Photo Friday: Happiness Is Only Real If Shared

It's the day were I speak about an important photo of mine to give you all some insight into the things I do:

Sony A7 with Sony Sonnar T* FE 35mm f/2.8 ZA lens at f/4.0. ISO 200. Shutter 1/4000.

Sony A7 with Sony Sonnar T* FE 35mm f/2.8 ZA lens at f/4.0. ISO 200. Shutter 1/4000.

The first shot is a cracker taken from The Baths, Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands. This photograph was taken while on a three week assignment with The Yacht Week in March 2016. 

About The Baths, Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands

Located on Virgin Gorda Island's north shore is The Baths, a stretch of coastline lined with the biggest granite boulders I’ve ever seen that roll into the sea. It is an absolute treasure trove of natural secluded beaches and endless little adventure routes over the rocks, which you can walk through and listen to the waves softly rumble between the boulders.

It’s a pretty popular spot during the day and can get quite crowded with tourists, but early in the morning and on sunset is the best time to see it! 

Background to the Photograph

I was following a crew around all afternoon and had a mild case sun-stroke which happens quite regularly when I have camera in hand. After losing them and walking around the baths in a daze by myself for an hour or so I caught up with different crew who were enjoying beach drinks and cheese. 

I was instantly energised by the people around me along the dropping sun's light. The crew found a series of rocks that crept into the sea and were jumping off them. The photo I took was just at the right time to capture the spontaneity and mood of the evening. The sunset backdrop created a perfect moment that gave anonymity to everyone in the shot.

Travel Philosophy

Take the time to soak a place in mentally and visually, especially if it stunning! If you can, experience a place in changing light conditions, It will give you a series of moments in your mind to reflect back upon that may set the feeling for the entire trip.

While I enjoy traveling solo, I love meeting new people like in this situation it makes sometimes the mundane, awesome.

The blog title is inspired from the book called Back To The Wild based on a true story. In the book, after spending the majority of his life trying to be alone in travel and spending nearly 4 months in complete Alaskan isolation, Christopher McCandleuss realises that he is completely lonely and that what he has been searching for will only bring him happiness if he shares his travels and life with his close friends and family.

I totally agree with this. The number of situations and stories I’ve gathered from traveling this past year with this ideology has been really fulfilling!

I am interested to hear any storeys that you may have had adopting the same philosophy! Feel free to comment, I would love to hear from you.