I did get a couple more shadow photos today at the beach. So it is going to be a touch choice to see which one I submit this week.
The first is fairly symbolic of the tropical town that I live in:
The second photo shows my daughter celebrating Australia Day – we went for a swing at a playground by the sea:
I have been taking these photos in the Automatic mode on my new DSLR – this week I will read the manual and have a go at using some manual settings. Wish me luck…
This week the prompt for 52 Photos in 52 Weeks was Shadow. I took my little girl for a walk around the streets near our house looking for something interesting to photograph. These are the best that I’ve come up with so far – will go out again tomorrow and see if I can get any better.
The first picture is of the shadow of my little shadow…. Miss Paige like to follow Mummy everywhere and do everything that Mummy does.
My second contender is one of the 2 of us – we aren’t this squashed up looking usually. She is so independent these days that it is nice that she wants to hold my hand sometimes – it looks like she is taking the photo too, kind of funny.
It is Australia Day tomorrow so I don’t have to go to work – I will take Paige out and see what other pictures we can get.
This weeks prompt was Evening. It was a bit of a challenge for me. Most of my evenings revolve around the usual routines of my life as a solo Mum of a 2 year old. I don’t want all of my photos for this project to be of my daughter so I went hunting for what else evening might mean to me.
On Monday evenings I meet with my friends – the Red Buttons – for a coffee, cake and crafting time. We meet at my friends craft studio – Pompom Rouge – and we always have a good night. This is the view from outside of the studio on Monday evening:
On my drive home I went via the beach and saw what I would like evenings to mean to me if I can ever get myself organised enough. This is a picture of people exercising and enjoying our beautiful beach in the warm tropical evening:
However the picture that I will be submitting to the 52Photos in 52 Weeks flickr group this week is one that shows what the evening was like for me last night. I started work at 20:45 last night. It was my first night shift since my daughter was born, it was our first night apart in the 2 years that she has been here – I did not think it was going to be a good evening.
I work in the operating theatres of a large public hospital. It is a good evening in my town when the corridors of the operating theatre complex looks like this all night. – it means no one was badly hurt, it means no one was desperately needing surgery, it means that no little babies were going to make a very rushed, emergency entry into the world. It was a good evening in my town last night:
Week 2’s photo prompt was Independence. As the mother of a 2 year old, I see her growing independence every day. Only a few months ago I was walking her in her pram, and now she walks her ‘baby’ to the end of street and back. Her little legs go so fast and she waves at the people in the street when they say hello.
Filed under 52in52, my baby
I bought myself a new camera. A DSLR that I have no real idea how to use. It is a Nikon D3100 and it is beautiful (and scary). I’m going to find a course at the local TAFE college.
I’ve joined up with this photography project to keep me enthused. A new prompt will be posted each week and then we will all post to this flickr group – 52 Photos in 52 weeks
The first prompt was 2011, or 20:11. Photo was supposed to be taken at this time on 1/1/11 but I’m a few days late as I have just found the group.
Here is my photo: