Friday, 13 February 2015

My Life In Photos // The Beach in January

I've been doing really well with my photography project for this year, so much so in fact that it's been a month and a half (practically) and it's flown by! When things become the daily norm it's time to up the game and push yourself, so on the 21st of January I went to bed with my camera on my nightstand, ready for a day full of photo taking the next morning.

I chose today, of all days, to document as I was seeing my good friend Rowan for the first time this year and what would also be the only time for at least 3 months. See Rowan is now in Ecuador!! She has already done a 3 month stint in South Africa last year volunteering on a wildlife reserve and will be doing the same this time around in Ecuador - so amazing. I urge you to go check out her blog...though perhaps after you finish reading this post ;) haha! 

And so here is my 'little more than a photo an hour' day in my life post. I hope you like it.






1 // I wake in daylight usually. I'm a night owl so am slightly lazy not rising until around 8.30-9.00am.
2 // After a wash and pulling on some clothes, today I took the chance to put some make up on as I don't get to on a daily basis.
3 // Time to go wake lazy bones up! This guy would stay asleep in his cosy cage until 11am everyday if I let him!
4 // A spot of breakfast, Twitter catch up and a couple videos on my YouTube subscriptions while Baker plays his new game of 'putting my ball under the tv cabinet and crying until Mammy gets it, then putting it straight back under.' Its so much fun. Not.





5 // The sun rising between the crazy clouds of the mid-morning sky to the South of the town, as we walked across the 'old bridge' into town.
6 // This hill kills my asthma. SO BAD.
7 // These guys are famous little things around the walls and if you read my Lowry post you may of spotted them.
8 // Down the stairs we use so often, thinking of how many soldiers and the like trudged down them hundreds of years before...





9 // ''Mam! Beach! Hurry!''
10 // A lovely little Redshank carrying on with it's business despite a playful Baker running around. (Here I must state that Baker does not chase any birds or wildlife and has been trained not to. Though he must be reminded to be quite when I'm photographing them nearby!)
11 // The lady herself, Rowan in the winter sunshine.
12 // Our private cove for the day gave me peace of mind for Baker to play without the fear of dog attacks!






13 // Up the super steep steps over the cave that spooked Baker and another opportunity to say hello to Mr Asthma.
14 // The view from the top of the cliff is beautiful. And this wandering poppy made you think.
15 // A 'landmark' so to say that I see everyday but always find compelling to photograph, especially when surrounded by Swans, ducks and seagulls.
16 // We waited for over an hour for a bus that ended up having being cancelled. The sunset was beautiful though and made Baker look like me circa 2010.
17 // After waiting for so long in the cold a trip to Greggs was in order haha. The sky was pastel behind our famous Town Hall.






18 // Couldn't not include a snap of this little Grey Wagtail we spied while in town. I've never seen one in person before believe it or not. Though ever darkening sky makes for rubbish photos.
19 // Yes, another of the stunning sky. On the 'New' bridge heading home.
20 // Our temperamental internet took some convincing to stay on!
21 // Photo editing for a blog post while watching Sabrina the Teenage Witch.
22 // With Jake off to bed for work the next morning, I got settled on the sofa with blankets, pillows, a hot water bottle and Netflix on the Xbox One before heading to bed myself.



I've really enjoyed putting this together and hope you've enjoyed following me on my day out. As you may or may not of noticed the graphic at the top says January... So, I think I was subconsciously challenging myself to try one of these every month or, maybe more realistically, every other month. Let me know what you think and if you've done a post similar be sure to link it in the comments.
Oh, and I'll take this opportunity to point out someone else who does a project that is similar and that I love to read, check it out - Photo an Hour by Crumbs in the Bed.




26 comments:

  1. Really loved this post - you take some beautiful photos! I might try something similar when I am back in Bangkok :) Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. Aw thank you so much Anna! And yes, please! Id love to see that.

      xo

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  2. Great photos! Looks like a fun day!

    Renee
    www.losetheroad.blogspot.ca

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  3. It doesn't surprise me at all that you have a Urban Decay Alice In Wonderland collection :) Awww look at Baker in his crate and playing on the beach. Going to the beach is always a good idea and you look sweet in your Hunter wellies. The fourth to last picture is my favourite. I love pictures taken at twilight and it looks so peaceful and mysterious at the same time. Happy weekend xxxx

    Caz | Lunch Break Adventures

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    1. Indeed! Cruelty Free + Disney = whats not to love!
      He adores the beach so much, it makes me super happy to see him enjoy it. Aw haha thanks but that is actually my friend Rowan! :)

      Thanks so much for always commenting lovely - I appreciate it.

      xo

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  4. Of course you have the Alice In Wonderland palette ;)
    I really liked this type of post, beautiful pictures! And Baker is literally the cutest.
    Excited for the next one x

    Tess | Simply Being Young

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    1. Of course! :P
      Thanks so much, really glad you liked it :)

      xo

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  5. Danielle I always leave your posts with an overwhelming feeling of wanderlust. Once again you have documented daily regular things and made them into something magical. Your posts are definitely one I look for if I don't have much time to flick through other blogs. Thank you for linking their blogs, I will as always check them out!

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    1. Oh YOU!!! You need to stop leaving such amazingly complimentary comments - sooo overly lovely of you. Thank you very much.

      xo

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  6. I love seeing these videos, it's an interesting peek into daily life and you've capture some beautiful shots as always! I love seeing Baker, he's always adorable and there was a similar hill up to my uni house while in Bath and I was always red faced by the time I got back to the top! Love the shot of the Grey Wagtail I've never seen one in person so that's a real treat! - Tasha

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    1. Thank you Natasha, I'm glad you enjoyed it.
      Oh goodness - what is it with old towns and cities having such horrible hills haha. Me too! I was so excited about it...wish it's been a better shot but still amazing to see.

      xo

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  7. Wow, I really love your photography! You are very talented. I love the idea for this post, as well. I may have to encorporate it into my blog as well!
    KristiCase.com

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    1. Aw thank you!! Thats so sweet of you. Yes!! You really should - I'd love to check it out.

      xo

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  8. This post is my favourite, favourite, favourite!! ^__^
    A wonderfully put together and beautiful post - thank you for letting us see the day from your point of view :)
    You seem to have some gorgeous views too, so nice for your walks with Baker! <3

    Jemma xx

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    1. Aww sweetness, I'm so glad you enjoyed it! Thank you.
      We really do Jem, I can't wait for the day you get to come visit...it's beautiful here.

      xo

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  9. What a perfect day! Hugo has a crate like Baker with the fleece over the top.He loves it! It must be wonderful living a bus ride to the sea. You live in a lovely place.Love your red wellies.Sharon( sunshineandcelandines) X

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    1. It was pretty lovely :)
      I'm glad to hear of someone else who's dog has a crate!! I always get told it's cruel, but he actually cried to go IN at night time - he loves his little den.

      xo

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  10. Baker is the most adorable dog I have ever seen! My favourite bloggers dog!
    I love post like these, makes me want to go out and go on more little adventures and capture some pictures.
    Your photography is on point by the way!

    http://elizabethslifestylediary.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Awww that is too sweet of you!! Thank you, he will love to hear that title! :D
      Oh you should - I'd love to see a post like this from you.

      Ah, it could be a lot better if my camera wasn't broken, but thank you very much!!

      xo

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  11. Hey that's me up there! I was very much enjoying reading along with your day, and I'd love to see more! Although I think your dedication is better than mine, since I can hardly make it to 12 photos.

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    1. Oh, is it?! It is indeed! haha To be fair I just constantly have my camera around my neck...I'm gonna try another day soon, a more boring, normal day...then we'll see how successful I am! haha

      xo

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  12. You live in a really lovely place. Yeah, that hill climb does look a bit steep. I'm a night owl myself too. I just can't wake up before 9AM either haha. The town hall is looking so beautiful. Honestly, everything is so pretty!

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    1. I really do and I only appreciated it after having lived in a city and moved back. If I have something to be up for it's no problem, but otherwise...9am! lol

      xo

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  13. Love love love this post, apart from the asthma of course! I tried a photo an hour thing on Instagram a few weeks ago but I was terrible at remembering to take them! Spontaneity works better for me I think :) x

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    1. Thank you!!! Oh I can't do it hourly, it just has to be as and when during the day haha.

      xo

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