A few months back Jen at She Went Away invited me to participate in a blogger challenge entitled my seven super shots. I loved the idea but it has taken me ages to get around to the task. Now that I am actually going to do something with my photos (besides blogging with them) I figured it was a good time to pour over the countless shots I’ve collected on my travel over the years.
It was incredibly hard to choose just one image for some categories but I had to discard my natural tendency to over think and just chose photos which elicited the most feelings for me.
Here we go, challenge accepted
A photo that…takes my breath away:
St Ives, Cornwall. When David’s parents invited us to holiday with them for a week last year I knew little to nothing about Cornwall except that he had been born there. David then showed me pictures online and I couldn’t believe this was the UK. This shot was taken on a very slow cliffwalk as I kept stopping to take in the gorgeous scenery.
A photo that…makes me laugh or smile:
Goree Island, Senegal Goree Island was a main port in the slave trade. If you visit the only remaining slave house on the island you can see the door of no return. Named this because as people left it was certain that it was the last they saw of their home. Walking along the island I came across these stairs and I wonder what might have taken place here. Are these the ruins to another exit point for a ship?
A photo that…makes my mouth water:
Mississauga, ON Canada On my most recent trip home I discovered something new. But it wasn’t new…this park had been in the city since 1992, I had just never paid attention. The buildings to the right are basically a part of the city centre, ones I’ve passed countless times. This trip home made me realise that as much as I wanted to get as far away from Mississauga as I could it was actually a great place to grow up. Also that it offered much more than I ever gave it credit for.
A photo that…I am most proud of (aka my National Geographic shot)
Outside of Dakar, Senegal At a village visit I met a group of women who were holding their community together. They were doing it all, taking care of the kids and doing back breaking work. The mum here let me hold her son to give herself a minute respite but he wasn’t having any of it and cried. I handed him back and she tucked him in this sling on her back and in seconds he was quiet.
What are some of your favourite travel shots?
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