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.
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”.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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).
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.
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.