Overlooking the rice terraces just outside Sagada
Back in 2010 I started adding all of our trip photos to Flickr under the Creative Commons licence, meaning that anyone can use them as long as they credit me in their finished product. I use other people’s photos via this method all the time and it’s nice to see the blog posts and articles discuss places you’ve been using the snaps you’ve taken. Every now and again I receive a cool request, like the promotions company that put some of my photos on fridge magnets and then sent me some samples. Or the Canadian publisher that used some of my photos of Buenos Aires in a guidebook. But nothing is quite as exciting as being contacted by the Discovery Network to say they’ve seen a particular shot of yours and they’d like to feature it in a new short film series!
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The church at Bodie – this has been my screensaver for 5 years now!
The point at which I really fell in love with photography was during a life changing road trip we took down the West Coast of the United States from Seattle to San Francisco. Paul had recently bought me a small compact camera with a ton of functionality and I was addicted to trying different settings and learning what aperture, shutter speed and ISO meant. I took over 1000 photos on that 2 week trip and some of them are still my favourites today. One location that really stands out is the ghost town of Bodie which is east of Yosemite and just north of Mono Lake in the Sierra Nevada mountains.
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Laguna 69 in the Cordillera Blanca, northern Peru. It took a couple of hours on bone shattering roads to even get to the trailhead of this day hike – unbelievable scenery
**UPDATED** We have chosen our winner! Scroll down past the examples to see who we thought truly captured the ‘Into the Wild’ theme. Thanks so much to everyone who entered!
Travel Photo Roulette has been going for such a long time now and it’s great to see such innovative suggestions still appearing every few weeks. When our friends at 20 Years Hence hosted the fantastic Face of a Nation round I knew I had to take part, there were some beautiful entries and so many that truly captured a story. Portrait photography is something I practice but have never felt particularly skilful at, so I was so incredibly pleased to actually win!! The photo is definitely my favourite portrait from our whole round the world trip, it was one of those moments where everything just aligns perfectly and you grab that one shot.
Does it get any better than this? The beautiful Aurora Borealis
Photo credit: Beverly
We’ve been so fortunate to visit an incredibly diverse list of countries on this trip and we feel that by the time we head home we’ll have maximised our time away without killing ourselves trying to pack too much in. We’ll have visited 18 countries which sounds like a lot but when I had a look at this I realised that by the time we head home I’ll have visited just 16% of the countries in the world. It’s crazy that there is still so much out there to explore!
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What a cracking view
Man the Great Ocean Road is photogenic, it’s also completely different to what I expected in every way. Despite being one of the most popular tourist destinations in Australia, every town along the road has this laid back, beach bum vibe and we felt at home straight away. I was expecting it to be all glitz and glamour for some reason but it has retained a great quality that I’m sure has been there forever.
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Rocky Mountain National Park, view from a small trail at the top of Trail Ridge Road
My love for Colorado stems from diversity in landscape, I’m amazed by the changes you witness between crossing the New Mexico border in the south and reaching the rugged Rockies of the north. It’s also pretty diverse in terms of its inhabitants, politics, the number of activities on offer to visitors… From armed forces towns to lavish ski resorts, bustling cities and fantastic national parks, cutting edge technology firms in Denver to the fabulous hippy lifestyle in Boulder, it really does have it all.
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