Monday, 14 July 2014
After a week away from anything resembling work [well, apart from visiting a few craft shops and adding to my vintage map hoard which I'll package up to sell ... but I'm not sure they count as 'work'] I've now returned to my desk, to the online world and to my own cutlery drawer.
[I knew I was home and that life was now back to normal when I had to fetch my own knife and fork from the drawer; for the previous week they've been magically appearing on a table in front of me alongside a napkin!]
And now I'm back I thought I'd share another of the items I've managed to cross off my Summertime Photography Scavenger Hunt list [the Summertime Photography Scavenger Hunt is hosted by Rinda].
Sometimes, with the categories on the hunt checklist, they might look perfectly easy enough, unquestionably 'snappable' ... and yet when you're out there, eagerly scanning the scene with your lens, they remain strangely elusive. Such was the case with ...
No.3: Birds on a wire
I knew exactly the photo I had in mind. The classic set up of birds on high overhead cables with a bright summery blue sky behind ... but could I heck find it! So ... while I was on the hunt I thought I'd better capture some 'also ran's just in case I couldn't land on the shot I wanted. And here they are ...
Back in the first week following the release of the hunt list I spotted these 3 birds on a wire feeder in my parents' garden:
Then there was this which was not so much a 'bird on a wire' but a 'bird of wire':
Saltbox gallery in Helmsley a few weeks ago.
And then I spotted these kite type 'things' [not at all sure what they're called/meant to be!!] flapping about on wires above a stand at the air show while I was away; at least two of which were bird-shaped ...
Then, in desperation, I resorted to the Hook-a-Duck stall at the air show's fair ...
So I think I can safely cross 'Birds on a wire' off the list now!
p.s: I've reopened my Etsy shop now that I'm back home to package-up and post out orders. See if there's anything that grabs your fancy.
Posted by Julie Kirk at 15:33