All posts by “Jaina

Photograph of a dark room in a house with a white door on the left and a dark figure in a doorway to the right

It’s happening

You know the GIF. The “It’s happening!” GIF. That’s been me, on the inside, for the past week. Because we’ve now officially started renovating our house. We closed on the house in October last year. It’s a beautiful home, originally built in 1927 and really […]

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Photo of the facade of residential buildings in Bahrain.

Just look up

That’s all you have to do. Look up and find another view. Living in Bahrain, with all of the high-rise apartment blocks and buildings, I did see something different every time I looked up. And that view changed with the time of day. In the […]

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Sunset in a mining town

Clifton, Arizona. A tiny little town with a population of around 3,700. Just a stop along the way—or more accurately—the start of a fun “little” drive. An interesting, and dare I say it, eye-opening town for this Brit who’s really not seen a lot of […]

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Photograph of cacti covered in snow in the foreground with snow covered mountains in the background.

100% more snow

To me. The snow and the cacti just didn’t make sense. It’s not something I think should make sense. Cacti are in the desert. There’s no snow in the desert, right? Arizona proved me wrong. It had a lot more unexpected snow that I was […]

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Photograph of the beach at sunset, look towards the ocean.

Not the sunset I was after

Taken in August, 2019 at Huntington Beach in California. I was waiting for the sunset shot. Something dramatic to appear in the sky. But as the sunset, the clouds moved in and the interesting sort of just fizzled out. Just another occasion on a long […]

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Photo of an outdoor market in Bahrain.

Missing this

Weaving around plastic baskets, tables piled with kids clothes, and other seemingly random odds and ends. I don’t buy anything. Or very rarely. There’s something about walking around a souk. Even the incredibly quiet Muharraq souq, in Bahrain, on a Sunday afternoon. There isn’t anything […]

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Happy accidents

I wish I was standing a little bit more to the left. I wish there wasn’t such a breeze flapping the balloons around. I wish I’d realised the potential comedy I was capturing rather than the happy accident I came out with. But sometimes happy […]

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When the light hits just right

There’s a very specific time of day when the light turns my home into something… magical. The time doesn’t last long. It happens every day. And every day, it always feels just as amazing. What I love most about these scene is how it’s more […]

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