We had quite a busy schedule over Easter, even if it was supposedly laid back. We did manage a sleep in on Good Friday and then we headed over to the Berwick Classic Car and Bike Show. Which was fascinating and had some very, very cool cars. Kept both Moth and myself entertained for several hours. I will post a separate Blog about that with some pictures. We then spent a rare afternoon with the Girls, and we even headed out for Dinner. Not that much open on Good Friday, so it was off to the Pancake Parlour! Just nice to spend time as just the four of us. Anyway on our way home we spotted these Fair/ Amusement Park that had set up not far from home for the Easter long weekend and decided to stop by and grab a few pics, oh and get some Fairy Floss too!
I loved all the lights and action, even if there really wasn’t that many people there.
‘Tis but thy name that is my enemy;
Thou art thyself, though not a Montague.
What’s Montague? it is nor hand, nor foot,
Nor arm, nor face, nor any other part
Belonging to a man. O, be some other name! What’s in a name? that which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet;
So Romeo would, were he not Romeo call’d,
Retain that dear perfection which he owes
Without that title. Romeo, doff thy name,
And for that name which is no part of thee
Take all myself.
Romeo & Juliet – William Shakespeare
Trying my hand at some dramatic, moody rose from a neighbor’s garden. Rose and Macro are not really my thing, but I am more than willing to give a try. Perhaps I was Inspired by Leanne Cole and Paul Barson, unfortunately mine look nothing like theirs, especially Paul’s, alas I will continue. They do kind of look pretty I guess.
I have been playing with various different looks of late, trying to find my thing I guess. This week’s Monochrome Madness Shot is a candid shot of my cousin – The Snake Wrangler, from when I was doing a photo shoot with his daughter recently (He thought I was just trying to get a close up of the snake!). I felt that this shot required something a little different for me, I have added a real depth and contrast as well as drama and grunge element to it. I didn’t want to make it look old, I wanted it to look dramatic and rough (a bit like my cousin) he is what they used to call a Man’s Man……he drinks, he smokes, he swears, he deals with dangerous animals for a living. But he really is a good Bloke and a great Dad.
This week’s Travel Theme is Gracefull, from Where’smy backpack. It’s possibly just me, but I really like sailing boats, just the small ones, not the great big hunkering SHIPS. There is always something so graceful in the curve of the sails, the way it moves through the waves. I could watch for hours & I adore being on them with the salty sea breeze in my hair.
Feeling a little flat this week and perhaps a little uninspired (trials and tribulation of going back to work after a holiday), and I guess it has reflected in some of the photos I played with in post. Some seem a little drab and uninspiring themselves. But we have to take the good and the bad so here is my entry in Cee’s B&W Challenge this week.