Seeing The Light - HappyDays #57 - What Katy Said

Seeing The Light – HappyDays #57

Welcome to HappyDays! The idea of this linky is to inspire others to make the best out of every day, to see the happy in the little things. As no matter what, there is always something good in every single day- we just need to take the time to see it. Share your happy posts, I love to read them!


I have been blogging for around 18 months now and of all the things to come from it I think a love of photography is right up there. I have never really had a hobby or anything that I am good at, always giving up on various instruments I tried or anything I put my hand to really. Last Christmas Mr F bought me a DSLR camera and it has been love ever since.

I love beautiful photos and now that I have found the blogging world (having never read a blog up until last year) I get to see fantastic photos from others bloggers all the time. I am always inspired and am slowly finding my own style, preferring bright and bold photos. I have played for hours with Picmonkey, trying to adjust colours and find what I like and I think I know what I am doing now.

Something I am really loving now is light. Wherever I go I am drawn to the light and shade of situations and am determined to get the right technique to create great photos. I find phones are better for this (just cannot get it right on my DSLR) and cannot wait to get an iPhone in a couple of months! My phone is still good for still photos though and many of the pictures on here have been taken with it, it just isn’t any good for moving objects.

Our shadows in the sun

The best light is just as the sun is going down and this is when I go to get Little G from school every day. I love walking along, the sun making long shadows as we pass the play fields. LJ loves to spot her shadow and we always wave to each other, just little things like that make me so happy and it is my favourite part of the day.

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13 Comments

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    Catie: An imperfect mum
    November 14, 2015 at 7:39 am

    Katy what beautiful shots. Do you join in with the my Sunday photo with Darren over at one dad 3 girls? I love photography too and join this every week. I am exactly like you I have been blogging for 13 months now and hubby bought me a new camera this summer. I am always snapping away! I love it! #happydays

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      Katy
      November 14, 2015 at 9:30 pm

      Thanks Catie, I used to join in aaaages ago but I never felt like I had good enough photos. Maybe I will start again in the new year then 🙂 x

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    Sarah Howe (@RunJumpScrap)
    November 14, 2015 at 8:02 am

    Your pics are always stunning Katy! I use my phone a lot I must admit. Hubby has a DSLR and sometimes I use his piccys. He says I have the eye for photos but no technical ability. I need to learn!! Thanks for hosting xx #happydays

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      Katy
      November 14, 2015 at 9:23 pm

      Oh you absolutely must look up how to use it Sarah!! You won’t regret it! x

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    Louise (Little Hearts, Big Love)
    November 14, 2015 at 8:34 am

    Beautiful photos Katy – especially the shadow one. I do love the golden glow that the late afternoon sunshine gives – one of my favourite times of day for taking photos. It’s so much fun experimenting with taking photos, isn’t it? Thanks for hosting #HappyDaysLinky 🙂

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      Katy
      November 14, 2015 at 9:22 pm

      It really is, I am loving it so much and would love to do a course or something or shadow someone for the day to learn more x

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    You Baby Me Mummy
    November 14, 2015 at 8:50 am

    Photography is such an amazing hobby, as it creates so many memories for us for years to come. Thanks for hosting xx

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      Katy
      November 14, 2015 at 9:21 pm

      What I need to do is start printing some out!!! x

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    Kirsty Hijacked By Twins
    November 14, 2015 at 6:53 pm

    Being a foodie blogger I am really missing the light and the chance to get my food outside to be photographed. However, only another blogger would get my excitement, I have found the perfect light and place for my pictures. I have to take everything upstairs to the twins bedroom and use Isabella’s drawers! But the light is perfect! Plus it is some extra exercise going up and down! I love your pictures above light is simply fascinating, I love sun beams x

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      Katy
      November 14, 2015 at 9:20 pm

      Do you know, I have never really thought about moving food out of the kitchen to take photos of it. I need to invest in more backgrounds etc and I have a conservatory and that would be ideal for light- how have I not thought of it sooner??? x

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    Sarah Christie
    November 14, 2015 at 10:48 pm

    Kate I have always take loads and loads of photos. But I too have developed a love for photography lately. So much so that I am starting a course in January I can not wait arghhh x

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    Me, You and Magoo
    November 15, 2015 at 6:41 pm

    Autumn/Winter light is really special, you have to make the most of any sunshine we get in the colder months!
    My first time linking up with the #HappyDaysLinky…I found you via You Baby Me Mummy 🙂
    Many thanks for hosting & hope to link up again in the future.

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    Rosie @ Little Fish
    November 16, 2015 at 4:21 pm

    Lovely photos Katy. Photography is new to me too and I love it! Such a great way to collect memories too. x

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