Weekly Photography Challenge: Transience

Passing by, passing through, some things are transient, here today, gone in a few seconds and you’d better be quick on that shutter button to capture the moment.

Our new grand son, Banjo was only a few days old (he’s a-week-and-a-bit now) when I took these photos. His expression changes constantly – everything is surprising and disturbing when you are quite new to it all!

We had a few days to get to know him before coming home. I get to go back in a month or so and enjoy watching him discover the world some more.

My Grandma lived next door when I grew up, but she had kids (my uncle Jim and aunty Jen) who were around the same age as me and my siblings. She wouldn’t have had the time to just sit and enjoy her grandkids, which hadn’t occurred to me before. We played together a lot, but there was none of the special (and short-lived) “Grandma” time I can have with our three grandkids.

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Weekly Photography Challenge: Focus

Getting things in focus is not the challenge it used to be, what with autofocus to save the photographer even thinking about it. Of course, there are times when the photographer and the camera don’t agree about where to focus, and that’s when “manual” comes in handy…No manual focus on the phone camera, but a tap on the screen should convince it of where you want the focus to be – unless you move it a bit…

I love the shadows we get at my daughter’s here in Canberra – the house is surrounded by trees and the sun slants in low. I’m not sure if this is in focus or not, because it’s so fuzzy and blurry anyway.

Weekly Photography Challenge: Order

Once more, the week is flying by…time to bring some order, I guess!

 

My daughters three cats don’t often sleep together like this, but when they do, they make a pleasing and orderly picture.

Juni, my grand daughter, is waiting patiently for her breakfast order at her favourite cafe – Sweet Bones in Braddon ACT. All the food is vegan, which is exciting for a vegan kid – you can have whatever tasty treat you want!

The vehicles on the seat might not look ordered to any one else, but they are. They are also enjoying a snack of cotoneaster berries than Juni lovingly collected for them.

Weekly Photography Challenge: Friend

The challenge is to portray “friend” this week – so many possibilities! Sometimes the challenge is to know where to go with a theme – sometimes it’s where to start – and stop…

I have chosen an atmospheric shot of family and friends enjoying a bonfire for my youngest son’s birthday (and southern hemisphere Halloween, with a touch of Guy Fawkes for extra flavour…), Fur sisters Daisy and Maisie sharing a bed at my younger daughter’s, and Moses/Monty sharing a loving moment with Albus/Albert at my Mum’s house. Mo-mo, a rescued kitten, was the best gift we ever gave my late Dad, and they were firm friends. Albus belongs to my other daughter, but had to move in with Monty when she was forced to move to pet-free accommodation. My mum didn’t approve of their original names, which is a bit confusing (mainly for us, rather than the cats! – They don’t care). Now it would be a shame to separate them. Juniper and rescue pup Morris are mostly friends, but her growing collection of vehicles are her friends all the time.