It is 2019 already. So soon after 2018 too. These years are following on from each other more quickly each year. Last year was a pretty traumatic time for the folks of planet Earth, with a huge amount of drama
It’s 2018 already!
It doesn’t seem 365 days since I started the last year’s worth of photos, so it’s almost a surprise that the year has rolled around once more.
My last 365 project was all square and all black and white all the time. I did this to purposefully constrain myself so that I concentrated only on creating interesting images. Unfortunately, I found the project became limited by this framework, and some of my images were a bit rubbish. So, I’m just going to let the muse take me wherever I may go this year.
I hope to spend a bit more time editing my images on my iPad Pro using Affinity Photo. This is an amazing iOS app that performs a huge number of powerful photo editing functions. I don’t know how they all work yet, but I will at least have a go at some masking and dodging/burning. Most images will be edited in Snapseed – my go-to iOS editing app – but I do want to try to be more adventurous and capable.
Ruby was by far the most numerous model for 2017. I suspect 2018 will be the same – she’s very photogenic – but I will try and get outside more and enjoy the countryside. Nottinghamshire has some fantastic green bits, so perhaps I will capture a bit more of it this time.
So, let’s start off with a photo of Ruby, enjoying a lazy morning on the New Year’s day, sat at my favourite window at our friends’ home.
I do hope that everyone has had a lovely, happy new year!
We are finishing off 2017 by visiting some good friends near Banbury. They have four amazing children – from 2 to 16 years old – and are some of the warming, most loving folks you could meet.
Their second child is a very talented young man. He’s exceptionally eloquant for his age and can bash out a solid tune on the piano, while singing with his lovely voice. He has a love for musical theatre, and I think he was playing and singing something from Matilda here.
We do love visiting our friends and wish we lived a little bit closer.
Our year closed off with the help of a murder mystery evening. I was a Belgian Chocolatier. I didn’t do the accent.
Happy New Year! Well, wasn’t 2015 fun? We had quite an entertaining year; I graduated from the Open University, got a new job, won the Area contest with my band Carlton Brass then finished a creditable 4th at the National
New Year’s Day started with a headache and slight nausea. OK, quite a bit of nausea. I’d have been fine if I’d just stuck to the moonshine but there was also some Tequila in there two, plus a considerable quantity
We managed to pack quite a bit into New Year’s Eve. Jen and James are moving to Oregon in a few weeks and are going to be renting a rather nice house in a place called The Dalles. This is