It’s now February 2011 and 2010 died over 5 weeks ago. Is that all? It seems much longer than that.
Anyway, I gave up on the 365 daily photo challenge much earlier than that. Not on 1st April, which was my last post, but in fact a month later on 1st May. Although I haven’t posted any April photos, I took one every day while I was in Australia during that month. I was suppose to return to London on 18th April but thanks to the Icelandic volcano, we had an extra 10 days there. A knock on effect of this was that my body clock took a lot longer to readjust and I had twice the volume of photos to go through and post on the blog. And I just couldn’t do it. I didn’t have the time to give it 100% and continue the project when I was back. In short, I ran out of steam.
Another reason I gave up was that I found my daily routine wasn’t varied enough. As a consequence I felt that the quality of my subject matter was, most of the time, becoming weak and tenuous. I really didn’t want to happen. One of the main reasons for undertaking the project to begin with was to improve and broaden my creativity. I feel I have achieved that to an extent – I have a better understanding of what kind of subjects I like to photograph – but to continue on a daily basis, taking a photograph for the sake of it was compromising that creativity. I realised that you need to carefully consider your subject; it shouldn’t be rushed.
So what I’ve opted for in 2011 is to have a weekly project. I will be using challenges from various sources and I may have some of my own. My intention is to post at least one photo a week on a specific theme but I will have more freedom in what I photograph.
This will be posted on a new blog.
Yes, I’m late but then timing was never my strong point.
We’re in the departure lounge at Heathrow Airport waiting to board our 1st flight on-route to Adelaide. This chap in front isn’t as tall standing up as he is sitting down you know. He actually has his girlfriend’s legs. Lucky him!
This is one of my favourites for the month. It was taken in Covent Garden which is a haven for tourists and mime artists, both are equally annoying in such a small space. This mime artist looks like he’s just given the girl a slap around the head. He hasn’t. Although if I wanted to be vindictive and express a real Hot Fuzz like hatred for mime artists, I’d say that he had. But I won’t. I’m nice.
Let’s play Hunt the Squirrel and notice how in the woodland-like grounds lots of litter has been shoved down the fence at the back. Shame.