Through The Lens Thursday is a one-year photography project, where every week, my project partner, Greta of GFunkified and I, will post a picture (or pictures) we have taken based on a prompt. Our hope is that together, we can teach and learn from each other, stay accountable to our goal of improving our skills, and hopefully, be taking some gorgeous photographs.
This week’s prompt is “Reflection”.
Taken with a Canon EOS Rebel SL1
1/50 f/4.5, ISO 1600
I’m typing this, sitting in an old, tiny Paris apartment. The clock says 6.30pm, but my body says it’s 1.30am.
We’ve been here for 12 hours, and let me tell you, the first day of vacation is always the hardest. There’s the stress of traveling on mind and body, the actual 14 hour flight, the time difference, the doing of all the things (getting local numbers, buying groceries, taking in the scenery and getting to know the area), and just soaking it all in.
It’s been a long 12 hours.
I am grateful. It’s been a long, long day, and everyone’s tired and some people are cranky (read: not me). But we are IN PARIS.
I opened the window to snap this picture. As I said to a few friends, turns out, it’s impossible to take photos when you’re walking around Paris with two children in two strollers, in the rain. It’s not great because it’s dark (it was 5.30) and grainy (high ISO). But it’s a good reflection of our day. That although not perfect, it’s good enough because we are so blessed to be able to travel as a family to a dream destination.
(What do you think of my ‘reflection’ photo? This IS a photography exercise, so I would appreciate any critique!)
Next week’s prompt: Flower
For the full list of prompts, check out my Through The Lens Thursday page. If you’d like to join Greta and I, but not necessarily blog your picture, join our Flickr group, where we upload our photos, and give comments, or helpful critique on each other’s photographs.
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