I was a little bit worried when the kids came up with the theme of Motion as although movement is all around us all of the time I wasn’t sure that it was easy to capture and I also thought that I might get lots of photos that were all the same. I needn’t have worried though as the gallery is not just Planes, Trains and Automobiles but also camels, bikes, skis, boats, funicular railways, carousels as well as people and animals in movement. There are some photos that suggest motion that I really like and some lovely clever effects (such as the photo above) and the one below of the lights going into the house that makes it look as though aliens have just visited and these photographs combined with those of people and children moving I think make this one of the joyous galleries we’ve had.
I’d like to give a special mention to my kids for coming up with the themes, whenever I doubt the wisdom of the choice they always explain that they think it’s easy to get photos of that particular theme. Their boundless optimism is a real lesson to me. They always look to take a photo themselves as well and I really like the two this week. One of them asked for my phone while we were waiting at a bus stop on a cold and drizzly morning and came back a few moments later with “Dad, there you go pigeons in pecking motion”. The other is often in perpetual motion and wanted me to include the one of the cartwheel which encapsulates her and the theme perfectly. Two very different photos but that show, along with all the ones that others have sent in the scope of creativity and imagination that interpreting one word can bring.
As always a huge thanks to everyone who has taken part, it really means a lot to us. We spend time chatting about the themes and the photos that come in and wondering what the result is going to be and all of us really enjoy the finished gallery which of course would not be possible without your efforts. Do have a look at the gallery and let us know what you think.