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Saturday, March 24, 2012

Precious Gifts


 Parliament House Canberra, beyond Old Parliament House, as taken from the War Memorial

Master J (17) was away most this week on a fast-paced school excursion to Sydney and Canberra. I gave him my pocket Canon IXUS to take with him, in case he wanted to take any photos. He very rarely takes any photos so I half expected he wouldn't use it.


A section of the WWI Wall of Honour, National War Memorial, Canberra

When he returned late this week I was very pleasantly surprised. Not only had he used the camera but he had captured many great photos to share with our family. I feel like he had given me a wonderful gift. While I was capturing only our little backyard and busy house painting, he was careful choosing and snapping pieces of his trip for all to enjoy.


The Last Post, played at 5pm each day, National War Memorial


Old Parliament House through his bus window


Looking back towards the War Memorial from the top of Parliament House


The huge flap atop Parliament House


From inside Parliament House looking up at the flag pole


Directly underneath the flagpole/pyramid


Parliament House entry foyer with marble posts to represent eucalyptus trees

Precious gifts to me - all photos taken by Master J (edited by me). A few more yet to come.....

24 comments:

geanina said...

great images! the sky is gorgeus!! have a nice weekend! :)

Rosemary said...

Very well done Master J - obviously following in his mother's talented footsteps.

s.c said...

Nice pictures. He surely knows how to keep the camera straight.

Kateri said...

He sure does have a good eye--those photos are stunning!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

This young man has a future in photography. He has a good eye to see a great shot.I enjoyed each picture and look forward to seeing more.

marijke said...

Your sun has the same talent as his mum has. Great photo's. I heard something this morning about an earthquack at your continent. Have a beautiful day and succes with painting.
gr. marijke

Judy said...

Wonderful captures!

Sylvia K said...

Master J has inherited his Mothers talent for photography! His captures are terrific!! Wonderful choices and great composition! You have every right to be very proud -- and so does he! Thank you for sharing!!

Sylvia

Ruby said...

Your son is really good! Excellent photographs, great angles. I love the Parliament picture and the clouds. Cheers, Ruby

Filip Demuinck said...

The park in front of the parliament certainly looks impressive.

Greetings,
Filip

momto8 said...

thanks for the tours! great pictures!

Giga said...

No, no świetne zdjęcia syn zrobił. Wiadomo, mając taki wzór jak Mama inaczej nie mogło być. Pozdrawiam.***My, my son has done some great shots. It is known, with such a design as Mama could not be otherwise. Yours.

cris photos said...

Estas fotos são mesmo um presente , e que lugares bonitos.

Beijos.

Valerie said...

Your son has a great eye for subject and composition - this is a great collection and brought back many happy memories of my job transfer there for 6 months back in the '60s ! The view from Anzac Parade was immediately identifiable from the thumbnail - Thanks for sharing.

Thea said...

He did a great job! Takes after his mum.

Gillian Olson said...

His pictures tell a story like yours. Thanks.

Linda R said...

I really enjoyed this little tour.. Looks like your son takes after your with these fabulous photos..

Hugs, Linda

Nadege, said...

He has done a great job...fabulous photos. He has a great eye for visual story telling.

Liz said...

Master J has taken some wonderful images. I think he shares your gift for composition & photos that tell a story. Well done! What a great excursion in his first year of school.

Helene said...

He did an excellent job!

Lisa said...

You have been on some wonderful adventures with your family. Thanks for sharing.

thefisherlady said...

Master J really did capture some great shots... I love the perspective ones! He already has his own style!

Life Images by Jill said...

great images - we visited Canberra for the first time in January - the Australian War Memorial was amazing. We spent over a day there, and found names of family on the remembrance wall.
Thank you for stopping by my blog and for your comments about the wildflowers - yes they are stunning aren't they - so privileged to be able to travel, see and photograph them.
Have a wonderful week.

Isabelle said...

Great job! I love the second one, it's very well captured. Thanks for sharing :)

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