Tell a personal story

Ursula at An Upturned Soul has tagged me for a slightly different take on Tell The Story.
Ursula’s invitation is thus:

Rather than pick a picture of something which may disinterest them, to which they may not feel any connection…
I’m going to ask them to share a picture they’ve taken themselves and tell the story of why they took that picture, what it means to and for them.

I take a lot of photos, most of which are dire, but some come up trumps, such as the beach, sunrises, the geese and ducks, Maggie and some of the meals I prepare.
On the boat, it was the river and our enjoyment of it, uninterrupted by traffic noise or blaring music. The wildlife we saw was wonderful.

I’m going to pick two pictures:
This one, or the one in the middle, was taken by Hubby in October 2016.
We were making plans should I need chemo and lose my hair. I decided I wanted a long wig, but couldn’t decide what colour so asked Hubby to do some photoshopping.
After he’d tweaked a bit, he tweaked some more and came up with this:
I wasn’t keen on the orange or yellow, but liked the turquoise and pink. As it turned out, we’d caught my cancer so early, all I needed was radiotherapy, so I still have my hair.

My second picture was taken from the boat in our berth on the marina in April 2016 and was a long time coming.
Often a kingfisher would come and visit our basin, but I either never had my camera ready or my pictures were lousy. I was 60 in May and asked Hubby of I could have a camera as the cheap one from the supermarket was OK, but not brilliant as the zoom was crappy, and I so wanted to get a decent picture of him.
I had never realised kingfishers were so tiny, or fast for that matter, and their colours are so vibrant.
On the river, we saw a pair flitting between two willows but were too far away to get a good shot, even cropping and cropping the cropped image didn’t make them stand out.
So the month before my birthday, there was a special offer on a small Nikon A10 camera which put it in our price range and we bought it.
I am not a very patient person at the best of times, but I waited and watched. This was one of the first pictures I took with it, and I was thrilled.

We don’t get kingfishers here, but the swallows visit every year and hopefully I can get some shots of them.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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6 Responses to Tell a personal story

  1. scifihammy says:

    Great photos – both sets 🙂

  2. The shot of the Kingfisher is fantastic! They’re really difficult to photograph. What a superb birthday gift from nature 🙂

    I’ve photoshopped myself with different hair colour and eye colour just to see how I would look and if it gave me a different surface personality. I didn’t go as wild as you did, I think that’s awesome. I agree about the turquoise, that’s lovely. I think the purple suited you too, in fact you carry them all with confidence.

    Thank you so much for sharing ❤

    • Thank you. He was worth waiting for.
      I’m glad I didn’t need to have a wig in whatever colour and I’m not brave enough to have it done for real. I’ll stick with the salt and pepper!

  3. rue202 says:

    These are very good. Enjoyed them more as they were true stories.

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