My Sunday Photo
A flower in a house
Noticing / Capturing / Moving
Last week, I noted the photographic inspiration that I derive from people’s front gardens; what about people’s houses! I was at a very dear friend’s some days ago, and as is usual for me these days, I had my camera with me. ‘Hmmmmmm’, did I hear you say? 🙂 Well, this blogger keeps one of her blogging aids quite close; she never knows when it might come in handy. 😉
Precious Sparkle and I were on our way back from our monthly extended breastfeeding group, 🙂 with a parking fine in tow (another tale to tell) :-(. It’s not uncommon that I’ll check with my lovely friend if I could stop by hers on my way home. She graciously agreed to see us though I only called to ask if we could visit whilst parked less than 1 minute from their driveway. 🙂 We love hanging out with their family, and definitely in their home. Her homemaking skills reminds me of what I’ll like mine to be someday. 🙂
As usual, we sat down and started catching up in her beautiful sitting room; and then I saw this by a window!
‘O my word, what a beauty’, I thought. The camera had to come out! If you’ve seen my previous ‘My Sunday Photo‘ posts, you know that I enjoy taking and sharing pictures of flowers. 🙂
Multitasking is one of the accepted features of parenting, and it came in very handy in this situation. In addition, the timing was just right; the conversation between my friend and I was gradually slowing down. You see, she focused more and more on Precious Sparkle as we shared our news. So, I stood up, unzipped the bag where I keep my camera (until I get a proper camera case), and started my picture-taking process.
I of course was still involved in our time together, and our conversation continued; albeit, with more quiet moments in between. As usual, I experimented with different tones for similar shots.
I found its position, background, colour contrast, and detail intriguing. So, I tried to capture as much of it from different angles and distance, as quickly possible. Afterall, I came to spend time with my friend and her husband, not to take pictures. 🙂 And my fast-moving Precious Sparkle needed my FULL attention!
One usually knows when it’s time to put the camera down and move on, and thankfully I did. We moved from their sitting room to their kitchen space, then to their garden and back; making lovely memories all the way. A lot of laughing, more talking, a few more pictures; and it was time to go home!
Do you find photographic inspiration in people’s houses? Do you end up taking different shots of the same object too? What do you think of my pictures? 🙂