Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Watery Wednesday - This Is Special :-)





Today I have a special Guest Photographer !!!


Meet 8 yr old Taylor ... a little friend of mine, who is 8 years old. I look after her, while her Mum and Dad work.

Yesterday, we took a walk over to the little lake, near where I live and I started teaching her the basics of photography.

She took these photos using my little digital camera. I had it attached to a strap around her neck and a strap at her wrist. No way was she going to drop it :-)

I don't think she did too bad her first time out, in fact I think she did pretty well for an 8yr old ! What do you think ??


She was really excited and proud about this one. After she took it she came over and said that she'd got the goose's reflection. Not a bad eye to be thinking about that..


Mum and babies ..


She was really fascinated with the clouds and the gulls flying above the little island..


She loved those clouds :-)


I think the goose thought we had food, because it started swimming towards us at a great rate of knots. I think the way she caught the reflections was really cool as well..


I'd been explaining to her about not putting her subject center of the photo ... I think she achieved that really well with her photo of the fountain..

I think her final count of photos was something like 140. She had fun. I also had a ball passing on the little things I know. :-)

Have a great rest of the week. We are going out on Thursday or Friday to take more photos. :-)

43 comments:

James said...

All a wonderful shots but my eye was really drawn to the great goose reflection.
Good job!

James said...

All a wonderful shots but my eye was really drawn to the great goose reflection.
Good job!

luna miranda said...

cool shots! not bad for an 8-year old! you've taught her well.

ewok1993 said...

Very good job. Good for her. And pat on the back for you for the tutorial.

Chris H said...

You tutored her well, cos her photos are very very good!

Marja said...

She is so cute and talented You're a good teacher. I didn't know about not to center the subject

Carletta said...

She is a pretty young lady with a sweet smile!
I think she did just wonderfully!
Bet she'll want a blog of her own soon. :)

My post is here: Carletta’s Captures.

Pacey said...

So nice of you to let get her basics from you and to share to her what you know, am sure it's something she'll never forget. And great littl photographer.

Ebie said...

Both are good teacher and student. And you taught her well. I love the photo with your description "great knots". That's my favorite. Taylor is so sweet, with that cute smile!

Arija said...

I think you have a budding photographer there all right. Lovely shots and a good eye for detail. The young lady shoul go far, especially since she is not afraid to take lots of shots.

Tricia said...

Very nicely done, Taylor! You really did a great job!
And how sweet of you to be her teacher, too, Karen!
Great WW post!

Martha Z said...

Taylor did a good job. You must be a good teacher.

2sweetnsaxy said...

I think she did a great job! These are great shots. Reminds me of the kids I see out sometimes with their cameras taking pictures as if they're little pros. I always smile watching them.

NicoleB said...

The Photos are good, especially for first time and 8 year old :)!
How sweet of you to show her :)!

ilanadavita said...

Very nice series. Congratulate the young photographer.

Aileni said...

I think she has real promise - please tell her.
The glasses are in an hotel and bar - we went to a reception there after our grandchild's baptism. I caught the shot just walking down the hill to the main entrance.
I cannot bring you the smell of fish.

mitt vattenhål said...

She really did well
Seems shes got the look for it, and shes only eight ...... what will become of her if sh ekeeps that interest?

Inkataika said...

Very nice water pics. I love the goose's reflection! Nice work! :)

Dagrun said...

Excellent photos! I have an eight year old too, and really loves to borrow my pocket camera and go photoshooting...

happyone said...

Taylor did a fantastic job. All her photos are super!!

mamapippas said...

I think she will be a good photographer soon !

Vicki ~ FL said...

Pass on to Taylor that she has a great eye for photography and that she did a great job! All good shots and she is a cutie to boot.

Thank you for your visit to my blog.

NatureFootstep Photo said...

I think you did well teaching the girl. Really nice images. I hope she have see it online.

Kilauea Poetry said...

She's a doll..so lucky to have you teaching her all the techniques.
I can see she's already a pro. I love the clouds too-awesome and the bottom one with this take off is an excellent shot. I love the babies w/the mum too-
Thanks for this and stopping by-

Bryan said...

Sounds like an intelligent girl. It looks like you also taught her about the rule of thirds...or did she do that naturally?

sparrow said...

Hi Karen, Nice to meet you at Watery Wednesday. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment. Well done for teaching a budding photographer. I look forward to more photos from her. Blessings from a very chilly Wellington.

Pam said...

Please tell Taylor I think she did a fantastic job of photographing the ducks and sky. She has a real feel for it and you are terrific for letting her try...

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I think she's a natural born photographer. ;-)

April said...

Well done, Taylor!! These are all interesting and beautiful scenes. The goose's reflection is awesome!

Linnea W said...

How nice of you to share your passion for photography with your young friend. She did very well I must say! I'm sure she's excited to see her work on your blog. Thanks for visiting my WW post. Those floating islands are a hoot to walk around on!

srp said...

A lovely way to get her started in what might become a lifelong passion. She did a really, really good job!

tapirgal said...

Wonderful! I especially love the first one of the swan. Hi, Taylor!

ellievellie said...

Taylor now know more about photography then me - she is lucky to have you. Her pictures are perfect - my favorite is the goose swimming towards you with all those knots behind! Like a motor boat!

Regina said...

Good job Taylor. Your photos are great,all of it. You captured reflection, clouds and fountain nicely.

Lee Spangler said...

Always nice hearing form you, Karen. It is thoughtful to take time with young people. A little encouragement goes a long way.

Maggie May said...

I love these photos and I think your daughter did very well.
I especially like the one with duck swimming towards you leaving a v shaped wake of water behind it.

Gramma 2 Many said...

I just bought a new camera. Have been playing with it and trying to figure everything out. Think I may take a photography class this fall, unless you want to teach me:) Looks like your little student really picked up what you were showing her quickly.

Rinkly Rimes said...

Wonderful reflections and I love the wake of the goose!Your little friend's a natural!

Bim said...

Well done, Taylor. Lovely photos.

addhumorandfaith said...

Wow! I think she did a great job. I'm sure it must make you feel good to have exposed her to something for the first time that she may develop an interest in for the rest of her life!

SandyCarlson said...

Lovely photos!

sunnymama said...

Awesome photos! I love the first one especially. Your guest photographer is very talented :)

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