Finally & a Finale

by Tim Rogers November. 09, 2017 1343 views

I kind of let my photoblog go for a while. Unfortunately life was taking me through one of those little upheavals it tosses at me from time to time to make sure I'm not getting too comfortable. I envy those with a comfortable life, who have found the place for the grass to grow under foot. The juxtaposition is some of my friends in that boat envy my seemingly free as a bird lifestyle. I guess the grass is always greener no matter what side of the fence you're standing.

The upheaval meant I am no longer living the seemingly paradise based life in Samoa. Professionally it was an easy decision to make but personally it was difficult. Not many people get to say they lived a life on a tropical island. I'll forever be grateful that for 15 months that was the life I lived.

Samoa is made up of a few islands but too major ones. Upolu is the smaller but more populated one and that's where I made my home. Savai'i is the bigger, less populated, more "ok THIS is paradise" of the two. The week before I headed home I took a few days off to explore Savai'i. When Mother Nature was handing out beauty she gave Savai'i a double helping. Things were slower, the scenery more dramatic and varied. I could have explored it over and over and still found things that made me go "oh my".

It was the first night, just down the road from my hotel that the sky decided to join forces with the water and throw this at me. I didn't get a whole heap of incredible sunsets during my time in Samoa. I'm not sure of the science but the cloud cover is usually thicker and the water is pretty much never still on Upolu. It wasn't till I got to Savai'i that I got the perfect combo. At the time I was talking to my mum and dad who were that day celebrating 50 years of marriage. It was nice to share that moment and this view with them. As I was talking the kid in the pic walked through the shot. Instead of waiting for him to cross I called him back to get a shot with his silhouette to add a bit of flavour.

As disappointed as I was to be leaving I felt pretty blessed to have an experience like that evening. There's always some good in every moment. The sunset, the water, the island, the parents and the kid all combined very nicely. There's was a lot more to be grateful for than to be upset about.

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Dannii L 3 years, 10 months ago

Your photos are stunning and I can understand why you must be sad to leave.  However, life is a journey, and adventure.  Not all stops along the way are great but you'll certainly have some stories to look back on and some amazing photos too.
Hope you enjoy the next leg of your journey, whatever it may be.

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Tim Rogers Replied to Dannii L 3 years, 10 months ago

Thank you Dannii

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Jay Boggess 3 years, 10 months ago

Beautiful, thoughtful series! Great to see you posting again! Your commentary is always fascinating, as well as edifying.....

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Tim Rogers Replied to Jay Boggess 3 years, 10 months ago

Thanks Jay,

Good to be back

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Jay Boggess Replied to Tim Rogers 3 years, 10 months ago

Your work is always appreciated! Welcome home!

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Daanish Farhan 3 years, 10 months ago

The best type of memory, photos. These are truly spectacular Tim!

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Tim Rogers Replied to Daanish Farhan 3 years, 10 months ago

Thanks very much

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Lisa Britton 3 years, 10 months ago

Best of luck with your new endeavors - There's a whole world out there just waiting for you.
Beautiful photo's - memories well preserved

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Tim Rogers Replied to Lisa Britton 3 years, 10 months ago

Thank you Lisa

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Antonio Gil 3 years, 10 months ago

What a wonderful experience it must have been my friend. Love first one.

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Tim Rogers Replied to Antonio Gil 3 years, 10 months ago

Thanks mate, nice to be back here as well

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 3 years, 10 months ago

Changes are never easy but you can always hold on to something old and take in something new. And the grass is everywhere the same only the fences are different.
Breathtaking beautiful shots!

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Tim Rogers Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 3 years, 10 months ago

Thanks Sigrid

Nicely said

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