The rosy red cheeks of the little children by shannejw

The rosy red cheeks of the little children

Remind me I don't ever want to do this again. This was a really fiddly make of swings from straws, blutack and sellotape, they do swing and the "children" are moving. The title comes from England Swings which I remember singing as we swung as children, just to remind everyone that the song title challenge has a week to run. Friday is blue in Rainbow Challenge world, and this week we have paper clips because the Dogwood 52 week challenge is focusing on stories from trash.

The effort to create movement to be captured by a slow(er) shutter speed was because my Get Pushed Challenge from @fbailey this week was:
"For your Get Pushed, how do you feel about attempting a faux IR photo effect? I initially used this link
and got really addicted to IR as a result. I don't know if you use Photoshop or GIMP. If this doesn't appeal or doesn't look as if it will work for you because of post processing, how about the alternative of slow shutter speeds?"
Now I couldn't see how to make IR work in a rainbow month, with only one album, so this is my effort at slow shutter speeds. I did try a blue background, but it was too similar and dark to get a difference - the sky and ground are my own texture shots added in later.

Three good things (to be finished later):
1. Managed to provide salmon for lunch without objections from my daughter;
2. the swings are still standing several hours later, so not a bad job building them;
3. Delicious figs for supper (with cheese) and vegan Magnum ices

Thank you for looking and your amazing responses. I prefer to look at your pictures rather than thank you individually below.
You have set yourself quite a challenge or I should say many challenges. I can see you did a LOT of work pre and post processing this. It is gorgeous for the calendar and for all your challenges.
March 22nd, 2019  
Really neat !
March 22nd, 2019  
@fbailey - movement from slow shutter speed, ish
March 22nd, 2019  
cool! hahaha now I want to make something!
March 22nd, 2019  
this is so awesome!
March 22nd, 2019  
I'm loving your theme. As far as I'm concerned, it's worth the effort.
March 22nd, 2019  
This so much fun and wonderfully executed! Fav Shanne!
March 22nd, 2019  
Made me smile. Again - super creative! Such a fun image.
March 22nd, 2019  
Very very clever, I applaud your multi tasking!!
March 22nd, 2019  
hahaha you are a champion!
March 22nd, 2019  
I can totally understand the work and time it takes to pull this off, as I've done a series with snow men. Well done on this excellent shot. :)
March 22nd, 2019  
I real appreciate all the work you've put into this and all the imagination to even conceive it in the first place. It's fun to look for your picture each day.
March 22nd, 2019  
Wow you have packed so many challenges into one here! This is fantastic!
March 22nd, 2019  
why is this and the others "trash"?
March 22nd, 2019  
And, the story continues. You have really done a marvelous job of weaving a whole story out of a few simple objects. Well done.
March 22nd, 2019  
@summerfield because the subject is "Trash is your inspiration. Tell a story or create something beautiful." and I'm using the sorts of things that are trash to create something.
March 22nd, 2019  
man I struggle with one challenge ...You are amazing and so are your photos
March 22nd, 2019  
#3 have consistently risen to the challenge of completing several challenges in one picture throughout the month!

I would never have thought to build a swing set out of straws- you are quite clever! Fun shot.
March 23rd, 2019  
Really creative! And a LOT of work, which comes through very clearly in the image.
March 23rd, 2019  
Very clever, love your paper clip families.
March 23rd, 2019  
Fav. Really enjoying this series.
March 23rd, 2019  
You really go all in on this challenge. Perfect.
March 23rd, 2019  
You are so good at this!
March 23rd, 2019  
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