Project 365 // Weeks 2 and 3

I had every intention of doing a post last Sunday, and a post today; but I’m finding this years Project 365 a lot harder than when I did it last time – mainly because I’m training 4x a week, and what with work this doesn’t leave a lot of time to take, edit and upload photos. So they seem to be done in batches. There are more photos than I would like that are last minute jobs.

But I need to remember that the whole point of this was to get used to using a different camera system. Which I am doing.

Light bulb // 13/01/2020//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js Lego Friends // 14/01/2020//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js A Warm Glow // 15/01/2020//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js Gerbera // 16/01/2020//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js Skulls // 17/01/2020//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js Selfie // 18/01/2020//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js Clothes // 19/01/2020//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js Shell // 20/01/2020//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js Left over Booze // 21/01/2020//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js Birthday Treats // 22/01/2020//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js Birthday Shark // 23/01/2020//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js A New Blanket // 24/01/2020//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js S and K // 25/01/2020//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js Birthday Sushi // 26/01/2020//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Greece; Kolypmia

We mostly stopped around our resort area in Kolympia. I had grand ideas about hiking but overall it was far too hot so we just trouted around the pool and read books most of the time.

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On the last two mornings I made an effort to get up for the sunrise. The sunset was inland so not really much to see there.

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Project 365 – Week 2

This year is the first time that I’ve been going to the gym whilst doing a project 365. Let’s see what happens.

Day 6 – Flowers (06/01/2020)
Luckily this week is a deload week, so that means I can ease myself into the routine of back at work, gym and taking a photo.

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Day 7 – Konnichiwa
Little Danbo out playing with his new friend.

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Day 8 – Shell
Gave in and swapped to the old Pentax and the macro lens.

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Day 9 – Tulip
It’s about this time when you question why you started this project as it’s dark and you are starting to run out of things to photograph…. Which means that I’ll have to start coming up with ideas and planning what days I am going to execute them. This is where this year is going to be trickier than previous years, as I’m going to the gym 3 week nights as well.

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Day 10 – Bass
I forgot how rubbish a project 365 is when it’s January and your at work and it’s dark.

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Day 11 – Bed Time for Danbo
Another morning of strong(wo)man training and a contact lens check up meant I was tired. Almost as tired a Danbo.

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Day 12 – Forgotten
One full week down. Feel like I’m learning a lot about my new camera system (Swopped from Pentax dSLR to Fuji mirrorless). Getting my head around settings and what not!
Alternative title for this shot is “I really need to dye my roots”.

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Greece; Lindos / Road Trip

For whatever reason I never posted any of the photos I took in Greece! I didn’t take many photos really, but here we are!

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We hired a car, and drove to Lindos, then up to various castle ruins and back across the middle of the island to Kolypmia. All in all the driving was good and not that chaotic considering what we were expecting. Once we were out past Kolympia / Lindos there weren’t really that many cars at all.

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Project 365 – Week 1

I’m not sure that I can quite cope with uploading a project 365 blog every day, so I’m going to go with a roundup of the week post on a Sunday.

I genuinly had no intentions of doing a Project 365(I guess 366) this year, but I kinda decided to go with it on the second (I’d already taken a picture on the first) so we will see how it goes.

The idea behind this is that I need to get used to a new camera before I go on holiday. I’m kind of all or nothing so I figured that the commitment of a Project 365 would sort me out.

Day 1 – New Years Day (01/01/2020)
We went to my mum and dad’s house for dinner, as is the tradition

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Day 2 – Santa’s Laundry (02/01/2020)
We packed the decorations away on this day.

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Day 3 – New Beginnings (03/01/2020)
Not much happened on this day. We kinda used it to get ready for going back to work on the Monday. Buying food in, meal prepping, doing the washing etc. Exciting times.

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Day 4 – Nice Warm Cuppa (04/01/2020)
This was a reminder of why I’m doing this project. Oddly putting an external flash gun on the horse shoe did not result in the camera automatically syncing. This turned into an internet search which lasted a good 30 mins before I managed to figure it out.
I wasn’t that happy with the result, but I figured at least I’d managed to get the flash fun working…

Nice Warm Cuppa // 04/01/2020//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Day 5 – Flasks and stars
Back to work tomorrow 😦

Flasks and Stars // 05/01/2020//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Greece, Drone Footage

I took my drone on both holidays this year, but cycling through the footage is something that I’ve put off. Nothing bears a quick photo edit.

None the less, one down (Greece), one to go (Faroe Islands), though it’s unlikely that the second one will get done before I go on my next holiday (Isle of Skye).

Faroe Islands; Day 7 – Vagar

On the final day, the flight back wasn’t until the afternoon. We left the airBnB early enough to leave time to go and visit the sights on Vagar (The island with the airport on it) before going to the airport.

Witches Finger

The first stop off was the Trollfinger. It is signposted and there is a (very) small car park at the end of a very pot-holey road. Then there was a path to the view point. All very nice and easy to get to.

Nix

The second stop off was at the Nix horse statue. A nix is a water creature that can transform into any shape.

Múlafossur waterfall, Gasadalur

The third and final stop off was at the waterfall from earlier in the week – where there was no mist! Hurray!

And then it was back to Edinburgh and back home!

Faroe Islands; Day 6 – Kalsoy

Trollanes

This was the second attempt to get to Kalsoy, the first day we had got up for the 8am ferry the day before but decided when we got there that the weather wasn’t great and we didn’t want to waste a trip.

Kópakonan (Seal Woman)

This time the weather was much better, but we were unsure if the hike would be free or not. Some reports on the internet were saying you had to pay for it, some were saying you didn’t…. so we just turned up and hoped for the best.

View to Eysturoy

The 8am ferry was pretty empty – as you would expect. I think the ferry can fit about 17 cars on it, but that is a close fit! There were about 7 cars on the outbound ferry.

Trollanes

We drove to the top of the island, and saw a message at the start of the hike – it said to be careful and enjoy the hike and if you enjoyed it to leave a donation in the box. Hurray! It was a free hike (with optional tip).

Mikladalur

The hike was easy, although really muddy in places. You hike around the mountain not over it, so it was pretty straight forward as there is a clearly visible route to follow. The sign at the start asks that you stick to the path.

Faroe Islands

When we got to the lighthouse it was super, duper windy – so windy that I couldn’t walk out to the view point to take the photo I wanted! We walked back and visited the other two villages on the island, before heading back to the ferry port queue.

The ferry times are odd and the ferry’s stop going from the island at 1020, and don’t start again until 310, so we had a bit of a wait! We were in the queue for about 12, and by 1 it was clear there were more than 17 cars waiting for the 310 ferry – so a trip to Kalsoy is a trip you have to plan!

Faroe Islands; Day 5 – Klakkur

View of Kunoy

On the sixth day… The weather still wasn’t great. It wasn’t raining much, but it was drizzly and misty. We decided to go to the capital for lunch, and then if the weather cleared up to hike up Klakkur in the afternoon.

Norðradalur

It was a windy day as well, so the clouds and weather did in fact blow over somewhat.

View of Kalsoy

However, unfortunately the weather didn’t blow over as much as I would have liked. But we still hiked up Klakkur.

Klakkur

Faroe Islands; Day 4 – Northern Islands

Mountain Views

After being really lucky with the weather, we were due a bit of rain. So we had a full day of it. We decided to drive around the northern islands and see how many little villages we could visit.

Múli

The weather stayed poor all day pretty much, there were occasional breaks in the rain, but it was very cloudy and overcast all day.

Road to Múli

The little villages are well connected, and this was the first time we drove through longer single track tunnels. They were a bit scary at first, because they were so long, but once you’ve gone through once an gotten used to it hey are fine – you just have to follow the rules.

Road to Múli

On this day we encountered a lot of animals blocking the road – kB had to get out of the car and shoo geese, ducks and sheep.

Stop right there!

On the whole the sheep just moved out of the way, but there was one time where a sheep started licking/chewing on the front of the car. lol

Road to Múli
Rainy Days
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Road to Múli

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