My new remote control is not coping with more than a tiny distance - but luckily I've found some great photo helpers for MMM to date.
On Wednesday (day 2) after a coffee & stats meeting my colleague Ken was happy to help,
and even made useful suggestions about where to stand in relation to the
sun. I forgot to tell him how to focus the camera, but he did a fine
job anyway and said he could help on other days too. Aww thanks Ken!
On Thursday (day 3) my colleague Marylene came out for a lunchtime walk, even
though I explained it was going to be a "photo" walk. She was glad to
help too! She was very
aware of the light, she showed a great eye for locations, and she managed to take
fantastic pictures that didn't need any cropping, unlike mine.
There are several of these big rocks in a group - I really like this
Marylene's photos are better than my originals for this
jacket - V - and I think she's made it look as good as it feels. The
dress (V ) has been a bit of a corporate workhorse; I wear it year round
and I suppose it's getting a bit tired. Might have to remake it one of
On Friday (day 4), a really busy day in
our team, Marylene again agreed to come out for a photo walk. When I
told her how much I loved her photos from yesterday she showed me a few
other photos on her mobile - a beautifully framed photo of a friend in
her bridal dance, and a perfect sunset. Talk about hidden talents!
My loud and cheerful self-drafted kimono sleeve t-shirt - which I can now see is significantly too big - looked like it should be snapped alongside the colourful toilet doors at Barangaroo (which we'd spotted on our Thursday walk).
Unfortunately I hadn't yet read about the Friday photo themes, but I'm thinking to take part in the rest of them... for the record, if I'd known I should have been thinking food not toilet doors :-)
Yesterday (day 5) my son helped out, taking snaps after a soccer match in which he played his heart out. His team lost but played well - their third loss in a row, but their skills are improving and they are no doubt learning more from losing than they would from winning.
A friend told me that evening that I'm the sort of person who's never
prepared to make myself look ridiculous - I think she's wrong, and to prove the point here are some ridiculous photos for the day:
This is an old kimono sleeve t-shirt, self-drafted using very a nice jersey from Tessuti Fabrics. Evidently I have done nothing to these photos at all.... and I probably need to give my son a few more photography top tips - or even introduce him to Marylene.
My daughter has also been doing her bit towards my MMM'12 commitment. Here she is on day 2, having a hilarious time losing a sandal:
wearing a summery Burdastyle dress (originally blogged here) and an unblogged hoodie originally made for her big brother from Burda paper pattern 9614 (similar hoodie in pink blogged here).
On day 3 she chose a me-made t-shirt dress which I can't wait for her to grow out of because it's just embarrassing to think I made it (pale pink with green, yellow and blue naive flowers, and a terrible 80s pattern). I won't show you a photo of that one.
- SKIP -
But she kept up the effort on day 4, playing at the park:
here she's wearing a me made long sleeve t-shirt (I think from a Burda paper pattern) to which I added ruffles, + a necklace she made herself.
Ken, Marylene and my son don't read this blog, but one day they may, so I am hereby recording my appreciation. And thinking about the next 25 or so favours I'll be needing this month :-)