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        1. Haha, now, this idea made me choke on my coffee. Granny doesn’t blog, as she thinks the computers is the devil’s machine. She’s one of those typical countrywomen who refuse progress, for the worse or the better.

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  1. I love every single one of these photos but my favourite is the one of the rakes. I’m obsessed with rust so there’s that but I also like the strong composition, the repeated patterns created by the tines and the lighting.

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    1. Wow! I’m surprised that you like these! You see, all these were literally taken in my backyard and there’s no place less interesting and less pretty to me… I thought that I’d share how it looks though. It’s true that I spend a lot of time shooting in the backyard — not because I like it but because it’s convenient. I’ll pass your compliments on to the rakes πŸ˜‰

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      1. As I say, I enjoy rust. Actually when I was a member of a photography club, one of the things we were told was to take photographs of the familiar and everyday things around us as the challenge comes from seeing them differently and using the camera to create the interest.

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        1. That makes sense, looking at the ordinary with fresh eyes through your camera. I’m trying to do this, but sometimes it’s quite hard. I’m always excited when I manage to find the time and means to get to a new location, and then I spend literally hours shooting all around. But you are no more a member of any photography club? What happened? Life…?

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          1. I moved countries. There is a camera club a few towns away but my husband works longer hours here so he’s not home in time to look after the kids so I can attend. So I just keep trying to practice my photography on my own for now. I have lots of other hobbies to occupy me in the mean time.

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          2. Ah, I see. That’s what I suspected. Well, it will probably take some more time to settle down in your new home country perfectly, and later you might be back to shooting again. And sure, there are other hobbies too!

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    1. I am indeed trying to perform a transfiguration of the commonplace into something interesting… But sometimes I just run out of patience and want so much to shoot something actually interesting!

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      1. But other people’s washing is so much more interesting than one’s own – be honest. Next time I put something on the line (it will have to be a dry washing day) I will take one just for you πŸ™‚

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        1. I know, right! I love examining other people’s washing! Oops. Did that come out wrong? If you have the chance, please do take a picture of your washing πŸ˜‰ I can’t take a picture of mine, unless I’d shoot the tumble dryer.

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    1. Ha! Thank you for getting my allusion πŸ˜‰ Actually, one my cats likes to bask in the sun on the tin roof. But I’d probably have to climb the roof too to take a picture of her sitting there. Which I’m not going to risk.

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      1. After I typed that, I got worried and wondered, Was there a cat hiding in that picture? So awkward, not being able to edit one’s comment after it has been posted. No, please don’t risk your neck for a photo!

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        1. I can imagine your pain perfectly — the horrible moment when your comment is being posted while you just spotted a glaring error in it, or a missing cat! Thank you for not making me climb the roof. πŸ˜‰

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