Archive for ‘travel’

April 12, 2014

Instagram it!

by nicole

I am not on instagram that much. Generally in fits and starts. But you can follow me on instagram at http://instagram.com/agrippinamaior

Here are a couple from recently of my magic beach

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April 1, 2014

From the Archives – Penang 2012

by nicole

Some older film shots from my trip to Penang in 2012. Absolutely love that city! More on Flickr

Tai Sin

The Only One

Peking Hotel

Grave

Light

Omphalos

Shortcut

Broken & Forgotten

Gone & Forgotten

Emptiness

Jimmy Choo's

Rumah Penginapan Modern Hotel

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Kucing

Like a tiger

Dancers

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Trishaw

Red Lantern

Chew Jetty Children

Sunshine with L<3ve

Pearl Mill Tea

Hummingbird

Repairs

March 6, 2014

From the Archives – Buenos Aires

by nicole

This one is really from the archives! The danger of taking so many photos is that you don’t remember half the ones you took … or possibly even a third or a quarter of them. While trawling the archives of my blog and flickr to update my portfolio a bit more, I came across my photos from my trip to South America five years ago. Looking at them I thought that they deserved to be seen. These were my ‘mainly digital’ days when I was only just starting to experiment with film cameras again. The following are just a very small selection. The rest, including some film shots that I’ve shared previously, can be found on the flickr set.

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March 3, 2014

Domain

by nicole

Blue House Penang

Just a quick note that I have finally got my own domain!

http://www.agrippinamaior.com now lives.

WordPress assures me that all my old agrippinamaior.wordpress.com links still are mapped to the new address. I hope this is true!

(Image from Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion, Penang, Malaysia. December 2012)

February 25, 2014

Adieu Haad Tien – Erin Bartolome

by nicole

Four days before leaving the beautiful island of Koh Phangan I did one final yoga photoshoot. I randomly met up with Erin on one of the Koh Phangan facebook pages when she put the call out for a yoga photographer. For once my internet was working so I put my hand up.

This lovely, sweet lady is a talented yoga teacher who is living on Koh Phangan for a few months immersing herself in yoga and giving back through volunteering through projects such as Phangan Animal Care; Monte Vista Retreat, & helping clean up our beaches. In her other life she teaches on another magical island – Nantucket, off Cape Cod in Massachusetts, USA.

Erin came over to my side of the island, which is about 500m as the crow flies from where she is. But, due to the rather large mountain in the middle, it takes a good couple of hours by bike & boat to get from one side to the other! (Apart from the rutted 4WD track through the jungle, which I personally hate!). But she got to see and do yoga in what I personally think is some of the most spectacular scenery in the world! (Not that I’m biased of course).

It was a fun shoot and Erin was a trooper in the blazing sun and on the hot and hurty rocks. They look nice in the photos but yogis don’t really love kneeling on them! I love this location and you may be familiar with it from a previous shoot. I was really happy with the results and looking at them makes me reminisce about my second home on the Magic Beach.

Thanks for such an awesome experience Erin! You can see Erin’s yogic philosophy and enquire about her classes in Nantucket on her website.

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Baddha Konasana B&W (Bound Angle Pose)
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Virabhadrasana I (Warrior 1)

Urdhva Mukha Svanasana (Updog)

Urdvha Dhanurasana (Wheel Pose)

Eka Pada Urdvha Dhanurasana (One-legged Wheel Pose)

Anjaneyasana (Low Lunge) with Jnana Mudra

Malasana (Garland Pose) B&W

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Salamba Sirsasana (Supported Headstand) with variation B&W

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Anjaneyasana (Low Lunge) with Jnana Mudra

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Utthita Hasta Padangustasana (Extended Hand to Big Toe Pose)

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Virabhadrasana 2 (Warrior 2) B&W
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Padmasana (Lotus)

December 23, 2013

Magic Beach yoga shoot outakes

by nicole

The beginning and ends of film rolls used for specific shoots often ends up with lots of interesting & unexpected images. These are those bits & pieces from my Magic Beach Yoga Shoot with Mimi a few months ago. I had a few on the first roll already … and at the end of the final roll I ran around Haad Tien taking snaps so that I could use it up before Mimi took the rolls back to the States to be processed.

Quayana

Bay of dreams

restaurants are for sleeping

Friends

Resting

Haad Tien longboat

Laid up on the magic beach

Nina's Pinchamayurasana

Sacred

Altar

Bay family

Love & Lip

Tea Temple

Sunset bay

Pontoon

Leo's sunset

Leo napping

Out to sea

Horizons

December 3, 2013

Country Weekend

by nicole

A country weekend away – March in Maleny, Queensland. More images of this beautiful location over at Flickr.

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December 1, 2013

Country Wedding

by nicole

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Some images that have been lingering on my hard drive for a while – from my cousin’s gorgeous vintage themed country wedding in Maleny, Queensland in early March this year. I only managed to shoot two rolls of film before it became too dark but captured some beautiful moments from this lovely family occasion. You can also see down the bottom the one & only Polaroid I took on the day, as well as the cool photobooth pic (from In the Booth) of yours truly. If you want to see more images of this gorgeous wedding, the talented folk at Artography were the photographers on the day and featured the wedding on their blog.

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October 13, 2013

Happy Birthday to You!

by nicole

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It is perhaps fitting that I inaugurated my new travel blog pretty much on the third anniversary of this blog. While Agrippina Maior is about photography, considering the amount that I travel, the images often revolve around the places in the world that I have visited.

In celebration of my first post, three long years ago, I would like to give one lovely reader a gift! So if you have always loved a particular image, have had a portrait shoot with me … or have just recently stumbled across this blog, you are in luck!

One person will receive a photographic print of their choice of any of the images from this blog, my Red Bubble account or from my Flickr Photos.

How do we go about this?

1. Comment on this post with a link to the image that you would most like to see hanging on your wall from the above places. All comments made before midnight AEDST (Australian Eastern Daylight Saving Time) on 30 October will be considered.

2. Please like my Facebook page if you are socially networking there, comment on the page and share it and/or this post with your friends! This step isn’t compulsory but would be really appreciated!

On 1 November each commenter will be given a number from 1 onwards in order of first to last posts as they appear here. The lucky recipient will be chosen by generating a random number from random.org

The image will be printed by Red Bubble on photographic paper with a measurement of 20x20cm (8x8inch) for Polaroid images and 30x20cm (12x8inch) for all other images (you can have smaller if you like of course!).

So, if you would like to celebrate with me and receive a lovely birthday present from Agrippina Maior, fire away and tell me which image you love!

[Film image above from Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion, Penang, Malaysia, December 2012]

October 5, 2013

All You Need is Laab

by nicole

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I have succumbed and decided to set up a travel blog for my partner and I to both contribute to. While Agrippina Maior often speaks of travel through images, often it takes months – if not years – for me to post the images on here. And in essence this blog is more about the photos than the travel. Plus Chris doesn’t have a voice about our travels here and he has a lot to say.

The blog is currently being tinkered with and I have one post done. If you would like to follow our travels and see some real time images from my trusty iphone (what a great camera by the way!), please head over and subscribe to our posts at All You Need is Laab.

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