The Weekend Photo Project: ‘someone you love’

The Weekend Photo Project: 'someone you love' prompt

i’ve got 3 someone’s i love

It’s just a question of trying to get them all in front of the camera at the same time, with no fuss…

Any suggestions?

Once upon a time the kids (not so much Husband) used to be more than happy to pose in front of the camera for me.  Now it’s next to impossible to get them to without much complaining and “Oh, Mum, do I have too?”‘s.  I’ve resorted to sneaking up on them a lot lately, but once they hear the shutter button go once, that’s it – no more sneaky photos.

doesn’t mean i won’t stop taking photos of them though

Keen to join in The Weekend Photo Project fun?

Here’s where you can -

Facebook: Create an album (title suggestion – My Weekend Photo Project) and upload your photos (and don’t forget to add the hashtag #twpp now that FB does hashtags). You can make your album public so that anyone can have a look at your photos or you can share your photos with me over on my biz page.

Your blog: Upload your photos to your blog and share them with the wide world. Leave a link here so that others can follow the snail-trail.

Flickr: Share your photos at The Weekend Photo Project group.

Pinterest: If you’re on Pinterest create a board for your weekend photos. Don’t forget to add the tag #twpp so that others can search for them. I have a The Weekend Photo Project Pinterest board that I’m going to invite people to pin on. If you’d love to be involved, follow the board and I’ll send you an invite!

Instagram: Snap a photo with you phone or i-device and upload your photo to Instagram. You’ll find me here on Instagram. Don’t forget to add #twpp to your caption. Proceed to share!

Twitter: Use Instagram, link to your Pinterest board or your blog. And remember to add #twpp as your hashtag.

Anywhere else you like: I’m sure I’ve left out others ways of sharing, so leave a comment below and let everyone know where your photos will be!

Be sure and leave a comment below to let me (and everyone else) know where you’ll be sharing your photos. Visit other peoples photos. Like them. Comment.

and please, share The Weekend Photo Project – the more people we can get involved, the more fun it will be

Don’t forget that the prompts are open to interpretation – there is no right or wrong photo – just the photo you make of your world as you see it.

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{photography} 10 black & white photos to inspire you

i’ve fallen in love with black & white photography

I’ve been processing most of my own photos to black and white of late… there’s something about stripping away the colour – the distractions – that appeals to me.

Which means I tend to spend a little bit of time looking for inspiration online.

here are 10 of my current favourites

Untitled by leonhard.katzel on Flickr

portraits don’t always have to be full faces – Untitled by leonhard.katzel on Flickr

simplicity and reflection - Solitude by Jacques Gauthier

simplicity and reflection – Solitude by Jacques Gauthier

everyday objects can be beautiful - Pear Still Life by Lupen Grainne

everyday objects can be beautiful – Pear Still Life by Lupen Grainne

intense black - I wanna be yours by Gabriel (correctly linked, I hope)

intense black – I wanna be yours by Gabriel (correctly linked, I hope)

dandelions were a favourite subject even way back when - Dandelions by Frederick H. Evans

dandelions were a favourite subject even way back when – Dandelions by Frederick H. Evans

one of my latest that I'm loving - Fork by me

one of my latest that I’m loving – Fork by me

using negative space for impact - Negative Space by ??? (if you know who took this image, please let me know so I can link correctly)

using negative space for impact – Negative Space by ??? (if you know who took this image, please let me know so I can link correctly)

Black & White Dandelion - dandelions... an eternal source of beautiful photographs

dandelions… and eternal source of beautiful photographs - Black & White Dandelion by lladybuggz

music and photography - Cello

music and photography – Cello by KEnzPhotography

do you know of any black & white photos that just beg to be shared?

Please let me know in the comments!

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53 Pieces of Unsolicited Advice: No.46

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raise your hand if your mother told you not to use your teeth to open things…

I’ve only ever had to say it to my kids once or twice.  And “Do not damage those teeth, I’ve spent enough money on them!” usually comes after it.

Instead I’ve taught the kids the trick of gently tapping the offending, non-opening lid on the counter surface.  Don’t know how or why, but it loosens it enough to open it next try.  And if that fails, you find Dad.

just don’t use those damn expensive teeth!

photo credit: Enokson via photopin cc

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The Weekend Photo Project: ‘breakfast’

august-16-17-breakfast

in my house, at the weekends, breakfast is a relaxed affair

Whether it’s a cooked breakfast or piece of toast with honey, there’s always a coffee to go along with it – which is just what I need to kick-start my day.

Did you know that word breakfast originated around 1425?  It literally means to break your fast – which also makes it the most important meal of the day.

Want to share a photo of what you had for breakfast this weekend?

Pop on over to the Joining in The Weekend Photo Project page for all the details.

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{beautiful to me} Kim Wallace Ceramics

i have a feeling i’m lusting after these plates because they’re so beautifully breakable

We seem to go through stages in our house where lots of table- and glass-ware gets broken… The kids are the main culprits, although I’m guilty of the odd ruination myself.

There’s been a bit of a dry spell lately (read: nothing broken) but I’m pretty sure that could change at any washing up.

Which means that I’ll just continue to lust after the gorgeously organic and exquisitely coloured handmade wares of Kim Wallace.

at least until the kids leave home

Handmade ceramic plates in aqua
Nest of handmade plates by Kim Wallace
Nest of black ceramic bowls by Kim Wallace
White on Natural Oval Serving Platter
Black on Natural Handmade Ceramic Plates

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53 Pieces of Unsolicited Advice: No.45

Admitting wrong is an act of the strong

it’s not always easy to admit you were wrong

I know it’s something I can struggle with – especially when it comes to the Husband…

I think many of us struggle with admitting we were wrong, but there are ways to admit your mistake and not feel totally uncomfortable in doing so.

  1. Admit the truth to yourself.
    Possibly the hardest part of the process – we’re all human, after all, and we all make mistakes.  If you own your mistake (and the consequences that come with it), you’re going to be more sincere in your apology.  And it puts you one step closer to working through how you’ll say you are sorry.
  2. Try starting with “I was wrong and I’m sorry.”
    A sincere apology – speaking words of genuine regret to another for having harmed, denigrated, or insulted another person is some way – has an almost magical power to repair frayed relationships. Say it and mean it. Then move on to discussing it.
  3. Now talk about what you’ll do differently next time.
    By taking steps to ensure that this same mistake won’t happen again shows that you’ve taken it seriously – however big or small it was.
  4. Engage in a little self-reflection.
    It’s time grow from your mistake. Become a bigger, better person. And try not to screw up again the next time.

Admitting you’re were wrong and apologizing for your mistake is not an act of weakness – quite the opposite, in fact.

admitting wrong has the power to build relationships and respect

Sure, you’re probably going to mess up royally again soon enough, but at least you know how to say sorry… and mean it.

When was the last time you admitted you were wrong?

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