Monday, 31 January 2011

Mondays

Mondays! The weekend went too quick and the next one seems to far away. The dark nights make photography much harder as I have really only photographed using natural lighting and I dont have quite the skill level for flash and studio lights. So all in all it means some more processing of last years shots.
I have been doing quite a few black and white edits lately. They are such a great way to show detail and contrasts, especially with buildings. However, I like the occasional flower image in b&w, it takes on a whole new feel. This tiny flower is almost like snowflakes here and the contrast makes it a lot more dramatic.
A Flickr friend today mentioned that I am quite diverse in my photography. I think because I am fairly new to this I am shooting what I see and like rather than sticking to one style. I am enjoying the entire process and have no deep passion for one subject in particular which is why the teacup project I did was a challange for me, as I did have to remain focussed.

Sunday, 30 January 2011

Project

I have been thinking today about doing a new project.
I did a 30 day one object project last year where I took a photo of a teacup every day for 30 days. The 30 days is quite a stretch and I am always impressed by those who undertake the 52 weeks and 365 day projects. So this time I am considering breaking it down into weeks...so one object for 7 days, then the next week another object and so on. I have jotted down some initial ideas but still mulling them through as I think I would like an overall theme.
I have found the project idea to be both hard work and interesting, there's no chance for a lazy day and you have to remain focussed.

Texture

Due to having some time to myself on the computer I have been playing around with textures once again. You never quite know what you are going to get when you start adding textures to an image. Sometimes it's a light and airy feel and other times a rich deep velvety image. I think that is half the appeal, it feels so creative and evolves as you watch. No two images are ever alike and it is creating something unique.

Please come and have a look at the images I have created on Flickr

Saturday, 29 January 2011

Tea

I love tea, I am a chain drinker...but also I love teacups.  They can be delicate, beautiful, chunky, functional....they remind me of my childhood and visiting my Grannys house.

Have a look at a series of 30 shots I did featuring a little teacup

Also as a big fan of cups I have a number of galleries featuring the best of teacups on Flickr. Take a look

Well here I am...do I know what I am doing?? Probably not.

So I will start with one of my favourite quotes and a picture of my little dog...and see where we go from here.

 

“You can't help respecting anybody who can spell TUESDAY, even if he doesn't spell it right; but spelling isn't everything. There are days when spelling Tuesday simply doesn't count.”  Winnie The Pooh