Any idea how many shots it took me to catch the bee just about to enter the bluebell for a slurp of nectar?
Let’s just say the mosquitoes feasted and I suffered for my art!
Hey – Howdy – Hey!
I came across this great photograph the other day – quite breath-taking and a sight that tourists flock to apparently.
At first I thought WOW too. Then I looked again and thought what a great image. Not all of us get to travel, some of my old friends down in Hertfordshire have only moved 3 or 4 miles from where they grew up, some still live in the same village.
It may not be the prettiest picture – it doesn’t have to be does it? It doesn’t have to win awards either but where it scores (in my mind) is that it’s such a bizarre circumstance that if it weren’t for a photograph, most of us would have never got to see it.
Photography allows the world to share so much – from the depths of the oceans to the far reaches of space. But it doesn’t have to be ‘inspiring’ to be great. Your own photography may not be technically brilliant, it may lack the subject matter of the paparazzi but what makes your photograph great is that it was taken by you. It records a place, a time or an event in a lifetime that you can never physically go back to. It could be a view of the countryside or the most personal photo – it doesn’t matter.
What matters is you took it and one day you may share it with someone else.
You may think you can only take good pictures when the sun shines but as our very own Lucy showed today, with a little imagination and a lot of snow, any day becomes a good photo opportunity.
As you can see, we finally woke up to a white out of snow this Thursday morning – the roads were the worst I’ve seen in 15+years around here.
Still we made it into work all the same.
Wherever you are and whatever extremes of weather you’re experiencing at the moment, stay safe and spare a thought for the more vulnerable members of our society – the elderly or homeless etc.
I’ll finish with a question – when did your last unexpected photo opportunity occur? Where and how please. We need a good long read these dark nights.
(C’mon Lucy – its started snowing out here – hurry up and finish that igloo!)
Meet Ed Gajdel - one of the finest and highly acclaimed photographers in the world who we recently met in Toronto. Check his inspiring work out and you’re sure to spot a few familiar faces. He recently submitted one of his photographs in recognition of becoming a flower smeller:
We’ll be adding him to the flower smeller gallery we’re building up after awarding him the badge at the end of July. Maybe you know more flower smellers? Just let us know and pass it on!
When do you let your heart lead your sight? Do tell!
Hi – we’ve just posted details of our July photo gift competiton – the theme is Weddings!
Just order any photo gift from Fabulous Photo Gifts and when you personalise it with a wedding themed photo, we’ll enter you into our free monthly competition to also win a deluxe photo panel.
Full details over on our Blog - http://purple13.blogspot.com/2008/07/julys-competiton-wedding-theme-win.html
We’ll announce the winner both here and over on our Blog at the beginning of August.
Look out in the next few days for our announcement of the winner of June’s pet photo competition.
Busy Busy Busy – either the sun’s gone to our heads after our photo gift display at a local dog show (perhaps we’re barking?) or we’re just feeling in a good mood – bought on by the sunny weather.
So we decided a little instant competition was just the ticket – or should that be photo gift?
Anyone ordering a personalised photo gift from Fabulous Photo Gifts between now and the end of June 2008 with a picture of a pet or animal is automatically entered for the chance to win a free deluxe photo panel (13 x 18cm) worth £9.95 personalised with the winning photo.
Full details over on our blog – http://purple13.blogspot.com.
We’ll announce the winner during the first week in July.
We’re so excited we could jump off a doll’s house……
Yup, this is another picture from my camera!! I hope everyone is ready and prepared to see every last one of my pictures! But it got me thinking…did you hear about the lady that sat on the toilet for 2 years? Finally, after two years her boyfriend called for help. Now, wouldn’t you call someone after one week?
Everyone should make sure they look around them…you may never know when you’ll be stuck on the toilet and never want to leave!