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Friday, August 12, 2016

How We Spent A Day In Betws-Y-Coed, Wales

Every few weeks, I’m hit by the sudden desire to visit Great Britain again. I find myself dreaming about driving along rolling hills with grazing sheep, catch myself longing for some tea and scones and start spending too much time reading blogs about life in the British countryside. I can’t deny that my love for the UK is in large part based on a case of the grass is always greener on the other side and on the fact that I just haven’t spent enough time in this country to get over the initial honeymoon stage and to really notice some of its bad sides, but I also can’t deny that there is something about this part of the world that has called to my heart ever since I first visited as a child and that makes me come back for more, time and time again.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

The Year Is Not Over Yet

pictures taken near the Hambach Castle in Germany's Palatinate Forest

I love days where I wake up in the morning just feeling good about life. There’s something extremely satisfying about the kind of days where you leap out of bed excited to get work done, the kind of days where everything seems easier and everyone seems friendlier. I wish every day was like this! Bu we all obviously also have days where we don’t really want to get out of bed in the morning, days where even the easiest of tasks seem daunting. But I believe that it’s how we choose to deal with these bad days that determines how content we can be with our lives: Staying positive is easy enough when everything seems to be going our way. But learning to see the bright side of life even when it doesn’t? Well, I think that that’s a skill that we can all benefit from.

Friday, August 5, 2016

How I Edit My Travel Pictures

Lightroom Editing Tips For Beginners

Happy August everyone! Emma, Angie and Jessi are asking us to share our best travel lessons as part of their travel link up this month and so I have decided to interpret the theme a bit broadly to share my picture-editing process with you all. I hope you will find this helpful!

Travel has without doubt enriched my life with amazing experiences, broadened my horizon by introducing me to other cultures and reminded me of my place in our big world, but I think the most life-changing thing that travel has done for me personally is to turn me into a photographer. I doubt that I would ever have picked up a camera if it hadn’t been for travel, but exploring our world awakened a desire in me to capture its beauty and photography just seemed to be the obvious way to do so. Traveling to interesting places also encouraged me to learn more and more about this craft and made me want to keep on improving my skills and part of that journey was figuring out how to edit my pictures.
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