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.