Tag Archives: life

Perspective: Watching him play

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A change of perspective or a quick edit always makes things look more interesting.

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A New Year, A New Look and Another Self Portrait

I am on holiday so with family helping to look after my kids I have more time to post..you may have noticed?! Daily. Twice daily. I love this image.

It’s a shameless selfie. An interesting one in my opinion. If you look closely you can actually see a scene from my husband’s life. My father and son are also present. You see what he sees.

I find it difficult to take a straight self portrait. I have however enjoyed discovering myself hiding in all sorts of places.

I looked deep into my husband’s eyes and found not only myself, but our life.

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The Things We Do For Our Blogs!

I was going through my photos the other day. I had such a back log it was ridiculous. I discovered what I think is a bit of a gem amongst them. Its actually taken by my anaesthetist! With a bit of cropping and editing I think it turned out fairly well!

So here is my husband and I meeting our newest addition for the first time in the operating theatre! I think its a great photo. What do you think?

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Thanks Anaesthetist!…boy, the things we do for our blog.

Practice, Practice, Practice

 

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How is this layers? Editing. Think photoshop. They don’t come out of the camera looking quite like this.

I took these because I lost my mojo. Do you ever have periods where you think you’ve lost your photography mojo? I am obsessed with focus. I have been taking lots of indoor photos with not enough light and no good flash. It has been getting me down. I found a lot of photos that were rubbish. I have finally had an opportunity to get outside and take a few photos and experiment with window light. Unfortunately taking photos of a 4 year old is HARD. The sideways head was the best I could do. Hmmm…

Envy

Today I feel caged by the white pickett fence I worked hard to create.

Most days I love my home and its surrounds. I have created a sort of suburban paradise (at least it is in my mind) to dwell in. After all it is my work space and home. With a newborn and two other children under five it is difficult for me to leave this space, sometimes even for an hour.

Usually I don’t mind.

I photograph the flowers in my garden and my children’s smiling faces and I am content.

But occassionally the part of me that has been stored away temporarily while I choose to raise my family is envious of the photographers who can get out and find interesting subjects. People go on destination trips to exotic places with fascinating cultures, people, colours, textures…I could go on, but there is no point. Other people explore their town, city, wider environment…I’m stopping here.

One day I will do these things. I will look forward to exploring with my three young, ready made photography assistants. Until then I will enjoy my time with them and force myself to look at my immediate environment in multiple ways. Perhaps it is, after all, a good thing to be hemmed in.

Bringing Home Baby

The newest member of our family has arrived!

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Happy to be home introducing him to his brothers and getting aquainted.

Gestational diabetes is gone, but I am planning to try to continue to eat better. I have eaten several ‘normal’ foods in the past few days and can’t believe the overpowering taste of sugar!

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.