One of my three gap year goals is to visit more places in the UK and after watching ‘Mission Selfie’ a while ago, the Farne Islands became one of the photography spots I was most excited to visit. The seaside village is only a two hour drive from me, so my family and I decided to take a day trip there at the weekend. It was also a good opportunity for me to use my 70-200mm lens, which, if I’m honest, hasn’t had much use since I bought it in March. I’ve also been thinking about the direction I want to take my blog and YouTube in recently and have decided to switch up my aesthetic, niche and style of posts so my content is more travel and photography orientated, starting with this photo diary. You can expect a lot more of this type of post to come once I’ve worked my way around the rest of the UK!
So, onto the trip. I had high hopes of getting a national geographic style headshot of a puffin, only to find out I couldn’t actually get off the boat because of the rough seas, but the hour and a half round trip gave me a good opportunity to photograph the landscapes and enjoy some fresh air.
I spent quite a while playing with the settings on my camera trying to get a motion shot of the waves and I think this photo hit the nail on the head. Its the shot I’m most proud of from the trip and proves to me how far I’ve come since my early days in photography.
We were able to get quite close the seals that occupy some of the islands which made for a great photo opportunity since there were so many of them!
I absolutely loved the Farne Islands; taking a day trip to somewhere new broke up my normal routine and, even though it was only a short drive away, it was really exciting being out in the fresh air with new things to photograph. You can watch my video on the day here if you want to see some more of the trip. I’ll definitely be doing more UK day trips soon, so if you have any recommendations feel free to leave them in the comments below! Megan x