In previous years I’ve done a photography review of the year but I didn’t really do much this year to review what with all the covid stuff going on, and no outings to history venues with my pal Sophie. It kinda killed my photo mojo as that’s my favourite thing to do. Apart from some polaroid and iphone shots of our visiting felines, it’s been slim pickings.
But that can’t go on. I’ve given myself a stern talking to and am ready to get back to it. Inspired by Connie over at Adventures in Every Day Life who did a cracking job of a lockdown 365, I’ve joined the site she uses for daily prompts, 365 Picture Today and will be using that for inspiration. I’m also continuing to do a weekly shot over at 52 Frames so between them I’m hoping to reset the ‘creativity button’ in my brain.
Sunday’s have always been my day to post on this blog, and so, as the year is already 3 days in and I’ve made a start, here we go.
January 1st ~The prompt for this day was ‘Start’. My cherry blossom tree, which gets photographed in Springtime most years had a little wobbly this year, and one of it’s branches decided it was time to bloom at the end of December instead of April.
January 2nd~ I took my picture for 52 Frames, which had to be a self portrait. It’s already posted in my portfolio section, where dear Ol’10 commented it looked like I had a plant growing out of me, so I’ve re~processed it to. make the orchid softer in the mix. Might work, might not.
January 3rd~ Sigh, another self portrait this time from the 365 site, though with the addition of ‘Opportunity’. My pal Kim at By Hook or by Book recently posted her literary lines, and this week they were as follows :~
“We will open the book. It’s pages are blank. The book is called Opportunity and it’s first chapter is New Years Day” by Edith Lovejoy Pierce. I copied those out onto a post it and stuck it to my computer.
Hopefully I’ll have a good year with my cameras this year, and will be back to posting on Sundays to show off the fruits of my labours!