We finished this year’s summer photo fun with the kids choosing odd as the theme. This summed up the summer quite nicely for me as for reasons that I’ve never quite got my head round Leeds decided to opt for a 7 week summer holiday this year for schools instead of the normal 6. Apparently next year it will be 5, no idea why, as I say odd.
When people tweet me their photo interpretations they often put a little explanation in with the tweet, I never use this on the blog posts as I like the photos to tell their own story and when they are all placed together in a gallery you get a better overall effect I think than single photos with an explanation. Also I like people to look at the photos and either figure out what the taker was thinking or perhaps to see their own interpretation within the image. This week though with odd I did think about putting up the explanations as there is indeed some odd photos and interpretations, but then I thought naaaaargh just go with it. So here it is an odd gallery indeed.
Also an apology from me, I struggled a bit to get the blogs up on time this summer, primarily just because I’ve been busy, you know life getting in the way, and this post is a typical example as it’s two and half weeks after the end of the holidays. Tardy indeed. It’s also been an interesting summer photo fun as I look back over it with some weeks really capturing the imagination and lots of people taking part while other weeks barely seemed to get off the ground. I’ve no idea why this was, maybe people are bored with it after a few years of doing it? I suspect there’s no real rhyme or reason to it which is always part of the fun, you put the idea out there and see what happens.
I’d really like to thank everyone who has joined our good ship photo fun, it was my eldest who came up with the idea a few years ago and while I pull it all together they still come up with all the themes. I love every photo that comes in as each simple photo and tweet is a connection made across time and space and there is something beautiful about that as far as I’m concerned. Cheers from me and the kids.