I haven't used my camera to photograph anything but my jewellery for quite some time. I used to be an avid photographer, but I just sort of lost my mojo a year or so back, and whenever I did take something I was never happy with it. So, I gave it up. I can't say I'm sad to have done that, since I was getting no ideas anyway, but I am extremely grateful for the experience I have. It means I'm able to take more confident pictures of my jewellery, but, most importantly, it means that when I am presented with an opportunity, I can take advantage of it to the best of my abilities.
My abilities are not great ;P but I'm very proud of these! Some wild mice live in our garden, have done for a few years to be honest, and they've gotten more confident as of late and don't run off when we go outside as quickly. I came downstairs the other morning to do something quick and nerdy on the computer, when I happened to glance out of my kitchen window and spotted one of the younger mice hanging on the bird feeder and eating peanuts through the bars. I'd seen them do this before, but never was I so lucky. It was a bright morning, my parents were out so there was no one to frighten it off, my camera was nearby, and the conservatory door was already wide open.
I took a photo through the window, but I wasn't happy with the glare from the glass. It was then that I saw the open door, and went to take a photo through it. The mouse didn't seem to notice me though, so I dared a step outside. Very scary because of the wheelchair ramp that goes outside for my mum, it could easily have creaked and scared it off. But nope!
In fact, I managed to get a few feet away, and no amount of quiet giggling that I couldn't contain in my excitement scared it off :D and I got some really cute pictures when it did decide to leave, slowly andtaking its own time :D