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Holidays

What do you think of when someone says ‘holidays’?  Maybe sand between the toes, cool cocktails and long lazy sleep-ins? Or is 5 star hotels, taxi rides and city spots?  Or early flights, lonely planet guides, and ‘stretched-arm-photos’?  A mixture of all of the above?  Yep, I hear what you are saying.  I can almost see your dreamy eyes stare into space as you contemplate a relaxing holiday away from the hustle and bustle of our daily lives.

I too had mind-pictures of what kind of photos I should add into this weeks post; a close-up of a colourful long drink beside a turquoise pool, or a footprints winding away down a long golden beach … yeah, couldn’t find those; how about a nice hotel in a funky part of an old European town … nope, not there either.   I was getting worried, thinking my photos are just not going to cut it, but I started to see a common theme in my photos.  Let’s see if I can explain what I mean.

When you travel, holidays can mean many different things.  However, you always have the opportunity to spend time with the locals …

When in Rome, prepare to pay

… but you should try to blend in …

Which one is the local of Edinburgh?

… and even if you feel top of the world …

Jungfrau - top of Europe

… and you want to hug everything you see …

Travel does strange things to people

… things can change.  You can be easily confused with cultural differences …

Always pack the right shoes for the circumstances

… or stuck in traffic …

Moove, hairy coos

… remember to rest when you get the chance …

Comfort was a rare option for this little one

… and lean back, take a load off …

Its good to see the entire group relax together

… because no matter how you feel …

Do I look fat in this?

… you’ll always have a great time  with your friends …

Great image for a great bunch

Enjoy all your travels and holidays!


Panorama

Richard is the guru of panorama, he has some very classy panoramas (as you may of already noticed).  However, I had a fair go at it.

Two photos are just cropped (giraffe and elephant), but two others are six or more photos stitched together.

Elephant on Etosha salt pans

Giraffe on Etosha salt pans

Greenwich Panorama

Three cliffs Bay Panorama


Panorama

From the small portable camera last week …this week we go wide ….very wide …This is one of my favorite types of photography .. All these Panorama photos are made up of between 3 & 7  individual photos that are taken with a slight overlap and from left to right …then are opened in Photoshop and joined together to make one photo…then cropped and any other adjustments done ….

I love Panorama shots because they have such a wide view of the world and you really can get a sense of a  landscape with these shots …so enjoy …also if you want to see them bigger just click the photos and they will open in another window full size …

London

Ireland

Cape Town

Thailand

Ireland