Towards the end of the summer we discovered we one of the lucky entrants into the Kids Capture the Colour competition who were eligible to receive a wonderful Fujifilm camera.
Of course, Grace regularly sees me taking photos and ‘instagramming’. In fact I think she may be starting to use the phrase instagram more than photograph these days so I think it was brilliant that she got the chance to use a proper camera rather than my iPhone!
Choosing a subject matter wasn’t that easy, until we noticed that the Crewkerne Street Fair was about to descend on us the first weekend after Grace went back to school. Now, having just moved here in June, we didn’t know the area that well and weren’t aware that this fair seems to be a regular occurrence within the town. Grace was so excited to go and, with the opportunity to discover more about where we lived AND when she came home with a leaflet of money-off vouchers…well…that was it!
On the walk down into town Grace was going over and over the colours that she had to remember to take. With the bright lights and colours of a fair we were surprised to find it slightly more tricky than we first imagined but we soon found all the colours needed for the competition.
Grace set off armed with her camera (photo taken on my iPhone!):
The first colour we came across wasn’t difficult to spot – in fact I think that if we had looked out of one of the bedroom windows at home, we would have seen the top of it popping out over the roofs of the houses. I was just grateful that Grace was too short to go on it!
The second colour was a colourful children’s inflatable slide, decorated with Mickey Mouse. Grace paid £1 of her pocket money and used a voucher to spend 10 minutes of her time on this. Oh to be a child again! (I love the ‘Road Closed’ sign on this one – just proves it literally was a street fair!)
The next colour was probably my favourite. Grace and I have always been a big fan of the teacups ride wherever it may be and this one was no exception. The colours really stood out but this particular colour was both of our favourite teacups!
Spotting the next colour for either of us wasn’t that easy but good old eagle-eyes Grace – she is the sort of child that spots money on the floor ALL of the time and even found £10 in Waitrose the other day and was so honest to give it to the customer care desk..anyway, I digress. This was parked just around the corner, away from most of the rides but was obviously one of the transport vehicles.
Finally, we come to the most exhilarating ride of the lot and one which, once again, poor Grace couldn’t go on. This is the one she was the most disappointed on missing out on but the most excited about taking a photo of. I was really impressed with her camera work showing the ride in full working mode!
So, there you have it a full quota of the colours needed for this great competition. Plus, Grace now has a camera and is starting to become a bit of a budding photographer which I hope to continue to encourage.
I thought as a final thought, I would include a photo Grace took which appeared as my Silent Sunday a couple of weeks ago:
Let’s hope she has plenty more of these types of photos in her
To apply to take part in the ‘Kids Capture the Colour’ Competition then pop across to Travelsupermarket – but hurry, entries close on 25th September and posts need to be up by 9th October.
We were provided with a Fujifilm Finepix JV500 camera to take part in this competition.
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