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Christmas Photography Challenge 2016

I posted a link to this article on twitter earlier this week.

http://www.creativeboom.com/inspiration/travelling-cars-photographer-goes-on-exciting-mini-adventures-with-tiny-toy-cars/

The photographer Kim Leuenberger has created some amazing images on her travels using toy cars. Several of my friends liked this and Dave  (@projectlgor) suggested we use this as  the basis for our Christmas holiday photography challenge this year. It’s simply for fun and anyone is welcome to join in.

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My son is now 28 and I know I’ve saved lots of old toy cars but obviously I can’t find them. A quick wander around the local antique centre produced this lovely battered Yellow VW for £3 – enjoy your Christmas fun and share your photos #minicars16

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Playing with light – Photography

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One of the things I remembered to pack last week was my sunglasses – they were not necessary! The light quality in Shanghai during the day was poor from a photography point of view, very grey, dull and overcast. If you google images of Shanghai most of them are at night when the lit buildings are really impressive.

We had several days of heavy rain ( including a typhoon warning) which meant that I had to try and be creative. Fortunately my room was on the 19th floor and had  a huge window so I could sit on the floor with a tripod and just play with the light.  Some images didn’t work but I was pleased with a couple – the one below is an abstract shot of the skyscrapers at night.

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Just a quick post to say whatever the conditions you can still work around them if you think creatively x

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#Shanghai in the rain

Looking for the positives

The start of  a new term is always one of mixed emotions. The excitement of new classes, the blank page – the new stationery mixed with the wistfulness of missing family and the slower days of Summer.
For many children school is the one place that they have security. Following our visit to Kakuma refugee camp the first classroom from our fundraising is now built and will open shortly.
http://www.janehewitt.blogspot.co.uk/2015/08/the-first-of-many.html
Hopefully this is the first of many – we will keep you posted. I’ve been doing some editing today and looking back over my Kakuma photos – these are a few that I haven’t shared before.

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This collage is of a workers’ cooperative where the people there were  making bags both from the amazing material you can see here and also the plastic UNCR heavy duty plastic sacking.
The resilience we saw there was second to none. The people were welcoming, friendly, determined, parents and teachers just like us who only wanted the best for their families and children.
Enjoy your first days of term and remember Education  can make such a difference to peoples’ lives x

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