Picture this!

Picture this! Imagine a time when you picked up a camera; perhaps it was bought for you, or maybe you purchased it yourself. It may have been back in the day of film photography (analogue photography) or more recently a DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) camera. It may have been a simple point and shoot or something a little more complex. There are many makes and models to choose from. You take a few pictures which you think are pretty good (at the time). Your family and friends also tell you how much they like your pictures, and say things like “You should be a Photographer”. You are flattered naturally. You enjoy capturing moments in time, and at a certain point you think, “Hey, why not try my hand at Photography for real”. It could be fun, and who knows where it may lead? Does the scenario sound a little familiar with maybe a tweak here and there? This is how it sort of was for me.

I had always taken pictures, captured images and been mostly the one behind the lens. Capturing the holiday snaps, the children as they were growing up, the birthdays, the Christmases and any other what I thought were picture worthy occasions. In 2012 I purchased a really fabulous camera. A Canon 60d. I chose Canon because it was a make my Dad had liked and used. My Dad by the way was a a good amateur photographer in the days of film. He used to develop his own film as well. How clever is that! Anyway, getting back to my trusty Canon, the 60d was an excellent choice. It was I believe a mid entry level camera. I named it Penny Bright after a favourite childhood doll.  Actually, all my cameras both before and after the said 60d have been named Penny Bright. It was at this time that I left my former job and embarked on my photography journey for real.

Every journey begins with a single step! The step was taken and the journey began. Sometimes it’s about taking a leap of faith!

©  Liola Lee 2019

This post can also be seen on my website http://www.liolaphotographic.com where it was first posted yesterday. My photography journey has had ups and downs but I continue to love capturing anything that ignites my imagination. I plan on writing a few posts about my life behind the lens; the good, the bad and even the ugly. The image is of the equipment I had back in 2012.

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Malta

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© LiolaPhotographic 2019

Malta is a colourful city with many layers! Fabulous architecture, lovely people, and so much military history. I am currently trying to participate in this year’s NaNoWriMo so thought to post a picture here as a sort of filler to stay engaged with all you lovely people here on WordPress.

Hyena

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Hyena symbolism teaches us about balance and realising our own powers. Hyenas are social animals and community, or a sense of community is a big thing! They get a bad press in films such as Lion King but they are what they are! Family comes first, so they are pretty descent as far as I am concerned!! 

(Image captured at Colchester Zoo, Essex,  06/07/2019)

Lucky Ducks

 

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© LiolaPhotographic 2012

You have the resources to navigate your life! Be that mentor, guide or interpreter for others! Share your knowledge and have faith in your own abilities.
-Duck
It was pure luck that I captured this image! It really was a pure fluke! It is not great technically but as a composition and what it symbolises it is pretty awesome! I was really pleased anyway!

Daisy

1I7A0008-1Among other things Daisies are said to symbolise New Beginnings.  Just thought to share this image with you and wish you every success in any new ventures or projects that you may be starting!

Blessed be! 🙂

© Liola Lee 2019

Image captured during the Summer from Daisies growing in my garden