Staring back at me

Photo: Staring right through me


Snapping away at the farmers market the other Saturday I took this very accidental shot.

Going through the photos in Lightroom a couple of days later I came across this photo. This woman staring right back at me through the lens. I had no idea.

Street photography is one type of photography I’d like to do more of. But I’m not yet over that feeling of being that person randomly on the street with a camera, taking photos of random stuff.

Project 365: 2014 – The half way mark

Project 365

Can you believe we’re, pretty much, half way through 2014 already? Unbelievable. The year has flown by. Despite the laws of physics telling me that no such thing can actually happen.

Thought it was a good time to stop and take a look back at my 365 project so far this year.

Keeping the crazy at bay


For the past couple of weeks I’ve been working from home. Well on and off. But this whole week, I have been exclusively working from home.

Making the most of the benefits of working from home. Getting an hour extra time in bed in the mornings. Saved a load of money on travel and food. Not having to go out into the cold, COLD weather in the mornings and evenings.

But there are some drawbacks. Mostly because I live on my own. So. I don’t exactly see anyone during the day. Can go a little stir crazy. My tea and coffee intake has increased. And what with it being so cold, I’m layering up in an effort for not having the heating on during the day. That stuff costs money!

To keep from going totally mental, I’ve been picking up my camera. Picking up my camera and just taking photos around the home. Nothing special. But it gives my brain a break from the joys email marketing and stops me from going to brew up another cup of coffee.

365 catch-up Take Two

Project 365

Playing catch-up again. Hopefully, this will be the last of the catch-up postings. Hopefully.

Day 39
Apologies for the blurry nature of the photo but I think there might have been a bit of a shake of excitement. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis tickets are HERE! Now I just have to wait until September. It’s not far off!

Day 40
I now have enough basil to see me through the entire summer. Out of all the seeds that I had planted before going to Portugal, the only survivors? Basil. Coriander? Dead. Chilies? Dead. Something else that I planted that I can’t remember? Dead. I blame the weird warm weather. I wasn’t expecting that! And living alone there’s no one to look after the little things.

Day 41
The lawn is looking in a sorry state. A very sorry state. It’s just a bit too warm. Yes, I could water the lawn. But you see I live in a part of England where if everyone’s using their own hose pipes and water supply, the pressure goes down to zero. Every single freaking evening.

Day 42
The weather’s very pretty right now in England and what better way to spend a Saturday afternoon than a stroll along the Long Walk in Windsor’s Great Park.

Day 43
Meh. I do adore my Nexus 4, but not the camera. It’s fairly useless. Though I can imagine trying to take a photo of the moon with any phone camera is hard. Instead, here’s my patio light shining insanely bright whenever I moved an inch to take a photo of the moon. Thanks, jerk!

Day 44
Today was going to be another fairly ishy photo chronicling the recovering from my surgery as I got my stitches out today. All four of them. Yeah, not exactly a massive amount. But they did itch. Scratch. Pinch. And everything in between. The removal of the stitches wasn’t pleasant. But they’re out and I figured, let’s start using the camera again. Got the perfect chance when I saw this. What the HELL is it exactly? I thought it was just some leaves stuck to the tree. OHHH NO. That’s not a bloody leaf. It looks like a moth. Well two. Or is it two? Someone, help!