The following photo’s are of my youngest son… taken while he jumped on a trampoline and did different poses in the air! He and I had great fun doing these!
18 Aug 2014 18 Comments
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07 Apr 2014 9 Comments
For this week’s challenge I decided I would post a couple of pictures of my eldest son on his 18th birthday, December 2013. Here he is opening some of his gifts, still a boy in so many ways… but on the threshold of manhood!
“A threshold is a point of entering; that point just before a new beginning — that split-second moment in time, full of anticipation. All the hard work is over; relief is palpable.”
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03 Mar 2014 19 Comments
Yes that’s right folks… WordPress inform me that The Amateur Camera is now a year old!
I had no idea what to expect from blogging when I tentatively hit that first ‘Publish’ button. It was my daughter Stephanie, also known in the blogging world as ‘GRaDABOUT‘ who encouraged me to start but as much as she loves my photos it was scary putting them ‘out there’ for all to see and comment on.
I have to say, over the past year I have met some really wonderful people through WordPress and received some lovely encouraging and uplifting comments on my photography, as well as finding some awesome blogs that bring joy to my days along the way! So a great big THANK YOU to all of you out there in the blogosphere for your support and encouragement and especially to my wonderful daughter… Grazie bella!
Here’s to the next year!
25 Sep 2013 17 Comments
For this weeks challenge set by The Daily Post here are a few lines and patterns taken in the garden, on the beach and by the river…
Click on any image to enlarge and for slideshow.
17 Sep 2013 20 Comments
I had fun with this weeks photo challenge it made me think outside the box! Couldn’t resist this, inside the lens…
07 Sep 2013 34 Comments
This weeks photo challenge had me trawling through my photos trying to find one that fit the ‘unusual point of view’ theme…
Challenge yourself to rethink your ideas about what subjects are appropriate, and then challenge yourself again to find an unusual perspective on your subject.
I came up with this one taken at The Village Green Festival, it’s a reflection of the view my Son was seeing through his sunglasses!
14 Aug 2013 19 Comments
These were taken last Tuesday on a steam train ride from Paignton to Dartmouth in Devon… I think they go quite well with today’s Daily Prompt theme!
28 Jun 2013 15 Comments
I had just made myself a lovely lunch and a cup of green tea… everything was arranged and I was just about to get comfy to enjoy some peace and quiet… apparently not!
I heard some noise in the fireplace and upon inspection found some soot had fallen out and onto the rug… as I stood and watched, more and more kept falling down and out in front of me. There was a few moments of nothing then again more fell out… Ohhh nooo… I looked at Mutley, Mutley looked at me… and promptly took off upstairs! Fine protector she is!!!
I was left looking at the fireplace and said out loud “please don’t let anything dead fall out!” and then “actually, no, please don’t let anything live fall out!!!” Literally two seconds later a pigeon landed unceremoniously in the fireplace and took flight into the room, missing my head by two inches as I ducked and ran for the door! I flew for my camera whilst screeching to my son… “There’s a pigeon flying around the lounge!”
My son arrived on the scene a little bleary eyed and dishevelled, having just woken up (he’s 17… say no more) armed only with an old childhood dressing up Spiderman glove, recently found in a loft clearout!
Flash back… to when he wanted a German Shepherd and promised to walk her and pick up her poop… Ha! Not falling for that one again!
Of course after she realised it was only a bird, not something sinister and could hear it flapping around she tried her best to get back into the room, nearly tripping me up everytime I retreated with my camera when the pigeon flew in my direction… he had already proved he wasn’t great at navigating!
Armed now with some more sensible gloves, my son managed after several attempts to throw my youngest son’s jacket over the pigeon so that he could pick it up and carry it out…
My son ducks to the left while the pigeon makes a break for it to the right!
He looks a bit bewildered but focused on his destination towards the rooftops and hopefully away from chimneys… mine anyway! 🙂
10 Mar 2013 12 Comments
My wonderful teenage son’s brought me tea & coffee in bed this morning (they made tea first, forgetting I like coffee in the morning so brought both up!) and then cooked up this feast… which I thought deserved to be shared! Lot’s of things make being a Mother worthwhile but sometimes it’s the small things that put the biggest smile on your face and in your heart…