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The Joy of Photography

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This sign makes so little sense, whilst at the same time making complete sense. Funny that.

In 2011 I went travelling for a year with one of my best friends around Australia, New Zealand and Bali.  I cannot sum up into words how wonderful this experience was, how many fond memories that I have of it, and how much I learnt about myself and others.  Last night, I came across a folder on my laptop FULL of all the hundreds of photographs I took whilst on my travels.  These photographs are literally just sitting there, in a folder, hidden away from everyone.  I’ve been back for over two years now and I really don’t know what my excuse is for not having shared some of my favourite images sooner.  Not only do they represent some very personal memories which I will always treasure, but they are simply beautiful photos.  I thought that since I would struggle to summarise my trip into one blog post, I would let the photos speak for themselves.  That is one of the greatest joys of photography- to speak a thousand words without uttering a sound.

I hope you enjoy these special memories of Australia 🙂

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I worked for several months in a pub in the MIDDLE OF NOWHERE- A little place called Kilkivan that seemed like a whole world of its own.

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Kilkivan

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Thumbs up from the Great Barrier Reef

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We lived on this boat for a few days- it was beautiful at sunset!

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One of the pinkest skies I’ve seen contrasted against a city sky line. Brisbane.

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Happy Travellers!

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Byron Bay

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Nimbin- where you can find the hippies!

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Australia really does have some of the most amazing beaches! And surf- if you are into that.

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I took a little sketch pad around everywhere. Here is a brief example of some of the madness that splurged out of my mind..

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More scribbles of my favourite children’s book

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Sketchy sketchy sketchy!

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I thought this image was ominous and oddly dramatic.  And a stark contrast to the happy little camper van pictured above!

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Who doesn’t love sparklers?

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To infinity AND BEYOND!

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Ghostly rays of light saying hello to the little old tree.  How nice.  Also- can you see a face in the tree.?!

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Ooh I love a nice sky

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It looks like this girl is simply taking in the world, with no other care filling her head. For that reason, I love this photo.

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The sky to me is like a beautiful painting that the artist is continually working on.

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Melbourne.  I have a lot of love for this place.

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Christmas on Bondi beach…in the summer!? So we made a sand man as a substitute for a snow

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Living the dream

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Yes- we spent A LOT of time on the beach.

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I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list

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BIG HUGS

Emily x

 

 

 

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