Europe Photography spring Summer Travel

Explore the Elements

I am excited to announce that my blog has been nominated by the incredible and beautiful blogger  Adriana Jennings at Goldenhourgirl

“Welcome to the Thomas Cook Explore the Elements photo blogging competition. It’s all about capturing and expressing the four elements through travel photography.

We’re looking for bloggers to publish photographs they’ve taken which best represent one of the four elements. All the categories are open to your interpretation, so you can be free to take a picture of anything you feel showcases your chosen element.

Once the competition has finished our panel of leading travel experts will come together to select the best photos. Each judge will preside over one category picking a winner from each before they collectively choose an overall winner.

The four individual category winners will receive a MacBook Air, a Fujifilm X-T1 camera, or an iPhone 6 with Bose noise cancelling headphones, depending on their personal choice. The overall winner will be awarded an amazing £5,000 travel fund. Keep up with the conversation using the official hashtag: #ExploreTheElements”

For all the compitions details, click Here.

Below are my four entires:

Represents the hard, solid objects of the earth
Associated with stubbornness, collectiveness , physicality and gravity

IMG_7925-1Taken at Glencoe, Scotland.  I imagine this Glen as the wise grandmother of scotland, “the weeping glen” carrying so much history and pain of the past. Stories to tell and history to share, if we were to curl up beneath its feet to listen, to feel secure, to feel protected. The entrance of the Glen has a softer, more passive beauty about it, contrasting with this image of the hard and solid foundation of its landscape. Rigid, Stubborn and oh so beautiful.

Represents the fluid, flowing, formless things in the world. Associated with emotion, defensiveness, adaptability, flexibility, suppleness, and magnetism
Sail Croatia.  Each morning i was welcomed by the stillness of the sea. I would watch the water, the suppleness and ease of our sailboat gliding across it.  The calming presence of such formless things, the ocean below me, the clouds gently hovering above me and the stillness that surrounds me.

3. Fire
Represents the energetic, forceful, moving things in the world
Associated with security, motivation, desire, intention, and an outgoing spirit
IMG_8116-0Taken from Carlton Hill, Edinburgh.  After two days of exploring the scottish highlands and Edinburgh city, i could feel a fire burning in my spirit. There was something strong, something forceful about this place that anchored me in the moment. I was completely present. My spirit was bursting, my heart was full and i felt at home. I took a moment to think of my nan and how much i would give to let her see this view, just one last time.

4. Air
Represents things that grow, expand, and enjoy freedom of movement
Associated with will, elusiveness, evasiveness, benevolence, compassion, and wisdom

10501889_10203830448429229_977804414169159595_nThe Berlin Wall. Now a representation of a city that is free  to expand and grow. To soar like a bird without limits. In 1989, The fall of the berlin wall was celebrated world wide, as a story of freedom triumphing over Communism.


My nominees are

Jay at Foystory

Lexy at Thelexipedia

Alex at Folkesex

Ellen at Travelling the world solo

Hayley at Life of Hayley

x L


7 comments on “Explore the Elements

  1. Hello Louise!

    Thank you so much for nominating my blog, Life of Hayley! I have really enjoyed your post and look forward to finding some of my own photos for the contest. Your passion for travel is truly inspiring! It’s really been enjoyable reading your blog posts! 🙂



  2. Reblogged this on Foy story.


  3. Love this! Well done! Make sure you email them today with a link to your post at xx

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Love your Earth shot, and I’ve just read the post. Looks like you’ll enjoy blogging. Many thanks for the follow, Louise, and good luck! 🙂


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