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@melissafindley See full size profile   Australian • Photographer // Human Being. ✧ ✧ ✧ Portfolio: melissa-findley.com 💫 @printsbymelissafindley

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A foggy rise. Ethereal beauty • Early mornings along our history + culture Gold Rush Rally tour of Highway 49 in @visitcalifornia. Six days along the ultimate road trip as we explored the outdoors and historical charm in celebration of #VisitGoldCountry. 🌥✨

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Finding gold 🌈• Travelling back to the Gold Rush era on Highway 49, where the past, present, and future merge into one unforgettable destination @visitcalifornia. We spent the week visiting a string of mining towns that have maintained the 1850’s charm and explored the stunning panoramic vistas of Sierra Nevada foothills. #VisitGoldCountry 🧡

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“CALIFORNIA. Where the mountains climb so tall and waves crash blue around you.” • // Golden moments on the road through @visitCalifornia ’s Gold Country. 💛✨ Moments powered by @hertz

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Bull Buck standing tall 🌳🌲🍃❣️ Over the last week I embarked on a road-trip with @VisitCalifornia in #GoldCountry. We have been exploring the history and culture of the State Route 49, which passes through many historic mining communities of the 1849 gold rush. One of the highlights for me was hiking through Nelder Grove - a small jewel just outside of Oakhurst - learning about the cultural and natural history of the Giant Sequoias (beginning with the Southern Miwoks) in an ecologically unique area approximately 1540 acres in the Sierra National Forest. // We spent an afternoon with Brenda as she shared personal stories from her youth; her grandparents volunteered here for 25 years and stayed for 9 months of the year. We stood in awe of the world's most massive tree, and arguably the largest living organism on Earth, discussing the importance of protecting them and how awareness and low impact tourism is key for ensuring they are around for many years to come. ~ This is the mighty Bull Buck, approximately 2700 years old and I shot these from the bench that Brenda’s grandfather made by hand - a very special experience. 💚•

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A vista that literally takes my breath away. • I remember when I first visited Yosemite a few years ago and I instantly burst into tears upon exiting the tunnel and seeing this sight. I grew up literally dreaming of this inconceivably beautiful place. My second visit here held the exact same overwhelming reaction and I stood breathless as the tears rolled down my cheeks. @VisitCalifornia // I almost didn’t share this on here - torn between wanting to do something different, something creative and not take the same shot that thousands of people take every single year. But yet, as I stood in silence and observed the many people around me and their child-like behaviour with their eyes filled with wonder, I thought about that little girl and her big, wild dreams and I decided it was “enough” of a reason to share… 🌲💛💫🇺🇸❣️ ~ Memories; captured by my new talented little friend @gess8 #VisitGoldCountry #RoadTripCalifornia #visitcalifornia

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This week I am celebrating @visitCalifornia ’s Gold Country - exploring the natural beauty, culinary excellence, historic charm and outdoor adventures this special part of the state is known for. 🧡• It was one of those stop-the-car-right-now moments. The valley before me was filled with light, I felt the cool air on my face, a stranger told me “there are bears down there” but it was muffled. I was completely and utterly lost in that sky. Breathing it in, along with the smell of that forest. >> swipe through. // It had been a huge week of work. I know what I do doesn’t seem like it, but as with any job it’s tough sometimes. It’s hard to leave my home, it’s lonely, I miss my people and my routine ... but it’s moments like this when the jet lag fades away, the long hours of driving blur into oblivion as time becomes irrelevant. I could feel my heart beating fast, nothing felt small, except me, and that is insignificantly significant. 🌲💫✨ ~ Moments powered by @hertz #visitcalifornia

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Discovering the @huntervalley ’s secret side. • In our cosy knits and bare feet we fought off the goosebumps long into the evening; savouring a glass of shiraz + those hues of pink & blue, snuggled up by the fire. Perfection. 💫✨ // Just swapped Australian Autumn nights for a new season - excited to share this with you, but for now one from the weekend that was. Thank you @georgiarickard @apertunity_ , miss you both already xx

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2 weeks ago

“ ... it's the too-huge world vaulting us, and it's good-bye. But we lean forward to the next crazy venture beneath the skies.” - Jack Kerouac. // Life has been wildly busy and I’m trying to find a place to slow down. I’m happy, but exhausted, exhausted but happy. • See you on the next adventure 💙✈️☺️💫

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A dreamy setting: a little home away from home. 💫✨• The kind of friendship where it doesn’t matter how much time has passed in-between, nor the distance, the familiarity and the conversation fills your soul. // Moments and special memories 🌹 @stephflockhart x

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I cherish these moments at home, on the road, near or far. Travel to me isn’t about the distance, but the moments. It’s effortless to pick up my overnight @americantourister_au bag and head for the rolling hills with the bare necessities for a night away with one of my best friends. ✨ // With a romantic curiosity to see not only the world but our own backyard, we found ourselves in this idyllic autumn retreat. And sometimes - - it is the escape less than an hour from home, which leaves your heart fuller. To me, this is what a life on the road is about. #americantourister #sp 🧡🌿💫

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3 weeks ago

✧✧✧ NEW BLOG POST ✧✧✧ Sharing encounters in a natural environment that put us mere metres away, sitting in complete awe of these beautiful big cats as we witnessed feeding and mating. 🇿🇦 🦁 ✨ // Have you had a chance to read my new blog post from 10 adventure filled days in beautiful @SouthAfricaANZ with @Gadventures (link in bio). Please let me know what you think in the comments ❤️

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✧✧✧ NEW BLOG POST ✧✧✧ My second trip to South Africa was an assault to the senses of the best kind. So vividly I recall the colours, textures, sights, sounds, the fragrance of everything - evoking beautiful memories from years before. Albeit, no two journeys are ever the same or could be compared, but I as with my last visit, I spent the days with my head in a cloud. South Africa, as if from my dreams, is home to the most dramatic scenery and breath-taking coastlines and the most amazing and unique encounters with wildlife. // 10 adventure filled days in beautiful @SouthAfricaANZ with @Gadventures (link in bio). xx #SouthAfrica #GAdventures

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