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.