Mutterings of a Fool

Man, Dad, Runner, Chief dog walker

The Gallery – World Photography Day

Last Friday was World Photography Day so in celebration Tara has set us this as the prompt for the Gallery. In my mind a good photograph is all about capturing a moment and being able to communicate what that moment felt like to whoever views your photo’s. I don’t think it even needs to be the most technically perfect photo, often some of the best photo’s aren’t the ones someone has spent hours planning and preparing for. Instead spotting a unique moment and capturing that split second in time, one that will never be repeated again is an amazing skill in itself.

I don’t profess to be even remotely an expert in taking photo’s, but I do have a DSLR and I do love taking photo’s and trying to learn how to change the settings to best capture what my eyes are seeing. With the arrival of Matilda the camera has had a lot of use and at the weekend I had a perfect opportunity to take some more photo’s. Matilda is at that stage where she wants to sit up but isn’t yet able to by herself. So we borrowed a Bumbo off my brother and she was in love from the first second and couldn’t stop grinning to herself.

I tried playing with the settings on the second photo and using Aperture priority m, it gives a warmer feeling to the photo but I couldn’t get it quite right to not then blur when she moves. Whenever she smiles she also waves her hands around so challenging!


  1. She’s so cute!! How quickly she has grown 🙂 Really need to master that camera quickly to catch every moment you can.
    Dare I say she looks like her dad!

  2. Oh my goodness – that is so precious!

    My sister got a Bumbo for my middle niece – she loved it too……for the few days before she learnt how to crawl out of it!

  3. Gorgeous and isn’t she having fun? Her eyes are alight with the novelty of it all, Bumbo’s are brilliant inventions we did ours perfect justice and then passed it on in perfect condition to be re-used!

  4. Adorable and she is going to be a giggler methinks

  5. what a sweetie and she looks so pleased with herself! great capture!

  6. Such a gorgeous smile and can almost hear her giggling through the photograph!

  7. Awww, she looks so proud of herself sitting there. What a cute smile. x

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