Saw these two mums out with their children along the seafront.
Two things immediately appealed to me as I raised the camera to take this shot.
Firstly the powerful backlit effect created by the sunlight over the water, and secondly the fact that each of the subjects were drawn to look at opposite points of interest.
However, it is now also going to become a special image for me personally as it transpires that this in fact will now be the last shot ever to be taken from my trusty old friend the Canon PowerShot G12.
The clicks and whirs and high pitched whine of the motor after this image was captured were followed by a slow and dignified shutting down of its little leaf shutter lenses and eventual life force.
Despite many attempts to restart it and having sought advice and guidance, I had to eventually accept that it had reached an unfixable state and slipped away to the great street camera garden in the sky.
Having taken this camera with me everywhere it had definitely become a real favourite for me, particularly when it came to street photography.
But sadly my little mate is now no longer able to be the guaranteed ever ready precision instrument I have become so reliant upon.
Unfortunately it’s now time to bid farewell to my G12 SureShot. This image today then is dedicated to its seemingly endless memory card. Thank you G12 for being the camera who just kept giving.
Rest assured I shall keep your little body with me always and maybe one day when technology catches up we can capture some more special moments together again?