Tuesday, 31 January 2012

31. Flowers

Now that we're at the end of the January, I'm eagerly awaiting the forthcoming Spring with its colourful flowers. While I wait, I am very happy to snap the likes of this selection, at a florists on Gloucester Road, Bristol.

Monday, 30 January 2012

Sunday, 29 January 2012

29. City Life

More Bristol...

28. Art

I spent the weekend in Bristol with my friend, Annah. Here she is with some of the amazing graffiti art in Stokes' Croft. 

Thursday, 26 January 2012

27. Space

Technically, not the best photograph, but I though the sight of the crescent moon and Venus in a clear night sky was too good not to have a go at snapping.

26. Water

Slowing down the shutter-speed to capture water creates this ethereal effect - even slight movement becomes misty and when lit up looks absolutely magical. I'm dying to get down to a river or waterfall and try and capture this sense of movement in a more natural setting.

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

24. Old Fashioned

You don't often see grand old chandeliers like this one anymore. It has something of an old-fashioned charm - I love the chains of crystal beads, reflecting the light. 

Monday, 23 January 2012

23. In the details

I thought these little rose-in-a-glass arrangements on our table for afternoon tea yesterday were simply elegant. Style - it's all in the details. 

Friday, 20 January 2012

20. Rural

This is the early morning scene over the fields, across the road from our house. Telegraph poles aside, it is about as rural as you can get. 

Thursday, 19 January 2012

19. Urban

So, not the most 'urban' scene in the world, but compared to my tiny village, this railway bridge, with its graffiti and metal panelling, is about as urban as we get in rural Wiltshire!

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

18. Peaceful

Our local churchyard is a quiet, peaceful place. Quite often we walk through it, early in the morning, to get to our allotment. I really like the gentle light in this shot. It makes the place seem almost otherworldly.

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

17. Textured

Tiny, delicate frosticles cling to the veiny leaves of a cabbage down at the allotment - they really bring out the textured surface. 

Sunday, 15 January 2012

15. Mother Nature

The daffodils have been a little over-eager this year. It has been so mild they have been fooled into thinking Spring is here. Sadly, Mother Nature will, as always, have the last word - the morning frosts have left them drooping and withered.

Friday, 13 January 2012

13. Colours

When I saw this regiment of  cotton reels, I was actually without my DSLR but I really wanted to capture their glorious bright colours. Luckily I had my iPhone - when needs must...!

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

11. Cat

Dave, the bakery cat, likes to join us for tea and scones...

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

10. Full

So this is my first attempt at photographing the moon...
Not perfect, but not bad either. 
Excited by how much I'm learning!

Monday, 9 January 2012

9. Accidental

My first long exposure on my night-walk around London was a total accident. I pushed the shutter button while the camera was down by my side, not poised on a tripod pointing at anything. However, I quite like this accidental abstract effect!

Sunday, 8 January 2012

8. The City

With the archetypal symbol of London - the red bus - running alongside Trafalgar Square, I think this image captures the capital city well. I hope you think so too.

7. Trees

I really like how this photo shows trees in a totally different way to how I would usually expect - by night with the festive lights they look almost otherworldly. It would be fun to go back in the different seasons to try and capture their changing adornments. 

6. Passage of Time

I absolutely loved my night-time photography walk around London - it enabled me to capture shots I haven't tried until now, like this one.

This image represents the 'passage of time' for two reasons: Big Ben (our country's most famous marker of time) in the background and the long exposure time of around 4 seconds which passed between my shutter opening and closing. I love it and hope you do too!

Friday, 6 January 2012

Eve Arnold

Today, not a photo by me, but of a pioneering female photojournalist who has sadly left this world.
We remember her today.

Eve Arnold photographed by Lord Snowdon in 2001
(Photograph from The Telegraph)

Tonight I will be in London, practising my night-time photography. I will hopefully return after the weekend with some interesting shots.

Sunday, 1 January 2012

366 for 2012

Welcome readers! 

Having spent the past couple of years growing increasingly attached to my collection of cameras and evermore excited about photography, I have decided to set up this little blog as my project for 2012. 

There are 366 days in 2012. It is a special year. 

My goal is to take a photo for each day, each linked to one of themes listed on the sidebar, and chart my progress on this blog. The hoped for outcomes are to take more considered photographs, learn and develop new skills in photography and editing and meet some like-minded people along the way. 

So this is my invite to you - please join me on this new, exciting journey. 
I'd love to have you along.