Week 3 of the the Bloom Fab 15 introduces a “vintage” theme.Which posed the problem that my home and its contents are anything but vintage. I briefly considered stalking an Antique shop but we do not even have 1 of those in my town. In the end I settled for some vintage processing, something that is fairly new to me.
Continue through the blog circle to discover other takes on the theme. Next jump too see the amazing site of Alison Crane.
Week 2 introduces the theme of “little”. So 1st thing that came to mind was to head out into the garden….
And I have to finish off with some snaps I took yesterday, as my son reminded me just what it means to be little. The boys were hugely excited to stop at a trout farm on a drive into the hills, having been told over and over to be careful, I left my youngest with his dad as I went around the other side of the pond to take some snaps, one minute he was there the next he was gone with barely a splash head 1st into the mud filled dam, luckily Dave made a quick grab. After, heart going a million miles an hour, poor Cal wailed “no one loves me anymore”. This was soon forgotten when he realised with delight that wet clothes meant the rest of the day was to be spent naked, the final shot needs sound effects, as he galloped along singing in delight “bare bum, bare bum, bare bum”.
To check out more of this theme go to the wonderful Ali Crane.
I am very excited to say my Project 52 effort has morphed into joining a group of fabulous photographers as part of the “Bloom Fab 15″ though maybe it should be renamed “The Fab 15 & Cara” as I am far from fab with my current skills but striving for it. This group have come together through the amazing Bloom Forum, easily one of my favourite places to visit on the web! Each week we will be exploring a new theme and I know I am going to find it inspiring.
Week 1 called for the very challenging and somewhat confronting task of a self portrait. I hate seeing myself in images, I am sure I don’t have that many wrinkles in real life?
This challenge got me really thinking about who I was? I wanted a piece of who I was to be part of the image not just what I look like, in this thought process I realised how much of myself has been quashed over the years. This new year is bringing many changes and for me one of those changes will be rediscovering myself. As part of this thought process I did not want my image to be entirely clear, as such I attempted to photograph myself through a rain drenched window (disaster), added hose water for even more obscurity (even bigger disaster). I threw about ideas of a shadow making up most of the image, only to be met by a week that made up one of the wettest the state I live in has seen for this time of the year. In the end I decided to use my reflection as it is very much a time of reflection for me. When my little monsters started to parade through my attempt, I could not but help have them be part of it. Oh and the boxes were kept in the image as they are part of my story, we will be moving late next month and packing has started!
For a look at the images from the “Fab 15″ follow the links at the end of each photographers post. To start with visit Ali Crane her images are amazing and you will love looking through her site. (If you have problems with the link try http://www.alisoncranephotography.com/bloom-forum-fab-15-week-152/ ).
After much rain and a busy time at work this week we finally got outside only to discover we had a visitor………
And a couple of other visitors as well…
I have been reading a bit about photographers taking part in 365 days and 52 week projects and though the whole 365 seems way too hard I thought it would be fun to try a 52 week project. So to get the ball rolling here is my youngest, Callum on New Years day.
Finding myself positioned above Cal I decided to try for a ‘Brenda’ inspired shot. Unfortunately Cal was not as obliging as her beautiful muse.
Hi, I am Cara and welcome to my blog. A journey through what will hopefully be my growth as an amateur photographer!