Any Kind of Camera or Photographer: Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

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My grandfather was a keen photographer and had his own darkroom for developing. He enthused both my brother and I and from an early age we both had cameras and still to this day both delight in taking lots of photographs. Here you can see my brother’s box brownie and my modern camera.

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I rarely went anywhere without my camera. Looking at the clothes I was dressed in I really should never have gone anywhere.

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The Grand Canyon is a good place to see photographers lined up to catch that perfect shot.


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To get the perfect shot inside the volcano the tripod had to be held over the craters edge.

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Professionals came to photograph the John Frum marchers

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and custom dancing.

In response to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge prompt.

About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. I followed this by doing a Master of Arts by research graduating in 2017. Now I live to write and write to live.
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12 Responses to Any Kind of Camera or Photographer: Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

  1. angloswiss says:

    I realised our family only took photos when on holidays. I only discovered the joys of photography when digital arrived

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  2. Miriam says:

    Gorgeous photos. I can sympathise (and giggle) at your line about your clothes. 🙂

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  3. Such a great bunch of photos. Really like how you catch photographers at their job.
    You and I must have shopped at the same store when we were kids – or our mothers did.

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  4. Cee Neuner says:

    Wonderful photos of camera and photographers for this week. 😀

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  5. oneletterup says:

    Great photos! Including your early photographer days (we all have to start somewhere!). My grandfather was also an avid photographer. No darkroom though. After polaroids, it was mostly slides. A wonderful legacy.

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