I decided a while back that I wanted to start a 365 photography project Seeing others inspired me to take this step in photography, as i have been at university studying illustration the last three years but leaning more towards photography by the end of my degree and even doing my dissertation on documentary photography.
I wanted the starting day to be a day which meant something to me so I decided that today, the 16th June, which would have been my Mother's birthday who sadly passed away nearly 3 years ago, would be fitting. This project is in her memory and a gift to her.
The main photograph i have chosen today was taken in Central Park in New York city. At the moment I am on a 5 week holiday staying with my Aunty Parvaneh and Uncle Richard. I came here with my partner David and our daughter Rosina. The photography is of a small motor powered boat which people of all ages were sailing around a pond in the middle of the park. It is a peaceful photograph full of tranquility, hence the title. In the middle of the big city there is peace found by all in this wonderful park.
The two photographs below show the bulk of what I did today which was a photo-shoot, which I did for my Uncle Richard, photographing
the filming of a video being made for the Kickstarter website for his product Tricky notebooks. It was a long day but good experience
documenting a film being made.
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Today's picture is of Sam and Chris loving there baby bump :)
Monday, August 29, 2011
David let me have a lay in this morning which was amazing, once I got up we didn't do much which pushed us behind a bit as we wanted to sort a few things out. We only just made our train to birmingham after missing our first train from leighton. I'm now at Sam's and we are playing poker tonight.
Funny picture of the classic hugging salf/peppers men as though one has sneezed on the other.
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Today's picture of Rosina having a very comfy nap on her papa's bed I couldn't help but snap a photograph.
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Friday, August 26, 2011
Had our usual friday music lesson today, although Rosina seemed strangly shy and sat on my lap for the majority of it, and it wasn't untill we came home that she want to play Row Row your boat with me. The weather was so bad today, I wasn't keen on going for our daily walk as it is difficult to push a pram and hold an umbrella so I tend to end up getting soaked. Once David came home I did Zumba again on the wii while they watched and shouyted things at me :)
Today's picture I didn't even have my camera on me for at first I made David run back up stairs to get it, we walked out the house to go get some food and with the weather and feel of the day, the street looked like a painting to me.The photograph I took didn't do the image in my head justice so I have tweaked it to represent to my viewers how I felt when I saw this scene.
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Today's picture is of a strange flower not sure what (anyone know?) I saw while walking with Rosina and caught these bright green flys on top of them so decided to take a photograph trying to get the detail of the fly, properly need a different lens to get closer in on the fly though.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Today's photograph is of a cherub staue we happen to see while walking round town and I thought was nice, shows the old side of worcester.
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Today's picture is another flower but because of the lovely weather I am feeling very summery and happy looking at all the beautiful flowers.
Monday, August 22, 2011
I am very proud of today photograph, which is of a flower which had many wasps pollenating. I used the HDR effect to enhance the photograph to get its full potential.
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Had a great party last night, or more like the early hours of this morning as didn't go to bed till 5.30am lol, played many a drinking game including 21 where we only managed to reach 21 three times, can you tell what state we were in :) Also played just dance on the wii which I found very entertaining, although think Roxy was slightly dissapointed with it. This morning we all go up arounf 10.30 and had traditional present opening on the bed, then a big fry up made by the lovely Tom flannery. Then once we all finally got ready we pop to town for a few drinks in the sun at a cafe. It was lovely being at my sisters, but I had to go home early because my lovely little baby missed her Mummy and feels one night away is plenty for now :)
Today's photograph was taken in the early hours of this morning where Tom produce this tasty cake and we all merrily sang happy birthday to Roxy. Don't worry though Roxy 24 isn't too old....
Saturday, August 20, 2011
The picture is of the two men who served use at dinner in there uniform which \i thought was pretty cool.
Friday, August 19, 2011
Today's picture I took while blackberry picking, I love photographing nature and have found a real passion for it during this project.
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Today's picture is of a very friendly duck who would have properly eaten bread out of your hand if you let it. Rosina liked to shout when it got to close, but it made a good photography opportunity.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Today's picture is of a peacock I saw on the grounds, I love the way some of the feathers make him look fluffy, and you feel as though you could reach into the picture and stroke him.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Rosina didn't sleep well last night, but dispite that I was quite awake this morning, and once we were ready we went to town, did alot of window shopping and had a spy on people getting there feet eaten by fish, i'm still not sure if this is my cup of tea. In town after much browsing we brought a new table cloth and placemates (Cath Kidston) to go one our new table :), also a teabag dish in a shape of a teapot, again (Cath Kidston). In the afternoon we meet up with our friends Anja and Angelyna at a eco center which have a play area for children and do great cake! There friends also came along and the children had great fun playing. Once we got back home David made us a lovely dinner (our new favourite learnt in America) rice, kidney beans in tomates, eggs and cheese.
Today's photograph I took at the eco center, I followed Rosina around while she played and managed to capture this quirky image of her and Angelyna playing. They have such grown up expressions on there faces, and even though blabbing away seems to understand each other very well.
Monday, August 15, 2011
Today photograph is of them in the ball pit, they kept sinking into the balls and laughing. I wanted to catch a natural shot that looked fun and child like with all the colours surrounding them both.
Sunday, August 14, 2011
David and I were very productive this morning and decided after tidying up the house, to sew up the cushions as they were all ripped :) Then this afternoon David's parents Trudy and Charles came round and took us for a massive fantastic lunch at the harvester. Rosina was very happy to see them and had lots of cuddles and gave them many kisses. She got a wooden puzzle (off Granny and Grampy) which kept her very entertained while we were waiting for food. We got home late and were all so full from lunch, Rosina had so much energy and was crawling/trying to walk it all off :)
The picture today is of everyone outside the resturant Rosina was getting moody about being held as she wanted to crawl around the floor, so I had to be quick with taking my photographs, but feel I captured a nice family stlye image.
Saturday, August 13, 2011
Having a baby makes your days feel quite routine and repetative at times, so I try to keep doing things throughout each day to keep us both entertained. Rosina seems like a very clever little girl to me and even she seems to want to be outside. She was literally trying to climb in her pram when I got it out today. So I decided to go for a long walk, our walks are general round the rive or the canal as there the most peaceful places to go. I bumped into my friend Anja on my walk and meet her husband, Rosina saw them before I did and was pointing and smiling at Angelyna (there daughter).
I had an idea when I got home yesterday of taking a photograph of David working, its a shame I didn't think of this while I was there, but decided to go meet him from work again today and get him in action filleting a fish. To me he looke as though he is doing some sort of fish dance while working :)
Friday, August 12, 2011
Today's photograph is of a friework, we heard them going off and looked outside our kitchen window. I loved the way the light of the firework showed up the church tower in the forground.
Thursday, August 11, 2011
The photograph today is of David sitting on a wall in a arch on the river side. I was trying out some artist looking photographs, to me this photograph has a Banksy style to it.
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Today's picture is ofRosina in her pram, with her crazy but beautiful golden hair.
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Today was nice, after a scary moment when we got in last night with Rosina having had a nose bleed for no reason. I got up early with Ro and we played in our room till nine which I felt was a decent time to go wake the girls after our night out (which was great fun) spemnt the morning chatting till Lauren had to leave. Then Sam, Ella, Rosina and I went for lunch and did some shopping. this evening we keep looking out of our balcony there is lots of police around and riot vans guarding the city center, a few places being closed off and a bouncer outside the crown but luckily no sign of trouble. I hope things get better for England soon and the riots stop.
Today's photograph is in honour of a group I saw on facebook to get people to stop rioting, and everyone is to post aq picture of themselves drinking a cup of tea. So this is mine of Sam drinking one I made for her.
Monday, August 8, 2011
Todays photo is of all my girlys ready for their night out acting like Rock chikcks, I feel they were very good models.
Sunday, August 7, 2011
The weather has been very on and off today, raining one moment and really hot the next, but I did manage to get this beautiful picture of the front of the cathedral while we were out and about.
Saturday, August 6, 2011
The main event of today was Rosina using the potty but i'm not sure that my viewers would be as pleased to see a picture of a used potty as I was when she did it. So I decided against taking a photograph of it lol. Instead I decided to take some photographs of David and his beautiful eyes.
Friday, August 5, 2011
Today's picture is of this beautiful summer sky, on this very hot day. I love looking at clouds and making out different shapes within them.
Thursday, August 4, 2011
Had a quiet day today, it was raining this morning so ruined our plans of going to the park. Then this afternoon we did some general tidying up, untill David got home from work. Then this evening I went to a pub quiz we got 19/32 and I was terrible, but it was a good evening and had a few beers which was cheaper then coke.
The pictures of of the pub quiz being written and the bottom one of my friend Antonia.
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Had a lovely day today, David had a day off work so we had the lovely Gee family round, Warren, Claire and there lovely baby boy Lucas, we had a nice casual lunch and a chat. After they left we handed into town to get a few bits and David decided to treat me to dinner at pizza express, with Roxy's orange wednesday code we got two free starters and a free pizza which was nice.
Today photograph is of a flower on the table in the resturant, I wanted to show the hidden beauty in a busy world, and also the saddnes of a picked flower used to go in a vase for our benfit. However much I enjoy getting flowers there always something sad about how they die so quickly.
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Had a good night last night, did lots of crazy dancing, and dance non-stop for over a hour without even a loo break which when clubbing I feel is impressive. Sadly Maia has gone home now, so Rosina and I were alone again while David worked. But luckily our friends Anja and Angelyna (who is 3 months older then Rosina) were free to meet up so we went to an eco center where we played in a toy kitchen, and then went to a park. This evening when David got home from work Rosina decided she would still be awake to see him and they had lots of kisses, I focused on the hands to show the different in size and age in the hands.
Monday, August 1, 2011
Had a nice day with Maia and Rosina today, went shopping, then decided to go for a swim Rosina loved the water and kept trying to swim off on her own, I don't think she realised she can't quite do that yet :) Afterwards David meet use as he forgot his key so we all went to the park, and rosina played on the swings. Me and Maia are going out to tramps this evening so I best go get ready.
Today photograph is an over the shoulder technique showing the view from over the shoulder of the person looking at something. So I have tasken this of David pushing Rosina on the swings. Also added a photograph of Rosina in a red play tube in the park.