image Bad Photo Monday: Accidental Photo

Sometimes when I take Cindy out I take my camera or my smartphone with me to take photos. Taking the DSLR can be a nuisance because it’s heavy and requires two hands to operate. If I want to use it I have to drop the leash and stand on it so Cindy can’t wander off.

The smartphone can theoretically be operated with one hand but photography with it rarely goes as planned. Either the sun’s glare makes it impossible to know what I’m actually photographing, Cindy yanks the leash and I move my hand, the camera won’t start or it takes pictures when I’m not ready.

This one was one of the latter I think. I had been taking photos of the creek and it went off accidentally providing me with this photo of Cindy’s shadow. It actually wouldn’t have been too bad a picture if it had got her head in. Normally I delete these but I’m keeping it for the next time Cee does a photos challenge involving shadows.



I was born in England in 1957 and lived there until our family came to Australia in 1966. I grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, where I met and married my husband, David. We came together over a mutual love of trains. Both of us worked for the railways for many years, his job was with Australian National Railways, while I spent 12 years working for the STA, later TransAdelaide the Adelaide city transit system. After leaving that job I worked in hospitality until 2008. We moved to Tasmania in 2002 to live in the beautiful Huon Valley. In 2015 David became ill and passed away in October of that year. I currently co-write two blogs on with my sister Naomi. Our doll blog "Dolls, Dolls, Dolls", and "Our Other Blog" which is about everything else but with a focus on photographs and places in Tasmania. In November 2019 I began a new life in the house that Naomi and I intend to make our retirement home at Sisters Beach in Tasmania's northwest. Currently we have five pets between us. Naomi's two dogs Toby and Teddy and cats, Tigerwoods and Panther and my cat Polly. My dog Cindy passed away aged 16 in April 2022.


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