrip #church #canon_photos #canonphotography

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I'm trying to mix up sharing old photos from my archive that I've never shared before, with more recent content. While also sticking to my new grid colour scheme (if you haven't spotted that yet, take a look at my profile page - it's really awesome!) So here's one that fist the colour scheme AND could not be more recent - I took it today! If you've been watching my stories you'll know I'm currently filming a documentary in Mexico. Today we had our first day off in 2 weeks, so my colleague @@shaylerrichard and I went for brunch at the Gran Hotel Ciudad de Mexico. The food was great, as was the view from the roof terrace overlooking the city's main square, but I think my favourite thing was the stunning design of the lobby. The Art Nouveau building started life as a department store in 1899 before being turned into a hotel in 1968. The illuminated Tiffany stained glass ceiling was designed and assembled in France by French artisan Jacques Gruber. It is made of 20,000 colored glass pieces which glow brightly on a sunny day like today. It's so pretty it's a tourist attraction all by itself. . . . #mexicocity🇲🇽 #mexico #MéxicoEnUnaFoto #visitmexico #visit_beautiful_mexico_ #mexicolove #mexicolors #natgeotravel #ig_world_colors #colors_of_day #travel_photography #beautifuldestinations #traveltheworld #worldcaptures #just_features #ig_color #hello_worldpics #travelawesome #travellife #travelgram #tiffany #tiffanyandco #stainedglass #glassceiling #artnouveau #interiordesign #artnouveauarchitecture #artnouveau_photo #artnouveaulovers #architecture_best

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I took this photo in Uganda in 2018 and it’s one that’s really stayed with me. It was taken at Uganda Wildlife Education Centre where they keep animals rescued from poachers or the illegal pet trade. This is 8-year-old Ndugu. The keeper is standing on the opposite bank throwing fruit to the group, but an apple has fallen short and landed in the water. Ndugu is using a stick to fish it out - an astounding example of how chimps use tools just like we do and how intelligent they are. . . . #chimp #chimpanzee #primate #intelligence #human #entebbe #uganda #entebbezoo #canon_photos

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If you've been watching my stories you'll know I'm currently on a TV shoot in Mexico. We're running around like mad, lugging kit, shooting interviews and scenes, organising the next thing, and so on, so there's almost no time to take photos, except for the occasional hastily-grabbed snap on my phone. This morning, however, we got up at 5 am to travel to Teotihuacan, one of Mexico's most important archaeological sites. They let us in at 7 am to film the sunrise before the site opened, and for two hours we had the place to ourselves: just us and the two dozen or so hot air balloons that filled the sky. I finally had time to fire off just a handful of shots on the proper camera. This isn't the best photo I could have taken if I'd had the time and freedom to find the best angle, but hopefully you get the idea. This job can be incredibly hard work and stressful, but it does have its moments. . . . #balloonride #hotairballoon #mexico #teotihuacan #teotihucanpyramids #pyramid #ancientruins #ancientknowledge #ancientarchitecture #ancientcivilization #archaeology #archaeologist #civilization #ruins #megalithic #mesoamerica #teotihuacan #pyramid #pyramids #unescoworldheritage #unesco #mexico #amazingplace #explorers #exploringtheglobe #earthofficial #travelingtheworld #MexicoDesconocido #VisitMexico #MexicoTravel

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passportandpixels. Keeping with the bird theme, here’s an African wood owl perching curio

Keeping with the bird theme, here’s an African wood owl perching curiously in the rafters at Crater Safari Lodge, Kibale, Uganda. . My friend @travellinn and I were sitting on the verandah of our cabin minding our own business, when Linn looked up and there he was, perched just a couple of metres away on the balcony rail. I grabbed my phone and tried to take a photo but it was too dark and he flew away. But later he reappeared, flying into the restaurant area where we were having dinner. I went to get my camera and tripod and spent most of the meal trying to get a good shot of him! . #uganda #kibale #owl #african #woodowl #owlsofinstagram  #your_best_birds#nuts_about_bird #bb_of_ig #kings_birds #bird_brilliance #eye_spy_birds #bns_birds #feather_perfection #birds_adored #pocket_birds #planetbirds #thebirdingsquad #birdsandblooms #birds_illife #sassy_birds #birds_captures #nature_worldwide_birds #ip_birds #total_birds

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passportandpixels. I'd forgotten all about this picture until I started this new project

I'd forgotten all about this picture until I started this new project of going back through my archives! It's another one from Colombia, 2009. I went there to photograph a friend's wedding in Cartagena, and then travelled around by myself. On the bus to Salento, I met a couple of Aussies, and we ended up staying in the same hostel. The three of us, together with two others from the hostel, went on a hike in the Cocora Valley (you can see the amazing wax palm trees in one of my earlier posts). During the hike, we came upon this farmhouse where the owners put out sugar water dispensers to attract the wild hummingbirds that live in the valley. I'd never seen a hummingbird before - and I loved them! So cute and colourful! I took quite a few photos, but hummingbirds move so fast they're quite hard to capture unless they're sitting still, like this one! My photography's a lot better now, so I'd love to go back and have another go someday... . . . #about_the_hummingbirds #hummingbird #earthpix #bird_illife #bns_birds #nature_brilliance #wildlife_perfection #nuts_about_birds #nature_perfection #bestbirdshots #bird_brilliance #birds_adored #your_best_birds #exclusive_wildlife #best_birds_of_ig #kings_birds #feather_perfection #allmightybirds #nature_sultans #wildliveplanet #yourshotphotographer #wildgeography #earthcapture #cocora #valledecocora #cocoravalley #valledelcocora #colombia #visitcolombia #colombiatravel

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passportandpixels. You guys seemed to like the last photo I posted of the fishermen at In

You guys seemed to like the last photo I posted of the fishermen at Inle Lake in Myanmar, so here's another one. Like I said, I've got hundreds of photos of these guys, so I'll try not to bore you! I and three girls from my tour group rented a boat and got up before dawn to go out on the lake to see the fishermen before it got too hot and crowded - and while the fishermen were actually fishing. The pre-dawn light was blue and misty, and the lake was so dead calm you couldn't see where the water ended and the sky began. It made for gorgeous reflections, I think you'll agree! . . . #inlelake #myanmar #travel #travellover #mymyanmar #travelphotography #fishermen #lakeinle #photography #beautifuldestinations #aesthetic #asian #travelpics #southeastasia #wanderlust #travelgram #travellove #inlelakefishermen #fishermen @myanmartourism #myanmartourism #instamyanmar #inlefishermen #goexplore #travelmore #lovetotravel #wonderfulplaces #roamtheplanet #earth_deluxe #worldcaptures #TravelAwesome

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A lot of you probably know what this one is! It's the Western Wall, or Wailing Wall, one of Jerusalem’s most important sites. I visited earlier this year, in March. The Wall surrounds the Temple Mount, the holiest site for Muslims, Jews and Christians, said to be where Abraham nearly sacrificed his son Isaac and where Mohammed ascended to heaven. Jews are not allowed to pray inside the Temple Mount area, so the Wall is the closest they can get. People come daily to pray at the wall and leave written prayers on notes shoved between the stones. Even as a non-believer, I found being there a strangely profound experience. I even found myself saying a little prayer, y'know, just in case anyone - or anything - might be listening... . . . #jerusalem #westernwall #wailingwall #holy #jewish #judaism #prayer #praying #holyland🇮🇱 #ShabbatShalom #wonderfulisrael #israel #visitjerusalem #jerusalem #israel_best #israel_view #israel_pics #jerusalem24_7 #jerusalemcity #jerusalem_city #jerusalemoftheday #travelphotography #travel #idfgirls #insta_israel #canonme #liveforthestory #passionpassport #beautifuldestinations #createandcapture

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passportandpixels. A change of scenery in my little mini tour of destinations past. Can y

A change of scenery in my little mini tour of destinations past. Can you guess where this is? I'll give you a hint: it's in Italy... It's really REALLY old... Did you get it? This is Herculaneum. Herculaneum is a Roman town that was destroyed in 79AD in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius that obliterated Pompeii. Tourists who visit the Naples area tend to make a beeline for Pompeii because it's bigger and more famous - but they're missing out, because Herculaneum is actually much better preserved. You can see from this photo that we're about 20 m below street level. That 20 m is a thick layer of volcanic debris that buried the town and kept it preserved for 2000 years. There's so much to see here - including, in the archways on the left of the photo, around 300 skeletons of victims who died there while taking shelter from the eruption. There's SO much more I can write about this place. Why? Because I just made an entire documentary about it - that's why I was there. The programme is an episode of Unearthed on Discovery Science Channel, called 'Lost Secrets of Pompeii's Twin'. I'm not sure exactly when it's airing but it'll be fairly soon, so keep an eye out! . . . #ercolano #herculaneum #italy #excavation #vesuvius #volcano #archeology #photooftheday #ig_italia #herculaneumruins #napoli #archeologia #travel #travelgram #travelingram #travelphotography #traveltheworld #travelstoke #travelphoto #travelbug #travelblogger #traveladdict #travellife #traveldiaries #archaeologylife #pompeii #tvproducer #behindthescenes #buriedtreasure #historygeek

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Not going quite so far back in the archives this time - this one was taken less than a year ago in Morocco. If you've been there you'll know exactly where this is: the famous blue city of Chefchaouen (and yes, I do have to look up which order all those vowels go in, every single time!) It's not an easy place to photograph. All the best spots are rammed with posing instagram wannabes, and the local people are so fed up with tourists taking over their town that they're not terribly friendly to people with cameras. So I preferred to wander a little off the beaten track and try to grab the odd photo with no other tourists around. I was travelling with a group so I didn't have long, but @sudie_ghosh will remember me dragging her away from the group for an hour to be my photography buddy! I like this picture because it's not posed. These two men were having quite an involved conversation, and didn't notice me. I love their traditional dress too. You see quite a lot of people wearing those jedi-style white cloaks - this was winter time, and Morocco was actually pretty cold, so I was rather jealous of how warm they look! . . . #morocco #chefchaouen #bluepearlcity #specialmarrakech #moroccanlife #loves_morocco #simplymorocco #mydearmorocco #moroccanexplorers #beautifulmorocco #unlimitedmorocco #moroccotravel #discovermorocco #inmorocco #instamarrakech_ #to_morocco #moroccoplaces​​ #blue #bluecity #bluecitymorocco #livetotravel #passionfortravel #travelust #traveltherenext #letsgoeverywhere #travelinspiration #travelbucketlist #traveladdiction #traveltheworldwithme #travellingaroundtheworld @flashpack @visit_morocco_

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While I'm on the subject of Myanmar, here's another that's never seen the light of day before. It's of this amazing place near Kalaw called Pindaya, where there is this huge natural cave filled to bursting with gold statues of the Buddha. The cave is only about 150 m long, but there are more than 8000 gold buddhas here, perched on every surface and ledge. It's pretty amazing to wander round and spot all the different styles and poses. The Cave of Buddhas is not only a tourist attraction, it's also an important pilgrimage site for Burmese Buddhists. . . . #Myanmar #southeastasia #myanmartrip #sunset #igtraveler #welltraveled #travellover #travelholic #mymyanmar #picsworthsharing #asiatravel #travelasia #beautifulasia #visitasia #southeastasia #myanmartourism #myanmartravel #myanmarphotos #myanmarburma #instamyanmar #igmyanmar #pindaya #cave #buddha #buddhism #travellingaroundtheworld #visualwanderlust #passportcollective #traveladdicited #travelthroughtheworld @visitmyanmar @myanmartourism

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Today's post comes from Myanmar, and was taken when I went there in 2015. Despite having been dumped by my boyfriend of five years just four days before, this was still one of the best trips of my life because the photography opportunities were incredible and kept me distracted. I tend to go back to my favourite photos from the trip time and time again - there are quite a few already on my grid if you want to take a look. But now I'm enjoying digging out new ones. This photo was taken on a hike in near the town of Kalaw in central Myanmar, and these are fields of cabbages. I just loved how vibrant green they are, and the contrast you get between the texture of the cabbages and the paths between them. . . . #livetotravel #passionfortravel #travelust #traveltherenext #travelinspiration #visualwanderlust #passportcollective #traveladdicited #travelthroughtheworld #instavoyage #myanmar #visitmyanmar #southeastasia #myanmartrip #igtraveler #welltraveled #travellover #travelholic #mymyanmar #picsworthsharing #asiatrip #exploreasia #asiatravel #travelasia #myanmartourism #myanmartravel #myanmarphotos #farmlife #farming #cabbages @visitmyanmar @myanmartourism

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passportandpixels. I still remember this day really well. It was January 2011, and I was

I still remember this day really well. It was January 2011, and I was travelling in New Zealand by myself. I got the bus from Christchurch to Lake Tekapo, and as I got off two guys did the same. Their names were Travis and Richard. They seemed to be heading to the same hostel as me, so I introduced myself and we ended up spending a few days together. On the second day, we went for a hike around Lake Tekapo. Travis was very tolerant of my obsession with taking photos, and happily posed for me. I love his red t-shirt against the astonishing glacial blue water. At the end of the walk we stripped off and went for a very quick swim in the icy lake, which was very refreshing after our hot and sweaty hike, but rather chilly! I've got a photo of the three of us jumping in the water - no idea who took it, but maybe I'll share it sometime. Travis and I later carried on to Queenstown together, where he went bungee jumping, and I went along just to take pictures. I wasn't actually brave enough to do it myself though... and I don't regret that for a second! Hey @brewzaire, remember me?! . . . #newzealand #explorenewzealand #southisland #laketekapo #newzealandgram #newzealandtravel #nzsouthisland #southislandnewzealand #tekapo #nztourismcreations #nzpgotographyhunting #nzmustdo #earth #explore #explorenz #nz #traveldeeper #roadtrip #southernalps #beautifuldestinations #travelislife #gottalovenz #purenz #travelnz #wanderlust #photography📷 #photographylovers #landscape_lovers #southislandnz #wonderful_places @explorenewzealanddaily

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passportandpixels. In 2009 I took redundancy after 6 years at the BBC, and I spent almost

In 2009 I took redundancy after 6 years at the BBC, and I spent almost all my redundancy money on a Canon 5D pro DSLR and a 3-month professional photography course at the University of the Arts London. As part of the course we were set the challenge to find and photograph a craftsman or woman at work. I had the idea that I wanted to photograph an instrument-maker, so I contacted a violin workshop in North London and they very kindly agreed to let me come and take photos while they worked. . I spent a lovely few hours capturing the colours, shapes and textures of the workshop. This isn't actually my favourite photo from that shoot (I'll try to remember to share that one another day), but this one is special because it led to one of my first professional successes as a photographer. I sold it via an image library to a publishing company, who put it on the cover of 'The Violin of Auschwitz', a novel about an instrument-maker incarcerated during World War Two. . It's a pretty great feeling having one of your photos on the cover of a book! . EDIT: sorry the second picture isn’t displaying properly - I did it though the desktop app and clearly haven’t got the hang of it yet! If you really want to see what the final book looks like you can find it on Amazon.com (hardback) or Goodreads. . . . #violinist #violin #violinplayer #classicalmusicians #bestmusic #amazingmusicians #violinmusic #madskills #classicalmusic #handmade #handcrafted #nothingisordinary #workshop #craftsmanship #finecraft #maker #minimaldesign #woodsculpture #craftsman #artisan #designermaker #woodsculpture #book #books #bookcover #bookstagram #bookaholic #bookaddict #instabooks #bookcoverdesign

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passportandpixels. All the way back to 2009 for today's post - a massive 10 years ago! Th

All the way back to 2009 for today's post - a massive 10 years ago! This was taken in the Cocora Valley near Salento in Colombia. It's a gorgous area of rolling green hills with these amazing wax palms that can grow up to 200 ft tall! . I went to Colombia in 2009 to photograph a friend's wedding in Cartagena, and then travelled around the country for 3 weeks by myself. I wasn't alone for long, of course - in the hostel in Salento I met @websnacks @mrjdiddy @beechingk - guys if you see this I hope it brings back some fun memories! . Looking back through my old files it's lovely to see how far my photography has come - so many of my old photos are really rubbish! Having better camera equipment has also helped, but my photography has definitely improved a lot too, and looking back through the old photos is making me want to go back to some of these places and photograph them again properly. . But there are still a few photos that I love, even 10 years later. Especially when I can pop them back through Lightroom and edit them again to bring out their best - my editing skills have improved too. . I thought being able to post directly to Instagram from my computer would make this process quicker for me, but it's taken me down a rabbit hole of memories that it's quite hard to pull myself out from... . . . #cocora #valledecocora #cocoravalley #valledelcocora #colombia #visitcolombia #colombiatravel #travelcolombia #colombia_greatshots #colombiaespasion #salento #quindion #salentoserespeta #ejecafetero #ejecafeterocolombia #palm #palmtrees #palmtreelife #waxpalms #palmeras #inspirenaturenow #efe_nature_or_nothing #addictedto_nature #naturelovers #fantastic_earth #beautifuldestinations #wonderfulplaces #roamtheplanet #wonderful_places #earthfocus

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passportandpixels. I mentioned in my previous post about the Northern Lights that on my b

I mentioned in my previous post about the Northern Lights that on my birthday in 2016 I spent the day filming for Lonely Planet in an ice cave inside the Jökulsárlón Glacier in Iceland. The team consisted of just myself, my colleague Oli, and @localguide Einar. My one birthday request to myself was that we take a full hour's break at lunchtime so I could have time to put the video camera down and take some photos. Sadly we ended up being quite rushed and runing out of time so I didn't get a whole hour, but I did stop for about 20 minutes to take a few photos. This is my favourite, of Oli posing in the light from the entrance to the cave. Even though it was work - and pretty full on at that - it was definitely an experience I'll never forget! . . . #earth_shots #icelandtravel #discovericeland #icelandglacier #exploreiceland #glacier #iceland #icelandicnature #icelandtravel #beautifuldestinations #icelandscape #wonderful_places #doyoutravel #roamtheplanet #visiticeland #icelandcave #icelandicecaves⁠ #icecaveiceland #icecavetour #crystalicecave #icecaves #icecave #earthoutdoors #lifeadventures #allaboutadventures #globeshotz #travelgram #wanderfolk #wekeepmoments #icecaveiceland

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passportandpixels. When I went on safari in Tanzania in 2015, it was mating season for li

When I went on safari in Tanzania in 2015, it was mating season for lions. During this period lions may mate up to 20 times a day (sounds exhausting!). As a result of which we ended up seeing quite a lot of lion bedroom action! . To spare their blushes I'm not sharing the act itself (which only lasts a few seconds anyway - poor lionesses!) but in this shot the pair have just woken up from a post-coital nap and are about to have another go. . I think it's an interesting shot because of where they are: the grass is all black and burned as part of a park management programme designed to encourage regrowth, but they've chosen to lie in it anyway. They're totally exposed, but I guess if you're a lion you don't need to worry about anyone spotting you! . . . #africa #wildlifefriend #wildlifeperfection #splendid_animals #wildlifesafari #wildlife_inspired #wildlifeart #wildlifefreak #wildlifecentral #wildlife_captures #wildlifeprotection #wildlife #naturephotography #wildlifetour #wildlife_shots #wildlife_perfection #wildlifelovers #wildlifeofinstagram #lion #lions #lioness #lionking #kingofthejungle #weekly_feature #photooftheday #tanzania #ngorongoro @tanzaniaparks #BeautifulDestinations #DiscoverEarth #VisualsOfEarth

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passportandpixels. Today's offering in my trawl through the archives is this beauty from

Today's offering in my trawl through the archives is this beauty from a trip to Iceland in 2016. And my first and only time seeing the Northern Lights! Guess I got lucky... . I went to Iceland to do some filming for @lonelyplanet. On our first day, whch happened to be my birthday, we'd done a full day's filming in a glacier Ice cave (I'll share a few photos of that soon). In the evening my colleague @olismithtravel bought me a birthday G&T, which sent me straight to sleep! So off I went to bed, only to be woken about an hour later by someone shouting in the corridor that the Northern Lights were out! . Everyone rushed outside, and I sleepily followed, with no coat and no camera. Needless to say I lasted about 5 minutes before giving up and going back to bed. . I thought I'd missed my chance. But after filming had finished, I stayed on in Iceland and took a 2-day bus tour round the southern ring road with @extremeiceland . As we were heading back to Reykjavik, the guide got word that the Lights were about to appear. We pulled over by the side of the road and all piled out into a field. And got... THIS! . The next day it was all over the papers that the lights had been so amazing they'd been visible in the UK. And I was lucky enough to get a ringside seat! . I wrote a blog post about the experience with tips for how to photograph the Northern Lights. If you're interested, find it on the blog. Link in my bio. Or here https://www.passportandpixels.com/how-to-take-great-photos-northern-lights/ . . . #iceland #northernlights #visiticeland #aurora #auroraborealis #worldaurora #icelandtravel #auroraborealblog #ig_iceland #mindfulness #IgersIceland @worldaurora #northernlights_mb #ig_auroraborealis #long_exposure #reykjavik #aurorareykjavik #nightphotography #nightshooters #nightsky #night_captures #longexpoelite #stars #nightscape #natgeoyourshot #night_shooterz #night_shots #night_shots_ #depthsofearth #earthpix #earthfocus

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passportandpixels. Here's a photo I've never shared before. I took it in 2015, in Myanmar

Here's a photo I've never shared before. I took it in 2015, in Myanmar. This is one of the famous leg-rowing fishermen of Inle Lake - except in this photo he's not really rowing, more posing for my camera in a sort of graceful fisherman ballet. . The day before, our tour leader had taken our group for a tour of Inle Lake. The day was hot and we were taken to a lot of quite touristy places and artisan workshops where they tried to sell us stuff. By the end of the day I was sweaty and frustrated. But the next day we had the morning free, so I persuaded three other girls from my group (hello @spritche!) to pay to rent a small boat to go back out on to the lake, before sunrise, before it got too hot and the tourists all arrived. . This guy and many others were out fishing in the pre-dawn light, and he posed beautifully for my camera. I do like group trips for the convenience they give, and for the new friends you make (hello everyone else!) but sometimes it helps to get away from the group too. . I have loads more photos of these guys, and will enjoy digging a few more out for you in due course. . . . #inlelake #myanmar #travel #travellover #mymyanmar #travelphotography #fishermen #lakeinle #photography #beautifuldestinations #aesthetic #asian #travelpics #southeastasia #wanderlust #travelgram #travellove #inlelakefishermen #fishermen @myanmartourism #myanmartourism #instamyanmar #inlefishermen #goexplore #travelmore #lovetotravel #wonderfulplaces #roamtheplanet #earth_deluxe #worldcaptures #TravelAwesome

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passportandpixels. Another one from the archives, this time from 2015. Around this time o

Another one from the archives, this time from 2015. Around this time of year I dragged myself out of bed, pre-dawn, and drove to Richmond Park to join a photography meetup group who were there to photograph the deer during rutting season. . It was pretty chilly, with a heavy cold morning mist hanging over everything. We wandered into the park in pitch darkness and the guide led us to this hill, where we watched the sun rise behind this magnificent old oak tree. The mist in the air made the sun burst into rays behind the tree like a fireball. Definitely worth getting up early for! . We saw lots of amazing deer later on too. . . . #richmondpark #london #richmond #nature #naturephotography #england #photooftheday #forest #naturelovers #lovegreatbritain #travelgram #richmonduponthames #royalparks #bgtw #sunrise #morning #goodmorning #landscapephotography #meetup #sunrays #rays #rayoflight #oaktree #silhouette #dawn #treelovers #oak #canonphotos #canon5D #nature_perfection

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NEW PROJECT ALERT! If you want to find out more about this photo, skip to the end. Otherwise, here's the thing... I've finally managed to link my Instagram account to Facebook Creator Studio, which means I can now post images directly from my computer to Instagram! And I can't tell you happy that makes me! It means I no longer have to faff with AirDrop getting images off my hard drives and onto my phone so I can post them. It also means I can type these descriptions without having to battle with autocorrect and thumb RSI! Hurrah! So I'm gonna start a little project, randomly posting photos lost in my hard drives that have never seen the light of day before now. There will be no rhyme or reason to this, just whatever I hit on that I like! This one was taken in Namibia on a TV shoot in 2013. I was working on a series about treasures for BBC2, and we were there to film at the De Beers diamond mining operations. On one day it was too windy to film outside (the risk of sand getting in the camera was too great), so our driver took us dune bashing instead. I hopped out and skidded down the dune to take this picture of the cars at the top. Fun memories to look back on... What's the most fun you've had on a windy day? . . . #sanddune #dunes #dunebashing #4x4 #Nambia #sandy #desert #TVproducer #behindthescenes #bts #thattravelblog #justgoshoot #womenwhotravel #travelbug #travelholic #travelgram #travelinggram #travelphotography #exploring #explorer #wanderer #wanderlust #doyoutravel #goexplore #travelmore #lovetotravel #wonderfulplaces #roamtheplanet #travellifestyle #BGTW

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Happy Halloween Folks! Went to an event tonight at which there was free face painting by Petra from @brushofcolour and she was AMAZING! I love it so much I’m wondering if I can go to sleep like this and wear it to work in the morning... 😻👻 . . #halloweencostume #halloween #halloweenmakeup #halloween2019 #halloweenparty #halloweenmakeupideas #halloween🎃 #halloweenlook #halloweencat #facepaint #makeup #facepainter #facepaintingfun #catwoman #catcostume #happyhalloween

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passportandpixels. Here’s a little of what we got up to on our day trip to Margate on Sun

Here’s a little of what we got up to on our day trip to Margate on Sunday. • We took an @se_railway train from London St Pancras down to the coast, which took about an hour and a half. It’s easy to forget that the seaside is so close to London! 🚞 • In the morning we visited a few of Margate’s cute vintage shops, including @peony_vintage, and then we had an upcycling lesson with @zoemurphydesign we we learned out to use a heat press to apply designs onto old charity shop clothes to give them a new lease of life. ♻️ • After a proper typical seaside lunch of fish’n’chips we then made ourselves useful by doing a bit of beach cleaning, organised by @DiscoveryPlanetRamsgate. 🗑 • Finally a glass of wine (or a cup of tea for me because I was coooold after the beach clean!) at @cinqueportsmargate and then we headed back to London. ☕️ • It was a really fun day out, and a reminder to all of us who get trapped in our London bubble that there are so many awesome places right on the doorstep! 🙌 . . . #presstrip #gifted #MyMicrogap #VisitEngland @visitengland #SEhiddengems #discoveryplanet @visitthanet #visitkent #margate #dayout #ukbeach #ukbeaches #giveback #sandybeach #daytrip #londondayout #vintage #vintageshop #margate #margatebeach #hiddengems #daytripfromLondon

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passportandpixels. I’ve lived in London for nearly 20 years and travelled all over the wo

I’ve lived in London for nearly 20 years and travelled all over the world but I almost never explore the places that are right on my doorstep. There are so many wonderful places to visit within a short train ride of London and I’m ashamed at how rarely I take advantage of them. One of those places is Margate, which I finally visited for the first time this weekend. I only went because I was offered the chance to go on a day trip courtesy of Visit England. And I’m so grateful that I said yes because it was absolutely lovely! Margate is really cute, with loads of pretty streets full of pastel-painted houses and vintage shops. The beach is enormous and has actual sand! And there are loads of independent boutiques and cafés to chillout in. It’s a really sweet town to wander around for a day, and I will definitely be going back. . . . #MyMicrogap #visitkent #visitthanet #VisitEngland @visitengland #SEhiddengems @peony_vintage #daytrip #londondayout #dayout #ukbeach #ukbeaches #sandybeach #pastelaesthetic #pastelhouses #hiddengems #daytripfromlondon #margate #margatebeach #kent #vintage #vintageshop

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