Here's an original way to open a blog post I'm sure... 4 months gone already, where is the year going?
The streets have been looking real nice this month. I've already shared a few collections on facebook... some streetscapes, Bedminster cats, and a strange collection of dyed hair with coordinated backdrops. They are all here but there's some new stuff too.
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My favourite magic moment this month was the capturing of the above shot; aptly named, by my Auntie Cherry, 'Bluegreenmoment'. I've already shared the story on FB but here it is again...
One evening last week I was walking home through Southville taking pictures in the beautiful evening light. Round our way it’s the custom that unwanted items can be left outside your house for others to help themselves to; anything from a piece of furniture to a child’s toy. Walking down a street, a small lion catches my eye; he’s sat on top of a wall looking right at me. I ask him if I can take his picture and he obliges. Behind him sits a small cylindrical container with a green to blue gradient running across it, it has Japanese writing on and I assume it’s for tea. At the moment the a photo is nothing special, although I capture it anyway as it’s fun and makes me happy.
I see a girl approaching. Perhaps if I can get a shot of her walking past my new animal friend I can can capture something more interesting, maybe she will interact with the items, or maybe something else fun will happen? As the girl approaches I see the girl’s hair. Are you kidding me? It’s dyed in a beautiful blue to green gradient, just like the cylinder. Now all I’m thinking is I have to get this shot, and don’t mess this up!
Maybe to others this even is nothing special, but to me it’s a little moment of magic that I somehow managed to capture. Thank you to the girl with blue and green hair for making my day.
In life these quirks happen all the time, moments of seemingly, remarkable coincidence when things come together. They are always there if we only we take the time to look, and approach the world with a creative mind and an open heart. Look out for them, appreciate them, maybe even photograph them, but whatever you do - have a little smile to yourself and enjoy the magic.