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December 1, 2010

I know I usually make a big deal about not using identifiable pictures on my blog (though some would say most of my pictures are so bad they automatically make everyone unidentifiable anyway), but did you hear that sound of shattering just then? Yep, it’s a rule being broken. My photo today is for the lovely Tara’s gallery, for the theme Celebration. Obviously, as a biggish blended family, we have a lot of birthdays – some months I seem to do nothing but bake cakes and stick candles in them – but this is a picture I particularly love. The Caravaggio-like extremes of light and shade (well, in my dreams), the look of excitment, the quiet stillness of the photo – or maybe just the fact that it came out reasonably well for a change – make it one of my absolute favourites. Definitely something to celebrate.

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  • Brighton Mum-Teenage Angst December 1, 2010 at 6:49 am

    A beautiful photo…

    • Dulwich Divorcee December 1, 2010 at 8:24 am

      Thank you! It’s definitely one of my faves x

  • Carole H December 1, 2010 at 6:57 am

    I love the soft candley glow on this 🙂 Fab photo!

    • Dulwich Divorcee December 1, 2010 at 8:24 am

      Isn’t it great? A complete fluke, needless to say!

  • Domestic goddesque December 1, 2010 at 7:16 am

    Such a beautiful picture-I love it!

    • Dulwich Divorcee December 1, 2010 at 8:25 am

      Thanks so much, I love it too

  • Ros December 1, 2010 at 11:06 am

    It is a lovely shot 🙂 Glad you broke the rule this time round!

    • Dulwich Divorcee December 2, 2010 at 11:48 am

      Thanks, Ros – I’m usually so law abiding too!

  • Chris at Thinly Spread December 1, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous! I can hear the hush!

    • Dulwich Divorcee December 2, 2010 at 11:48 am

      Aww, thanks, Chris – it’s sweet, isn’t it?

  • SeaThreePeeO December 2, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    What a great picture!