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The pictures not taken


Time for an update: I still use film, though. Not vast quantities, but I have a darkroom, and I'm not afraid to use it.

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The pictures not taken

29 Dec 2021 11:44AM   Views : 544 Unique : 261


Short blog: family day yesterday, and a lie-in this morning.

So there were pictures of granddaughter Della: and I’ve decided to take the more arty pictures that I failed to take of her father and his sister. At the time, I was too busy worrying about safety, and also wasn’t a good enough photographer. So it goes: and my advice to any parents is to enjoy every minute, because you’ll turn round and they’ll be worrying about leaving school (turn round twice and they’ll make you grandparents – Joni Mitchell had it right with The Circle Game).

And the point is that every decision means denying other possibilities: lying in bed means you’re not getting that lovely dawn picture of the hills and the mist. Make it a positive creative decision, because not to do so is to leave your life on Program mode, and you’ll miss the best, the most creative bits. Lie in when it’s grey and rainy.

Enough. Extra Della pictures should do today, no?


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dudler Avatar
dudler Plus
20 2.2k 2063 England
29 Dec 2021 11:44AM
Della, held by a proud Auntie Beth.
Imageryonly Avatar
Imageryonly Plus
3 208 11 United Kingdom
29 Dec 2021 12:08PM
You have done her proud, Grandad. SmileSmileSmile
mistere Avatar
mistere Plus
10 38 8 England
29 Dec 2021 2:18PM
Best not turn around then Smile. Try not to blink either. It's been ten years since our first grandchild was that small.
I have no idea where those years went, they've been very busy and full of wonderful things. A few not so wonderful as well.
There's never enough time to do all the things we want to do, let alone all the things we need to do. Smile
cooky Avatar
cooky Plus
19 7 11 United Kingdom
29 Dec 2021 8:56PM
Gorgeous images and whether arty or not, family images are always precious.

I suppose we should never put off until tomorrow what we can do today!

dudler Avatar
dudler Plus
20 2.2k 2063 England
29 Dec 2021 9:37PM
Definitely don't put things off - hugs or pictures!

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