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Winter mornings

Winter Mornings // 09 01 2022

The weather forecast wasn’t great for today as I went to sleep last night. So I set my expectations low. I woke up, and the sun was just about to rise – but there were loads of clouds rolling in. I decided to not bother running out (which was my gut instinct). Instead I made a cup of tea and watched some YouTube videos.

I stood up to make a cup of tea and the sun started to stream through the window. Excellent! So I ran to grab my camera, tripod and a floaty dress (the shot in my PJs might not have been quite the same), and here we are.

I’ve tried to go out and shoot twice today, but each time it started raining. So I’ve taken that as a sign and have stayed with this photo for today!

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.

Flowers // 06/01/2020//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

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

Konnichiwa // 07/01/2020//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

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

Shell // 08/01/2020//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

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.

Tulip // 09/01/2020//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

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

Bass // 10/01/2020//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

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.

Bed Time for Danbo // 11/01/2020//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

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”.

Forgotten // 12/01/2020//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Alpbach, Day 1; Bischofer Josh

Not all who wander are lost

We start off with a hike. A hike to a marked view point on my map. Bischofer Joch. Which is about 1500m above sea level.

Alpbach, Austria

In the morning it was cold and overcast. The weather forecast said that it would be much like this all day. I had marked out several point of interest on the map, so we decided to tick off one of them.

Alpbach, Austria

We set off from the bus station outside the Boglerhof hotel, and walked up the side of the mountain (A very steep gradient to get the heart going), before following the A6 route across the side of the mountain.

Alpbach, Austria

I had set my eye upon getting to the top of the mountain, but it’s been snowing quite late in Austria in this region and it we were told it was too snowy to get all the way up. So we settled on the view point.

Alpbach, Austria
Alpbach, Austria

The walk was very well sign posted, and there was a little chalet serving food about 25 mins from the top. So we stopped off for a beer on the way up, and a cheese board on the way down.

Alpbach, Austria
Alpbach, Austria

On the way back down we followed the road. It was a lot less scenic but a lot faster. The sun was starting to dip towards the mountain so lovely long shadows were being cast.

Alpbach, Austria

The weather forecast was wrong though, because the cloud burnt off and it was lovely and sunny for most of the way. A bit too warm for my liking when hiking up the side of the mountain.

Alpbach, Austria


Alpbach, Austria

On Unfamiliar Ground

On Unfamiliar Ground

After waking from her sleep she finds herself in an unfamiliar place. She must have walked here whilst she slept. There is heather as far as the eye can see, and the sun is hidden behind dark rain clouds, although it isn’t yet raining.
The sun has well and truly risen, and it is time to move forward and see what the new day brings.

From mist

From mist // 11 02 15 042 // 365

kB was away last night, and I had pondered getting up to go shoot another shot in the same place as Monday. Upon waking I decided to go for it, so this was again shot in 10 mins. A bit embarrassing as a woman was walking three dogs pretty much past where I was after I’d set up (seriously there was so much space EVERYWHERE ELSE). Normally that would have put me off, but I was already set up, in a fancy dress in the 3 degree winter morning laying on a bath mat amongst the rabbit poo…. Classy.

The bath mat wasn’t really big enough to accommodate my feet, so my boots got really muddy. I’d not really anticipated how wet it would be (silly), and they were my work boots. When I got to work I tried to clean them off the best I could but it wasn’t really happening.

Anywhoo another shot in the bag before 8am. *winning*

Collecting thoughts

Collecting thoughts // 30 10 14
303 // 365

Today has been a bit of a lazy day. I nipped out and shot this, then went to go out and shoot the Henderson’s Relish factory, and after tea I’m going out to see my friends band. Busy busy! Not too sure if I will take my camera or not, but I think I might as I’ve not tested out my new lens in low light situations yet.

Not 100% happy with how the balls (hurr hurr) look on today’s shot, but I don’t think there is anything I can do about them. Of course I am open to suggestions about what to do with them; so long as it won’t involve starting again.

In that regard a 365 is a bit of a curse; shoot, edit, upload all on the same day, then if I’m not happy with it it’s a bit like ‘tough upload it anyway and move on’ instead of leaving it and going back to it.