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Amazing moments, amazing stories.

For me, photography is about story telling. It is about seeing beyond the obvious and creating something personal, capturing moments and images that are special to you, that illustrate your own way of thinking and seeing the world.  People take photos for all different reasons and many like to share their images on social media platforms or with friends on their smartphones.  To have a real interest in photography, though, we need to take the process a step further.  We need to be constantly on the lookout for images that spark our interest and try to capture these images as best we can and be able to communicate them to a viewer. To be really interested in photography is to be a creator, a storyteller. In practising the art of photography you have to think like an artist, be observant, continually watch for the perfect moment to take your perfect shot. A lot of photography requires patience and involves some frustration that the required elements did not come together to create a worthwhile picture. But often the photographer has to just seize the moment and capture what is available, and on rare occasions something worthwhile presents itself; the lining up of elements that couldn't be planned or the capturing of a fleeting image. It is then that the real satisfaction comes and that travelling along the steep learning curve required to improve as a photographer begins to seem worthwhile. 

These llamas just happened to walk into the 'frame'. In a few seconds the scene had changed completely.

Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight or any experience that reveals the human spirit.

E. E. Cummings