365 ~ 25th ~ 30th January

We are now into the More & Break the Rules week. Not sure I’ve done that right but hey-ho, I’ve taken pictures that vaguely resemble the prompt so that’s OK by me. 😊

Day 25~Prompt Free Day ~ Prompt Free Days often bring to mind the saying, β€œThe grass is always greener on the other side.” Some days, we feel restricted by the prompt, but on other days, no specific prompt makes us feel lost by having no point of departure.Think about these prompt free days as a check-in as to how this project is changing you. What do you notice that you would have overlooked previously? What small moments in YOUR day now feel bigger and call to be documented? To be honest this wasn’t a great think piece for me. Phil bought me flowers last week and although that doesn’t really stretch me I didn’t get home from work until after dark and have to have dinner and a shower so an easy shot was my choice.


Day 26 ~ Light ~ We are taught right at the beginning of our photography journey to put the sun behind you.  Well, I just love putting the sun in front of me.  If you do this, you need to make sure that your camera settings are correct. No sun today to take a photo?  Find an artificial light to make a beautiful light flare. Well again work and dark skies put paid to all that. But I was recently impressed by Amanda Gorman’s recitation at the US Presidential inauguration, so I made this instead.


Day 27~ Wonderful ~ Wonder inspires delight.  How can we combine ‘wonderful’ with rules? Rules tend to get a lot of flak, but deep down inside, most of us know that rules are designed to make life better.  With photography it’s no exception.  The rules of photography are based on general principles that create great photos.  Sometimes though, the composition calls for rules to be broken!  How much fun is that?  Create a sense of wonder by breaking the rules. She was mostly talking about breaking the rule of 1/3’s and putting your. horizon in the middle, but again, work prevented a landscape shot. I focussed on the ‘wonderful’ and made Phil a Tuscan Chicken dinner to come home to, and it really was wonderful! 😊

wonderful Tuscan Chicken

Day 28~ Branch ~ In the sprit of breaking the rules let us give the prompt an abstract twist. Instead of photographing the trees as they are in their natural beauty let use them to create something unexpected. Of course it’s now my day off and it has rained, and rained, and rained some more, and I wasn’t taking my camera out into the woods in it. I instead hung out of my bedroom window and took pictures of my Happy Eater Tree branches, I’m not sure I’d call it abstract as the branch is a branch is a branch, but I defocussed all around and did a double exposure to get the bokeh.


Day 29~ Organised ~ Do you have a specific organized spot that makes you happy? Maybe it’s something unusual. Maybe you’re one who does better in organized chaos or maybe there’s no organization at all. Share it with us and break the rules! Off to the shed for this one, and my colour coded mosaic tiles. Rainbow coded on the left, miscellaneous on the right. Anal retention springs to mind! 🀣

Day 30 ~ 1 O’Clock ~ What does 1 o’clock look like in your world.? Is it lunch time, work time, maybe even nap time?  Give us a glimpse into your life today and while you’re at it go ahead and break the rules.  None of the above, 1 O’ Clock here on a Saturday is not long after Brunch, doing the crossword and having a cuppa.

1 O’Clock

So that’s the ‘More’ and ‘Break The Rules’ week over. Not sure I’ve broken any rules, certainly not deliberately as I don’t tend to think about rules when I’m composing shots, I just put stuff where I want. Never mind, the prompts all did the job to get me taking pictures. Next week we are into February, and the first week is all about what makes us happy. I say us, but that means me 😊. Stay tooned!

57 thoughts on “365 ~ 25th ~ 30th January

    1. The Independant went out of print a while back. They have an awful free online site with lots of adverts etc, but I subscribe to the newspaper version which has a newspaper type layout and is much more geared to people with brains.

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  1. Nice pictures, Fraggle. 1 PM speaks to me even though my crosswords are always done on paper. She sheds. My daughter in law swears by hers. I can’t imagine building a shed and telling my wife this is your space. Probably think I didn’t want her in the house. Yet on the other hand…

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  2. That Tuscan Chicken really looks wonderfully yummy, I will look for the recipe πŸ˜› I liked your organized tiles, in my imagination the room of an alchemist would have that look : D Thank you, fragglerocking.

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  3. Totally enjoyed your post Fraggle, which I found thanks to your images on Frank’s post today. Of course the Amanda Gorman candle image is marvelous – as was her poem. Can you imagine she’s on the cover of Time Magazine and speaking the Super Bowl this week? All well-deserved accolades IMHO. I also had to laugh at your organized mosaic tiles – and I thought I was “retentive” !!! Well done.

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  4. I’ll go with the bokeh’d branches πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Because I like them but I’m not clever enough to take those kind of shots. I spotted Bishop Auckland in the sidebar so you must be in my old neck of the woods.

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