The Journey Begins…

Over the last few days people have contacted me to express their surprise that I am “doing nature”  !!

Most people “know me” if I am known (which I very much doubt) for being a Creative (not a proper photographer) but it’s not always been that way.

I began my photographic journey (don’t you hate that phrase) back in 2007 when I bought my first DSLR camera and joined a local photographic club. It’s hard to believe that I didn’t find out about competitions until mid 2008 …. but once I did I was totally hooked.

My first images were very much based around people and mostly mono – which is a surprise as I don’t do many mono images these days. Here are a few of them …

2Total-Boredom            3-Holding-Court      Agony-&-Ecstasy


Cheers        3-Lonely-Lunch    The-winning-hand




I attempted nature…

7Great-Crested-Grebe-On-Nest        8Canada-Goose-Wing-Stretching    JoanBlease%2-Female--Mallard-In-Flight


I also didn’t find out about Photoshop until mid 2008 but when I did WOW did I enjoy the whole process of learning how powerful it was.  I learned about layers and composites and here are my very first attempts…. don’t laugh


JoanBlease%4-On-The-Run                                                              GBJOBL10


The above images were taken in 2008 and marks the beginning of my love for all things photographic – needless to say I wasn’t very successful getting many of my pictures accepted in competitions.

However, by the end of 2008 and the beginning of 2009 I was feeling more confident with my Photoshop manipulations and dipped my toe into the creative world 🙂







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