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Welcome on my blog! I’m a Dutch LL.M. student, in love with photography, salsa and traveling the world with my camera.

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• Happy sunday y’all 💛 // A quick life-update: your girl started working this week! After having enjoyed some time off after I handed in my thesis, I’ve been busy applying for jobs. As some of you know, it can be quite a tiring process, so staying motivated is key. I recently happened to stumble upon a really nice company and after a view interviews, I received a job offer! A new chapter of my life has started now, and I’m looking forward to all the good things & exciting challenges it will bring 😊 • | Leiden, The Netherlands
• Gloomy days in the city.. ☁️ // So how I created this: Step 1. Search for a nice spot where you can capture some movement (in this case: the birds were my models🐦). Step 2. Turn on the slo-motion setting for the camera on your phone. Step 3. Wait for the perfect moment, hold your phone steady & start recording! I really enjoy shooting this way, since it makes it seem like a picture is actually coming to life ☺️ • | Amsterdam, The Netherlands
• Nothing above this. ❤️ • | Brouwersgracht, Amsterdam
• Changing colors.. 🍃😌 // Last week, I’ve commited myself to a ‘social media detox’. That’s right: for seven days I voluntarily deleted Facebook, Instagram & Snapchat from my phone. The main reason? I was spending too much time on social media in my opinion, and I was curious if this little experiment would have any positive effects. After going through some withdrawal during the first few days (what to do during those super boring moments 🤔), I realized I had a lot of time left for more relevant activities & I wasn’t easily distracted anymore. It’s crazy to realize how much time we spend staring at our screens nowadays. Last week was definitely an eye-opener for me. Have you ever tried something similar or are you using certain apps to track your phone usage? Curious to know! • | Leiden, The Netherlands
• Into the forest... 🍁😌 // In my opinion, Autumn is the best season for long strolls in the forest. There’s just something magical about the ocean of golden brown leaves 💛 | Leidse Hout, Leiden
• As some of guys probably have seen in my IG-stories, my graduation ceremony took place this week. 🎓 In September, I already knew I obtained my LL.M. degree, but after Tuesday it finally feels official. Thank you all for the heart-warming messages & support ❤️ It’s time for a new chapter in my life! And ofc, I’ll keep taking pictures, since it’s one of the things that make me most happy 😊• | Clingendael, Den Haag

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Autumn… probably my favourite season to go out and explore some lovely nature spots in Holland! During the last couple of weeks, I visited three forests. One of them was het Leidse Hout, a small forest I used to visit quite often when I was in high school. We usually played football in a big open field, or would go for a run. Re-visiting the forest after many years definitely brought back some memories.  It’s a great place for a short stroll and what I especially love about this place are the deers & tea house…

Capturing the autumn colors here was a blast. I loved the fact that some trees were still super green, whereas others showed off their golden brown leaves in full glory. The combination of both give the pictures an interesting touch!

“I can smell autumn dancing in the breeze. The sweet chill of pumpkin        & crisp sunburnt leaves”

Lots of love,

Manisha 

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