Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus

The Weekly Photo Challenge for this week is focus.

Aha – The Great British Bank Holiday Weather strikes again! I had planned to go off to Windsor Great Park as I had the perfect place in mind to get some “focus” pictures. Instead, I can’t leave my house as it’s raining and there are thunderstorms in the forecast. So, a little improvisation, I decided to try and find some focus examples from my bedroom window.

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Unfortunately, I don’t have a “good” camera, and the focus is all done automatically. I’ve learned to get along with it, but I long for the day I can turn a dial and focus my … focus exactly where I want! I’m not sure how long exactly I was sat at my window, focusing on leaves with raindrops and so on, but it seems a friendly spider found I was the perfect cornerstone for his web. I did feel quite guilty moving …

Until next time …

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Helsinki, Finland #003

Our last full day in Helsinki was to be our “shopping” day, buying souvenirs and gifts for the family. However, we were a little delayed in our start at Kauppatori, as the sky turned darker and darker – the obvious sign of impending rain. Only minutes after this photo was taken, the heavens opened, and my new and as-yet-unwashed blue jeans dyed my new cream canvas shoes forever with the memory of that shopping morning …

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Until next time …

Weekly Photo Challenge: The World Through Your Eyes

Yes, it’s me again! Another month, another wormhole!! I feel I must apologise for my absence, but then I also feel I shouldn’t, as my reason for being away from blogging is quite legitimate. Wedding planning! Aha! Yes, the plans are now taking a serious edge as we tentatively set the date for “somewhere within the first 2 weeks of January”. And I am seeing just how hard it is to orchestrate the plans and reservations from 3,000 miles away. But more on that another day.

I am glad I have come back in time to enter this Weekly Photo Challenge, as I have missed some very good ones! But the world through your eyes gives me a chance to share a certain picture that has been waiting for it’s perfect challenge since June 2012 …

This is a photo of the boots of a soldier. He was standing in a long row of other soldiers lining the route of the Olympic torch relay route along the Long Walk, Windsor. Naturally, as it always does, the day started beautifully, but soon the showers came and drenched everybody waiting to see this fleeting moment of history. Of course, I could have just taken pictures of the shoes of regular people in the rain, but I just found something so much more poignant in capturing it this way instead.

Until next time …