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Shooting With Soul: Exercise 14 – House Chores

Exercise 14: House Chores

I hate housework. I mean… I hate it. It never seems to end. Just when you think you’ve emptied the washing basket, it’s full again. When you have a dog, you’re forever doing more housework, but it’s somewhat okay because you’re doing it for something you love. That’s why when I had to do a bunch of laundry for my upcoming trip to Morocco, it was easy. And fun. Getting out all of my travel clothes, gizmos and my pack, affectionately named Patch. He’s been in storage for a little while, whilst I was busy being a grown up and using a suitcase… but there’s nothing like the feeling of getting him out, washing him and then putting him in the sun to dry…. just knowing that soon I’ll be lugging him onto cramped buses and traipsing across Morocco. I guess you can see why I named him Patch… and I look forward to when I can add a Moroccan flag, although I am fast running out of space, which is entirely awesome. Backpacking, here I come… again. 🙂

Canon 5DMKII. Sigma 50mm f/1.4.8 ART @ f/1.4, ISO 500, 1/6400

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In the summer of 2014 my Husband and I decided to take a road trip down to the south of France from Sweden to soak up some sun, and as I was deciding which books to take, I picked up my copy of Alessandra Cave‘s gem, Shooting With Soul. I ended up completing a good number of the exercises in the book but instead of doing them in order, like the book suggests, I chose to complete them whenever I felt the opportunity presented itself during that time. I also used whatever I had available in terms of gear, which was not a lot and many times presented a really limiting challenge. I did not, and could not, complete all of the projects in the book on the trip, so I shall continue them now that we’re back home in Sweden. This image was completed at home. 

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