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Capturing Serenity

I have been living in France for the past few months, and as a consequence have had the opportunity to meet many wonderful people, see many beautiful places, and work on some very interesting projects.

One of which has been writing and editing a blog called Awkward Abroad, which I created with a very talented illustrator friend.

The other has been translating and writing for Limonadier, a great French online music magazine that’s pretty on it when it comes to new talent.

As for photography, unfortunately my one true love, my camera, was stolen from me over summer so I was fairly dependent on the pixellated and very pedestrian iPhone camera quality. However I did get to use a friend’s old camera for a few weeks before it spluttered and died, and took it to Geneva and Lyon.

Lake Geneva Swimmers

Lake Geneva

View of Old Lyon

Lyon

I travelled to Lyon, France during the summer.

Such a beautiful city, with the Rhone and Saone rivers flanking the centre of town photogenically, and the perfect size for a pedestrian.

Here are 2 sunset trips from the trip!

P.S. Don’t forget I’ve now got an instagram so give me a follow on @sluttysunsets http://instagram.com/sluttysunsets

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Veld sunset

And the sunsets are back.
This time there is no sea, just hills and open veld.
Taken near Addo Elephant Park in Eastern Cape, South Africa.
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The Wild Side

For the past few weeks I have been on a road trip of sorts through South Africa. Different to my previous trips, it was exciting to discover a more rugged, less purposefully touristic side to such a beautiful country. However my first post on the trip is some of the many photos that I took of the wildlife in Addo Elephant Park and Kazuko Lodge, which are, obviously, two very touristic places at least in terms of presenting ‘Africa’ behind game fences. Nevertheless, the sight of a lion lying by its recent hunt of kudu is very real, and having your car blocked by a herd of elephants having a munch in the middle of the road somewhat SURreal.
Batman and Robin: The Cheetahs

Running zebras

A herd of elephants pause for a midday, mid-road snack.

A herd of elephants pause for a midday, mid-road snack.

A lion takes a moment in the setting sun, as its lifeless prey looks on in the opposite direction.

A lion takes a moment in the setting sun, as its lifeless prey looks on in the opposite direction.