"Sometimes you just need to pause.... breathe.... and live for the moment." - lovethispic
Welcome to November's Serenity Project. Seems like yesterday I was keying October's project and can hardly believe another month has come around again since then! Time passes so quickly and the older I get, the more I realise the importance of taking time to pause every now and then to appreciate the people and blessings in life whether in thought or deed. When I lose sight of these things or take them for-granted, I become disgruntled and life seems anything but serene! Somehow being grateful [or not being grateful] seems to affect my peace. "Gratitude transforms ordinary days into thanksgiving, routine jobs into joy, and changes ordinary jobs into blessings." - William A Ward. Next in the serenity circle this month is the very talented Susan from Susan Bahen Photography. Love viewing Susan's work and I know you will too. Please click here to enjoy some very be…
54/365 This was the sky in the west of Aberdeenshire this evening, just before it went completely black. The rich orange, red and gold tones looked amazing, whilst over in east, the sky was filled with blue and purple tones. Quite a colour fest! Just a pity the super moon remained hidden behind thick clouds.... was so looking forward to seeing it. Next super moon is on Sunday, 3rd December 2017; however, the next time a super moon is as close to the earth as it was last night (Monday 14th November 2016) will be 25th November 2034! Not long to wait then! 😁
It won't be long until the gorgeous warm autumn colours we've enjoyed this year finally disappear and are replaced with the cooler tones of winter. Thought I'd share a few favourite autumnal images captured throughout the season before we finally close the door on autumn 2016 and say,"hello winter!"
1. Embrace who you are as a photographer and realise that your work is unique and special to you. You may find that you are drawn to a certain type of photographers' work and even attempt to emulate their style (which is how most photographers learn), but there is always going to be a part of you that comes through in your images that says "YOU!" So don't be disappointed if your work doesn't look exactly like your favourite photographer - you have not read the same books, attended the same workshops or online courses, and nor have you had the same life experiences with all your personal likes / dislikes, etc., so little wonder your work is never going to be exactly the same.
I personally love light, bright and pastel-style photography, but my own shooting style does not suit such being deeper in tones and shadows. Once I accepted my work would never be light and airy (only took me two years!!!), I finally felt liberated to develop my own personal photography style…
43/365 Love creating scrapbook pages (original size = 12" x 12" or 8" x 8"). Scrapbooking is one of my favourite 'winter' hobbies. Could sit for hours in the evenings arranging all the fine details and putting them together to make beautiful family photo books. Ever since I was a child, I loved to work with colouring pens, glue, bits and bobs plus lots of coloured card creating things for friends and family.