Photo Project 365 – Week 10 – March 2018

This week’s theme is Season – Spring

I have to say that it is looking pretty spring-like here in Andalusia compared with the UK who have had lots of cold weather and snow. It has been very windy and rainy here with quite a few thunder storms but it has been warm, usually between 12 and 20C during the daytime so I can’t complain at all!

Visible migration has also been quite amazing some days in between the showers with hundreds of Black Kites and White Storks going over on some days, heading north.

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64/365 Some type of asphodel growing everywhere at La Janda
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65/365 Flowers of the squirting cucumber plant
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66/365 Flowers growing in the garden. Certainly does look very spring-like!
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67/365 I can’t even get a rubber plant to grow this well inside the house at home – let alone outside!
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68/365 Lavender growing in the garden.
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69/365 Herbs growing on the windowsill – we are under instruction from the house owner to make sure they are watered – hasn’t been a problem with all this rain though 🙂
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70/365 Not very spring-like. Rain all day…

Wow, I can’t believe I’ve done 70 days already, where has all that time gone…

This week i’ve been using the following while working on my project:-

My iPad which I love!!

Instax Share SP2 Printer

(note that there is now also a newer model out, the Instax Share SP-3 Printer)

Fujifilm Instax Mini Film – 20 shots

though for my project I have now bought the Fujifilm Instax Mini Film – 100 shots pack to get me started.

The sketchbook I am using for my journal is the square, black Seawhite 140mm x 140mm 140gsm artist’s sketchbook I have bought two of these and using a page a day I reckon each one should last me 6 months.

The above links take you to Amazon UK where there is information about each product. Any purchases made using the links given above will give me a teeny, tiny bit of commission which I will put to good use during future weeks and future projects.

 

Photo Project 365 – Week 9 – February and March 2018

This week’s theme is Buildings

Lots and lots and lots of rain this week. Hey, whatever happened to “the rain in Spain falls mainly on the plain.” Clearly disproved! Some of my photos this week were not strictly buildings, more structures but as it’s my own personal project i’m feeling free to interpret the projects as I wish. I’m sure you’ll understand 😀

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57/365 Front of the house
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58/365 Ian checking out what birds have been seen back at home in the Hebrides…
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59/365 Vejer de la Frontera. Love this town. Photo taken from underneath my umbrella. Rain all day. Sat in the bar La Bodeguita and caught up on online stuff…
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60/365 After all the rain we headed to La Janda, the water level is the highest i’ve seen it. The sluice was open – just as well because the water was going around the side of it…
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61/365 Sluice again. Rained all night and there is yet more water!
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62/365 The kitchen
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63/365 OK this really is the last sluice photo! Got to be at it’s highest point now. La Janda fields very flooded but managed to get some Bluethroat shots 🙂 See other post.

Well the Seawhite sketchbook i’m using to put my printed out photos into is working out great, though it’s getting hard to close now and it’s only a third full! Don’t quite know what it will be like by the end of June – will report back then 🙂

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Even after only 63 days of the project it’s already very satisfying to look back at my daily photo journal.

My iPad which I love!!

Instax Share SP2 Printer

(note that there is now also a newer model out, the Instax Share SP-3 Printer)

Fujifilm Instax Mini Film – 20 shots

though for my project I have now bought the Fujifilm Instax Mini Film – 100 shots pack to get me started.

The sketchbook I am using for my journal is the square, black Seawhite 140mm x 140mm 140gsm artist’s sketchbook I have bought two of these and using a page a day I reckon each one should last me 6 months.

The above links take you to Amazon UK where there is information about each product. Any purchases made using the links given above will give me a teeny, tiny bit of commission which I will put to good use during future weeks and future projects.

 

Photo Project 365 – Week 8 – February 2018

Still in southern Spain and the weather so far has way surpassed my hopes – warm, sunny and bright blue skies. Looks like there will be bit of a downturn next week though!

This week’s theme is Landscape

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50/365 La Janda. Looking for eagles…
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51/365 The garden is looking so lush and green
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52/365 Sancti Petri one of my favourite places for sitting having coffee after a hard mornings birding 🙂
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53/365 From the top of El Picacho, a tough climb up but an amazing view from the top!
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54/365 OK one of those after dark oops I haven’t taken a photo yet today moments. So, internal landscape…
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55/365 The park at Cadiz where the Eyebrowed Thrush was (see other post for photos of the thrush)
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56/365 View from the terrace. Thankfully the army haven’t been back, camping out there, since our first week here.

My iPad which I love!!

Instax Share SP2 Printer

(note that there is now also a newer model out, the Instax Share SP-3 Printer)

Fujifilm Instax Mini Film – 20 shots

though for my project I have now bought the Fujifilm Instax Mini Film – 100 shots pack to get me started.

The sketchbook I am using for my journal is the square, black Seawhite 140mm x 140mm 140gsm artist’s sketchbook I have bought two of these and using a page a day I reckon each one should last me 6 months.

The above links take you to Amazon UK where there is information about each product. Any purchases made using the links given above will give me a teeny, tiny bit of commission which I will put to good use during future weeks and future projects.

Photo Project 365 – Week 7 – February 2018

This week’s theme is to take the daily photo using the Hipstamatic camera app rather than using the iPhone’s native camera. Some of the images have had further editing work done on them (because I like to play!).

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43/365 One of those oops I haven’t taken a photo days… Ian asleep, snoring gently on the couch, late evening. Hard work this birding…
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44/365 The wee house we are staying in during our two months in Spain.
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45/365 the garden is full of these hairy caterpillars today, the food plant seems to be this which has yellow flowers. I have no idea what species of moth the will be. Will update this post if I find out.
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46/365 A lovely day out with friends and checking out a restaurant ahead of the GONHS meeting on Saturday.
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47/365 Tiles at the motorway services station, La Palmosa, near Alcala de los Gazules. Wonderful!
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48/365 Early morning mist
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49/365 The terrace

My iPad which I love!!

Instax Share SP2 Printer

(note that there is now also a newer model out, the Instax Share SP-3 Printer)

Fujifilm Instax Mini Film – 20 shots

though for my project I have now bought the Fujifilm Instax Mini Film – 100 shots pack to get me started.

The sketchbook I am using for my journal is the square, black Seawhite 140mm x 140mm 140gsm artist’s sketchbook I have bought two of these and using a page a day I reckon each one should last me 6 months.

The above links take you to Amazon UK where there is information about each product. Any purchases made using the links given above will give me a teeny, tiny bit of commission which I will put to good use during future weeks and future projects.

 

Photo Project 365 – Week 6 – February 2018

This week’s project is Abstract

I wasn’t too sure what I would do for abstract. I mean, what is abstract? What does that actually mean? I have to say though that I have really enjoyed this week it has given me the opportunity to be a little experimental and imaginative. See what you think…

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36/365 Hob
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37/365 Cactus
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38/365 Bowls
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39/365 Picnic under the pine tree (aka brocolli tree, our rather silly name for it)
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40/365 Firewood. Lena in spanish though it should have a little squiggle over the n which I can’t seem to be able to do on my laptop…
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41/365 Shadows. My favourite of all my photos this week. It looks so much like piano keys. The music was provided by the birds.
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42/365 Fence posts. Way out and whacky! Love spanish fence posts though they are so randomly shaped. No uniformity for them.

My iPad which I love!!

Instax Share SP2 Printer

(note that there is now also a newer model out, the Instax Share SP-3 Printer)

Fujifilm Instax Mini Film – 20 shots

though for my project I have now bought the Fujifilm Instax Mini Film – 100 shots pack to get me started.

The sketchbook I am using for my journal is the square, black Seawhite 140mm x 140mm 140gsm artist’s sketchbook I have bought two of these and using a page a day I reckon each one should last me 6 months.

The above links take you to Amazon UK where there is information about each product. Any purchases made using the links given above will give me a teeny, tiny bit of commission which I will put to good use during future weeks and future projects.

 

Photo Project 365 – Week 5 – January and February 2018

This week’s theme is Creative

A full month now done and it hasn’t seemed to onerous. There has been the odd day when i’ve got side-tracked and almost not taken a photo creating a bit of an oops moment and last minute panic. So, onwards to the next month. Travelled to Spain on the Portmouth -> Santander ferry this week (thankfully calm!), three nights while travelling then arrived at the final destination, in southern Andalusia, on Saturday afternoon.

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29/365 Sara gave mum and me some lovely daffs, they are now fully out in flower.
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30/365 View from my porthole. Sailed from Portsmouth early in the morning. Thankfully calm! Nothing much to see out there though…
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31/365 View from my porthole 2. Arriving in Santander. Blue sky, sunshine but a cool wind. Looks fabulous though!
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32/365 Monfrague national park. Wonderful birds – lots of vultures. Collecting textures to use in my artwork. Shadow selfie.
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33/365 Exploring Extremadura. Looking for bustards and sand grouse. Fabulous sunny Spain!
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34/365 Arrived in southern Spain. Warm enough to sit out on the terrace for beer o’clock! View to the sea and salinas. Very happy.
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35/365 Late afternoon sunshine on the terrace.

This week, for my project, I have been using:-

My iPad which I love!!

Instax Share SP2 Printer

(note that there is now also a newer model out, the Instax Share SP-3 Printer)

Fujifilm Instax Mini Film – 20 shots

though for my project I have now bought the Fujifilm Instax Mini Film – 100 shots pack to get me started.

The sketchbook I am using for my journal is the square, black Seawhite 140mm x 140mm 140gsm artist’s sketchbook I have bought two of these and using a page a day I reckon each one should last me 6 months.

The above links take you to Amazon UK where there is information about each product. Any purchases made using the links given above will give me a teeny, tiny bit of commission which I will put to good use during future weeks and future projects.

Photo Project 365 – Week 4 – January 2018

Cold and very wintry here in Shropshire!

This week’s them is Nature

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22/365 Lesser Redpoll
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23/365 Fungus growing in mum and dad’s garden
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24/365 Snowdrops -sign of Spring?? I live in hope…
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25/365 Tree with moon behind. Taken from Sainsburry’s car park. There were some Jackdaws going to roost – mobile phones are not so good at taking birds in flight then…
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26/365 Lovely to be seeing Sid most days – he changes so quickly!
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27/365 Kat was visiting this afternoon – so busy chatting I almost forgot to take a photo for today. Managed to grab this sunset. Added my own nature…
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28/365 Hazel catkin. A lovely day we visited Sid and all went out for lunch in Ironbridge – we even sat outside as we had Benson the dog with us.

This week, for my project, I have been using:-

My iPad which I love!!

Instax Share SP2 Printer

(note that there is now also a newer model out, the Instax Share SP-3 Printer)

Fujifilm Instax Mini Film – 20 shots

though for my project I have now bought the Fujifilm Instax Mini Film – 100 shots pack to get me started.

The sketchbook I am using for my journal is the square, black Seawhite 140mm x 140mm 140gsm artist’s sketchbook I have bought two of these and using a page a day I reckon each one should last me 6 months.

The above links take you to Amazon UK where there is information about each product. Any purchases made using the links given above will give me a teeny, tiny bit of commission which I will put to good use during future weeks and future projects.

Photo Project 365 – Week 3 – January 2018

This week’s theme is Black and White – I love B&W photography so have been looking forward to this week and seeing what I can do…

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15/365 Costa, i’ve been heading there most afternoons to do a little creative thinking and planning
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16/365 Sid, now 12 days old. So gorgeous. Oops the watermark doesn’t look so good there though…
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17/365 The photo I took today I wasn’t at all happy with so i’ve re-worked an old one. This is the Col de Ibaneta in the Pyrenees, taken with my phone 2 years ago.
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18/365 Birmingham New Street station. Returned the hire car that i’ve had for the last couple of weeks and got the train back to Telford.
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19/365 The avenue of Lime trees in the village where mum and dad live.
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20/365 the Sitting Tree. Wonderful Cedar of Lebanon tree in the village where I grew up. Called the sitting tree as we (me and my cousins) used to sit here with my grandmother. It was snowing today and looks very atmospheric.
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21/365 Still snowing today! Drove up to see wee Sid in the afternoon.

This week, for my project, I have been using:-

My iPad which I love!!

Instax Share SP2 Printer

(note that there is now also a newer model out, the Instax Share SP-3 Printer)

Fujifilm Instax Mini Film – 20 shots

though for my project I have now bought the Fujifilm Instax Mini Film – 100 shots pack to get me started.

The sketchbook I am using for my journal is the square, black Seawhite 140mm x 140mm 140gsm artist’s sketchbook I have bought two of these and using a page a day I reckon each one should last me 6 months.

The above links take you to Amazon UK where there is information about each product. Any purchases made using the links given above will give me a teeny, tiny bit of commission which I will put to good use during future weeks and future projects.

Photo Project 365 – Week 2 – January 2018

So i’m down in Shropshire, lovely to be spending time with all of the family. I think that they all think i’m a bit bonkers doing this project but it’s a lot of fun so far.

This week’s theme for my project is: Close Up

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8/365 Clematis tangutica, growing in mum and dad’s garden.
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9/365 Benson, my favourite dog in the world…
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10/365 Blue Tit. Playing with some vector art.
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11/365 Mum had a lovely bunch of flowers, these yellow ones were very impressive!
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12/365 Digital collage. Playing again. The background is a close up of part of my dad’s shed
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13/365 My dad’s log pile. No matter how cold it gets this winter mum and dad will be warm – I think they have enough wood for three years!
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14/365 Clematis tangutica (again)

This week, for my project, I have been using:-

My iPad which I love!!

Instax Share SP2 Printer

(note that there is now also a newer model out, the Instax Share SP-3 Printer)

Fujifilm Instax Mini Film – 20 shots

though for my project I have now bought the Fujifilm Instax Mini Film – 100 shots pack to get me started.

The sketchbook I am using for my journal is the square, black Seawhite 140mm x 140mm 140gsm artist’s sketchbook I have bought two of these and using a page a day I reckon each one should last me 6 months.

The above links take you to Amazon UK where there is information about each product. Any purchases made using the links given above will give me a teeny, tiny bit of commission which I will put to good use during future weeks and future projects.

Photo Project 365 – Week 1 -January 2018

A successful first week doing my photo a day project!

My theme this week was People, so here they are…

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1/365 Starting with a selfie
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2/365 Ian, birding in Berneray
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3/365 Bill Neill – my lovely neighbour and wildlife artist
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4/365 Between flights at Glasgow airport, en route to Shropshire. 5 minutes after taking this my daughter phoned to say I had a new (first) grandson
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5/365 My gorgeous new (and first) grandchild, named Sidney after one of his grandfathers.
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6/365 My youngest daughter Kat. Busy with her crochet. Her infectious laughter cheers everyone up!
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7/365 Mum. sherry o’clock…

This week, for my project, I have been using:-

Instax Share SP2 Printer

(note that there is now also a newer model out, the Instax Share SP-3 Printer)

Fujifilm Instax Mini Film – 20 shots

though for my project I have now bought the Fujifilm Instax Mini Film – 100 shots pack to get me started.

The sketchbook I will be using for my journal is the square, black Seawhite 140mm x 140mm 140gsm artist’s sketchbook I have bought two of these and using a page a day I reckon each one should last me 6 months.

The above links take you to Amazon UK where there is information about each product. Any purchases made using the links given above will give me a teeny, tiny bit of commission which I will put to good use during future weeks and future projects.