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.
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.
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.
I’ve had this shot in mind for a while. It’s not in my original plans for the series, nor even in the revised “add in” sketches, but I fell like it fits.
After walking through the woods she has ended up veering from the path she originally followed and has collapsed amongst the leaves and fallen branches; she has nothing left to give.
She lies there, asleep, throughout the night and as dawn begins to break she begins to stir.
Despite not having to take a photo on the first of January, I set my alarm for just before sunrise so that I could be on location just before the sun was up. As much as I wasn’t really looking for the early morning light, I was looking to be alone.
I was dressed in a Viking style dress that’s about 4 sizes too big for me and tied at the waste with brown sting; and planned on being bare foot lying in a puddle. The location for the puddle with a line of trees in the background what I had found was on the edge of a small “car park” near where I live. Said car park/surrounding areas gets populated with dog walkers and I’d much prefer to not be gawped at as a lie in a puddle. Bare foot. In winter.
In true sods-law fashion it also happened to be really cold as I set out. It was the first morning this winter that I’d had to de-ice my car, which didn’t make me look forward to lying in a puddle bare foot any more than I already was!
On the plus side the car park was empty when I arrived. I took a couple of tester shots with my boots and jumper on as I didn’t want to be running back and forth in the cold bare foot to check composition and focusing, and as I was doing so a car drove past. So I grabbed my camera and sat in my car. Oddly it drove past (The car park is pretty much at a dead end, there is about 3 cars worth of space after the turn in for the car park), so I wondered if it parked past the car park. However just as I was feeling brave enough to get back out of the car it drove back past – and it was a police car, clearly someone had phoned me in 😉
Shots were taken without incident, just very cold feet and hands. The ice cracked a bit as I took the last few shots so I knew time was running out.
I then decided to boot up and venture into the woods at the back of the shot to grab the next shot in the series. At this point, just as I was walking into the woods a car pulled up (dog walker), then another car. So the timing could not have been better!
I grabbed another two shots (Only one of which involved taking my boots off again) and then was home before kB had even woken up properly.
Happy New Year!
A busy morning baking brownies and cookies. I’ve been trying to add in more protein, so originally I substituted half of the cocoa for chocolate whey. This was fine! Then I substituted half of the flour for pea protein and they were OK but dry. So this time I put more of the liquid ingredients in and they were fine this time – huzzah!
This afternoon we went on a little exploration, and the light was rather nice 🙂
This evening I tried to make my own pasta for the first time. It went OK but it was too thick. To make my life more difficult it was protein pasta I was trying to make, and ravioli at that. I’ve never made pasta before! I will try it again though 🙂