Colouring: A Study in Series


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I am notorious for getting out my camera when I should be intervening in a catastrophe. Sometimes these are on-off shots of the end calamity, but some of my favourites are the as they happen action shots. A series can very effectively tell a story about the levels of mischief small girls (and boys) can get up to.

Lesson 1 in parenting: It is better to laugh than cry.

Lesson 2: When in doubt, get out your camera.

Lesson 3: Very few markers actually are washable, despite what they say on the box.

(Settings: Shot in manual on a Canon 7d with a 15-85mm lens at 19mm – ISO500, 1/60-1/80 sec, f/5.6 – colour curves adjusted in slightly in Lightroom 3 to give a more accurate representation of the light at the eye-watering time of 5:30am!!)

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  • May 8, 2012

    Tee hee, I too am more prone to get my camera out than stop the chaos. I just need to capture those moments. Love this series, she’s so bloomin cute…I think Ernest and your G would have so much fun together!

  • June 1, 2012

    Thats such a lovely series of photos. I have nearly identical photos of my son (not quite so well taken). I too am guilty of being behind the camera when I should probably intervene, but it allows kids so much more opportunity to explore. Your comment about markers made me chuckle – I discovered this about Bingo dabbers the hard way

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