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Dublin

Gah, I’m a little lost for words regarding my trip to Dublin. Getting to spend hogmanay attending a wedding in Ireland was the finest way I’ve ever welcomed in a new year. The whole experience was fantastic for me; coffee in St Stephen’s Green, wandering the city with my camera, dancing with old (and new) friends, trying Guinness etc.

Dublin is a photographer’s dream, which is why it’s been tricky to trim my photos down to a manageable lot. So I haven’t. Yeah. I walked down Grafton Street with my 135mm and meandered back up with the 45mm ts-e, the latter of which got a lot of use on this trip.

 
 

Lincoln

My friend Rick lives in Lincoln, and while he’d made the trip to Scotland twice to visit me, I had yet to return the favour. I got to meet his cats, play Portal 2 split-screen, drink coffee at Coffee Aroma, eat amazing sushi, take my first film shot, and have my picture taken for his Project 50 (anyone attempting a Project 50 should take heed from Rick of how to approach it… push yourself). Lincoln is a really pretty city, I’ll be back.

 
 

The Great Scottish Outdoors

This has to be the hottest day of the year so far, right? My pink shoulders are testament to this. My friend and I decided to jump in the Mini, speed out of the city and spend the day beach and forest hopping. We also brought my dog, Indie, which was a bit of a gamble as she doesn’t travel well, but we all had lots of fun. Gah, Scotland is so pretty!

 
 

Pretty Things: Maps

When @rougebert tweeted about a wee gem of a map he’d just bought, I had to check it out. After all, having not long moved to Glasgow and with an apparently growing interest in maps, it sounded like something I could benefit from. Turns out there were other maps too, and I ended up buying “How To Find Old New York” and “It’s Nice To Be Alone In Paris”. Funnily enough, Paris has been on my mind a lot lately. As mentioned in my last post, I’m eager to take a break somewhere in Europe, and with Paris being a city I’ve never visited as an adult as well as being so close to Britain, it’s likely to happen at some point soon.

 
 

Travels

I clocked this amazing journal on The Paperie whilst I was casually browsing stationery (does anyone else casually browse stationery?). Last year I got bit by the travel bug after getting on my first flight in 5 years (which followed with a trip to New York, then Florida and onto Belfast, all in the space of 4 weeks!). This year it looks to be a busy one with work, though I plan on getting away at some point, even if it is to a European city for a long weekend. Owning my camera has definitely surged an interest in travel for me; not the relaxed, beach holidays that you typically go on to recharge your batteries, but the rich-in-culture adventures that make me and my 5D explode with excitement. I’m going to fill this journal with notes and postcards and everything else.

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New York Revisited

Towards the end of last year I visited what now sits as one of my favourite cities in the world. I took my laptop, which barely chugged along the entire holiday as I imported and edited holiday snaps (it took me 30 minutes to export one 640px photo!). So, I never really had a chance to ‘properly’ edit my holiday photos. Also, this point in my life was pretty much perfect, and recently I can’t help but keep casting my mind back to it. I yearn for it. For the experience of being in New York, for the fact that — despite this only being 7 months ago — life seemed a tiny bit simpler. Hence why I’ve returned to it, albeit only in photo form, but isn’t that what is so great about photos?

 
 

The start of Summer

This weekend saw me road trip to Newcastle, a city I’m becoming rather fond of for its vibrance and bridges (it reminds me of home!). We had just left an overcast Glasgow and were surprised to feel the heat upon pulling up at the Marriott hotel at the MetroCentre. It officially felt like summer.

 
 
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