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Monday, July 16

How was your weekend? I hope it was a good one. It was a busy weekend this weekend but a good kind of busy. I booked into another day course in photography, the main focus was on composition,  this time I was put way out of my comfort zone.  To put your learning into action we were given a task to do, take ten portraits of strangers! I have to say that people responded really positively which was a relief but it was really difficult and I did my best to take photos quickly so people didn't become too impatient with my fumbling.  For the first practical photography assignment we took photos close to the venue at GOMA where the mood was quiet and slow, great for photographing.  The second part of the assignment was done at the French Festival, which was buzzing with people and more difficult to approach strangers so I kind of cheated and took a photo of a street performer and a gentleman dressed  for the occasion who were very happy to pose. I think as an adult it can be easy to avoid putting yourself out of your comfort zone so I'm glad I was able to do the course and be forced into doing something that really I did end up enjoying and I think these situations can only be positive for me.

(I promised not to use photos of the people's faces but loved this photo of the skater boys enjoying their day out together)
Another trip to the country for us this week, enjoying the sunshine that made an appearance today and just hanging out with family to celebrate a birthday or three.  It's kind of nice and a little bit convenient to have my brother's birthday, my birthday and my hubby's birthday all in the one month. And of course there just had to be a bit of photo taking today and I have to say it was sooo much easier taking photos of my family and a whole lot of fun too.
Wishing all of you a very happy day.
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24 comments:

  1. Catherine, these are AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. The photos are fabulous, great work! I've only done one photography course- basic SLR- I think it's time to do another. And happy birthday to you for this month ;) sarah

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  3. Great work Catherine
    Still looking for the "right" course here!
    xx

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  4. Great snaps...it is so fun going and doing something you love that takes you slightly out of your comfort zone.....we had birthday celebrations to this weekend..great time to get together as a whole big family.
    Have a great week.

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  5. Hi Catherine, First, I love your name. It has always been a fav. of mine..second, I'm now following you as I love, love your photo's and third, how awesome that you are taking photo courses. I did many years ago when it was film that we knew and not Digital..I'm starting all over but at least have some camera classes behind me. You are an inspiration to me..I'm new to Macro Monday and hope to join in every Monday..good or not so good photo's..LOL!

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  6. Fantastic shots Catherine. I love the first two, excellent composition. melx

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  7. being taken out of your comfort zone is inspiring catherine. it will also make for interesting photos. i love the second photo down in particular. good luck with the course. xo

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  8. You are inspiring! Amazing photos.

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  9. Glorious, glorious photos Catherine...a beautiful story as always but my goodness that last pic brought tears to my eyes...gorgeous moment to capture x

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  10. simply beautiful! :)

    Dropping by from Macro Monday…Flowers in the Morning

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  11. Well done, looks like your courses are paying off....great shots. Loving that last one :)

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  12. Delightful group of photos! Love the skaters.

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  13. A day well spent, I think! The ferris wheel picture is stunning.

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  14. Great photography I love the skaters and ferris wheel. Happy birthday:) nx

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  15. Beautifull photos , they are good enough to put together an exhibition,, do you print them off, they would make great framed pictures.

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  16. What a way to go out of your comfort zone. You are braver than me... and look at the results... wow! :)

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  17. Happy Birthday!! I agree about your comfort zone comments. I've been challenging myself to get out of mine to encourage Brian to do the same. My children are a good influence on me!!

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  18. A photography course. How wonderful! Some great shots here.

    rachel xo

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  19. Love the boys and boards shot!!!!! and how beautiful is the hug at the end

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  20. well done, certainly would have put me out of my comfort zone too! I love your second photo, great composition and subject matter.

    Belated happy birthday, lovely to have a group celebration.

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  21. enjoyed all your photos immensely.

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  22. You are such a talented photographer Catherine - that ferris wheel shot is especially captivating. I would feel a bit uncomfortable having to approach strangers to photograph too :)

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