Spring in my step – Day 3

This one is huge. A game changer. I still can’t find the words to even begin to describe it. As many of you know my passion and dream is to one day become a photographer. A few years ago my was in a dark horrible place, nearly died, live just wasn’t worth living. time, therapy, my children and my camera saved me. it gave me a view of the world Id long forgotten.

I started of with my little Samsung point and shoot camera and a baby tripod


Also my 3mp phone camera. I thrashed it. discovering a massive passion. Well my Samsung has retired, she has gone to my 6 year old daughter whom shares the passion.

Where to start, one day sitting at home I received a message out of the blue from a fellow blogger. I’d love to name her but not sure if I should (she knows who she is). I was left shocked and surprised unsure just how to answer. A million and one thoughts ran through my mind. should I shouldn’t I. She offered me a gift of a lifetime. A canon DSLR rebel xt 350D camera and lens.

I questioned why a stranger from America would offer little old me from new Zealand such a wonderful gift. Talking it over with my sailor I gratefully accepted her offer. She asked nothing from me, no money no expectations. just hoped I’d get the use from it.

when it arrived (in a week!) I was like a giggly kid at Christmas morning. I sat it in front of me in complete disbelief. thinking my eyes were playing tricks on me.

Very slowly I opened it as a grin spread from ear to ear. She was 100% legitimate, a women with a huge heart has given me a camera I but dreamed of owning. Realising I was holding in my hands the thing that would make my dreams come true. Its opened the doors for m to study photography. even writing this now I’m feeling myself tear up. As my mum said when I told her about this women. “there are still good, kind selfless people in this world” and she just proved it.

Introducing my new member of my family “Rebel” is she just the most beautiful camera you’ve ever seen hehe




Here’s the biggest hug from me to my “angel blogger” thank you for inspiring me, believing in me and my dream and for being a wonderful human.

My photo of the day challenge – Day 2

I’m going to share to today.



I have wanted to photograph these to old falling down buildings for the longest time. Having the opportunity today I just jumped at the chance. Armed with my new camera and the use of my mamas car, I went straight there. Thought it’ll be the perfect chance to try HDR photography to. have to say I prefer the two story old barn the best.

Spring in my step – Day 1

Yahoo day one of my new challenge spring in my step. To celebrate the first day of spring and things I’m grateful for in my life.

The biggest thing I’m grateful for (well really it’s 3)

my sailor – my incredibly loyal, passionate, kind, loving inspiring partner.

my son – being nearly 13 I’m grateful for the many hugs and I love yous I get daily. His willingness to be so open and honest with me.

my daughter – I’m grateful for her spunk and creativity, our shared passion for photography and zentangle art.

Aw life’s just so good

I’m on the biggest

happiness high. today was awesome. waking up beside my sailor, having great morning with my kids before school. followed by catching up with my photographer uncle who lives quite a way from me, last saw him 5 years ago. Happy I got to introduce him to the love if my life. we ended up going around town for a photography lesson and lunch. Was incredible to to get hints and tips. then pizza with my family for dinner, a rare treat. heres my first attempt at HDR photography and would love your feedback :)

“Rack of boats”


“the local marina and yacht club”


“demo of our old hospital (oops didn’t mean to be where I shouldn’t have been hehe)”


Kelzbelzphotography Facebook page

I’ve decided to make a go of my kelzbelzphotography Facebook page so if you care to join me your all more then welcome :) https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=355555584648485