A smile and a splash!

A smile and a splash!

8 week online workshop
lesson 6

I’m sharing this mainly for entertainment value. Heather was standing on the edge of our fish pond calling the fish (as you do) while I was taking photos of her (as you do) when all of a sudden she disappeared from the viewfinder with a splash! And then I was left with the serious issue of clutching my semi-submerged child in one hand and my gorgeous new camera in the other, trying to work out how to carefully put the camera down somewhere safe and dry before fishing the child out, because of course that was the priority (her head was above water, she can stand in the pond, and it wasn’t freezing or anything, so the camera was totally the more important consideration).
And naturally, as soon as she was out of the pond I had to grab some photos of that 🙂 Not technically the best shots ever but you just gotta love that expression on her face!! Certainly no cheese in these 🙂

Expression-2 Expression-1 Expression-3 Expression-4

I live in the beautiful hills of Perth with my husband and three year old daughter. I have degrees in history and law but am staying home for a few years to raise my gorgeous little girl. I love creative pursuits, be it creative play with my three year old, sewing, or my new passion - photography. I've owned a DSLR for about 6 years but have only just started to really explore it's capabilities (and mine!).


  1. Oh poor Heather! But at least you have your priorities right 🙂
    These are a wonderful example of the next lesson on storytelling. And agreed, no cheese here.
    Yes, technically they’re not perfect. But you know that and I don’t need to go through what’s wrong with them from a lighting perspective and other minor critiques I’d normally give.
    I’m glad you shared them with us.

  2. I thought that “hey Munchkin, can you please just move over here into the better light so Mummy can take some better photos?” might be pushing it a bit!

  3. I feel bad giggling at her misfortune and obvious distress (or indignation about being the 2nd priority after the camera!), but these are lovely shots. The first two are technically beautiful, but the second two are priceless. Poor little thing 🙂

  4. Oh my gosh! Was a story and awesome captures! Love it.

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