As it’s Leap Day, I thought I’d post a few jumping photos (see what I did there?!).
I do like taking pics of random strangers, particularly when they’re acting, posing or generally getting in the way of something I’m trying to photograph. Like the “Bird’s Nest”.
Some random kids jumping outside the Beijing Olympic Stadium
The rest were taken for me by friends, because I’m in them…
In Tibet, in an area where the Chinese government have prohibited mass actions (hoping it at least confused them).
The Potala Palace, Lhasa
With Deb and Sally, using jumping as a way to warm up on a freezing morning.
A frosty morning in the Himalayas
Leaping amongst the prayer flags at Everest Base Camp
Top of the world, baby!
And, in case no-one believes my “National Geographic moment” photo (at the bottom of this page) photo at Yamdrok-tso is real… well, I would have done something that flattered me a damned sight more if I’d Photoshopped this, wouldn’t I?!
I sneaked a longer lunch and went to pay off the balance of what, from here on in, will be known as The Big Trip. SO excited!
For those who don’t know, I’ve been in my job just over ten years, and so I get a month’s paid (!) sabbatical as a loyalty bonus. Given a few Bank Holidays and some annual leave, I’ve got that up to six weeks.
So, I leave for DubaiMalaysiaChinaTibetNepalBhutanIndia on 31st March straight from work. I expect the highlights to be Tibet (pretty much all of it), Everest Base Camp, the Formula 1 at Sepang (Kuala Lumpur) on Easter Sunday, all of Bhutan, the Taj Mahal….okay, I’ll shut up now!