So incredibly the summer holidays have drawn to a close and with it our #summerphotofun project. As I mentioned when we started this me and the kids had no idea what would happen and if anyone would show any interest, in fact it was their idea to put it on the blog to see what would happen, but these last six weeks have been really special. People who I have not met and had no knowledge of before this have got involved and as well as the pictures I’ve started to get to know new and interesting people through this which I hope will continue. Each week people have chipped in with their interpretations of the themes picked by the kids and it has been wonderful watching them all come in and seeing how different people all view the same subject. My own children have grasped the idea and as well as of course coming up with each theme have submitted photos themselves every week and looked at every photo that has come in picking out their favs, so all in all it has been better than we could possibly have hoped for.
The question arises well what happens now ? I guess to a large extent that is up to you, the people who’ve been contributing to this, would you like to continue doing something ? I worry that if we keep to the same idea it will become stale so perhaps we simply wait till next summer and relaunch it then. Or we could carry on with Autumn, Winter, Spring fun etc. Not sure really so let us have feedback either by leaving comments and perhaps starting a discussion here on the blog or of course through twitter (@ianstreet67). One thing I am toying with doing is having a small exhibition of all the photos somewhere in Leeds – If you think that is feasible and you’d be interested then again let me know. I have no idea how you would go about doing this so if you are clever and creative and would know how to make this happen then again let me know.
Finally before looking at this weeks photos I would like to express a huge and heartfelt thank you to all of you who have contributed, it’s been great to meet you and to see the world through your eyes and I must say it looks the most amazing place. Cheers from us all here.
So Calm was the final week, and it would seem that for many calm is expressed through the natural world around us in beautiful scenery or through art or a nice glass of something – all things that I’m very happy with. One of the beautiful scenic photos was also taken by a six year old so I best get me coat I reckon :-) One new addition this week was a video clip, I consulted with the kids as to whether this could be included and they gave it the nod explaining that the clip was indeed calm so have a look through and let us know which ones you like and again, thanks.