Carnations and Crochet

Little Tea CupDecided to start crocheting again. I tried a red panda but it didn’t really work out, and I was unsure if it was the pattern, or me, so I’ve crocheted a pattern from a book I’ve used before. I’ll give the red panda another go later. Carnation

Flowers – 9 and 10 September

Black and White
Black and White

Catching up with the shots from Friday and Saturday. Both days were pretty busy (If you include the fact I was in bed for 930 and 1030 as part of where the weekend went… ;))

Chrysanthemum
Chrysanthemum

Sunflower

After a bit of a turbulent week in terms of weather and house related things, I finally managed to get out of the house and shoot my sunflowers.

Sunflowers are my favourite flower of all.
Sunflower!

Sunset over fields of sunshine

Sunset over Fields of Sunshine

This is a couple of weeks old now. For some reason I forgot to post it on here. I think it’s the lack of routine with not posting every day that does it!

It’s half term now though so I’m going to try and shoot every day if I can. I’ve done today’s photos, and I’ll post them tomorrow.

Tulip

Since then I’ve been on the Featured thingy on WordPress, so gained a few new followers (hello!) and loads of comments and likes on the post about Holland. Kind of wish I’d put more effort into the actual blogging side of it, but then again this isn’t about me writing epic tales, it’s about photos. So. Whatever.

Daisies

Oyster shell

Oyster Shell

Last Friday I had deep fried oysters in a batter with some wasabi mayo. It was lush. I asked if I could keep one of the shells to add to our mini shell/rock collection (Shells/rocks from places we’ve visited).
I think I’m feeling a bit lost some evenings. I want to crochet my red panda, but I’m kind of stuck without the eyes for now. I feel a bit like I have nothing to do, so I decided to take a quick photo tonight.

Snowdrops

Snowdrops // 01 02 1605 // 52

As the ‘one a week’ photo project is The Changing Seasons, I figured that it was about time we had some flowers in it! The first flower of the new year – the Snowdrop 🙂

And, just because, here is my Project 365 montage for January. I’m rather enjoying the lack of pressure from being able to shoot and edit on my phone; although I am looking forward to being a bit more active once the days get longer!

January 2016

Desolation of Winter

Desolation of Winter // 05 01 16

This is the second in my series to work on this year. It was originally supposed to be a full portrait, but it lacked the intensity I wanted. If I’m going to be honest my face isn’t too good for moody close ups, and let’s face it I’m no model! haha, but I quite like this closer crop.
It does kind of mess with my original plan that all photos in this series should be the same dimensions, but I suppose that would be quite limiting anyway, and I should really go with what looks and feel right.

I had no intentions to shoot this today, but I got my sketch book out and realised in terms of the story it makes more sense to have it second than third. Originally I had planned to wait until the weekend, but as it had been raining and there is loads of space in the living room as the side board is still behind the settee from Christmas I decided to shoot today as I was planning on washing in my hair anyway.

After tea I donned the dress I’m wearing for the first part of the series and went out into my garden to collect mud, leaves and twigs. I mixed the mud (From one of my plant pots) with some tap water to get the right consistency, and I dried the leaves off with a hair dryer. I then pinned various foliage in my hair, and rubbed some of the mud on my face, neck and hair. I was hoping that by the time I’d set up the camera and tripod the mud would be a bit more dry (Luckily it was!)

Getting my eyes in focus is always tricky when I’m doing close ups like this, but I managed to get them in focus in most of the shots. Ironic that this was one of the few times where I managed to get my eyes in perfect focus and then ended up cropping them out anyway.

None the less this is shot number 2 of my ‘In Isolation’ series done. I have technically taken and edited shot 3, but I’m not 100% sure on it, and I think I am going to try to reshoot it at the weekend. I don’t dislike the image that I have created, I’m just not sure the body language is quite right in it. I might be over thinking it though, as when I opened it up tonight I instantly thought it worked as a follow on picture. It’s not like there is a rush though, so I think that I am going to reshoot and see which I prefer. I’m not used to this kind of luxury in my photography!

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