Our last night at the caravan was just what the Dr ordered.. Gale force winds, cold.. everything I needed to freshen me up as I'm full of girl-flu. I love the escapism we get from the caravan aka (mum & dad's) the time away from the bustle is sooo welcoming at only an hour away! Well while out photographing some stunning waves today the wind was that strong it literally took my breath away..
It was exactly like the sky dive I did a few years back, if you've ever done it then you know what I mean! I jumped out of the plane, strapped to somebody who had way more experience of flinging themselves out of planes!! And I just couldn't breath.. That was the most uncomfortable & scary part of the whole thing. It was like that today, the wind was that fierce, that only someone who knows Anglesey, knows what it's capable of. I literally fought to catch my breath & then fought to keep my camera as still as I possibly could to shoot some of my last Anglesey sea shots until the spring breaks.. It blew the cobwebs out!
Last night i came home from work a little stressed to say the least. I had a 45min drive home and in that time i'd played karaoke & exhausted my CD's.. yes i'm still old school & haven't connected my iphone up yet!.. in this time I'd started stewing about my life & choices. I had an interview booked Fri morning & now had mixed feelings. On the off-set it all seemed so cut & dry but i'd had a couple of niggles which had started to eat away at me. Luckily for me my better half is astute to my personality & could tell that something deeper than plain ol nagginess was wrong with me.. he cornered me & forced me to own up to my worries. I told him, then got upset, he gave me a big hug & told me he'd had a bad feeling about it & thinks that i'm making the right decision staying where i am. It felt like a big weight had instantly been lifted off my shoulders. I felt better instantly. I actually admitted to myself that my job works well for me alongside my photography, which is ultimately my goal & what i aspire to do & put all of my energy into! Time to focus on photography.
I got ready 8.30am this morning, got my camera equipment ready, i wanted to get some autumnal shots as the weather was perfect. It was clear & bright, we needed cat food so i decided to do a morning light shoot along the way. It was so nice to be out in the fresh air & i remember just thinking to myself that this is what i want to do more than anything. To develop my photography as-well as to someday become parents. Life choices bring you closer or further away to your dreams. I'd actually prayed for guidance before i spoke to Sion & he had then given me the answer. YJ
Well slowly but surely the colder weather and dark nights are creeping in. I love the autunm as it's the 3rd cycle in the year before it all finishes winter is here then it all starts again come spring. The colours are beautiful.. We're so lucky to experience all the four seasons in the UK even though we mainly complain about the dull and rainy days! Autumn has so much vibrancy & the possibility for magical shots.
I had the pleasure of Photographing a young girl named Georgia on Saturday, she wanted to dress as a fairy and looked every bit the fairy princess, even more so when she broke into a fighting stance & when I asked her who was her favourite fairy? Thinking maybe.. Tink? but her mum said ahh you've done it now.. she loves the pirate "fighting" fairy..! Whoops,, pretty girly fairy turned straight into, don't mess with me-fairy in a split second. Georgia was an absolute pleasure to photograph, she's got the makings of a top Milan model, a little natural in front of the camera.
Before arranging the shoot I checked the weather forcast online and it had promised sunshine for all of 2hrs in the afternoon., that was our slot. It all went well apart from a massive, huge, gigantic black cloud blocking the rays half way through but we patiently waited & we all said a spell for sunshine,, directed by Georgia, it worked! We had a lucky break in the clouds and managed to steal some shots with warm light.
A really enjoyable shoot! with a beautiful pirate princess fairy and her mum and dad!
Hocus pocus, abracadabra, let there be sunshine! NOW!..