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AE Travel Lens | Ireland 2012, Part Two

I arrived home safe and sound from Ireland on Sunday night after one of those crazy long 24+ hour days of travel.

In looking back through my photos a couple themes really stood out: landscapes (along with clouds & sky) and yellow. I expected the wide open landscapes and those awesome places where sky and sea or land meet, but the yellow was a bit of a surprise.

I like being surprised.

The landscapes:

The yellow:

Such a fun adventure. I love checking out new places - especially with a wonderful collection of new and old friends.

Once again this year one of my most favorite parts of the trip was the laughter. I love watching people let themselves be delighted and open up to the experience of travel, meeting new people, going with the flow, experiencing a different culture, etc.

Now it's time to catch up on things around here and hug my kids a million times.

Looking for some adventure with like-minded memory keepers? Next November (2o13 - not during US Thanksgiving) I'll be doing another trip with Jim West/Scrapmap to China. More details available here.

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  1. dawn says…
    10/16/2012

    Welcome home Ali!! So happy to see you here again, missed you!! These are gorgeous and stunning pictures. I LOOOOOOVE ALL THE YELLOW, those doors are so cool!! Enjoy being home and soaking up all the stories and hugs from your kids.

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  2. Marie says…
    10/16/2012

    Welcome back Ali! Your pictures from Ireland are beautiful!

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  3. audra says…
    10/16/2012

    Welcome back- you have been greatly missed! The pics are beautiful and the yellow is stunning!

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  4. Eileen says…
    10/16/2012

    Great photos especially of the walled fields. I'm really missing Ireland now.

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  5. Katie Johnson says…
    10/16/2012

    Oh your pictures make me want to go back to Ireland TODAY. I was fortunate enough to go a couple years ago and have been dreaming of it ever since. So glad you had a good time and that you've returned safe and sound.

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  6. Susan says…
    10/16/2012

    my mom, sisters, and brother just visited ireland in september and came home with so many 'landscape' photos. so glorious! welcome back.

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  7. Lisa W. says…
    10/16/2012

    Welcome home Ali! So glad your back safely!!!! I only can dream that some day I can do one of those trips...Ahhhhhhhhhhhh! Until then:)

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  8. Sue says…
    10/16/2012

    Welcome back! The photos remind me of my daughter and her husband's trip to Ireland last year (it was a belated honeymoon). Beautiful scenery. That yellow was so bright and cheerful and I loved it!

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  9. Marsaille says…
    10/16/2012

    All of that just confirms that I could easily move there.

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  10. Paula says…
    10/16/2012

    Gorgeous photos and I just love the smile on your face in the 1st photo. I know the feeling of being glad to have the experience yet also so glad to be back home with your family. It's all part of the length and width thing :)

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  11. Brooke U says…
    10/16/2012

    You pictures are beautiful! Welcome home!!

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  12. Shannon says…
    10/16/2012

    Great pictures! Love the use of yellow so bright and happy.

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  13. pearl says…
    10/16/2012

    welcome back Ali! your pictures are gorgeous! I need to make a trip there. question: when you're traveling like that, how many lenses do you carry with you? and what are they? my struggle with trips is that I want to carry my lenses, but then to carry those lenses, it seems like a burden, the weight? but I would want great pictures... I'm conflicted. thanks in advance!

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    1. pearl says…
      10/18/2012

      thanx Ali! I need to figure out how to manage a DSLR and 3 boys (5, 3, 1) on trips.

    2. Ali says…
      10/16/2012

      I just took one with me (the 24-70) - it's the one I keep on there all the time. I also took photos with my iphone and with the instax (I'll post those later this week).

  14. Dori says…
    10/16/2012

    Welcome home! Thanks for the lovely photos. Those yellow doors are so... happy!

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  15. Angie Martin Hall says…
    10/16/2012

    This brightened my day! Love the photos! Love that you are enjoying yourself there! Thanks!

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  16. Janet K says…
    10/16/2012

    Welcome back! Glad you had a great trip. Your photos are great, so beautiful. I like the yellow.

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  17. laura g. says…
    10/16/2012

    love the beautiful, gorgeous pictures!!

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  18. Toni From says…
    10/16/2012

    Welcome back Ali, loving all of the bright yellow doors-how adorable. You take such great photos, it is fun to see Ireland through your lens.

    Also I ordered the SC DD kit, and I cannot wait to see what you do with your pages, I cannot believe it is already mid-October, how crazy is that?

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  19. j. says…
    10/16/2012

    Any chance you will be designing any "ireland" brushes? I know there are many that would love them! Thanks for considering. :)

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  20. Stacy says…
    10/16/2012

    Ali, I love the yellow!! Sounds like you had a great time! Enjoy settling back in with your kiddos. Looking forward to your December Daily posts! Take care :-)

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  21. helen says…
    10/16/2012

    welcome home! you sure are happy to be back to your children and family; lovely photos; where I live the landscapes are similar (so are the sky and the land) but we usually find blue rather than yellow ;) : that's a close neighbor :Britanny,France. did you know, that 's usually paint leftovers from fish boats that is used to paint windows and doors on islands?

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  22. Deb J says…
    10/16/2012

    Ali, so glad you had a good trip. Love the yellow. reland is so beautiful. Glad you are home safe.

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  23. Shelbie says…
    10/16/2012

    Welcome home! Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos. I'm looking forward to hearing more about your trip after you catch up with your kiddos. :)

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  24. sansku says…
    10/16/2012

    Brought back memories of living in Ireland... Thanks! :)

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  25. Barb in AK says…
    10/16/2012

    Amazing photos, Ali. And I love the POP of the yellows you found. I so want to join you on a trip one day :-)

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