Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Photo-Heart Connection - June



It was a year ago that I took my first photography workshop at these beautiful gardens (the Medicine Gardens in Surrey).  Armed with a fairly new dslr that I hadn't read the manual for (of course!) and some very gappy information gleaned from an attempt at self-teaching from a book, I arrived hoping to come out a bit wiser about my camera and the ambition to take 'slightly better shots' of my family.  I didn't realise at the time quite how much it would be a springboard for me to develop and explore a passion for photography. 


This photo was taken on my iphone when I revisited these gardens a couple of weeks ago.  It's amazing how a place can jog such strong memories and associations.  Beautiful in themselves,  I will always associate these gardens with the jump start my creativity needed and the beginning of my adventures in photography.


You can read my original post on the gardens and workshop here.




14 comments:

  1. How lovely to have this as a reminder, so glad you were inspired then & still are now.

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  2. I love revisiting places that invoke such wonderful memories. Great pick for PHC.

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  3. This is a lovely shot. I love all of the colors and textures.
    How nice to be able to revisit the place that gave your creativity the jumpstart it needed.

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  4. Isn't it wonderful how a place can imprint its memories on you forever? Your blog is so lovely! Your photography is beautiful and your "blog voice" is honest and warm. So glad I visited!

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  5. This is wonderful Becs, and what a perfect Photo-Heart connection!
    Happy Wednesday to you!

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  6. So nice to re-visit the place where your passion for photography started! I love the two-tone brickwork! It's amazing how things like hobbies and passions come about and how they grow on us as we learn more about them!

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  7. Lovely shot! I love the symetry and the gorgeous flowers! What a great image that reminded you of where your journey began!

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  8. How wonderful to re-visit the start of it all - the beginning of your ventures into photography. I continually return to the campus where I took my photography courses - am still inspired by its architecture. Love the balanced framing of this shot - such great depth as we are pulled into the image through the welcoming door and into the gardens beyond.

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  9. Beautifully composed...looks like a place where I could return to again and again. I so enjoyed reading this connection and seeing a bit of how your journey started.

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  10. How lovely to revisit an important place in your journey of creative expression! Your photo is wonderful -- I love how the frames draw you into the center. Great choice for the photo-heart connection!

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  11. wow, what a lovely place.

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  12. Amazing photo-heart connection, I can relate to your sentiments as taking photos has been a wonderful find in my life. Lovely place and beautiful shot

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  13. It's fun to find a strong memory like this! I love that this image represents the beginning of an amazing adventure for you in photography. Thank you for sharing in the Photo-Heart Connection!

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  14. Beautifully captured... through these doors you've found light!

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