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That moment when…

That moment when… you see one of your photographs in commercial use for the first time!

The image in question, taken on holiday in Borneo in 2013

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’.

https://zafigo.com/news/will-you-vote-to-make-malaysia-asias-leading-destination/

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!

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The last sun lounger

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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.

“Smiley”

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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 

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