July 2013 – The Lavender Fields

My family and I did an amazing afternoon trip in July – I’m so glad I brought my camera. I hope you enjoy these photos as much as I do.





Nina x


Northern Ireland.

Last weekend I went to Northern Ireland for my cousins Hen-Do. I travelled up there on the Thursday where we had a very informative taxi tour of Belfast with a fabulous guide to start off the trip (if you are visiting I highly recommend it).

What I saw in Belfast did shock me, estates are locked up in curfew hours by barricades, and people live with walls dividing their city, not unlike they did in Berlin. The experience saddened me, that people can be so vicious and unforgiving – although I suppose we have all known for a long time that that is human nature. Just look at Israel and Palestine right now.

Anyway, these are some of the photos of our trip, including a walk to the Giant’s Causeway and a beautiful tour of the coast to go with it! I hope you enjoy them.

The Ring of Thanksgiving, Belfast.

The Peace Wall, Belfast.



Murals in the Shankill Estate, Belfast.


Murals on Falls Road, Belfast.


Driving along the coast.


Standing on the Giant’s Causeway.


Waves on the rocks by the sea.


Mum on the cliff tops.


View from our window in the early morning sun.


Port Rush, North Coast.


Port Rush seafront.


Hot chocolates at Dunluce Castle, Port Rush.


Port Rush landscape.


Dunluce Castle profile.


The Di Cara girls on tour in Northern Ireland!


Thanks for looking, from


-Peace Wall, Belfast

Watching the Works

I spent the majority of last weekend enjoying the fabulous fireworks in Cardiff. It was the first opportunity I have taken to have a go at some ‘street’ photography, I’m usually terrified of people shouting at me for taking a picture without asking them – so here goes! Let me know what you think everyone!




Thanks for looking everyone, hope you have all had a lovely week!



A Few Changes To Be Made…

Hi everyone!

I’ve been thinking about my blog for awhile, knowing that I need to adapt it to my interests and what I am up to so I have decided to make a few changes.

Firstly, I am going to change this to a purely photographic blog. I intended it originally to be everything creative but to be honest, photography is slowly stealing my heart and I plan to follow it. Occasionally I might put up some drawings or artwork I have done but the main content will be my photos.

Secondly is the ‘issue’ of my 365. Some of my photos, I really don’t like. I don’t feel like I should be putting them up here where I only want to publicise my best work. Therefore, from now on I will just show you all what I want to show. I’ll keep links to my dA and my Flickr in the description page of the blog if you want to look into more of my work but I feel the best way to put myself out there is showing what I am proud of!

Sorry for writing so much – a bit of an admin post!

Following in this fashion, this is a photo from this week that I do particularly like :]

Day Ninety Five.

That is all for today – goodbye for now, but not for long!


Autumn – a fairy tale.

Once upon a time there was a beautiful princess who kept the flowers bright and the birds singing in their trees. The villagers locked her in a castle so that they may never had to live without the song of the lark or the abundance of beautiful flowers and there she stayed for many years.

But the princess was unhappy in her tower, and one early morning, as the lark cried out its freedom, the princess escaped from her confinement and left the castle to wander the trees.

As she walked, the further she trod from the castle, she saw the leaves began to change in colour, falling softly to the floor around her. There were colours that the princess had never seen before, rich hues of blood and chestnut and aging.


The villagers began to rise for the day and one by one discovered the change to their world. Cold nipped at the hems of linen dresses and the wind tugged at their hair as a crowd gathered to watch the princess walk around the castle.

The princess felt as though a great sigh had been breathed by the forest, and tension ebbed away from the exhausted trees as they finally gave in to their long awaited slumbers.

The people looked around, and slowly, slowly, realised what had happened. Slowly, slowly, they saw what the princess saw. Their eyes feasted upon the deep reds and oranges all around them, and they realised that this was even more beautiful. More beautiful than anything they had tried to preserve.

And the princess smiled, and lay back on the sodden grass to look up at the falling leaves. She was free.