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I’m dealing with the huge contrast of photo taking during my trip to California. At camp I felt I didn’t pick up my camera enough, which is the total opposite to my time in San Francisco with Leslie. There was so much to see, capture and soak up, that I’m finding it hard to work through the photos and know how to share them…. (because other people holiday photos aren’t really that interesting, are they?) so I’ve decided I can’t share everything I photographed in one go and perhaps I’ll never show all I saw, but I’m thinking I might start at the beginning and work my way through the epic stay in installments.

The beginning is pretty special. I clear US customs, which scared me SO much. Leslie is waiting for me… sunglasses, kaftan and sandles, all I imagine her to be. We hit the roof of the car park and I’m struck by the early evening light….. that golden light I’ve seen in photos… the huge blue sky… everything I dreamed of.

I had arrived.



  • sarah
    Posted at 22:09h, 03 November Reply

    i love seeing other people’s travel photos! like what macrina said, it’s a way traveling and being able to experience new places even if you can’t always get away!

  • Macrina
    Posted at 03:39h, 02 November Reply

    Dearest Xanthe,

    People do like looking at photos of other people’s holidays. Maybe not everyone, but not all people are able to travel, or travel with you and wished they had, so it’s almost a way of being there with you.

    But itn’t that with anything? Do people really want to see pictures of my dogs? I mean, there are dogs all over the place, what makes mine special? The answer: that I love them, and my photos show it.

    So even if no one else who visits here wants to see your holiday (and surely that isn’t the case), I do. And maybe some other random passer-by.

  • Liza
    Posted at 23:31h, 01 November Reply

    That’s sounds so lovely. Two of my favorite photographers together. Can’t wait to see what fun you had together.

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