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Northern Woods

It was one of those Saturdays where your feet seem to wake up before you, the Sun was high in the summer sky by the time the curtains were drawn open and the day felt like it was roaring to go. Let's just go somewhere, anywhere, right now broke the silence. So we did. We grabbed the map, put on our shoes and wandered off down the pavement. Slowly but surely we felt London slip away behind us, the traffic noises faded, the paved paths became dirt tracks and each step felt more freeing than the last.

We sprung between the trunks taking it in turns to carry the bag. We'd rest a while in each new spot to take it all in and photograph as much of it as possible. It'd be nice to build a little house here. The trees cleared into an opening where we stood beside a cascading waterfall, taking shade in the trees to eat some lunch. We journeyed home down a twisting road where the giant tree roots had been grown to intertwine together to create ancient fences to keep livestock in, it felt like stepping back in time.

We'd become so blindly absorbed about travelling far away that we'd forgotten to explore closer to home. It kind of made us realise how sometimes beauty isn't necessarily miles away in a land you've only ever read about, you can go and get fantastically lost with your map and wind up somewhere new and just as beautiful. The grass isn't always greener.

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  1. This is just so so beautiful. I can only hope that I will ever be in a forest like this one.
    1. Your pictures are so beautiful! Eye candy! <3 ____ <3
      1. Your pictures are SO amazing!
        1. These are literally incredible!!
          1. Beautiful photos! This spider's web looks great on your picture
            1. i always love forest photos! these are magical and understated in the best kind of way.
              1. These pictures are so beautiful; I want to be there right now!
                1. Oh, those trees, that waterfall. Nature has vines wrapped around my heart.
                  1. These pictures are so so beautiful! I feel like I'm almost there. -Tara
                    1. The Real World...
                      1. that's what I love - nature! and your beautiful photos
                        1. Wow. Where is this?! How do I not know that something this beautiful is just outside of our vast city?! Katie <3
                          1. These photos are beautiful! Also, love the backpack. What brand is it?
                            1. What lens did you use here? The bokeh is gorgeous!!

                              luce on the

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                              1. I was wondering about the lens myself for the same reason!

                                Jo on the

                            2. What lens did you use here? The bokeh is gorgeous!!

                              luce on the

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                              1. How beautiful, this is the best way to clear your mind.
                                1. Beautiful!

                                  Melissa Carter on the

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                                  1. Oh my. That place looks absolutely magical and you captured its magic perfectly!!
                                    1. This is such a beautiful post. Photographs are gorgeous as well. Inspiring!
                                      1. Beautiful. You two always make feel like I'm reading a fairy tale. Stunning photographs

                                        Merari on the

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                                        1. This is so perfect ! You are so talented to capture beauty of the nature !
                                          1. These photos are beautiful! What an amazing location. Where was this?!
                                            1. Your pictures are gorgeous! Wow, I really feel like going into the woods myself right now :)
                                              1. Absolutely stunning photos, as always!
                                                1. How did you make the last photo look like the water is in motion?

                                                  Jamee Mutisya on the

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                                                  1. We took a series of photographs and then framed them into a GIF in Photoshop. There are lots of tutorials around the Internet if you want to learn too, just look up how to make a GIF image. [:

                                                    Nathan on the

                                                2. How beautiful these pictures are!! I can feel the fresh air coming from that waterfall! Just lovely!! I was somehow thinking the same thing about discovering amazing places that are near my town. You can feel even more connected to them since they are closer.
                                                  1. This is perfect and I think I have fallen desperately in love with those trees.

                                                    Taylor Rhodes on the

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                                                    1. ¡Hermosas e impresionates fotos! ¿Me enseñas? :)

                                                      Francisco on the

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                                                        1. such lovely work :) it's a joy to watch these photographs! and i think i feel a little wanderlust now :D
                                                          1. Oh my goodness Kitty, I literally just emailed you about your last post, but have just seen this and am completely speechless. The photographs are so beautiful I literally just went to touch my screen as they look like they're leaping out of my screen. You are an angel <3

                                                            Olivia on the

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                                                            1. Beautiful!
                                                              1. in love as always!
                                                                1. in love as always!
                                                                  1. I wish my life would look like yours- walking with a boyfriend in the woods...

                                                                    emma on the

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