Christmas cards
I’ve recently come across the website of photographer and blogger Susannah Conway, and I’ll be starting her “Unravelling” photo-journalling course on January 7th.

In the meantime, 4 days ago, I set myself a new challenge – to take a photograph every day for a year.

Now – whilst that might not sound like a big deal – it’s been cold, grey and drizzly outside since Christmas, and I don’t really do cold, grey and drizzly!

So it’s already been stretching my imagination somewhat to come up with ideas of things to photograph…

December moonIf we get some extended Winter sunshine, I’ll be quite happy to go tramping about with my digital SLR camera.

For now, though, it’s handy to be able to take snaps with my Windows phone!

On Day 1, I took a photo of Christmas cards on the mantlepiece (above).

Day 2, I nearly forgot about the challenge – but I was lucky enough to get a glimpse of the moon through the night-time clouds.

flooded towpath in Kingston-upon-ThamesOn Day 3, I braved the weather and took some photos of minor flooding along the towpath in Kingston-upon-Thames – which is where I regularly go for a walk by the river.

I’ve never known the River Thames to flood in Kingston, in the 25-odd years that I’ve lived in the area.

I had parked my car not far from here and was worried that it might also be underwater! Fortunately, I had picked a spot on slightly higher ground, and I didn’t even need to paddle to the car!

surfing on the sofaDay 4, I was telling a friend about my new challenge – and I suddenly realised that I hadn’t taken a photo yet! I can see I’m going to have to set a calendar reminder for myself – otherwise this challenge just isn’t going to happen!!

It was already too dark and cold to venture far, so I took a self-portrait, relaxing on the sofa and reading one of Susannah Conways’s blog posts on her website.

My intention is to post each day’s photograph on my blog, on the day I take it. I’m hoping the images will inspire me to write about where I am at that moment in time. Or maybe I’ll just post the photo…

I have big plans for this website, during 2013.

For a long time, I’ve wanted it to be more personal – a place where I can explore my photography and writing, and talk about the experience of being creative, as well as other things that interest me.

I’m excited about the prospect of sharing my journey with you as I re-discover my own creativity. ๐Ÿ™‚

2 thoughts on “A Photograph Every Day – Days 1 to 4

  1. Love this idea Julia. I will be looking forward to your seeing where this takes you ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Julia Barnickle

    Unfortunately, I didn’t get very far with this particular challenge, Marie! I’m thinking about giving it another go in 2014 – but this time I might relax the rules a bit… ๐Ÿ˜‰

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