Snap Shots from an 11 year old

What happens when you give a camera to a Tween?

This is exactly what i did In the summer. Jak was nearly 12 and is just getting into photography.

We was staying at a Haven caravan site in caister, our caravan was pretty close to the grassy sand dunes and on the other side was a lovely wide beach. Jak went off one morning with the camera in hand and came back with these fabulous shots

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Photos by Jak Wright, 12

What do you think? Will he cut it as a Photographer

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

The sun has got his hat on

Yesterday we saw something in the sky that we hadn’t seen for a while!

It was big, it was bright, it was shining and it was lovely……The Sun!

The big yellow thing in the sky mad an appearance and we made the most of it by taking a trip to our local park to feed the ducks. The sky was blue and the winds had calmed right down, it really was a very pleasant day.

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Jak, the eldest, was out in the morning with his Dad taking part in his first cross country 5 mile race, so our trip to the park was quite later in the day but the sun was still shining. We normally visit this park to play in the outdoor gym and parkour area but instead we took a walk around the lake to feed the ducks.

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Oliver loves throwing in pieces of bread to the birds, he squeals with delight when a duck swims over to eat his bread.

After feeding the bread we walked around the park and found a huge tree trunk that had been pulled up out of the ground.

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The boys quickly began exploring the trunk, climbing over it and walking along it.

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And obviously I took the opportunity to take some shots with my phone at different angles (the boys love to pose)

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Our trip to the park was a lovely day out, it was just nice to be out in the fresh air with no wind and rain about.

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

Day 7 Where was I Today? #FMSphotoaday #365

This weekend has been a scorcher, yesterday we put up the pool but it takes days to fill so today we got up early and headed down to Dover.
After driving for 75 minutes we had arrived at our destination, Dover Castle!

The castle is beautiful and on weekends they have actors dressed up in characters, the views over to Dover Port were fantastic and everyone that worked there was so friendly.

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Joseph met a real knight, a real King, a real Princess and real castle workers! You should have seen his face when the King arrived, my little boy got down on his knees and bowed away at him and when he told Joseph that he could fight for him as he had come prepared with a shield and a sword, I have never seen such and excited face before.

After a few hours of walking around and taking in the history of the castle we drove over to Folkestone to check out the town and to hopefully have a little splash in the sea.

July’s photo challenge

I’m taking the July photo challenge with Fatmumslim

Each day throughout the month of July i will look at the prompts and then take a photo of what i think matches it and then share it on the blog, twitter and on instagram, using the hastag #FMSphotoaday

1. Happiness is…: Share a photo of something that represents happiness to you.
2. Shoes: You know, those things you wear on your feet.
3. Cold: In my part of the world it’s winter, so cold is all around. How can you show the cold in a photo?
4. Red, white or blue: Pick a colour and share it for Independence Day {in the USA}.
5. Love: Take a photo that shows love.
6. Fave smell: What smell do you adore? Coffee? Fresh fruit? Flowers? Show it in a photo.
7. Where you are: Show us where you went today.
8. Path: Snap a photo of a path – which could be any kind of surface.
9. 3 things: Take a photo of any 3 things you like.
10. Smooth: Find a smooth surface and take a photo.
11. I wore this!: What is something you wore today? You could share your whole outfit, or just a small part of it.
12. A bad habit: It can be yours or someone else’s habit. Share it.
13. 4 o’clock: Be it 4am or 4pm, share what you’re doing at 4 o’clock.
14. Edible: Take a photo of some that you eat or want to eat.
15. Outside the window: Look through the window and take a photo of what you see.
16. Bottle: A bottle is such a simple object, how can you show it in a photo and make it a little interesting?
17. Inspirational: What’s inspirational to you?
18. Number: Look around you, do you see numbers? Take a photo. They could be in signs, on your phone… anywhere.
19. Building: It could be your home, or a big sky-scraper if you’re lucky enough to be in the city. Share a building in a photo.
20. Hot: Just like the cold prompt, only hot. Will you take a photo of the weather, food, a flame?
21. Fave food: What food do you love? You can indulge today. I’ll let you!
22. Grey: Share a photo of something coloured grey.
23. I drew this!: Get creative! Draw something, take a photo and share it.
24. D is for…: Show a photo of something starting with the letter D.
25. Ground: Depending on where we live we have different surfaces on the ground; cement, grass, dirt… show us yours.
26. The everyday: The thing that I love about this challenge is that you can see beauty in the ordinary, so look around you, find something that you see most days and capture it in a photo.
27. Black + white: Take a photo in black + white – you could use a filter, or shoot something that actually IS black and white. Up to you!
28. This is new!: What’s something new in your life? Is it something newly created in your town? A new purchase? A new baby? Snap and share it.
29. Perspective: This is a photography technique. I’ll share how to shoot perspective in a blog post soon!
30. Friendship: This is our charity prompt. Share a photo of friendship.
31. Workspace: Show us your workspace!

Why not join in yourself 🙂