As I mentioned in my plans for 2015, I have decided to take on a project 365 this year. Linked to that, I would like to try to do a post every Sunday (from now) of the week’s photos. As we were away in Dullstroom last Sunday (more on that later) and I had internet-troubles yesterday (so annoying) I’m doing my first post today. You can click on the photos for a short explanation of each one.
1 January – ‘Deracinated’ – Two of my naughty beagles dug up some bulbs in our garden. I loved the rustic feel of the scene, as well as the added contrast of the spade.
2 January – I’ve wanted to take a photo like this in a parking lot for ages, and finally got the chance the other day.
3 January – This is the first of many photos from our stay in Dullstroom. I wanted to give the photo a slightly foggy, mystical feel.
4 January – The grass in Dullstroom was quite long, providing me with the idea of a vibrant, abstract photo.
5 January – All of the roads in the farm we were staying on were cracked and textured, inspiring me to take some close-ups of them. In retrospect, I wish I had focused on the foreground of the image instead of the background.
6 January – This was made from two photos – one of the moon, and the other of the tree and background. After much fiddling around (involving selecting the tree from the background and pasting it on the moon) I finally achieved the image I was aiming for.
7 January – This was taken on the last evening of our trip, during the golden hour. The light was stunning, and I loved the way it fell through the blinds and onto this lamp.
January 8 – Any other Harry Potter fanatics will probably recognise this iconic part of The Deathly Hallows – when Snape confesses his everlasting-love for Lily. After a long day of travelling and unpacking, I decided to experiment with photographing that part of the book.
January 9 – I came across this dead baby bird in my garden, presumably after it fell from its nest. At first I felt terrible for it…and then I realised the cool photos it could produce (and yes, even I realise how weird that is).
January 10 – These ‘wild apples’ (that’s what they looked like – no clue what they really are) were growing on a tree outside the place we were staying in Dullstroom. I brought some home with me, and had fun playing with the position of the light, and the distribution of some water.
January 11 – I didn’t feel like setting up a scene to photograph yesterday, so I instead took my oldest and best-behaved beagle – Tinkerbell – out to the garden to model for me. I then decided to have some fun in Lightroom, playing around with various vintage effects.