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Alex Williams
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Photo Retouching and Lawn mower servicing
Photo Retouching and Lawn mower servicing

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Taken whilst working in Thailand with an HTC One M7
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There is no "right" way, and if there was then everyone would be doing it and everything would look the same.
The beauty of photography is that it it is an expression of ourselves and we are all unique and individual and so it should remain that way.
Do it your way. Be proud of your way.
Why I do photography?

This is a question I asked myself last night after being called "You're not a photographer" by some one who calls them self a professional and a Christian.  To answer why I started is a hard question, I started soon after my mother passed away. Why I did this was to be able to enjoy the same hobby my fiancée had enjoyed for years and bring us closer together.

After taking some photos and posting them here on G+ people would +1 my efforts and give some amazing feed back, some would even say I had a natural talent (special thanks goes to +Blake Rudis here for his wonderful guidance, help and kind words). People within the +UK Photography Community where and are so kind with helping everyone improve and accepting anyone's work not just for the image they posts but from the people that post them. All of this made photography enjoyable, probably the only thing that I did enjoy for some time after my mother passed away.

Being a trained architect I had dreams of moving to London and working for any large architectural firm with the hopes of one day having my own architectural company. This all changed when I lost my mother, I did not want to work so hard like my father did, I never want to have to say what he did to me because he was so busy with work, the words that still upset me to this day "In a minute son". That minute seemed to never come and is the only real memory I have of my father. It took me some time to realise that I could possibly be my own boss and make my living from the hobby that I had came to love, photography.

Knowing my work was not the best in the world and making money from my own images is a pipe dream I decided to invest my inheritance in various form of printing machines to be able to print others peoples photography work at a professional level. With the hope that some day my own photography may become my main source of income but more importantly I would be based from home and be able to give my future children the love and attention they deserve. 

So why do I do photography? Because life is precious and I miss my mother and if I could be half the parent she was to me I would be a good father. All the comments and +1's are great, but the hobby I have grown to love and be such a big part of my life that my mother never saw. Would I give it all up to have her see my images and have her opinion? YES!

A special thanks also goes to +Charlene Klassen, +Per Ardne +Heidi Anne Morris, +Stuart Dyckhoff, +Zebulin Magby, +Brian Scott, +Brian Dukes, +Jacqueline Horsfield, +Andy Burke, +Brent Jones, +Paul Cooper, +Louise Burrows, +Jake Gaston, +Robert Rodriguez, all of the eveonline guys (you know who you are) and all of the +UK Photography Community .

So why do I do it all? Because of her below, the best mother in the world.
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Each year, we honor the Apollo 1, Challenger and Columbia crews, as well as other members of the NASA family who lost their lives supporting NASA's mission of exploration.

This year's Day of Remembrance is Friday, Feb. 1, the 10th anniversary of the loss of Columbia.

Learn more: http://go.nasa.gov/XNe5MU
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Added photos to your images of the GREAT BRITISH SEASIDE.
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Hi everyone, I'm an amateur Photo retoucher and photographer from the beautiful county of Herefordshire.

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Port Eynon in the Gower, Wales, UK. I was there.
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