I’ve not had much time for scrapbooking – what with a trip to the Harry Potter Studio Tour, a birthday tea at my Mum and Dad’s and then on Sunday, after I’d done all the jobs which had piled up from not being at home on Saturday, it was TOO HOT to sit in the conservatory playing with paper! Instead I sat in the sunshine and read the Sunday papers, and I have to say it was wonderful!
So, have I got anything to share with you? Well, I could share the 80 odd photos I took at Harry Potter, but I won’t inflict those upon you! Well, not all of them! Here are a few: (I have made the files smaller so that this post will upload more easily!):
|Penny outside the Studios|
|Harry's 'bedroom' under the stairs|
|Gryffindor uniform and table in the Great Hall|
|Ben looking at the 'leaky cauldron'|
|Ben, me and Penny standing in front of the Hogwarts gates|
|Gryffindor Common Room|
|Ben and me looking in the mirror or Erised|
|Hugh and me outside No 4 Privet Drive|
|Penny and Hugh drinking butterbeer|
|The four of us on the Hogwarts bridge|
|The model of Hogwarts|
|Inside the wand 'shop'|
No doubt you will see many of these photos, plus others, appearing on layouts in the coming months!
There was an interesting discussion on the Paperclipping Round Table recently about taking photos versus just using your brain to remember the event and not using the camera as much. I did understand where they were coming from. On many occasions I have see the event through the viewfinder, rather than in ‘real life’ as I have been so busy capturing the event to be able to scrapbook it afterwards. So I went on the Tour with every intention of not taking as many photos as I usually would. I tried. I really tried! And actually, I think I probably didn’t take as many as I normally would have done. And I think that I enjoyed the experience more as I spent time interacting with Ben, Penny and Hugh, discussing the exhibits and really taking time to look at them. However, I still came away from the tour with 80 photos and took a further 20 at my parents.
And here are a few photos taken at my parents’ where I had a lovely afternoon tea after the tour:
|My Dad and me|
|Ben and me|
|Me with Pippa (who is so much better now)|
|Me and my Mum|
So what do you do? Lots of photos and see the event through the viewfinder, or less photos and experience the event? I suppose the thing to do is to get the balance right for YOU. Everyone is different and every event requires a different approach. Let me know what your thoughts are.