Photo A Day Project

When I started this project I had a clear direction in my head as to how I would present this personal project on my blog, I was going to give you an insight into how each day’s image came to be. However since writing the first instalment “Dealing with Life’s Challenges” this did not happen with the first 7 days worth of photos, but that initial blog hopefully did give you some background on my project, so it was sort of an insight.

Anyway, seems like I might be rambling this week. Lets get back to the plan and let me go forward with Week 2 of my July Photo A Day, photos Day 8 to 14.

Day 8
A long day at the office today; inspiration was sorely lacking until I got back home, kicked off shoes, said hi to hubby and cat, jumped into my comfy clothes and made a cup of tea – looked up and saw my beautiful large wall clock with it’s reference to Paris – and that was when the inspiration struck me and I took a photo of my clock at the time I was making my cup of tea and appropriately named “Back Home”.
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Day 9
Another day in front of the computer and I was missing the beautiful day outside. I know the lake behind the office gets the afternoon sun so I took 5 minutes to go out for a stroll and clear the head just before the sun dipped below the trees. Today’s photo “Last light on the Lake” screams ‘time out’ and ‘peace’, something we should all get from time to time.

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Day 10
Running around like crazy today and have had no time to pick up my camera at all. It’s now getting to 6pm and I have no idea what to photograph. What would inspire, what is something not too plain? Again passing through the kitchen I see my large glass jar of preserved fruit (a gift from my mum from Italy) and at the top there is this beautiful braided knot separating the glass from the green fabric top – Today’s photo, get in nice and close and showcase the knot.

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Day 11
I love geckos and we have many on our fridge. In the perfect light they reflect off the surface of the brushed steel. I wanted to try and capture this within the photo, of course maybe I should have cleaned the gecko and fridge first, (got to love macro photography, with all the ‘fine’ detail). Today’s photo becomes “Stuck on You”.

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Day 12
Driving back home from the shops late on Saturday afternoon, I caught a glimpse of the moon rising and remembered that today is the ‘super moon’. I turned the car around and headed to a nearby lake to take some photos. The moon was looming large and bright, it’s reflection shimmering across the lake, but in my mind I thought it’s been done before. What can I do? I walked around until I found a position where the top’s of the trees were concealing the moon slightly. The photo I took has the trees silhouetted by the moon beautifully, just the something different I was looking for.

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Day 13
Sunday afternoon, while I was playing around in my studio and setting out some clothes and accessories, I spied my pink feather boa and thought, “maybe I should put this on my mannequin and take a photo”. I mean, what else do you do when there is no one there to pose for you? Today’s photo “Every women needs a feather boa” (well in my opinion).

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Day 14
The night that created last weeks blog, such a great night and loads of fun, this story has already been told so today’s photo “Pickled by Candlelight” was born.

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That is my insight and the end of week two. Hopefully this week’s ramblings have kept you enthralled until the end, and that you will join me for my next instalment.

Until next week.
Kassy

Dealing with Life’s Challenges

For those who don’t follow Solo Images on Facebook, last week’s blog got interrupted by my wonderful 2 left feet that left me with a hair line fracture in my hand/finger. Damn! Perfect record of no broken bones gone 🙂

Once I got the news I was very cross and angry, so much disruption to my pretty normal life, after 20 plus years of touch typing now relearning one handed (Did you know it is harder for the brain to remember how to spell words, when your fingers know the spelling by heart, well it’s true) let’s not mention all the other areas that I now need help with, so much for independence. After a couple of days of honestly feeling sorry for myself, I had to take check, it’s only one hand and just temporary (as long as I am good), there are so many people in this world dealing with stuff much worse in their life than me. So I picked myself up and continue on with life much more positive – onward and upward with life and my blog.

At the beginning of July I undertook another Photo A Day challenge, this year to add challenge and interest I put a stipulation that was a Photo A Day using a particular lens focal length. I chose my prime 50mm lens. I was doing really well and totally on track up until Day 3

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Temporary cast on and I just found it too difficult to hold the camera with only one good hand, so I changed my stipulation to allow myself to use another lens, my 12 to 50mm on my trusted “OLY”, the only camera I can manage and my saving grace over the past week. Rules are made to be broken or adapted right 🙂

As of today I am happy to say that I have made it work, Today is Day 11 and I am going strong, proving to myself that whatever life challenges are thrown you way if you really want it you can find a way to make like work. Be grateful for what you have and work with what you don’t. There is always someone worse off, embrace each situation to find a solution.

Days 4 to 7

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I am also happy to report that by being good (and maybe bribing the Doc 😉 ) they have removed the cast providing I “buddy strap” the fractured finger area up for the next 3 weeks. A positive mind and being grateful has many benefits in life, why are we so quick to forget that?

Until next week.
Kassy

A Personal Project – July 2013

A Photo A Day in July 2013

July is now behind us and my personal project the I undertook in July is now done, 31 days in July and 31 photos, one taken every day.

When I decided to take on this project I chose to push myself and my photography and add a theme to the project to try to capture images that portrayed specific feelings or emotions. I am very happy with the project as some days were difficult but I feel I have grown emotionally and photographically during this challenge and with the support and help of other photographers also taking part in the Photo a Day found the inspiration and motivation to see it through until the end.

I decided to show you my project as a slideshow just for something different and chose to put the images to the song called “Glitter in the Air” from Pink, this song holds special meaning for me and everything about this song makes you imagine a feeling or emotion that I felt was fitting with what I was trying to portray. I hope you enjoy watching my 31 images as much as I enjoyed taking them, I would love your thoughts and comments.

Until next week.

Kassy