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Stills of Summer 6

A different jetty. This time I had to zoom. This is the extent of my zoom. I was a million miles away. I was impressed that it still produced a clear image that froze the jumpers.

You can still see the splash from the previous jumper. The mother in me says that kid needs talking to about safety. The photographer in me says I should talk to them about jumping in synchronisation.
You can still see the splash from the previous jumper. The mother in me says that kid needs talking to about safety. The photographer in me says I should talk to them about jumping in synchronisation.

I am still breathing…and taking photos!

I have been outside enjoying the summer recently. I have been taking photos, but have not had any time to edit or get on the computer. That’s just the way it goes for me. Family first. Blog second.

As an appology for the absence here are a series of posts of a few of the photos I have taken recently. Yes, some of them are of my kids, but some AREN’T! I realise that my eternal fascination with my children is probably limited to myself and my husband (and perhaps our friends and family to a lesser extent) so I will try to entertain you with….

a camel.

camel

Elemental November: Air

A man and his kite.

I loved how casual he was about his kite flying. I can never get kites to stay off the ground for longer than a couple of minutes, but he could stand there and ponder the ocean while it hovered above him.

October Photo Challenge: 25. people

and its NOT my family!…mainly

The gigantic octopus kite was a show stopper.

I love this photo for all the mini stories going on. If you look closely there are people doing all sorts of things.

These 3 men who were flying the kite had the unappealing job of trying to pack it away.

I loved taking a photo of these people taking a family photo at the beach. It was quite an event.

October Photo Challenge: 1. Where You Stood

I had an unexpected visit to the beach today. As is always the case, the unexpected excursions are always the BEST! It was great. We happened upon some men out flying some amazing kites. You know the kind that are like huge inflatable animals? A jellyfish and a tiger floated above us and a snake that rotated around in an unending circle. They were fabulous. The pinacle of the day was watching them try to ‘roll up’ the kite. I get irritated just thinking about rolling up a small sleeping bag. I can’t even imagine tackling the jellyfish kite. Three grown men wrestled with it for at least half an hour before we left and I couldn’t see that they had made any real progress. They are probably still there now in the dark!

Anyway, while I was there I walked along the edge of the water as you do when you visit the beach. Here is where I stood today.

Macro Month: Day 29

This was found on the beach in Western Australia by my parents and brought home for my son E. You can see the result of being in the sandpit as the crowning glory of a sandcastle all over it. You can’t go wrong with macro. Perhaps it is just me, but I think that seeing different coloured grains of sand so clearly is fabulous.