Revisiting some of my favourite natural light portraits. This is Golden hour with Elz
Within you is the light of a thousand suns.
– Robert Adams
Location: Talacre beach
#photography #portrait #womanempowerment #feeling #naturallight #goldenhourlight #sunsetphotography📷 #sunsetportrait #sunsetportraits #mood #peace #soulconnection #portraitphotographers #northwalesportraits #northwalesphotography #talacre #talacrebeach
A picture may paint a thousand words, but what story does a blank canvas tell? That’s easy, whatever you choose!
I prefer to tell stories through pictures 📸 but if I could channel my inner Bob Ross, I’d paint a colorful abstract piece symbolizing our connection with each other and nature 🎨🌍🌿
Your life is a blank canvas... you get to choose what story to tell, so grab your paint brush and start painting! YL x (It's only the story of your life...) 😄💃🕺📸🌿
#expression #lockdown #creative #arts #inspired #naturallightphotography #nature
Who’s feeling brave today? Can you handle a reality check? How many things that you’ve moaned about today are part of the life you dreamed of yesterday? I know I’m guilty of taking for granted just how far I've come...
From starting at rock bottom an scraping to buy my camera and then learning how to actually use that camera. Hour upon hour of hard work.. long nights, commitment and dedication. The last 6xyears have seen some of the biggest changes to date in my life and now we face this recent COVID-19 virus outbreak. Absolutely everything has ground to a halt. (Or has it??..) Well 📸 the great thing about photography is that you can take it pretty much anywhere.
I have no sunset spring shoots to look forward too right now.. but there's always the Summertime! But you know what? Regardless of everything that's going on right now, one things fosho. Your life is so much bigger than this moment right now, but this moment can also be the biggest breakthrough in your life. It's all about perspective.
Taking stock and having that breather is in fact a God send. It teaches us that what we thought was important is not actually that important after all. So what is important? I guess it's important to trust the process and believe that in this moment of waiting, isolation and quarantine.. this is preparing you for something far greater than you ever anticipated.
All we need is perspective, friends! The little agonies are just a blip in the radar of the ecstasy that's coming!
Dreamers keep on dreamin..
Hustlers.. hustle (or.. just put your feet up for a min) tomorrow is still coming.
#skydreamin #photography #northwales #northwalesphotography #naturalworld #naturelovers #skyphotography #sky #clouds #atmosphere #environment #getinspired
Maybe, in light of all that's recently happening.. the most reassuring thing right now is knowing that if we manage to self isolate successfully then we can hope to get through this #COVID-19 pandemic as soon and as safely as humanly possible.
What are you doing to get through your days? Are you looking on the bright side right now or are you worried? How are you managing these recent major changes to lifestyle? Do you embrace it or do you hate every second?
I'm continuing to work Fulltime for Mencap Cymru in order to provide fulltime support for vulnerable adults with a learning disability. I'm part of a vast network of colleagues who join together to provide this quality healthcare service directly for vulnerable people and I'm privileged to join hands with all of the other key, vital industries which enable this country to keep ticking over.
The NHS I think we can all agree is on the absolute frontline and we all are so grateful of the fantastic work the NHS provides for each of us.
It's work as normal for me and i really wouldn't have it any other way. In these extreme times it really makes me so grateful that i work with such an amazing team and our manager is fully supportive as is the immediate local authority. We are together, united #togetherstronger
Are you continuing to work or are you recently learning how to navigate a recent work shutdown? What sector are you working in? Have you got any good thoughts about the situation we are currently facing? I'd love to know what you think in the comments. Yve xoxo 🙌
#managingcovid #covid_19 #covidepidemic #epidemic #covidvirus #coronaapocalypse
#coronaviruspandemic #light #lightupthedark #photography #northwales #northwalesphotography #beachdays #beachlandscape #lighthouse #lighthouses #lighthousesofinstagram
This’ll be fun: You’re taking a 6-month, solo vacation to a desert island to escape the Corona virus.
Pick a food, a drink and a single form of entertainment you’ll bring along!
I’ll start: I’m going with.. Avocados, malbec red wine an iTunes loaded with absolutely everything because music makes my life full an nothing goes better with all-day Avocado Malbec breakfast than an all-day dance party 🎶🎵
Ok, you go! What would you take to a deserted island? 🗺️ ⛅
Where you at, where you at? 🎶
#skiesthelimit #cloudscape #cloud9
#photography #northwales #nature #earth #atmosphere #environment #sky #ourearthisamazing #amazingsky #amazingview #fun #tellme #justplayin #share
I didn’t learn who Bob Goff was until recently and let me tell you, his practice of letting go of something every single Thursday that doesn’t serve him (like sugar, negative people, even his JOB) shows extreme commitment and courage. In the spirit of Bob Goff’s method, today... Sunday 1st March 2020 I’ll be saying peace out to overwhelm...
I’m sure it will be an adjustment, but I’m looking forward to pursuing my lifelong passion without confusion, negative self talk and wasted energy. Are you ready to let go of something, too?
Drop it in the comments so we can hold each other accountable! Life is so bigger than the things that may be holding you back. Carpe diem baby YL x
#peaceout #overwhelmed #overwhelm #saygoodbuytooverwhelm #sundaythoughts #doyou #movingfoward #mylifestory #lookafteryourheart #freedomis #letgoofwhatnolongerservesyou
What ignited my desire to pursue photography?
Well as I've said before.. I came across a photographer online wayyy back in around 2011, her name is Jasmine Star. She is now my coach and mentor and inspires me in a whole different arena. More business and development over aesthetic, although I love her style! It's clean and fresh. But wayy back when she used to shoot engagement sessions I came across her work then and you know.. something about her images then, they just moved me. I connected with them instantly.
They gave me a feeling of "possibility".. I saw creativity and I felt the mood and expression. Since then probably.. literally 100's of photographers and artists have inspired me, and I continue to find new works which open my eyes further.
That feeling I have when I view certain, different pieces of art or i find an artist I absolutely fall in love with and resonate with.. you can't describe the feeling, it just is. I knew.. back then then that my connection to visual art was real as it threw oxygen to the flame that was already burning inside me. I've been exploring that ever since.
Image after image, my skills have grown & blossomed. It didn't happen over night and as I learned to find my own eye, feel & mood.. I have felt more and more connected to what I'm doing. It's all about trial, error, growth & development and like I always say! It's all a work in progress.
But don't you love that about photography/art? No two pieces are ever the same but you do get series or bodies of work as you create you get to see them emerge over the weeks, months & years. What's your why?
Here's to finding your 🧿
Happy Monday friends! How are you creating and innovating today? 🕊
I aim to try and do one new thing each day.. I said aim! I mean I'm human, I sometimes don't reach my goals, but you know what? I aim too. (There's a quote there somewhere) 🌙🌌
Some days may be like that ⬆️ but you will ALWAYS have other days when your energy or time is much less restricted, so those are the days you can "get your things DONE".
We all have aims, goals, objectives, dreams & desires. So what can move you closer?
I work by the philosophy of doing just 1x thing which moves me closer to my goal. So that's like...
That 1x phone call you just need to make.
That 1x piece of research you just need to do. That 1x new connection you just made.
1x new inspiration for the day.
You get it.. "That one thing"
(so if we say "aim" to do just 1x thing each day.. then that's 366 (potential) new things this year! with this extra day this leap year)
366 potential new experiences..
366 potential new reasons for growth and development..
366 potential changes or support to your community or charity.
366 day of believing that the 🌍 is your oyster (because it IS)
Carpe diem baby.. 🙌
#mondaymotivation #photography #northwales #potential #stillirise
We are all on our own paths.. the path of self discovery, finding our spirituality, growing, learning and developing from life’s experiences. As one chapter ends another begins. That’s life. Gratitude is something I try and practice regularly, be it taking a deep and full breath of air, enjoying a shower or savouring some food there is always something to appreciate. Finding the light in everyday tasks I think leads to a real sense of happiness and it’s surprising how people get burned out, stressed out and are surrounded by frustration.
Finding the light is a state of being, a state where anger and frustration can’t touch you & your worries are absent for a time. Finding the light is finding your state of peace. Finding your balance in this high driven, competitive world.
In fact I read that; “Scientific research on stress and anxiety offers various perspectives. The increasing pace of life, rushed and competitive lifestyles mean that stress is an integral part of human life. A person in a state of adapting to stress shows behavioral defenses. This leads to changes in one’s cognitive processes and emotional landscape. Stress is a well-known contributor to mood, mental disorders, and suicide risk. Stress is a term often used synonymously with negative life experiences, or life events. The long persistence of an overloading condition, in this case, stress, ultimately leads to mental health disturbances or the appearance of disease”
So being in a state of stress is literally like a silent killer affecting multiple areas of your life. Personally I dipped in and out of self help books over my teens and 20’s. Learning colour therapy, crystal meanings, Reiki, angel readings and stories, learning meditation.. I had a deep love of native American ways, what captivated me was their connection to the earth and wildlife around them to a great spirit Wakan Tanka or Buddhism.. you name it I explored it.
So this long road of awakening was a gradual process for me of learning and exploring what i naturally gravitated towards. It wasn’t until I came back around full circle, back to my Christian roots that I started to feel a deeper peace and understanding. A deeper connection to God. God however that looks for you, be it a universal life force energy, or one of the many religious beliefs or maybe you have no belief at all! You know.. it really doesn’t matter. What matters is you staying authentic to your heart, mind and your soul. For me the world is more interesting with an array of beliefs. It’s the spice of life.. it makes things interesting an It makes people alluring. We are all complex and unique that’s what makes life so intriguing.
Embrace your light.. however that takes shape for you, whichever form it creates. It’s interesting.. boomshakalaka.
Hope you’re having a great week! YL
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💧 About 6,800 gallons of water is required to grow a day's food for a family of four. ...
💧 70% of the human brain is water. ...
💧 Children in the first 6 months of life consume seven times as much water per pound as the average Western adult.