Over the last week I have been busy using the summer sunlight we finally have.I had our oldest family friends come over to see me.
When I grew up we were next door neighbours.I have seen more of them,than real family members over my 46 years.
We have had a tradition of being bridesmaids at each generations Wedding. My bridesmaid Tracey now has, two gorgeous children.One of which she bought to see me.It had just been Amelia's birthday,so when I asked could I take some pictures of her?She was so pleased she bought along a birthday present dress for her to dress up in.
Now,I was playing about with a custom white balance, so I wasn’t too pleased with some of the indoor pictures.But as it was of Amelia,with her Great Granny I couldn’t delete them.
Her Great Granny Joan has dementia and has recently lost her husband,Charlie.She looks exactly the same as she did when I was a tiny child.She’s now in her 80’s.
This is three generation together.Gloria on the right used to look after me as a child.She got great pleasure taking me out in my pram and smacking me as soon as she got out of sight..She used to like the faces I pulled,when I whimpered and cried.
Is it any wonder I turned out the way I did?
Joan came up to me at my Mums funeral many years ago to say “I used to worry about you as a child.Your Mum only used to feed you egg,bread and chips.She never cooked you anything else.I always thought you’d have a problem.Are you alright now?”
She never knew that I grew up with SED.But it was very interesting as my Mum had sworn I ate fine as a young child,until about the time my sister came along.She said I ate anything,but I have no memories of that.
My first ever memory is me sat in a highchair,eating a boiled egg and toast watching my Mum throw potatoes at my Dad during a row!!!.Is it any wonder I have issues with food.
Anyway,Amelia had a quick costume change and into the garden we went.
and the she relaxed a bit more and we had a chat.Her yellow dress turned out to be my favourite.
Unfortunately my absolute favourite photo from the shoot is overexposed.But then I seemed to always like the overexposed pictures.But I shan’t worry,I have started a Photoshop editing course.I have already started work on some of my pictures from this shoot.So all is not lost.
But I was pretty proud of myself.I shot the entire time in Manual mode.That means I had to set the aperture,shutter speed,ISO,white balance and focus manually on things as small as her eye.All while reading the natural light around me.
Not bad for a total amateur.