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heleninwales
Honestly, you wait weeks for a post from Helen and then two come along together!
25/52 for the 2014 weekly alphabet challenge

This week's theme was: Y is for Youth

Small children always seem to have so much energy. A moment or so before, they were climbing all over the grey things,which are something to do with the cricket pitch (mobile score boards, perhaps?). Then a parent must have spotted what they were doing and went to call them back, whereupon they came racing over the grass to where their mums were sitting.

A beautiful summer's day

Actually, one of the reasons for lack of posting was that I didn't manage to take a photo for this challenge last week. For weeks I've been struggling to think of subjects to fit the week's themes, resulting in last minute bursts of inspiration and photos grabbed on the final day of the week. But last week inspiration stubbornly refused to come. It wasn't even a terribly hard challenge. But anyway, the project is back on track, even if this is just a shot grabbed with my new mobile phone. It would have been a better shot if I'd taken it with the big camera, but I am wary of pointing the big camera anywhere near children, so casually pretending to be taking general views with my phone was a more sensible option. Anyway, the best camera is the one you have with you, and this was it! :)

Having said that, I quite like the juxtaposition of the children in front of the old church with the graveyard in the background and the Gorsedd stones on the right. Some things are old, some things relate to ancient traditions, but there is new growth in the green trees and a new generation coming along.

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cmcmck From: cmcmck Date: June 20th, 2014 04:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think those are the doo dahs they use to cover the pitch when it rains during a game.
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: June 21st, 2014 05:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ah, that's probably what they are. I was much too far away to see and our son played rugby and cycled and did athletics in the summer, so I'm not familiar with cricket paraphernalia.
carl_allery From: carl_allery Date: June 20th, 2014 05:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yup, those look like the 'covers'. They usually cover the wicket - the batting and bowling surface between th stumps. Bit more mobile than the wimbledon version!

Nice piccie. We have a local team that play on a pitch infront of a Gde II listed manor house. I keep meaning to stop and get a shot when they're out there in their whites. I must start putting the camera in the car again.
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: June 21st, 2014 05:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ah, "covers". That's what they are. I was much too far away to see and our son played rugby and cycled and did athletics in the summer, so I'm not familiar with cricket paraphernalia.

I hope you will start carrying the camera again, now you have more time a freedom to get out and about.
davesmusictank From: davesmusictank Date: June 21st, 2014 12:46 am (UTC) (Link)
Nice pic
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: June 21st, 2014 05:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. I'm still trying to get the hang of the new phone camera. It's better than my previous phone, but there does seem to be an awfully long pause between pressing the "shutter" and hearing the click that indicates that the photo has been taken. A bit different to the instant response from the DSLR! But then I don't want to lug the DSLR around with me all the time and I'm sure I'll soon get used to the new phone once I've used it a bit more.
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