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Outdoors is where I take the majority of all my photos. I’ve always loved animals and nature since I was small, and I even wanted to be a vet for a few years. I always feel at my most natural when I’m outdoors, especially in my parents’ garden.
I love my parents’ garden. When we first moved in it was a green lawn with some trees against the back fence. Now it manages to keep the perfect balance of a beautiful jungle. It’s the thing that receives the most compliments in the house, which is mainly down to my Mum’s (and also my Dad’s) brilliant green fingers. When I was young I spent all my spare time in the garden, playing with the cats in the lush paradise. I can only imagine how amazing it must be for them! A space to prowl around in which is both wild and safe, with lovely warm sheds and greenhouses to sleep in. And not only is it a beautiful jungle, it also has a pond! Ponds are things of endless entertainment for cats and people. There’re so many living things in there; and when it’s sunny and the water’s clear I could sit all day watching the little eco system in there.
My favourite time of year for outdoor photography is the Spring and Summer. This is the easiest time of year to take photos full of warmth and life, which are instantly aesthetically pleasing. When there’s a sunny day at my parent’s house and I have nothing to do, I love nothing more than to go out into the garden and take pictures.
But this isn’t to say that I don’t also love Autumn and Winter! Autumn has such lovely warm reds and chocolate browns, it’s the perfect time of year for going up onto the Ranges to take photos of mushrooms and autumnal trees.
But for me winter is the hardest month for positive, happy photography. Things often appear dead and drab, not bursting with life like the other months. But when there’s crisp white snow and icicles, things become much easier. Everything looks clean and white like it’s just come out of a Bambi, and of course, everything looks deliciously Christmassy.