winter, 2014

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winter, 2014

i took winter as a chance to refocus my energy and reassess my priorities. after a big and busy beginning of the year, i was feeling completely overwhelmed with the amount of things i had to do. i spent too many days stressing and nights not sleeping over things that seem so unimportant now. i felt like it was time for a change so i decided to take a few weeks off, and it has made the world of a difference.

i've begun to make time to do things for myself, which means going on roadtrips to pretty places with dan, i started blogging and writing again, i've been going on my daily walks/jogs again, i planned a small trip to melbourne with my best friend and started putting together ideas for my personal photography again. i feel so much happier and even though i'm taking time away from work to do these things, i feel like i have more time than ever now.

in saying that, it's still a work in progress. running your own business is hard work. there is always an endless list of things to do, emails to reply to, meetings to go to, shoots to work on, deadlines to meet with editing pictures and a million other things. but i feel like i'm taking a step in the right direction. here is my winter in pictures.

don't forget! you can now click on most of the images in my blog post to find out what preset they were edited with :) 

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the great ocean road

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the great ocean road

the australian coastline is one of my favourite places to be. i have always loved our beautiful beaches, rolling meadows and cliffs with angry waves. in new south wales, dan and i spend most of our time exploring the coast, so while sam and i were visiting melbourne, the great ocean road was something we had to do. 

we woke up before the sunrise and walked through the tired-eyed city to get breakfast before heading off on our long drive. the great ocean road is an amazing drive through winding mountains, with roads lining the sea and dwelling through canopies of trees. we stopped at more lookouts and beaches than we could count, walked through one of the oldest forests in victoria, lost our breath while climbing up steep staircases on the side of cliffs, were almost swallowed by the sea while taking pictures on the rocks near the 12 apostles and took a helicopter ride (my first!) to see the amazing view.

this was my second time on the great ocean road, and it's something i would probably do every time i go to visit victoria. there's just something about that place that i love. maybe it's that you get to roadtrip and be constantly surrounded by beautiful landscapes, that the view is ever changing and ever beautiful, when you stop at the top of a mountain and look out you are lost for a minute while taking it all in. maybe it's because every time you go back it will all be a little bit different, or maybe it's just a magical place for me. 

either way, these are my photos from our roadtrip through the great ocean road to the 12 apostles.

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