Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week offers us a chance to reprise some of our favourite ‘People and Animal‘ shots from this year.
For reasons that will be obvious to regular readers, Miss Maggie Kotte leads with the banner shot, so I must be even-handed and put Little Miss up next.
Every day as I blog, I look down to the side of my chair, and there she is – one half of her anyway, the other extending out the other side. It’s reassuring; and we both have a giggle when I extend a toe to give her tummy a bit of a rub.
My ‘nat geo’ animal shot this year has to be the introduction of the new baby – the first crystal clear shot I’ve achieved of any member of the Hanuman troupe.
I said at the time I’d die happy if this were the best shot of them I capture – and it looks as though I’m going to have to live with that, because they haven’t been around much lately. I’m sure it’s not because I captured the baby’s soul – well I hope not. I keep wondering, though, what it is they’re feasting on someplace else? It’s so quiet without them, and mundane.
This beautiful old woman I met in Meemure is my favourite portrait of all time, friends and family included.
It helps that she’s so achingly beautiful, and has that stillness that allows – compels – you to draw near and be in her company.
Here’s a little gallery of some people and animal captures I haven’t shown you from this year.
It’s not my habit to reminisce about the year gone by – perhaps I should – but it was nice to look back on some to the pictures I took, and to have the excuse to show you some which didn’t get an airing.