Water – Cee’s Photo Challenge

Fluffytufts is taking part in Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge! I’m a bit behind on these challenges, so this week I am going to look at the water challenge!

One of the first photos I took as a photography student was the outside tap in the back garden.  I experimented with different shutter speeds – with a fast speed you could capture each drop of water in the flow, but if you used a slow speed, the water gained the appearance of silk pouring from the tap.

I was delighted with one of the photos I captured that day. I processed the film myself in an old-fashioned dark room. Then, I printed the image and watched it magically appear as I soaked the paper in developing fluid. I still have this photograph and when I look at it, it invokes memories of my carefree student days, the smells of the chemicals in the dark room, the pride I felt when my image appeared.

Unfortunately, I do not have access to a scanner, so am unable to share it with you. However, here are some water images from more recent times!

Elephant at Dublin Zoo

Howth Harbour in Dublin. Ireland

St Fiachra's Garden, County Kildare, Ireland

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Favourite Images – Cee’s Photo Challenge

Fluffytufts will be taking part in Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge!  This week the theme is “Favourite Images”. I really enjoy photography and love loads of my photos so I found it difficult to narrow things down. I decided to go with two images that make me feel like a “real” photographer, rather than a random eejit with a camera!

I took this photo way back in 2001, when I was taking a photography module in college as part of my Media Degree. I had been photographing my brother’s band and managed to capture this shot. It was one of the first photos where I really thought “Yes! I am a photographer”!

Rock Star

Fast forward over ten years to this next shot! My foray into the world of photography was a very hazy memory. For Christmas 2011, I received the gift of a new camera from Mr Fluffytufts.  I felt self-concious and shy at first…like I was an imposter or a fake. Then I took this shot and was reminded that I am not a random eejit with a camera…”I am a photographer”!

Cactus