Monday, 12 July 2010
Princess came to live with us nearly 3 years ago, our daughter had been our little princess for 21 years and we thought it was time she had a little princess of her own to love and look after. She was adopted from the Build a Bear workshop and if you cuddle her tightly you can even feel her little heart beating. She has various outfits, here she is modelling her ballerina dress and ballet shoes, but she also has a graduation cap and gown, Christmas jumper and denim mini skirt. My daughter is a little precious about Princess and if young children come to the house and ask to hold her, she smiles artificially, grits her teeth and agrees. But I can almost feel her holding her breath until they give her back. My nephew's daughter came one day and horror of horrors, asked if she could take Princess home. I've never seen my daughter so close to fainting before!
So I came home from work, opened up the prompt from Shimelle (because of course I would never check my private emails at work would I?!) and saw I needed to practice with focal lengths. I trawled round the house looking for worthy items to photograph and noticed Princess looking a little bedraggled and caught up in the bedclothes in Princess Snr's bedroom. I carefully checked to make sure no one was watching and brought her downstairs. First of all we tried posing in the window of the conservatory (bottom right) but all that showed up was the dirty window behind her. Then she suggested that we went out in the garden (top right) and I was reasonably happy with that and then I thought that maybe I would get better results using my husband's camera. So the other two photos were taken with that and I think the results were slightly better. Princess was in her element, turning this way and that, close ups, full length photos, she was keen to try them all. And then I was aware of a shadow behind me ...'Mum... why is Princess out in the garden?' Cue Princess being picked up and marched back indoors.
Don't worry Sweetie, there'll be other prompts.