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Azure Window

22 08 2014 / BY Brunette Blogging

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Urban Outfitters playsuit – Sacha sandals – Ray-Ban aviators – Topshop bag

For a playsuit, this one has seen a whole lot of travel action – or at least it has had the privilege of being photographed with two beautiful backgrounds (remember?). The Azure Window is a beautiful spot in Gozo, the teeny tiny island that’s part of Malta. When you see these pictures, I’m pretty sure you can catch the drift behind the name. There’s a cool natural swimming pool here, but as you can see the area is pretty rocky so be prepared and bring those water sandals. This little floral number remains one of my summer favorites – easy, breezy, beautiful (I know all ANTM viewers can’t see those words without thinking: Cover Girl. Well done, Tyra. Well done.) at the same time. I’m sure it’ll travel around the world some more in the future!

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Hanging out with Nikon

20 08 2014 / BY Brunette Blogging

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A day filled with Antwerp hot spots, new cameras and something labeled as a shopping challenge pretty much sounds like my idea of a good time – and it was exactly what Nikon had in store for us that day. If you’ve seen my blogging tools, you know I’ve used the Nikon 1 for quite a while – a camera I relied on when I wasn’t in the mood to take my heavy Canon 60D with me, but still wanted to take good pictures. I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not a pro when it comes to cameras, but over the years I’ve developed a sense of playing around with my camera at least for a bit and I always enjoy looking for that perfect point of view that makes your picture just a little bit better.

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Testing subject of the day was the new and improved Nikon 1 J4, which possesses some awesome features. The first one is threefold – it’s small, thus light to carry around and delivers great quality. Secondly – you can connect it directly (via wifi) with your smartphone which gives you the opportunity to share your pretty pictures right away. I’m crowning this as my favorite blogger feature, considering you can upload high quality images to your Instagram, Facebook or Twitter feed immediately. Last but not least – it’s capable of taking sharp pictures of fast moving objects, which is basically what you need at fashion shows. This camera may be little, but can do great things.

My own camera behavior has shown that the use of one heavy and one light machine is the best way to go (outfit or product shoots for daily life versus events or travel snapshots) – and the Nikon 1 J4 may just be the perfect lightweight companion in that case. What’s your favorite on-the-go machine?

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