Gavin Davidson

@gavin.jd

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📸 i like taking pictures of the world i see around me. 📩 gavin.davidson@magnetism.agency macro @magnified.jd portraits @portraits.jd
Reflections and shadows.
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What to post next? I struggle a lot with this lately - do you? ⠀⠀
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#nightphotographer #nightwalkers #nightadventures #nightphotography #nightphotos #nights_dreamworld #bokeh_addicts #bokeh_and_blur #bokeh_bliss #bokehphotofan #bokehphotography #bokehlicious #bokehkillers #abstractphotoart #abstractphotographer #johannesburgphotographer #thevisualgrams #artofvisuals #gameoftones #rain #canonsa ⠀3 days agoDownload
Reflections and shadows.
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What to post next? I struggle a lot with this lately - do you? ⠀⠀
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#nightphotographer #nightwalkers #nightadventures #nightphotography #nightphotos #nights_dreamworld #bokeh_addicts #bokeh_and_blur #bokeh_bliss #bokehphotofan #bokehphotography #bokehlicious #bokehkillers #abstractphotoart #abstractphotographer #johannesburgphotographer #thevisualgrams #artofvisuals #gameoftones #rain #canonsa ⠀3 days agoDownload
Reflections and shadows.
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What to post next? I struggle a lot with this lately - do you? ⠀⠀
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#nightphotographer #nightwalkers #nightadventures #nightphotography #nightphotos #nights_dreamworld #bokeh_addicts #bokeh_and_blur #bokeh_bliss #bokehphotofan #bokehphotography #bokehlicious #bokehkillers #abstractphotoart #abstractphotographer #johannesburgphotographer #thevisualgrams #artofvisuals #gameoftones #rain #canonsa ⠀3 days agoDownload
I should write some cheesy-motivational Instagram post about transformation here - I’m only kidding. The story behind this image is actually straightforward. ⠀
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This is a citrus swallowtail, or Christmas butterfly - Papilio demodocus. The caterpillars eat citrus leaves before they pupate. ⠀
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I see a lot of them, especially now in summer when they are breeding. If you’re living in South Africa you probably have too. ⠀

But they hardly ever sit still so they are difficult to photograph - I’ve been trying for 2 years. ⠀
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To get this image I had to leopard crawl through a few cycads to position myself to photograph it. Cycad leaves have needle-like points. I got jabbed a few times in my right leg, some drew blood. ⠀
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But in the end I think the pain was worth it 😆⠀ 🐛🍊🦋 🇿🇦⠀
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#agameoftones #createexplore #thecreativeshots #eclectic_shots #creativetones #natureunplugged #nature_brilliance #allthingsofbeauty_ #lovelynatureshots #whywelovenature #butterfliesofinstagram #butterflies🦋 #butterflieseverywhere #butterfliesoftheworld #butterflylove #butterfly_hdr #butterfliesofig #beinspired #dontgiveup #personalgrowth #workatit #canonsa #pretoria #thswane  #exploresouthafrica⠀20 days agoDownload
One of my favourite sunsets ever!⠀⠀
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#byesun #sunsetlover🌅 #sunsetcolours #beautifulsunsets #sunsetsofinstagram #puresunsetmadness #sunsetpics #igtones #createandexplore #creativetones #artofvisuals #gameoftones #igtones #canonsa #photooftheday_sa #85mm #pretoriavibes #tshwane #southafricathroughmyeyes #pretoria ⠀
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⠀22 days agoDownload
Here are a few pictures of the Martin Brothers’ superb tribute to Neil Young, performed @jarrbarpta , a great venue for some of the best live music in the country. ⠀
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I don’t consider myself a #bandphotographer , well, I suppose I like taking pictures of pretty much anything, and when you are shooting with a lens like the @sigmaphoto_sa 85mm F1.4 Art series lens, then why not? ⠀
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I’m in love with this piece of glass - I can’t put it down. Everywhere I go I have it with me. This is my second @sigmaphoto_sa lens that I’ve used and I’m impressed again. ⠀
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This was my first attempt at photographing a live band. What do you guys think? ⠀
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Long live rock 'n’ roll 😝⠀⠀
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#rockandrollband #liveperformance #supportlocalmusic #exploringmycity #livetoexplore #hometowntourist #cityscene #rockpics #bandphotos #bandphotography #concertphotography #85mm #pretoria #tshwane #pretoriavibes ⠀
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⠀25 days agoDownload
Here are a few pictures of the Martin Brothers’ superb tribute to Neil Young, performed @jarrbarpta , a great venue for some of the best live music in the country. ⠀
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I don’t consider myself a #bandphotographer , well, I suppose I like taking pictures of pretty much anything, and when you are shooting with a lens like the @sigmaphoto_sa 85mm F1.4 Art series lens, then why not? ⠀
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I’m in love with this piece of glass - I can’t put it down. Everywhere I go I have it with me. This is my second @sigmaphoto_sa lens that I’ve used and I’m impressed again. ⠀
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This was my first attempt at photographing a live band. What do you guys think? ⠀
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Long live rock 'n’ roll 😝⠀⠀
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🎶 🎸🔥⠀
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#rockandrollband #liveperformance #supportlocalmusic #exploringmycity #livetoexplore #hometowntourist #cityscene #rockpics #bandphotos #bandphotography #concertphotography #85mm #pretoria #tshwane #pretoriavibes ⠀
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⠀25 days agoDownload
Here are a few pictures of the Martin Brothers’ superb tribute to Neil Young, performed @jarrbarpta , a great venue for some of the best live music in the country. ⠀
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I don’t consider myself a #bandphotographer , well, I suppose I like taking pictures of pretty much anything, and when you are shooting with a lens like the @sigmaphoto_sa 85mm F1.4 Art series lens, then why not? ⠀
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I’m in love with this piece of glass - I can’t put it down. Everywhere I go I have it with me. This is my second @sigmaphoto_sa lens that I’ve used and I’m impressed again. ⠀
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This was my first attempt at photographing a live band. What do you guys think? ⠀
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Long live rock 'n’ roll 😝⠀⠀
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🎶 🎸🔥⠀
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#rockandrollband #liveperformance #supportlocalmusic #exploringmycity #livetoexplore #hometowntourist #cityscene #rockpics #bandphotos #bandphotography #concertphotography #85mm #pretoria #tshwane #pretoriavibes ⠀
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⠀25 days agoDownload
Here are a few pictures of the Martin Brothers’ superb tribute to Neil Young, performed @jarrbarpta , a great venue for some of the best live music in the country. ⠀
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I don’t consider myself a #bandphotographer , well, I suppose I like taking pictures of pretty much anything, and when you are shooting with a lens like the @sigmaphoto_sa 85mm F1.4 Art series lens, then why not? ⠀
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I’m in love with this piece of glass - I can’t put it down. Everywhere I go I have it with me. This is my second @sigmaphoto_sa lens that I’ve used and I’m impressed again. ⠀
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This was my first attempt at photographing a live band. What do you guys think? ⠀
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Long live rock 'n’ roll 😝⠀⠀
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🎶 🎸🔥⠀
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#rockandrollband #liveperformance #supportlocalmusic #exploringmycity #livetoexplore #hometowntourist #cityscene #rockpics #bandphotos #bandphotography #concertphotography #85mm #pretoria #tshwane #pretoriavibes ⠀
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⠀25 days agoDownload
Here are a few pictures of the Martin Brothers’ superb tribute to Neil Young, performed @jarrbarpta , a great venue for some of the best live music in the country. ⠀
⠀
I don’t consider myself a #bandphotographer , well, I suppose I like taking pictures of pretty much anything, and when you are shooting with a lens like the @sigmaphoto_sa 85mm F1.4 Art series lens, then why not? ⠀
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I’m in love with this piece of glass - I can’t put it down. Everywhere I go I have it with me. This is my second @sigmaphoto_sa lens that I’ve used and I’m impressed again. ⠀
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This was my first attempt at photographing a live band. What do you guys think? ⠀
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Long live rock 'n’ roll 😝⠀⠀
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🎶 🎸🔥⠀
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#rockandrollband #liveperformance #supportlocalmusic #exploringmycity #livetoexplore #hometowntourist #cityscene #rockpics #bandphotos #bandphotography #concertphotography #85mm #pretoria #tshwane #pretoriavibes ⠀
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⠀25 days agoDownload
Here are a few pictures of the Martin Brothers’ superb tribute to Neil Young, performed @jarrbarpta , a great venue for some of the best live music in the country. ⠀
⠀
I don’t consider myself a #bandphotographer , well, I suppose I like taking pictures of pretty much anything, and when you are shooting with a lens like the @sigmaphoto_sa 85mm F1.4 Art series lens, then why not? ⠀
⠀
I’m in love with this piece of glass - I can’t put it down. Everywhere I go I have it with me. This is my second @sigmaphoto_sa lens that I’ve used and I’m impressed again. ⠀
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This was my first attempt at photographing a live band. What do you guys think? ⠀
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Long live rock 'n’ roll 😝⠀⠀
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🎶 🎸🔥⠀
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#rockandrollband #liveperformance #supportlocalmusic #exploringmycity #livetoexplore #hometowntourist #cityscene #rockpics #bandphotos #bandphotography #concertphotography #85mm #pretoria #tshwane #pretoriavibes ⠀
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⠀25 days agoDownload
I haven’t posted in awhile for a reason. ⠀⠀
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A few weeks ago I was going through my @Adobe @lightroom catalogue, scrolling through my photos to find an image to work on. I was scrolling and scrolling when I realised I was bored with pretty much most of them🤭⠀⠀
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Not in a negative sense where I was putting myself down or anything like that, but they just didn’t inspire me to want to do anything with them. ⠀⠀
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I thought about it for a bit. I had been using the same process for some time now. I had hit a plateau. Time to learn some new stuff! ⠀⠀
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So for the last 2 weeks I’ve been coming to grips with some new editing techniques in @photoshop. And it’s opened up a whole new creative door to me. ⠀⠀
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I’m enjoying the process of taking photos and sharing them here - it’s exciting for me again. ⠀
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I believe it’s important to learn new techniques and methods if you want to grow, in whatever it is that you’re doing. ⠀
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If you’re feeling stuck, it may be a good time to take on a new challenge. ⠀⠀
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#beinspired #inspireddaily #personalgrowth #letsbegreat #yourpath #workatit #artofvisuals #fujifilmglobal #natureunplugged #nature_brilliance #allthingsofbeauty_ #landscape_love #earthshotz #splendid_view #landscape_views #landscapecollection #landscapephotography #landscapes #landscapesofinstagram #magoebaskloof #travelsouthafrica #travellingsouthafrica #exploresouthafrica #visitsouthafrica #discoverearth #roamtheplanet #welivetoexplore #forestlovers ⠀3 months agoDownload
Sunday afternoon down by the river.⠀
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#downbytheriver #explorewhereyoulive #downbytheriverside #exploreyourbackyard #beautifuloutdoors #sunnyafternoon ⠀
#magaliesburg #magaliesberg #magalies #discovernature #lovelynatureshots #whywelovenature #outsideculture #discoverearth #keepexploring #neverstopexploring #worldcaptures #wonderful_place #beinspired⠀
#travelsouthafrica #travellingsouthafrica #exploresouthafrica #visitsouthafrica #fujifilmglobal4 months agoDownload
I loved staying in this cabin. Secluded from the city for a few days with incredible views all around us.⠀
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#magaliesburg #magaliesberg #magalies ⠀
#sunrise_shotz #sunrise_pics ⠀
#cabins #cabinstyle #cabinvibes #cabindiaries ⠀
#discover_earth #discovernature #lovelynatureshots #whywelovenature #outsideculture #discoverearth #keepexploring #neverstopexploring #worldcaptures #wonderful_place #beinspired⠀
#neverstopexploring #livetoexplore #newadventures #exploretheworld⠀
#travelsouthafrica #travellingsouthafrica #exploresouthafrica #visitsouthafrica ⠀4 months agoDownload
I loved staying in this cabin. Secluded from the city for a few days with incredible views all around us.⠀
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#magaliesburg #magaliesberg #magalies ⠀
#sunrise_shotz #sunrise_pics ⠀
#cabins #cabinstyle #cabinvibes #cabindiaries ⠀
#discover_earth #discovernature #lovelynatureshots #whywelovenature #outsideculture #discoverearth #keepexploring #neverstopexploring #worldcaptures #wonderful_place #beinspired⠀
#neverstopexploring #livetoexplore #newadventures #exploretheworld⠀
#travelsouthafrica #travellingsouthafrica #exploresouthafrica #visitsouthafrica ⠀4 months agoDownload
I loved staying in this cabin. Secluded from the city for a few days with incredible views all around us.⠀
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#magaliesburg #magaliesberg #magalies ⠀
#sunrise_shotz #sunrise_pics ⠀
#cabins #cabinstyle #cabinvibes #cabindiaries ⠀
#discover_earth #discovernature #lovelynatureshots #whywelovenature #outsideculture #discoverearth #keepexploring #neverstopexploring #worldcaptures #wonderful_place #beinspired⠀
#neverstopexploring #livetoexplore #newadventures #exploretheworld⠀
#travelsouthafrica #travellingsouthafrica #exploresouthafrica #visitsouthafrica ⠀4 months agoDownload
I loved staying in this cabin. Secluded from the city for a few days with incredible views all around us.⠀
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#magaliesburg #magaliesberg #magalies ⠀
#sunrise_shotz #sunrise_pics ⠀
#cabins #cabinstyle #cabinvibes #cabindiaries ⠀
#discover_earth #discovernature #lovelynatureshots #whywelovenature #outsideculture #discoverearth #keepexploring #neverstopexploring #worldcaptures #wonderful_place #beinspired⠀
#neverstopexploring #livetoexplore #newadventures #exploretheworld⠀
#travelsouthafrica #travellingsouthafrica #exploresouthafrica #visitsouthafrica ⠀4 months agoDownload
I loved staying in this cabin. Secluded from the city for a few days with incredible views all around us.⠀
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#magaliesburg #magaliesberg #magalies ⠀
#sunrise_shotz #sunrise_pics ⠀
#cabins #cabinstyle #cabinvibes #cabindiaries ⠀
#discover_earth #discovernature #lovelynatureshots #whywelovenature #outsideculture #discoverearth #keepexploring #neverstopexploring #worldcaptures #wonderful_place #beinspired⠀
#neverstopexploring #livetoexplore #newadventures #exploretheworld⠀
#travelsouthafrica #travellingsouthafrica #exploresouthafrica #visitsouthafrica ⠀4 months agoDownload
I’m definitely not a morning person. It takes me awhile to get my day going. ⠀⠀
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Sometimes I think I should be getting out of bed at sunrise. ⠀⠀
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But I’m such a big snoozer 🤪⠀
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What about you? ⠀
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#magaliesburg #magaliesberg #magalies ⠀
#sunrise_shotz #sunrise_pics ⠀
#discover_earth #discovernature #lovelynatureshots #whywelovenature #outsideculture #discoverearth #keepexploring #neverstopexploring #worldcaptures #wonderful_place #beinspired⠀
#neverstopexploring #livetoexplore #newadventures #exploretheworld⠀
#travelsouthafrica #travellingsouthafrica #exploresouthafrica #visitsouthafrica #fujifilmglobal #artofvisuals #gramslayers4 months agoDownload
Last weekend I got to spend a few days with my gorgeous wife @enchantedbychrista in the most beautiful location. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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She found the perfect getaway for us in the Magaliesberg to celebrate our 3 year anniversary - and it was also my birthday! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I couldn’t have wished for a better gift. Thanks my ❤️, I can’t wait to return here in the summer. ⠀⠀⠀
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I look forward to discovering new places and going on more adventures with you.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#mybestfriend #mybestfriendever #selfie #selfieselfieselfie #soulmatewifey ⠀⠀⠀
#neverstopexploring #livetoexplore #exploretheworld #newadventures⠀⠀⠀
#travelphotography #travelgrams #travelholic #travellingram #exploretheworld #traveljunkie #letsgosomewhere #adventureseeker #adventureseekers #traveler #travelgram #travelling #travellers #traveladdict #travelpics⠀⠀⠀
#travelsouthafrica #travellingsouthafrica #exploresouthafrica #visitsouthafrica ⠀⠀⠀
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A Gaudy Commodore (Precis Octavia) feeding on a Protea, South Africa’s national flower. ⠀
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#travelsouthafrica #travellingsouthafrica #exploresouthafrica #visitsouthafrica ⠀
#butterflies #butterfliesofinstagram #butterflies🦋 #butterflieseverywhere #butterfliesoftheworld #butterflylove #butterfly_hdr #butterfliesofig #drakensbergmountains #drakensberg #northerndrakensberg #9vaga_naturemiracles9 #pocket_nature #natureaddictsun #nature_brilliance #nb_nature_brilliance #allkindsofnature #allthingsofbeauty_⠀
#naturelover_gr #artofvisuals⠀4 months agoDownload
Playtime...⠀⠀
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Go on, get out there and have some fun!
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#playtime #playtimeisthebesttime #playtimeisanytime #playtimefun ⠀
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#portraits #portraits_vision #topportraits #portraits_mf #portrait_mood #portraitshots #moment #portraitperfection #igportrait #portraitoftheday #withhumans #instaportrait #portrait_shots #portraitsociety #portraitpage ⠀
#discoverportraits #bestportraitgallery #earthportraits #PortraitGames #ig_muse #portrait_legit ⠀4 months agoDownload
Dear colours of summer...⠀
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I miss you. ⠀
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#coloursofsummer #beautifulsummer #thinkingofsummer #winteristillloveyou #pretoriaeast #summerdays☀️#happycolours⠀
#summercolours #winterlove #discovernature #outdoortones #lovesummer #pretoria #thevisualcollective #igtones #summeriscoming #blossoms #bloom #flowersofinstagram #flowermagic #agameoftones #depthobsessed #summer5 months agoDownload