Day 220~366

We had a visit from Shelley and the kids this afternoon so I took a few pictures of Liddy, just love the punk hair 🙂   also the theme was ‘sport’ in the Sunday challenge group, so I did one of my old 10~pin bowling trophies from days of yore. and finally, the colour shot today.. Analogous colors are any three colors which are side by side on a 12 part color wheel, such as yellow, yellow-orange,orange. Usually one of the three colors predominates.  

Day 198~366

Yipahoo today we had sunshine!  I had to go out for a walk to take photographs for the Sunday challenge group, and as always took a few (!) on the way there and back, The challenge was to use an online random point generator to find a place to get to and then go and find the place and photograph it. (Nothing to do with pokemon!!) I put a distance of 1 mile in, which doesn’t sound far but when you’re stopping to take shots along the way a mile can take an hour!    

Day 180~366

Today was my last day at my job. The people I work with are usually voices on the phone, or email conversations. Our Head office is 3 hrs drive away so I rarely get to see them. Today I had to go and hand in all my equipment and have an exit interview. It was lovely to see everyone and I took them biscuits and Gin for my boss of 10 yrs, and Prosecco for one of the girls who bent over backwards to help sort my appointments out, and pictures of my cat for the lad that took over…

Day 149~366

Trotted over to the tree this afternoon, a bit of sunshine today, though I’ve found that doesn’t help when shooting upwards as the sky gets blown out, not to worry, I’ve got used to the settings I need to cope with it, mostly. Today I found a nail hammered into one of the upper branches, presumably to hang a swing of some sort from. But the shot of the day is of some fungus growing on another upper branch, and a tiny spider weaving a web between all the splurges of fungus. The branch is quite high up so had…

Day 32~366

Here we go into February and on to black & white.  Still going to be using flowers and indoor stuff on work days by the looks of it. I took my camera to work with me just in case, and spent my journeys in a B&W frame of mind, but no time to stop and the weather is blowing a hooley.   Never mind, it’s all practice.  I processed this in several different ways in B&W, I found it difficult to make a choice about it all to start with, so ended up playing around in different softwares and with…

Day 31~366

Well that’s January over, and the end of the still life section of the 366, though I guess there may be some in amongst the other themes. I have really enjoyed this month, looking back at the beginning the first few shots were not very interesting, and not that well composed either. After day 5 I seemed to make a leap forward when I started trying to tell a story with the items I was choosing, and then also found out to do the simplest of shots like the flowers in the vases on a windowsill. I feel my composition…