Life Through A Lens: Gorgeous Mini-Breaks For Photographers

Life Through A Lens: Gorgeous Mini-Breaks For Photographers

*This post is contributed by Ellie Jo for Blissful Snapshots. 

They say that 'an image speaks a thousand words' and that images last forever. So it wouldn't be far too wrong for us to suggest that those who enjoy taking pictures, who are never without a spare lens or SD card write a strange poetry of their own but instead of using pencils or pens, they follow the rules of light and shadow. 

India

Over 1.252 billion people are living in India, so that's over 1.252 billion different stories just begging to be told. India is truly a photographer’s paradise, the early sunrises and evening sunsets are spectacular, there are clothes of every color being worn, and more and more cities are popping up out of nowhere. 

Here, ancient rituals and modern living coexist in harmony and gated developments rub shoulders with massive, sprawling slum towns while your nose catches hold of a new scent every minute. Capture everyday life in the affluent suburbs of Mumbai, head to Bengaluru to visit the stunning Bangalore Palace and Lalbagh Gardens before traveling to Jaipur, the 'Pink City' to witness the beauty of an 18th-century observatory. 

India
*Flickr Courtesy Of:  Vinoth Chandar. Camouflaged! Shot @ Meenakshi Amman temple, Madurai 


Iceland

Tiny yet immensely beautiful, Iceland is one of the most sparsely populated countries in Europe, yet is inundated by those who tour Iceland in summer each year. Why? Because this Nordic Island has some outstanding landscapes; it's currently volcanically active and is filled with lava fields, glacial rivers, and incredible mountains. 

Also, the capital, Reykjavik, and Iceland's largest city is one of the cleanest, environmentally-friendly and safest places on earth. Once a small village, today Reykjavik is a financial player on the global stage, has given birth to some incredible singers, writers, and artists including the lauded visual artist Ragnar Kjartannson.

Iceland
*Flickr Courtesy Of: Marco Bellucci

France 

Imagine gentle, lavender covered rolling hills, lush, vibrant vineyards and charming French guest houses where courtyards are bathed in warm, golden rays. Wander the little paths, visit local farmers markets and try freshly picked olives, served with soft, gooey Brie and crackers washed down with a couple of glasses of rich, fruity merlot. 

Thanks to a Mediterranean climate, beautiful scenery and genteel local customs such as playing boules on the village green Provence has long been a favorite of those who enjoy the finer things in life. Things tend to happen at a slower pace here; little villages are still incredibly common; communities are close, and farming is still an attractive career choice.

France
*Flickr Courtesy Of: Salva Barbera. Clocher Moustiers at Provence, France

Shanghai 

It’s a global financial hub, populated by 14.35 million people and boasting a breathtaking skyline, home to towering solid steel and glass structures that watch over those below. A city of colonial-era buildings, massive TV towers and gorgeous gardens overflowing with traditional Chinese flora, and fauna, buildings, and colors. 

Shanghai is modern China at its best and is a world leader in finance, commerce, and culture as well as being at the forefront of technology. Go ahead, and try your hand at some night photography as you capture people wandering along the Nanjing Road, Shanghai's main shopping district. Their illuminated faces backlit by dozens of neon signs, billboards, and even glowing storefronts that line the entire street.

Shanghai
*Flickr Courtesy Of: Chiu Ho- yang. Lujiazui at Night


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