There was a good appreciation of light and the transitioning of colours in this month’s Pathfinders Instagram round-up, with captures from Mam Tor to Meteora.
Every month we share the most eye-catching and interesting Instagram captures from our Pathfinders community. Here are our selections for October.
MAM TOR, PEAK DISTRICT, ENGLAND
A photo posted by Annapurna Mellor (@annapurnauna) on Oct 10, 2015 at 12:24pm PDT
‘I spent 10 months on the road before returning to my home country, England. As is always, travelling teaches you to see your own country with new and different eyes. Despite it only being a one hour drive from my front door, I’d never been to Mam Tor before. My dad dragged me out of bed at 4:30am so we would arrive before sunrise. What’s so unique about this sunrise is the inversion you get of cloud at the bottom of the valley. It really is a special moment when the light lifts over the mist in the valleys below. It was one of those, ‘Where I’m from is pretty incredible’ moments!’ – Annapurna Mellor.
Why we like it: The subtle transition of colour from the beige clouds and fog in the top right corner, down to the muted greens in the bottom left. It makes us want let out a soothing exhale.
A photo posted by Yasmine Awwad (@peekingduckco) on Oct 6, 2015 at 2:32am PDT
‘Bologna has 40 km of these porticoes around the city, making it the perfect city to walk around in – you never need an umbrella!’ – Yasmine, Peeking Duck
Why we like it: A good photograph isn’t always about capturing something spectacular. Often, as with travelling, it’s about focusing in on the overlooked things – like the way the sun hits a building and creates a pathway of perfectly spaced shadows.
KOWLOON, HONG KONG
A photo posted by Bianca Malata(Bee ) (@itsallbee) on Oct 14, 2015 at 9:50am PDT
‘I captured this one on my first and solo trip in Asia when wandering the backstreets of the shopping districts. I took a moment to just take in how far I had come on my own to this mostly non-English speaking side of the capital.’ – Its All Bee
Why we like it: It makes us curious and ask the question: what’s he looking at? And, more importantly: who is he and what’s his life like? It’s not always easy to match-up perspectives in a picture but in this case it has been done well: with the street, the man’s line of sight, and the focal point near the middle of the picture all tied together.
A photo posted by A Lady in London (@aladyinlondon) on Oct 11, 2015 at 2:07am PDT
‘London’s mews streets are some of the prettiest places in the city, and in the autumn they really come alive with bright colors. It’s easy to focus on the big attractions in London, but for me it’s …read more