So that’s it – a whole year of photographs, a photo taken every single day of the last year and posted here. Mostly I’ve really enjoyed the challenge, certainly something I didn’t think I would be able to see through. Tough at times, especially those days when I realised late on that I hadn’t taken a photo all day and needed to improvise. And then other days when it was difficult to choose between several really interesting shots. I have to say I’m glad it’s done now, and I won’t be taking on the same project next year! So to finish, here’s a selfie……… Anyway, Happy New Year and best wishes for 2020.
Our son works for that well-known Danish toy manufacturer, and for his birthday on Boxing Day each year uses bricks to signify how old he is… Today he was elsewhere, without access to his usual stash of bricks, so asked me to create it for him. I quite like the high/key mono look..
I’ve had a ‘vision board’ in my study at home for a while now, and use it for inspiration when I’m feeling a little ‘flat’. As well as some favourite photos it has sayings and memories of some of the people I admire. These are two of my all time favourites – Ansel Adams, the best landscape photographer ever, and Steve Jobs, who co-founded Apple and was the inspiration for products that have changed the world we live in…
I’m not generally a fan of image manipulation, either in camera or using software, but am a sucker for a nice zoom burst photo. This ancient oak stands beyond the top of our garden, and was the perfect subject to test out my new 24-70mm lens…
Checkpoint Charlie was the name given by the Western Allies to the best-known Berlin Wall crossing point between East Berlin and West Berlin during the Cold War (1947–1991). All that remains is this guard post (probably not even the original one…)
At our local doctor’s today for my annual flu injection, I was taken by this glass window feature. High up in the side wall of the surgery it allows a soft light to fall on patients below. A monochrome treatment renders it as an abstract pattern.
Surprising what details you see when you look around – this is the side of our local Argos store. I’ve never really noticed the detailing as it’s high up on the wall. Not sure of the significance of the pattern – probably just a random scattering of the discs.
Well, not really – we arrived back at Heathrow Terminal 5 tonight, and these are the lights in the ceiling of the baggage claim area. They look better in mono than colour…
The leaves on the trees are turning, and the annual plants in the garden are losing their leaves. This ‘Ladies Mantle’ is one of the last to die back, and always seems to hold drops of water on its shapely leaves. Mono makes an interesting change from the usual colour image.
Unusual to see banners advertising car parking. This was in Stafford, where there are quite a few car parks, but not much in the way of shops to encourage shoppers to visit.