My nan on the left with her sister.. both Bristol babes. My nan moved to South Africa when she married and had her two children out there, my mum in Johannesburg and my uncle in Cape Town. My uncle slept in a sideboard draw because they couldn't afford furniture at the time.. but my nan is very proud of this as she always made the best of what they had and she never wanted for more.
My mum nearly got bitten by a puff adder as a young child. She was out in their garden, but luckily the gardener was there and quietly got near enough to chop off it's head. So guys.. this is one of (possibly) a few near death misses along the way but fate would have it that I'm here right now.. typing this!... 🙌🐍
Apparently.. eating watermelon 🍉 at the side of the road was one of my mums favourite memories of Africa. Eating crayfish 🦐 on top of table mountain was my Grandads.. as you may tell, we are a food loving family! Here in this picture my nan and her sister enjoy a sweet, local, homemade ice cream in the English hot summer sunshine ☀️🍦
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Hi thought i'd give you a little before & after photo edit example.
SOOC = Straight out of camera.
I just used a small waterproof compact camera to capture this piece of floating carrier bag. As you can see there is a small piece of seaweed actually growing on it.. which while plastic pollution is causing catastrophic damage to our oceans.. i thought that this represents nature in all her glory..
It's heartbreaking while also encouraging! Maybe once we have cleaned up our oceans, nature will recover quicker than we actually realize. Life will go on. If we can prevent ocean acidification and stop rising temperatures.. maybe our oceans do have a chance to again flourish.
This shot proved tricky with my waterproof compact point and shoot because the focus seemed to take what felt like FOREVER.. and as the ocean is continually moving.. well you can imagine! But i'm happy i documented this, this was taken just off our UK Anglesey coastline, the Irish Sea.
This image was edited from JPEG and not RAW. So just a small example of what you can achieve with just a regular basic waterproof compact point and shoot camera if you have some editing software.