Brian's Photo Blog — Article 588
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Swiss Miss Swiss Pics
Monday 8 August 2016   —   Category: Other Photographers
If you have Swiss Miss in your home, it’s probably in a kitchen cup­board. But I am fortunate enough to have a real, living, breathing Swiss Miss in my home: my teenage daughter Olivia, who has dual Swiss / U.S. citizenship.

Over the past few years I have been posting photos taken by Olivia was well as pictures I have taken of  her. If you want to explore those photos and articles, check out this site search on ‘Olivia’ (opens in new tab / window).

Last year I wrote an article featuring five photos taken by Olivia which won awards at the local fair — see Teen Daughter Scoops Photo Prizes At Fair.

When I wrote that article she was in Switzerland visiting her mom’s side of the family. She came back with slightly over 1,000 photos! The picture to the right is one of them.

This summer Olivia and her mom are back in the Old Country, and Olivia has continued to explore the world around her with her cam­era. Recently she shared some of them, and I was so impressed that I just had to share them here.

There are a total of 13 images (so far), which I have gathered into the new Swiss Miss Swiss Pics 2016 album. Actually, the first four pictures are from 2015, but the rest are from her current trip.

Overall, I have been very impressed with Olivia’s eye for composition, as shown in these photos. My absolute favorite shot is this one of a snail. This image has a lot going for it — colors, shapes, fo­cus (both in and out), leading lines, and more.

When I look at this photo, I get the idea of the snail on an epic journey of ex­plo­ra­tion. I really, really like it! I think it would almost certainly win an award if she were to enter it into a contest.

Another favorite is this fox photo. Oliv­ia’s aunt and uncle have a holiday chalet on a mountain not far from her grand­ma’s house, where they like to spend an afternoon on weekends. From what Oliv­ia told me, this fox seems to be some­what tame, and often comes near the chalet for scraps of food. It even seems to get along well with the cat that lives at the chalet!

Well, I guess that’s it for now. I’m look­ing forward to seeing the fruit of Oliv­ia’s photographic creativity in the coming weeks, months and years.
Brian's Photo Blog — Article 588
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