Scale

Photography

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This post is part of the one word photo challenge

When people talk about scale to me – I don’t think of weight, I think of size

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Four Bears, all different sizes

Now comparing the two smallest bears – the last one is about as 50 times as small as the next size up, and about 200 times as small as the puppet

Compared to the littlest bear – the first one is a giant.

But there’s one thing the littlest bear has over the other three….

He’s got the hunnypot!!!!

Bearable

BASIC, Photography, Toys, Tradition

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Location : Brain and Spinal Injury Centre (BASIC), Salford

Date : 27th January 2017

An Afternoon of Close ups and scene changes today at BASICs photography workshop.

Fortunately, our Models weren’t that overly demanding!

The workshop took place in the centre Café – Food for thought .

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We had some fun and games in a still life session with some old bears!  These bears had been collected over the years by our tutor – and formed a core part of a marvellous still life session.  The bears were backlit and positioned on their thinking spots before we took the shots.  I like the end results we got from this session.

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Before taking each shot, we set up our “Stars” on their stage and adjusted lights and tripods accordingly – but being used to using my Sony Cybershot I mostly went for the point and shoot approach….I liked what came off the camera chip 🙂

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Hibernating

Character, Clouds, Dreams, Home, Life

Bedtime

The sun has popped over the other side of the globe

As the moon watches on.

Its time for little ones to head off to bed

“I Wanna bedtime story!” says one little bear,

“I’m not sleepy!” says another

So, by the mouth of the cave – and snug as a bug

I tell them a tale, and watch them drift off on clouds to the land of nod

Two little bears, dreaming of adventures

that they’ll have when the sun pops up to say hello.

Till then – they’ll hibernate till morning.

Off to the Zoo…

Animals, Childhood, Fun, Growing up, Holidays, Memories, Outdoors, Parks, Zoo

In response to the prompt Life’s a Candy Store

Now, here’s a challenge

Twenty four hours as a six year old kid….

It has to be a trip to the Zoo with my Mum, Dad, and Little Sister.

We’re off we’re off we’re off in a Motor Car…

Which Zoo ?  Three come to mind.  The welsh mountain zoo, near Prestatyn, Blackpool Zoo and Chester Zoo.  The nearest from me would be Chester Zoo.  It was my favourite as a child – as it was my first experience of wild animals.  Like all Zoo’s it isn’t actually in the city or town – but a short distance away, and a short distance by car.

Mum and Dad pack a picnic, thermos, First aid kit and a Some Blankets in the Car.  We all wrap up warm – its sunny but it’s still windy

What animals will we see ?

Lions, Tigers and Bears…Oh My!

I enjoyed all of these (including the panda’s) but my favourite animal of all must have been the Elephants.  Chester Zoo hosts Elephants today, but they’re Indian Elephants (part of the Endangered Wildlife Program) when I was little, the elephants were African Elephants…and the way I could tell, said Dad, would be the size of their ears!

You see, the Elephants today are indian elephants – and they’ve got smaller ears than their African cousins!

It was fun watching the elephants as the keepers gave them a feed and then a good wash, as the elephants sprayed the keepers with water.

Lunchtime approaches – and that means a picnic lunch in the Zoo…before visiting the rhinos and the hippopotamuses playing in their pens.

And then, we see the flamingos before being entertained by the Penguins being fed by the Zookeepers. Before a little treat from the Zoo shop and the Trip back home.

And two little people start dreaming of Heffalumps….

Another trip to Neverland…

Dreams, Poetry

With me visiting hospital recently this poem brought back some memories!

I hit the pillow,
drift off to sleep
and then out of the window,
with bears do I leap.

Onto a ship on its way to the clouds
shiny and bright with its crew that are proud.
Off to a place, hidden behind stars
Sunnier than the Moon, Venus and Mars

And passing by Orion, he gives us a wave,
as he tells animals in th’sky to behave.
and we drift away to our place of reach
our dream location – a lovely beach

Honeycomb sands and lemonade seas,
lime drop palms and friendlier bees.
A place where its sunny, and never too hot
a place for a teddy bears picnic spot

Brown Bears Surprise

Animals, Poetry

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Another Bronze-winning piece of poetry from my page on Allpoetry – enjoy!

Imagine this if you please
A brown bear invited to take some teas
with his pals the polar bears
I guess you would say it would raise some stares

So into the village town he’ll go
for an outfit that wont show in the snow
and raise a catch of silvery fish
to share with his chums – a tasty dish

And through the forest and snow he’ll go
with his parcel of food till he says hello
having fooled all the humans – all tough and wise
deceived by the brown bear – in his clever disguise