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Welcome to Life Images by Jill.........Stepping into the light and bringing together the images and stories of our world.
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seeking to preserve images and memories of the beautiful world in which we live and the people in it.
I am a Freelance Journalist and Photographer based in Bunbury, Western Australia. My published work specialises in Western Australian travel articles and stories about inspiring everyday people. My passion is photography, writing, travel, wildflower and food photography.
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Monday, 28 December 2015

2015 - the year that was

I really wondered about what to post today - and then thought - why not the year that was.  So here it is - just a few memories in pictures with links to where I blogged about them. I was given redundancy -"accepted early retirement" in April, and my life has certainly had a few changes not going to a "paid" job every day.  Just as well I think because I never would have been able to fit all this in! 

Below are some of my travels from 2015.  You can see some of my published work from this year here - Published work

 January 2015  - St Werburghs Chapel, Mt Barker





January 2015 - Bunbury Street Art on a Sunday morning



January 2015 - Busselton, Dunsborough, Meelup beaches - Busselton Jetty swim


February 2015 - exploring what is on offer around Yallingup without going to the beach! - 10 things to do in Yallingup without going to the beach



February 2015 - Perth Writer's Festival and blogging seminar weekend


April 2015 - Bushwalking at Hoffmans Mill, Harvey

May 2015 - Autumn in the Golden Valley Tree Park



 June 2015 - Bibbulmun Track, Grimwade - A walk with Bibbulmun Track volunteers



July 2015  - Murchison River camping at Wooleen Station




 August 2015 - Dwellingup weekend

 September 2015 - How green is my valley-Photography food in the valley  - Ferguson Valley, Western Australia




September 2015 - Camping in the Dryandra Woodland



September 2015 - camping the Hyden-Norseman Road and photographing wildflowers  - Free camping at McDermid Rock


November 2015 - Remembering beautiful Paris


 And a few high-lights from my year....

Photography Group of Bunbury Awards3rd place Photographer of the Year, Highly Commended Colour Image of the Year at the Photography Group of Bunbury awards





Against the Light 2015 







Winner of the Against the Light 2015 photographic competition conducted by the WA Photographic Federation in September 2015 with this image seen on the cover of the book.



Exploring WA's WIldflower Country                            Cover image -  Exploring Western Australia's Wildflower Country - my images are displayed on the front and back covers and inside. Edition 7, 2015












 



October - I was one of the photographers for Ferguson Valley Plated produced by Kim Wesley from Peppermint Lane Lodge, Ferguson Valley - Ferguson Valley Plated on facebook



 


I performed as part of Sol y Sombra Spanish Dance Company at their 25th Anniversary show 'Ole' in September,  'Flamenco & Tapas' in October, and at the Bunbury Multi-Cultural Festival in March.

Sol y Sombra on Facebook














Phew! Just as well for that early retirement - I would never have been able to fit all this in! What's your life been like during 2015? You might like to tell us about it in the comments.
I would like to thank all of you dear readers for your support in 2015. The year started on a difficult note with the passing of my darling Dad and Mother-In-Law in the latter part of 2014. I really do thank you all for stopping by and posting comments. You really have helped me with your encouraging support for my photographs and personally when I have been feeling down or doubting myself. What an amazing world blogging can be with the connections we make all over the world. THANK YOU!  

I wish you all well for 2016 and look forward to catching up with you over on your blogs.
 One final photo for 2015 taken along our estuary walk path. 


Thank you so much for stopping by. I value your comments and look forward to hearing from you. I will try to visit your blogs in return. Have a wonderful week.

I am linking up to the link-ups below. Please click on the links to see fabulous contributions from around the world - virtual touring at its best!

Mosaic Monday
Travel Photo Mondays

Lifestyle Fifty Monday Linkup 
Our World Tuesday

Through My Lens 
Image-in-ing
Wednesday Around the World at Communal Global
Worth Casing Wednesday
What's It Wednesday
Travel Photo Thursday

 The Weekly Postcard









20 comments:

  1. Fabulous images especially your award winning photos....Happy New Year!

    Donna@GardensEyeView
    and @LivingFromHappiness

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  2. Gorgeous photos... I loved especially the trees, flowers, and ice creams! :)
    The award-winning photos are really elegant.
    Wishing you a happy and beautiful photography year 2016!

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  3. Lovely tribute to 2015. It looks like it was a great year for you!

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  4. Hello, Jill! It does look like a very good year for you. Beautiful photos and awesome photography achievements. I have enjoyed my year of retirement, my best decision ever. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week! I wish you all the best in 2016, Happy New Year!

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  5. Beautiful photographs - so glad you stopped by to share at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/12/little-painted-desert.html!
    Wishing you a wonderful 2016!

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  6. Life tends to become very busy once you retire, doesn't it? A nice look back over your year in photos, especially reaping the sweet rewards of excellence.
    Thank you for your participation in Mosaic Monday this year Jill, all the best for 2016! (including more photography awards)

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  7. My wishes for continued success, fulfillment in all that you do and many happy hours ahead in 2016. Beautiful photos of your year that was! Hugs, Jackie

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  8. You have had a huge year Jill and it is good to see you have received some accolades for your wonderful photography. I wish you an even better 2016 and look forward to reading more of your posts. xx

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  9. A great review of your year, wonderful mosaics and some stunning photos (well, many). All the best in the new year.

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  10. Cheers to your spectacular first year of retirement. That's how I imagine it to be. Doing all the neat things that can't be fit in when working a 9 to 5. Happy New Year!
    The View from the Top of the Ladder

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  11. HI Jill, well it has certainly been an adventurous year for you, notwithstanding early events caused you to embark on a journey you hadn't yet anticipated. However, it is heart-warming to hear how you have embraced the challenges of life and continued to excel with your photography. Love the cover shots of the red wine pouring and exquisite Into the Light - spectacular! May you enjoy good health, happiness, safety and expanding horizons throughout 2016. Thank you for sharing your journey. Blessings.

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  12. What a wonderful year, it's been a pleasure seeing all the beauty you capture with your lens.
    Wishing you another great year filled with all your heart desires!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  13. Happy New Year Blessings and Hugs to you dear friend!!! Yes we have both had losses this year and yet we must move forward and we have those sweet hearts, their memories tucked within us always. What a beautiful journey your early retirement has affored you to take and fortunate for us as well to have gotten to journey along. I shall see you on the other side of this year now~

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  14. You've certainly had a busy year and I hope that 2016 is full of adventures and new things. I lok forward to see more of your world through your eyes ... or should I say lens.

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  15. What a great year and how lovely to see collages along themes for each month. You've worked hard and reaped tremendous results for your creativity and involvement.

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  16. What a great year and how lovely to see collages along themes for each month. You've worked hard and reaped tremendous results for your creativity and involvement.

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  17. That highly commended photo of the red wine is amazing - congratulations and well done!

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  18. Lovely shots! And congratulations on your awards this year...well deserved!!!

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