So in 2016 I posted this photo on Instagram:
I loved the photo because it has one of my favourite London building icons, the Elizabeth Tower, aka Big Ben (which actually is the name of the bell that’s inside the tower). I was quite pleased that the photo came out pretty well. It probably didn’t have as many likes on Instagram as I would have wanted, but in the end, it’s not necessarily about the likes. I was really proud of the photo. It showed textbook depth of field and I was really pleased with how it turned out. It was a perfect representation of how pretty springtime sunshine in London can be. The Marketing girls of the firm I worked for loved it so much too that they used it on the firm’s website for springtime themed posts.
And two years later, my lovely little photograph of the Queen Elizabeth Tower and the daffodils in the gardens at Guys and St Thomas’ Hospital has been featured in the Essex Chronicle business supplement in a two-page spread in the that my firm contributes to. I am grateful to the Marketing department at my firm because they want to support and promote home-grown talent, as it were.
What’s even better is that I get credited for the photo!
I, of course, did what any self-respecting, modest person would do – I posted stories on Instagram about my photo in the paper and added the same videos on Facebook. I’ve bought a couple of copies of the paper to send to my mum and sister in Manila, too! Oh, and if you’re in Essex, it’s in this week’s print edition of the Essex Chronicle! Of course, I would also recommend you reading the brilliant business articles that my colleagues at Rickard Luckin have written as they provide really good business insights! I’ve tried to play it really calm, cool and collected but of course in true giddy-giggly Bridget Jones-esque fashion, I failed miserably. I was far too pleased with myself! It was quite the event in my life!