1 EAGLETON NOTES: Thankful Thursday

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Thursday, 17 October 2013

Thankful Thursday

I've been taking photos since before ever so long ago.  Obviously in The Olden Days I took them in black and white (for you youngsters that's 'without colours').  Sometimes I used B&W even after colour had become my norm.  Some people like Andrea use no colour most of all the time.  Strange but true.  She has a Bronica ("bow, bow ye lower middle classes...").  I never did but this one still turned out to be square so I obviously had some camera or other which took square photos.  We may never know which one it was.  This was my Mum holding a couple of sparklers.  I've always been rather secretly pleased with it.  Today I am coming out and turning secret into no longer secret.

Today I am thankful for Dad who encouraged me to take photographs from a very early age and who helped me enormously in every way.


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  1. That really is something well worth your gratitude, having had a Dad that was the way he was. And the picture is wunderschön!

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    1. Thank you Meike. When I see and hear how many people relate to their parents I realise just how fortunate CJ and I were.

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  2. This is a wonderful photograph. Much more affective than the long exposure sparkler shots. I am slightly perturbed with the lack of gloves and safety glasses.

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    1. Adrian I fully agree that the wanton recklessness of my parents and their generation in not wearing full safety gear was reprehensible. On the other hand I think it taught people that grabbing brining sparklers and sticking them in one's various orifices resulted in pain.

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    2. Wha...? I was going to respond to Adrian's comment that a little bit of spark on the hand never hurt me, and then ... ORIFICES!???

      Lovely, lovely photo Geeb. Thank you for sharing it!

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    3. Sorry Katherine I was thinking of ears, eyes, mouth etc all of which are open to the elements and sparks.

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  3. I love black and white photos...they somehow convey more and are more expressive....but that's just me.
    A lovely photo of your mum......she sparkles in her own way.
    Lucky you to have such a wonderful photo to treasure.

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    1. Mum did sparkle in her own way Virginia; you are right. I think that I would add one word to your comment: can. "..they somehow can convey more and are more expressive.."

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    2. Good idea with the "can." Yes, it's true.

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  4. Love the photo! Love the lack of gloves and safety glasses even more, mind!
    My "thankful" could have been almost identical to yours - it would have been "Thankful for having a Great Uncle & Great Aunt who bought me my first ever camera when I was 7, introducing me to a world that still fascinates and intrigues me now"

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    1. Robyn I'm so pleased that you, too, had that fortunate experience. It's a magical world.

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  5. I love the image too - Bronica or not!

    Shall I use the Hasselblad next?

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    1. A Hasselblad Andrea?! I'll have to courtesy next time we meet in the Woodlands.

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