Autumn Walk.

Autumn is definitely my favourite time of the year to go out for adventurous walks. I love how it’s that perfect weather. It isn’t too hot, nor is it too cold… It’s just right. Autumn is just perfect for exploring and for enjoying a good walk with friends or family (or with anyone). I love wearing comfy and cosy clothing around this time of year as I feel like it compliments the weather exactly. Autumn walks mean stepping on crunchy fallen orange leaves and hunting for the biggest conkers.

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img_1592 img_1354On Sunday’s I generally stay inside to revise and keep up with my university work. I had been working very hard, this morning and afternoon and needed a bit of fresh air, so Hannah (my friend) and I decided it would be a good idea for us to go on an autumn walk and explore the back streets of Winchester that we hadn’t been to before. We didn’t go out for long, just over an hour, but it was enough for me to clear my head after all the work I have been doing.

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Autumn walks are a great opportunity to capture some beautiful shots, especially of nature and of course, of each other. Hannah and I are like each other’s photographers which is perfect because we are both bloggers and as you know getting photographs can be difficult. We had a lot of fun this evening and actually came up with names for our cameras… We have Carol (Hannah‘s camera) and Carl (my camera). I definitely recommend taking your camera, tablet or phone with you with you whenever you decide or plan to go for an autumn walk as you never know what you might see. It is always good to capture the unexpected.

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Photography Is More Than Just A Picture.

To me, photography is more than just a picture. It’s a unique and personal creative piece of art, more importantly, an art which is captured in the present. My love for photography has grown drastically over the past year, after purchasing one of my most valued possessions (a Canon 1300D DSLR camera).

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Photo was taken by Hannah

For today’s post, I have decided to share with you the reasons why I love photography and how it inspires me on a daily basis. Photography can be used in many ways, not just for its obvious purpose, to take a photo, but in a way that changes your perception about the world that we live in. Photography changes the way you see things, in the sense of, are we really seeing what we think we are seeing. I’ve had moments of capturing something beautiful and after looking back at it, I’ve realised that what I thought I saw wasn’t actually what I captured in the photograph. It is interesting to see how our eyes can show something completely different to the camera lens.

 

 

Photography is about capturing the beauty of life through a lens which is definitely one of my main reasons for pursuing what I love to do. It isn’t until you notice the details in a photograph to see how beautiful the world really is. Moments like these do not last forever and no matter how great we are at remembering these beautiful sights, there are times when we could potentially forget all our treasured memories. This is one of my biggest fears which is why I like to store all of my photographs, not just for personal development, but also as a reminder of the fascinating photographs I’ve taken.

 

I use photography on a daily basis as a way to express myself and at times to tell a story which is difficult to put into words. You may or may not know, but I love to explore new places and going on adventurous walks to capture different unique photographs. Photography means the absolute world to me. My passion grows and grows every day which is why I love sharing all of my photographs on my social media.

Life is like a camera. Focus on what’s important, capture the good times, develop from the negatives and if you fail… take another shot.  

Why do you love photography?

Pumpkin Picking.

I can’t explain to you enough, how excited I am to be writing this post. I have always wanted to go pumpkin picking, but unfortunately, I’ve never had the chance too. I decided that I really wanted to go to a pumpkin patch, literally yesterday, so I decided to have a look online for the closest one to me. It was a lot easier than I thought as I came across one just before Southampton called Sunnyfields Farm. It was quite fortunate really, as they normally just do the regular fruit and vegetables which is why they had made a separate space, further up the road, for all the pumpkins. I didn’t really know what to expect as I have never been to one before, but of course, I had visions of what I expected it to look like.

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I was surprised actually by the number of pumpkins left considering it is now the 28th October. I mean, there wasn’t any colourful or unusual ones in the fields, but there was still plenty to choose from. I had a vision of what it would look like and that I would see a lot of pumpkins in rows and rows, just like the photos I have seen from American pumpkin patches. Of course, it wasn’t going to be exact, but there were some rows within the field. I think it was such a great idea how they had a pumpkin picking option indoors as well as outside because as you can notice from the photos, there was definitely grey clouds over us.

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I had so much fun going pumpkin picking with Kevin for the first time and we both very much enjoyed it. It was lovely to be able to hunt for your perfect pumpkin and to be able to look at all the different colours, sizes and shapes which you don’t get to see in the supermarkets. I definitely 100% recommend going to a pumpkin patch. You will have so much fun and it’s a great way to spend time with friends or family.

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I had so much fun today as you can see from these photographs. I can’t believe it took me 21 years to go to a pumpkin patch. I will definitely be going next year. If you have been to be a pumpkin patch, comment below and let me know on your experiences. Now is the best part… time to see what pumpkins we actually bought. The prices are really good, especially for the farm that we went to. We got a total of 7 pumpkins which cost £15 – obviously the size of the pumpkin will determine the cost. These are all the pumpkins that we choose. LET’S GET CARVING!!!!!

Thank you so much for popping back onto my blog. I hope you enjoyed reading this little post and love seeing all the photographs. I will now be uploading posts every Sunday and Wednesday at 6pm. Don’t forget to give me some ideas as to what I should post during Blogmas. Have a great week everyone.

 

The Autumn Look I Can’t Stop Wearing.

Hey there, welcome back to my blog. I hope you are doing very well and have had an awesome week.

I’ve been making a lot of purchases recently, on some very cosy knitted jumpers that are perfect for this autumn weather. I’ve noticed something very special about this one which I just can’t stop wearing. It is just so thick and cosy and I absolutely love it. It is such a beautiful colour which is perfect for autumn, especially capturing all those autumnal photographs.

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The whole outfit, except the shoes, is from Primark which as you know is super cheap for purchasing seasonal clothes. The jumper was £10 and the blue skinny jeans were £6. Primark is just great for buying the essentials for all seasons, especially if you don’t want to spend a lot of money. I absolutely love Primark and a majority of the time, the quality of their stock is remarkable. I 100% recommend going into Primark to purchase some of their knitted jumpers as they are just brilliant. I love them so much! My boots are from Timberland which was purchased as a gift for my 19th Birthday… my goodness, that sounds so long ago. These have lasted me for almost 3 years and are always perfect for this time of year to keep my feet warm.

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You know me, I love wearing clothes that are simple and comfy. As well as, the ones that look like you have made a bit of effort. This just sums me up and I am absolutely loving it. I decided to match this with my favourite go-to autumnal makeup routine which you can view just here:

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How To Relax After A Long Day?

As you may or may not know, I am a full-time university student who works part-time, as well as trying to build a freelance photography business which can be exhausting on busy days. This is a lot, I KNOW! I do like to keep myself very busy. I love studying, I love working, I love photography, I love exploring and I love to work on new projects.

For a few weeks now, I have been feeling exhausted, literally, every day is starting to feel draining to the point where I have no energy to go to the gym or to do anything that interests me. When I am at the point of being exhausted, my mood drops followed by my motivation. I have been trying to change this and work with the fact that I am exhausted, but at the same time, I still want to do things and more importantly relax – to rest up for the next busy day. Here are my best tips for having a relaxed evening as well as chilling out to prepare you for another busy day.

Go For A Walk

I have noticed that a slow stroll is a perfect way to think about things as well as staying relaxed. If I am worked up, stressed or mad, I usually take myself and my headphones and go for a walk. I think that fresh air is always good for everyone, especially if you work indoors and go home straight away as you will find that probably because of this is why you have no motivation. I would normally go for a walk to town, perhaps to a shop to buy something and treat myself like chocolate or ice cream or I would take a new route to my keep my mind active.

Take A Warm Shower/Bath 

Yep, this is up there with my things to do. This does sound pretty obvious, but I think that sometimes I forget how much I enjoy a nice hot bath. Usually, I would shower in the morning and evening, however, I think that a nice hot bath, with a bath bomb, is a perfect way to relax. You could even put some music on and light some candles. Doing something like this once in a while is really beneficial because it is a way to treat yourself, as well as do something that you aren’t used to as you will enjoy the moment and hopefully feel relaxed.

Write/Start Something New

One of the best things that I find relaxing is writing, especially blog posts that interest me greatly as it puts me in a good mood. This makes me feel like I have done something productive and beneficial. I find that doing something that interests me in the evening is a great way to unwind, even if it doesn’t turn out great. If you aren’t a blogger then I 100% recommend you to start something new. Whether if that is: starting a blog, writing a story/script, keeping a journal, playing games, drawing or even reading. These are all great for the mind and will make you feel productive which will keep you motivated. Sometimes good things will happen and sometimes they won’t, but you can always go back to them and practise. Personally, I love to edit photographs, play games and write/plan blog posts. By doing all these things, I am keeping my mind active, staying motivated and keeping myself busy.

Watch A DVD Or YouTube Videos

The very last thing I normally do to help with unwinding and to keep me relaxed is by watching a film/TV programme on Netflix or by watching YouTubers. Whichever you prefer is great! I love watching Saffron Barker, Brad Mondo and Mark Ferris which is great because I have plenty of choice and plenty of videos to watch. I would normally put one of these on, especially when I am eating dinner or having a little break from writing and planning blog posts.

These are just some of the things that I love to do and always help me to stay relaxed. Let me know if you already do these things and if they help you. Also, if you are going to give these a try then please let me know how you feel afterwards. Perhaps, I am just a busy bee LOL. I love being productive and doing things at all times because I love to make the most of out my days. I hope you enjoyed reading this little post. If you have any ideas that you would like me to do in the next coming months, please do not hesitate to let me know. Thank you so much for visiting my little blog.