That moment when… you see one of your photographs in commercial use for the first time!
I was doing a Google search for ‘Caroline Grubb’, looking to see if my new Caroline Grubb Photography website (unofficially launched yesterday but still very much a work-in-progress) had been found by the Google bots yet and if it would come up in a Google search.
Finding that it hadn’t come up in the search, I moved on to search for ‘images of Caroline Grubb’ out of curiosity to see what information the World Wide Web might have on me.
It was then that, in a moment of great surprise and delight, I found that my image of an hibiscus flower – taken on holiday in Borneo in 2013 and published on my Flickr site – had been chosen as the headline image for an article about voting for Malaysia as Asia’s leading destination by Zafigo.com, a website for ‘the woman traveller in Asia’.
The feeling was followed with pride and relief that the site had credited me with the photo (sadly the photo credit link doesn’t work).
Although the article was written back in 2017, this is the first time I’ve knowingly had a photograph of mine published. A small but important landmark for me. Hooray!
Coconut Grove, Dickinson Bay, Antigua – one of my favourite beaches in Antigua, and probably the Caribbean. White sandy beach, azure blue sea, paradise. This one sun lounger in a rare spot of shade didn’t stand empty for long.
Taken on my iPhone, I loved the colours of the sunrise over Carlisle Bay in Barbados. Yes that’s right, I said sunrise, not sunset! Yes, I was (still) up at around 5.30am 🙂 And it was beautifully peaceful and quiet.
Did you know that cashew nuts grow in shells like these? I didn’t! At least not until a very nice young chap gave me the lowdown on a whole array of locally grown fruits, vegetables and nuts at his roadside stall in St Lucia.
Whilst wandering into Bridgetown, Barbados to walk off my Chefette pizza, I met this guy “Smiley” and ended up having an unexpected personal tour of the town from a local’s perspective, ending with sharing a cup of our own homemade rum punch. He lives in a ghetto and earns money as a beach cleaner. A fascinating, fun, eye-opening and humbling experience. Made me smile
One of the main forms of transport in the rural areas of the northern Dominican Republic was the small motorbike… closely followed by the good ol’ fashioned horse. Despite the bumpy terrain, bikes were used to carry cargo of all shapes and sizes.
This is how the coffee was brewed that I drank on a tour in the Dominican Republic. A lovely little old lady made & sold her own coffee and hot chocolate and sold it to tourists from a very basic little wooden & thatched hut. Both were delicious!
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