Photos of the Family




Since I got my camera last week, I’ve taken a huge number of snapshots, all pretty much at random but some of them have come out beautifully. I’m especially pleased with some of the shots of people. Rowan and Lola, of course, always come out looking gorgeous. Rowan has blossomed recently, she looks about three years older than she did a fortnight ago. I took a couple of pictures of her pushing Becki’s pushchair and, if you didn’t know better, you’d think it was yet another shocking example of young mums nowadays. Lola continues to look cute, but with her too something has changed recently (I think it’s her neck thinning out) which makes her look less toddlerish and more girlish. Mark even managed to capture a few half-decent photos of me, once I’d shown him how to press the button on the camera, and even Gill likes the photos I’ve take of her (and she is, of course, the harshest critic of photos of herself). I especially like the one above, a great example of accidental composition: the light above her head (which I didn’t even notice when I took the shot) and the shadow at the bottom (caused by the lens hood) give it a nice duality, and the "horns" the light gives her make her look like the Egyptian goddess Isis. All totally unplanned and unintended.

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