1 July 2014

My Favourite Travel Photo - Travel Linkup

As a blogging travel junkie with a photography addiction, just picking one photo is almost an impossible choice. Each photograph we take on holiday is a snapshot of time, of memory and a record of a fleeting moment.
Cliffs of Moher Ireland Travel Adventures of a London Kiwi
Perfectly imperfect at times they may be blurry from laughter, include an extra thumb or two, or half the party has their eyes closed. How do you encapsulate the sheer joy of sunshine, the flavour of a beautiful wine or weird taste of something strange and unable to be classified?
How about the thrilling terror of a cliffside perch overlooking the edge of the Cliffs of Moher, a sheer drop of a thousand feet to the Atlantic Ocean? I may be 3 feet from falling down a life threating slip, but within that 3 feet safely ensconced on solid ground I feel free. Jealous even, of birds soaring effortlessly on air currents over the azure ocean, planning their next meal. Meanwhile, our city-weary minds are recharging, the sound of waves, birds and hubbub of fellow cliff-venturers a soothing soundtrack to the sun soaked breeze.
  
Ireland cast a spell over our hearts effortlessly - the rich emerald surrounds, the serendipitously fantastic weather, the welcoming pub craic and joy of spending time with people that we love. I'll be blogging indepth about our week long trip next week, in order to really do our gaelic break justice. Watch this space.

Life needs to be lived. It's too short to sweat the small stuff every second of the day, or to try and capture an ultra perfect moment. Leave those worry lines, the thumbs, complete lack of make up and the greasy hair in the shot - it's you living the moment.  
What's your favourite travel photograph? Is it an imperfect joy, an incredible image you can't believe came from your camera or simply a flat white in the best restaurant you've ever been in?

We'd love to see it - join our monthly linkup hosted by Kelly, Rebecca and I by adding your link below (open from the 1st until the 7th) & sharing a bit of comment love with your fellow bloggers. 

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26 comments :

  1. Sounds like you had a great time and recharged in Ireland. Cant wait to read more of your adventures there.

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  2. Kelly Michelle1 July 2014 at 17:41

    Those are some fabulous photos from Ireland pretty lady! Have you got a new camera? xx

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  3. I literally have identical photos to the first two! When I think of my trip to Ireland last spring, the Cliffs of Moher immediately comes to mind. I just felt like no camera lens can truly capture the panoramic masterpiece you can see from the top. Beautiful!

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  4. This sounds like a great linky , let me see what I can find in my holiday snaps to link up.

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  5. This looks like a fab link up - I will try to join in next month!

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  6. Nice photos Emma and good idea for a link up :)

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  7. Cliffs are new and particularly terrifying experience upon moving to this part of the world - had a similar experience at Beachy Head where I thought we would be blown right off! Love your comments about living in the moment - no makeup and all. Taking note post-holiday to remember that once things get busy again :) xx

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  8. @KarenBurnsBooth2 July 2014 at 12:04

    GREAT post and a lovely idea for a linky too! I will see what photos I have to link up! Karen

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  9. Shikha (whywasteannualleave)2 July 2014 at 22:17

    Ireland looks so beautiful - I've never been there before and it looks so charming!

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  10. Ah, this post makes me miss Ireland! Beautiful photos and another great travel link up topic :D

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  11. Love this! I feel like Ireland casts it's spell on everyone who visits!

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  12. Wow beautifully written! It was exactly how I felt! An ugly picture could have so much behind it! I have an ultra blurry picture of me and a friend and that picture I cherish so much even though other people might see it and see nothing very interesting. It's all about the memories! Love your pictures from Ireland! You by that cliff, wow! :)

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  13. Aww, thanks! I have so many yucky photos that mean so much to me, I can't begin to tell you! They include the one of me sat by the cliff - I'm so uncomfortable in front of a camera!

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  14. We're stunned by the photos that been taken by the linkers - all so evocative!

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  15. It was utterly lovely! It has faults as any country does, but just makes you feel so welcome.

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  16. Ireland & Japan, they must have a special something!

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  17. It was such a cool response this month!

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  18. If there had been even a breath of wind at Moher I wouldn't have been seen even thinking about it! I'm really enjoying recapping - work schmerk!!

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  19. We were just so lucky with the weather for our trip.

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  20. Fantastic!! Stay tuned for the new topic!

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  21. We'd love you to join in, or maybe next month?

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  22. It really was a struggle - capturing the panorama that is!

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  23. It was just what the doctor ordered!

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  24. I love this post. You're right - a camera can rarely capture an amazing evening spent with friends or family abroad. Those moments usually live on in the memory and shared recollections. I usually photograph scenery and then prefer to remember our time there.

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  25. Photography is one of my favorite
    hobbies during the travel. I also believe in it that life is too short we should
    spend it with happiness and gladness. For me this gladness is a journey. I
    found pleasure in it. My favorite travel photograph is that I captured during orlando tour bus.
    It is very beautiful and incredible and I think its credit goes to my camera.

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