Thank you everyone for all your messages yesterday for my family and for the feedback on my post yesterday The Story of How He Died
. Yesterday was our five year mark since my dad was killed and it definitely makes it harder as an expat when you cannot return to any one spot with all the family to remember a loved one. However, I hope it encourages all to make good choices and to always think before getting behind the wheel.
It is happenstance that the next part of my trip from Wales to share on the blog today is about driving through Wales. As we do not have a car in England, getting to drive through the countryside on our journey through Wales was quite the treat. It is just as you would imagine it: winding country roads, hillsides dotted with sheep, green fields with horses, and cute little villages brimmed with history.
Of course when you are not used to being in a car and you add in the factors of twisting roads, round-a-bouts, and being in a car where someone constantly weaves in their lane you are bound to get a little motion sick. For Ronan it was being the the back of the car with all the winding roads and so we stopped to get some fresh air. Luckily his Nonna, my mum, is a dōTERRA consultant who travels with a variety of essential oils. So with a little peppermint and some fresh Welsh air we were back on the road again.
Since I usually do photography posts on Thursday I wanted to showcase a few portraits I have taken up to this point in the trip in Wales. The composite above was taken while we were taking a break from driving to get Ronan to feel better from feeling carsick. There was complete cloud cover which creates a natural light diffuser for a perfect lighting situation. I had a reader a while back ask me what to do when you live somewhere where it is always cloudy. To them I responded, ‘take photographs every day!’ It can be the sun that can be your worst enemy when it comes to getting nice portraits. I lived in Hawaii for years and I would only shoot in the very early morning or close to sundown since the sunlight was so strong without the use of shade. Here are a few more portraits from the past two days of this portion of the trip.
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