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 ‘Deep’.
Again, I’m loosely interpreting the prompt, because for the life of me, I can’t think of a literally deep photo I can take, since I’m confined to the house. Friends, I’m deep in the trenches of parenting, and mothering two sick kids. We are in lockdown, in quarantine, for at least a week.
The children have contracted hand, foot and mouth disease, and if you follow me on Facebook or are Facebook friends with me, I’m sorry, this is the umpteenth time I’ve mentioned HFMD. There has been a mini epidemic at the boys’ year round school (which has 52 students, ranging from babies in daycare to 5 year olds) – this week is the third time the school has closed and one of my kids became case #10.
This guy, became #11 today, and the fever has knocked him sideways, and he’s convalescing on my spot on the couch (but of course).
Case #10 is feeling better, and fortunately, he caught a mild case of it. Why, you can barely notice the spots and blisters on his face! At least, he’s well enough now to ride his bike.
And when you have children at home 24/7, inevitably, you’ll be deep in the mess. Then you wonder, how in the world do we have 1,786 vehicles in that toy box? You may also realize that it’s not worth cleaning up until the end of the day.
That includes the crumbs that coat your floor. Leave it.
(What do you think of these ‘deep’ photos? This is a photography exercise, so any critique is appreciated and welcomed!) Next week’s prompt: Smooth
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.
I’m sharing a recipe for homemade coconut honey ice cream at Everyday Family, that doesn’t require an ice cream maker!