This journal contains notes to myself and my friends, about where I went, what I did, what I photographed; anything that relates to my interests in photography. The photographs used to illustrate the journal are not all likely to appear in a portfolio; they might not be a match for subject, theme, quality (after all, some of the notes are about what went wrong!). But I hope you find something interesting here, something that encourages you to explore further. Thank you. »
I didn’t take any photos in January, apart from a token gesture at the start of the month.
Throughout the month, I kept looking out the back window, and seeing possible photos. In particular I would look at this group of Sedum sitting, not that you can tell with »
Well, here we are at the end of the month. I thought I would get back to actually using the camera to take photos. As ever, I certainly saw a lot, of photographs. But it (taking the camera out) never happened. Was it too cold? Were Jill and I too busy doing other stuff? Don’t know, just never got that buzz, to take photos. Thought a lot about photos. What to do with what I have. What new to look for. Just didn’t take any. »
This morning we had an appointment with Jill’s surgeon. Just a follow-up to confirm everything was going OK.
This morning we woke to, what I think I would describe as, a hoar frost, in effect; light rain, freezing rain, light snow, we had it all, but only lightly, and it was very cold. The trees were coated with white hair. »
I didn’t use my camera in December 2014. I don’t know when I last went a whole month without. No sooner was Thanksgiving over, than Jill had her surgery, and so all my focus was on caring for and supporting her as she recovered. The New Year arrives, and I am determined to make a picture, but as you can see, it was already getting dark when I managed it. Seems I am already out of practice, so I will have to keep this up now!
This is not the normal before and after found on a photography site. This isn’t a reference to what the camera captured and what I did to the image. Instead this is a continuation
We have a large chrysanthemum plant sitting on the back deck. It must be one of the biggest, of its type, that I can recall seeing. I have been helping my friend Patrick getting a few lenses repaired and so I have more than the usual number sitting around home at the moment, »
I have completed the process, with Jill’s help, of selecting and sequencing photographs for a new calendar, for 2015. This time it is a collection of photographs of flowers, some of them a few years old, but some only a few weeks. Now I can move on to production, getting the images into InDesign and off to the printer for reproduction and collation (they do the heavy work of creating the stands and adding the spiral). »