Favourite shots of 2012


2012’s Photography Project turned into a bit of a *insert raspberry sound here*. That’s the only way I can describe it. The first couple of months went well enough, but I think there was just too much for me to handle.

Sadly, my general photo taking dwindled a little this year too. Sure I’ve taken the odd shot here and there. But I got lazy. I stopped taking my camera with me everywhere. A habit I’d had since 2010. Not good.

Saying that, I think I have managed a handful of good photos this year and I have definitely learnt more compared to last year. Getting more to grips with using exposure and not relying on just taking photos with a ridiculous shallow depth of field.

So, here are some of my favourite photos that I’ve taken this year. A fair few are of my dog, Cody (naturally) and of course I had to include some of those Avengers!

Cody's first snow

Cody’s first time in the snow. Yes, I was throwing snowballs at her. But she loved every minute of it. The look on her face here is priceless!

Cody splashing around

Cody splashing around in Portugal the only way she knows how to.

One in a million

Wild flower meadow in Portugal with one poppy standing out. Why I love just having a wander around where my parents live.

Still standing

A very old cork tree – taken in Portugal. It’s dead, but always looks stunning. I’ve never been able to capture a good shot of it, but this one I really like.

Cliffs and dips

Another one from Portugal. From one of my favourite coastal areas. Massive cliffs and a beautiful colour sea.

Mark Ruffalo

Mark Ruffalo at the London premiere of Avengers Assemble. You won me over right here!

Robert Downey Jr.

Robert Downey Jr. doing what he does best at the London premiere of Avengers Assemble. Causing an absolute frenzy in the crowd.

Robert Downey Jr. and Jeremy Renner

Just look at them both. Need I say anymore?

Robert Downey Jr, Tom Hiddleston and Jeremy Renner

Jeremy Renner’s face. Love it!

Birthday BBQ 2012

Barbecued lobster, mango and fresh salad from my birthday barbecue back in July. Despite it being a miserable day, managed to make the food look good. Though, it didn’t take much. Look at it!

Virginia Water

One of my favourite places to shoot this year. There’s always something new to see.

Virginia Water

Another one from Virginia Water looking like it should be in a water-colour.

Autumn sunset

This photo brings back memories. Memories of thinking I was locked in a farmer’s field with no way out! Also memories of watching a lovely autumnal sunset.

Port Patrick

The very picturesque Port Patrick, in Scotland, taken from a wind-will-take-your-breath-away cliff.

Port Patrick - abandoned

Creepy buildings on the top of the cliffs above Port Patrick in Scotland. Feels like it’s calling out for a midnight tour.

Caught in the wire

Something about this shot, I just like. Also, it does remind me of a very, very amusing day spent looking like real silly city folk.

Castle of Park

The absolutely wonderful, and maybe slightly haunted, building I stayed in on holiday in Dumfries and Galloway. Looked amazing in the dark.


A very big bauble hanging off my very small Christmas tree.

I am hoping that next year I get out more with my camera. A whole heap more. Thinking about it, I’ve really missed being out and about with my camera.