Tuesday, 27 October 2020

A Photo a Day 2020 #301

It's interesting to note how every month seems to have its own unique character and mood. As I've previously stated and as is evident through the lack of commentary with most photos I post recently, I am not enjoying this project at the moment.

This month is categorised by night time shots and the absence of people. It speaks to my mood-- the world's mood at a time when the future seems estranged from us all. I'm working 'hand to mouth' when it comes to photos this month and I've pretty much run out of back up shots from my folder of photos taken over the last few years...

Saturday, 17 October 2020

A Photo a Day 2020 #291

I've photographed this roundabout before. I like it a lot. I never thought I'd be someone who has any particular feeling about a infrastructural features, but as roundabouts go, it's a good one.

I think I've fudged up the numbers on these posts because there are surely more than 65 days left of 2020. I wish there weren't, but there are, so I guess that's another job for me to add to the list.

Saturday, 10 October 2020

A Photo a Day 2020 #284

I'm in bed feeling rough today, so this is something I found from the Summer when life was slower and I could experiment with make-up and nails! What a joy! When you feel a bit low (as many of us did at times in lockdown), self care can go some way to boosting your mood. My nails never looked so great as over that period. Now they're stumpy and dull again as I'm back to the stressful day (and let's face it, evening and weekend) job. 

Wednesday, 7 October 2020

A Photo a Day 2020 #281

 Taken a few years ago now on a little shoot in Guildhall Square, Portsmouth-- a place close to my heart. I used to walk through this square daily when I was eighteen and it feels like a nostalgic spot for me in all sorts of ways. 

Wednesday, 30 September 2020

A Photo a Day 2020 #274

September: a Roundup

September has marked the start of a new term and going back to a workplace where I come into contact with thousands of people: scary.

New measures have been put in place towards the end of September as cases of Coronavirus go up. The world seems a cruel and selfish place sometimes. It feels like many ignore rules in favour of doing what they want...

The gym remains a haven away from the stress of the day to day. I can run further than I could this time last year and I am grateful for the having a space to just re-group. 

Who knows what the future holds. Things feel uncertain and sometimes bleak. But we keep on.

Tuesday, 29 September 2020

A Photo a Day 2020 #273

I shot this in pop colour mode and then added the miniature feature in editing. Sometimes I apply effects when shooting; other times I add effects after. This photo had so many lovely, vivid colour blocks and I wanted to emphasise the orange for this month's colour theme. I named it after a track on a 'The Imagined Village' albums.

Friday, 25 September 2020

A Photo a Day 2020 #269

Sometimes a mood is evoked by what you don't see. Perhaps the feeling of danger has been captured here, perhaps some kind of narrative?

Sometimes I wish I have my proper camera on me and I don't, so I just take a mediocre version of what could be on my phone. I vowed to post daily and so far I have done so-- every day of this miserable year. This project has made me a bit of a martyr at times; I'm dissatisfied with much of the output and a lot of days I wonder why it even matters. But then, photos can apparently speak a thousand words, so.

Thursday, 24 September 2020

A Photo a Day 2020 #268


I shot this on a sepia mode and played up these tones. A lovely walk a few weeks ago before workload got heavy... Maybe I'll get another opportunity for an Autumn stroll this coming weekend.

Thursday, 17 September 2020

A Photo a Day 2020 #261

Being in a pandemic means I'm not travelling far these days, but it's amazing how many different shots you can take in the same area. I took so many photos down one alleyway on Saturday. This is one of them.

Wednesday, 16 September 2020

A Photo a Day 2020 #260


Sometimes the best photos are unplanned and a chance moment. The lens wasn't the best quality zoom I own, but it looks ok edited.  This squirrel threw an acorn which narrowly missed my head after I took this.

Friday, 11 September 2020

A Photo a Day 2020 #255

The angle on this makes somewhat of an optical illusion and I really like how the creek and sky appear almost as a painting canvas (almost an echo of a surrealist work). Pure experiment and fluke, but a nice outcome. The contrast and colour was slightly amped in post-production.