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{kaleidoscope project ~ cambodia edition ~ november 2014}

after a rather long break… I’m super excited to share that the kaleidoscope project is back this month! i love feeling inspired by sweet friends to shoot and edit family photos… YAY!

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Kaleidoscope  is derived from the Ancient Greek (kalos), “beautiful, beauty” (eidos), “that which is seen: form, shape” and (skopeo), “to look to, to examine.”  Hence “observation of beautiful forms.

We are a group of friends, mummas, visual artists and photographers from around the world who are passionate about capturing images of the real, the messy and the magical – the wonder of the everyday. Like a kaleidoscope, our photographs are playful and experimental, ever-changing and infused with light and colour. They reflect the shared meaning and beauty in our lives.

for those of you who don’t know, we visited cambodia in may and had the most wonderful time! i shared lots of photos on instagram and a random photo or two on FB but for the most part, i downloaded all my cards and forgot about them once home and into the busyness of everyday life! a few days ago i started to edit photos from our japan holiday last month thinking i would share them for this months kaleidoscope project and then thought choosing a day from our cambodia adventure should come first!

i have been harping on about going to cambodia since we arrived in bali but we often leave it till the last minute to plan stuff and the tickets end up being more than we want to spend. this time, we just decided to make it happen. life is short. adventures nourish our souls so a couple of weeks before our visas were due to expire we did it… we would be away for 8 days. 5 days in siem reap and 3 days in phnom penh.

people were lovely. food was yummy. the weather was stifling hot so we made a habit of getting to bed early so we could head out first thing, stay out for as long as we could last and then head back to the hotel for a swim and a little cool, air conditioned air and lunch, then we would head out again in the afternoon.

i am sharing our first day out exploring. this day was made up of tuk tuk rides and temple visits in siem reap. this day we went to ta prohm {aka: tomb raider temple} which i think was one of my most favourite temples! not as grand as some of the bigger temples but there was something magical about it that i couldn’t quite put my finger on? in the afternoon we went to visit the bayon temple which had the most beautiful grounds surrounding it and was surprisingly quiet.

i fell head over heels in love with the temples and wanted to visit as many as we could manage! not overly exciting for my then 10 year old… she wonders why every time we travel we must visit temples and shrines. i think she would prefer to do a spot of shopping… such a tough life. poor little poppet! haha!

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pop over to see how ginger unzueta captured halloween in her part of the world. you know its going to be magical… her images always are! from there you can visit another photographer and another, until you eventually come back to me! this post has me all excited to share more cambodia holiday photos. thanks for reading x

November 6, 2014 - 9:35 pm

Ginger Unzueta - your adventures inspire me so much Rowe. I love the ones of her walking along the beautiful wall. gorgeous.

November 7, 2014 - 8:38 am

Maria - A-freaking-mazing!!!

November 8, 2014 - 8:01 pm

Weekly Retreat - A Link Round-Up | Pierced Wonderings - […] Kaleidoscope Project – Cambodia Edition – November 2014 – Rowe Timson Photography. There are some absolutely beautiful images in this post. […]

November 10, 2014 - 8:17 pm

Shan @ forty up - Beautiful!

November 13, 2014 - 8:03 pm

Janine - Beautiful, Rowe. I want to go there. I love all the smiling faces and that bottom image is my favourite. Jx

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