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A child's eyes - part one

A year ago, my parents bought Charlotte a camera for her birthday.  She’s been happily snapping pictures ever since.  I, however have been remiss – I never downloaded them onto the computer.

Until now.

I was curious what sort of pictures she took at Pennsic, so I pulled all the pics off the camera.  I’m posting a representative assortment of them, because Bob commented that it was interesting to see what “a child’s view of Pennsic” looks like.  Looked at in that light, I was interested in what interested her.


This is her little battery powered fan.  She took about a half a dozen pictures of it.

What a cool map of Pennsic!  I never noticed it, which is just as well because I probably would have bought it.  It's inspired me to create one of my own.
I don't know if she snapped this before or after I started obsessing over it.
Gravel.  And someone's foot.  She took lots of pictures of the ground - I have no idea why.  Color?  Texture?  Because she's built close to it?  I can barely speculate, but it was a noticable theme.

Her dress, or daddy's hose.  I know that it's green linen, but whose?

This next piece of linen is definitely her dress.  I know this, because of the sequence of photos that comes afterwards.  For the record - I have NO idea where I was when this was going on.  I can speculate, because I think I know which merchant we were at, but how I could have missed this is beyond me.


The fifth one down made me laugh uncontrollably when I saw it for the first time.


Still life with socks.  It's actually a pretty cool picture.
Again - no idea where I was.  I didn't even notice the really cool floor mats.  I need to be more observant.
Still life with snoods.  I'm guessing she was drawn to the colors, but who knows?
More in her gravel series.  I really don't understand the fascination.

More later...


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Sep. 3rd, 2014 07:46 pm (UTC)
Thank you and thank Charlotte. I've been having a crummy migrainy kind of day and that really snapped me back into the real world. I too laughed out loud at her expressions -- #4 got me.

I quite like some of her photos -- the one of her feet on the rug/mat is an angle I've played with too. With the fan, do you think she might have been trying to see if the camera could catch the fan blurring?

What kind of camera is it? I'm looking for suggestions for one for Victoria...especially one child-tested to be durable.
Sep. 4th, 2014 12:58 am (UTC)
I can't find a model number on it, but it's Fisher-Price, believe it or not. Ah - here: http://www.fisher-price.com/en_US/products/63396
Sep. 5th, 2014 01:54 pm (UTC)
Well, I'm impressed--that's a real camera not a toy. We'd gotten an earlier models for Victoria a few years before and it was so horrible even a toddler didn't want to play with it. It ended up going to Goodwill. I didn't know they'd improved so drastically. Thanks.
Sep. 5th, 2014 09:49 pm (UTC)
It is indeed a real camera. Dad did a lot of research to find one that was. In particular he likes that it has a viewfinder in addition to the LCD screen. It has a 4x zoom, and takes pretty spiffy pictures I think.
Sep. 3rd, 2014 07:53 pm (UTC)
I love your daughter! It is very cool to see what she wanted to remember from Pennsic. The selfies are a hoot and a half!!! I love them.
Sep. 4th, 2014 01:00 am (UTC)
It's just intriguing. Camma was looking over my shoulder when I was downloading them, and we both lost it when we got to the selfies.
Sep. 3rd, 2014 08:33 pm (UTC)
Feel free to share as many or as few of those as you wish. Given her lineage, her mind could only have become a very interesting place and the pics prove it!
Sep. 4th, 2014 01:02 am (UTC)
Re: wow!
If she grows up to be an interesting person, I will be very happy.
Sep. 5th, 2014 01:55 pm (UTC)
Re: wow!
PSsst....Mom? She's already an interesting person.
Sep. 5th, 2014 09:47 pm (UTC)
Re: wow!
I'm just hoping she stays that way. So many conform to mediocrity...
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