A little out of something!
During photography 101, Cheryl Lucas taught me something very important and that is to try and find something even in the mundane that might be of interest.
At this time of the year, there isn’t where I live certainly much colour on my walks, it’s all muddy and rather forlorn looking. However I thought let’s find things that will invoke some interest or emotion somehow on my walk I had with my children.
So I bring you My Walk
These berries are everywhere, my eyes are normally always drawn to vibrant colours when it comes to flowers and such like, but I thought rather than concentrate on vibrancy, look at shapes and subtlety instead and see what one can find.
For me this is a typical symbol of Winter time being here, the red berry. Again very sparse where I am, one solitary lonely red berry looking rather fine I might add, clinging on for dear life before the frosty morning takes it away.
The perils of Forest life I am afraid. It seems the frosty morning, lack of food or a cat got the better of this rather fat bellied looking mouse.
Have you tried this? Taking a watery reflection, it is rather good fun, this time of the year it is a challenge to get the reflection to resemble a human form at all, perhaps a cyborg? Looks at Andy Townsend, Mara Eastern and Lucile de Godoy when mentioning this.
Now we play poo sticks. Not ever heard of it?
Something I used to play as a child, my boys love it though very simplistic in nature and causes a few stares when they shout out enthusiastically “mummy let’s play poo sticks” which I am sure can be misheard to sound rather dreadful.
How does it work, get a stick each, drop it at the same time, one side of the bridge, rush to the other and see whose gets through first.
There is believe it or not some technique/skill involved in this, be it the type/size of stick and how the water’s are, will I tell you any more? Of course not, I’ve been perfecting my ‘Poo Stick’ skills for years now!
I don’t know why but I rather like this green infested piece of bridge ironwork.
Why am I thinking Hiawatha when I look at this? ;-D
I found this growing in the allotments, a strange kind of plant wouldn’t you say?
This is much like the one I photographed last Monday, however different area. It is not quite as smooth. The other was said to be a crab apple, any enthusiasts out there that could tell me what this is?
This to me just depicts a delicate bit of sunshine left amongst all the Winter’s pillaging amongst the plants.
Thank you for reading/viewing as always, Justine xxx
Which was your favourite photo and why?
Please don’t forget we have Eclectic Corner #3 tomorrow (Tuesday) which caters for writers and photographers. I have something exciting lined up and hope you might find time to participate with me before the New Year fully embraces us.
NB: There is another post due later today, with a ‘maturity’ warning! I shall say no more….
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