Deserted Day in Gran Canaria

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Travel essay taken during my trip to Gran Canaria. These islands are located at the most south of Europe, next to Africa continent. It's deserted, remote and one of a kind. Myth was the sand dunes on Gran Canaria were brought by the wind from Sahara thousands of years ago across the Atlantic ocean. Desperately romantic.

We stayed at different parts of the island throughout the trip but one of the most memorable stays was Fataga, a tiny village located in the middle of the island in the mountains. Fataga can trace its origin back for more than 2000 years when the area was inhabited by the Guanche natives. It's also a starting point of several popular hikes. Another really wonderful place was a small beach called Tasarte; we stayed there for 2 days and had the beach totally to ourselves. Though it's not as convenient as Puerto De Mogan which serves as a base for diving and whale-watching trips, this beach is so quiet and peaceful I felt like it's belongs to us. 

One of the best experiences was watching the sunset at the sand dunes in Playa del Inglés in Maspalomas. Hard to explain, but there is something with that soft golden light filling in the sky and going done the dunes. Myth was these dunes were brought by the wind from Sahara thousands of years ago across the Atlantic ocean. Desperately romantic

7 Best Cherry Blossom Photoshoot Spots in Kyoto & Nara, Japan

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If you know me or follow me on insta, you probably know I've been visiting Japan during the cherry blossom season in the past years for personal travel and photoshoots. Both times I was lucky enough to experience full bloom in Kyoto and Nara, two of the oldest and most beautiful cities with countless temples and beautifully curated cherry blossom trees.

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I've spent days in both cities ticking off the list of best cherry blossom viewing spots and have discovered my very own favorite places. Some of them you can see in Yiting & Chen's engagement session in Nara last year, but I have so many more to share. So today I'll be sharing:

 

my favorite spots for shooting cherry blossom sessions in Kyoto and nara

 

 

#1 Hirano Shrine, Kyoto

The moment I stepped inside the park I was overwhelmed by the fact that my sight was completed filled with cherry blossoms. Though the park is very popular among locals and tourists, you'll be able to find a quieter corner which makes it perfect for photoshoots.

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#2 Arashiyama, Kyoto

Arashiyama is a whole different area than the center of Kyoto. Most people visit it for the famous bamboo forest, but I'll recommend the streets and random corners with traditional Japanese houses. It's one of my favorite places for pre-wedding photoshoots because it has so much potential. I can create different scenes with the traditional streets, backyards with cherry blossom trees, mountains full of greenery, tea houses, temples...

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#3 Nara Park, Nara

Perhaps the most iconic photo you've seen of Nara is taken at Nara Park with the charming deers underneath the cherry blossom trees. My heart literally melt the first time I was there. Personally I find Nara much more suitable for photoshoots compared to Kyoto, because again it's less crowded, and the deers allow for lots of natural interaction which is always a great way to bring out genuine emotion. If you are an animal lover and have a soft spot for these adorable creatures, definitely go for Nara park!

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#4 Yasui Konpiragū, Kyoto

A small temple not too far from Gion area. What makes it different is the shape of the cherry blossom trees here. The low branches makes for interesting framing and composition. 

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#6 Nanzen-ji, Kyoto

I went to Nanzen-ji on an raining day. This place is spacious including several temples and traditional gardens. Due to time limits I was only able to see one of them (Nanzenin), but it was so worth it. The combination of gray, pink and off-white looks so wonderful photos.

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#7 Random streets where you see pinkness. Everywhere

This seems like a lame recommendation but it's so true. Some of my best photos were shot wandering around or transporting from one location to the next. Cherry blossom is literally everywhere in Japan - it's nearly impossible to visit all the recommended spots you can find on the internet and miss out the opportunity to discover your own. Of course when it comes to work, I have a bunch of starred coordinates in my Google map to ensure we'll get the best results, but it's always nice to go on an adventure together and create something one of a kind.

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This year I'll be in Japan again from September to October. Get in touch here if you are interested in a shoot with me or email me directly at chymomore@gmail.com.

Looking forward to meeting you! 

Xx Chymo

 

Corsica on film

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Corsica / La Corse shot on 35mm film.

Another year spending summer holiday on a Mediterranean island. #islandlife# It amazed me with the countryside, mountain springs, perfectly mapped hiking routes and of course the sea. The 6-hour ferry trip from Nice to Ajaccio was also a pleasant ride.

Don't expect anything Francaise here except la terrasse. After all, it's the Mediterranean and a Mediterranean island is original;)

Tech details: Nikon F3, 50mm 1.8, Fuji Superia 200, dev/scan Carmencita Film Lab

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