Sunday, 23 January 2011

Jan 2001 - Improvement?

I started this year by agreeing to do another 365 project. I thought I was mad at first. However, I came to realise as I was in the last week of the 1st 365 that I learned an awful lot, mostly enjoyed it and had kind of got used to taking a photo every single day. I did set some "rules" for myself, mainly saying that I would not be so anal about it and if I missed a day here or there, so what? If it becomes too much, I can drop down to a 52 week project.

What I have noticed is that my photography seems to have improved again, or jumped to a new level for me. Even hubby commented on it. I don't know if it is just that I'm getting better at knowing what I like, or feeling more comfortable in trying out new photographic & editing techniques, but I think that this has been a good month for me so far, photographically speaking. I find I am taking less photographs to get the shot I am after (ie, my hit rate is better)

Here are just a few shots that I like and have been experimenting with. I am sure it won't go unnoticed that some of this is different from my usual stuff and that much of it is B&W. I do tend to do more B&W in the winter months. Although I had to upload them to flickr to post them here, I have put them on as private. I don't know why I haven't felt like sharing, maybe because it is so different for me, hubby & I like them and that's all that matters really

Into the dark

There is a difference between knowing the path and walking the path

Life is not Black & White, it's all shades of Grey


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Jan 2011 - Wildlife & nature

I admit I have not take as much wildlife shots as usual as now that the holidays are over, I am pretty much limited to weekends and most weekend have been grey and overcast with poor light or chucking it down with rain.

Here are some of my favourites from the month so far.

Posing nuthatch




Long tailed tit


Saturday, 22 January 2011

Jan 2011 - Snow daze

We had a bit of snow fall earlier in the month, so the boys & I took full advantage of J's new cold weather gear, kitted him up and off we went to play & explore.

Not exactly in focus, between the poor light, the fog & J's dislike of having his photo taken it was hard, lol!


December 2010

As I am so behind (what's new?!) I am just going to post some of my favourites from December.

Snowy waxwing at sunset


Flickrmeet xmas party... says it all really!

Brokeback Monkeh....

Something that caught my eye and made me smile!

Nice advertising!

Fieldfare with berry





Anyone for coffee?