Categories
Photo A Day Photography

PAD – 11/366 – Jan 11th

11/366 – 11th January 2020

This image is of a book I purchased that I have no intention of reading.

Weird?

Maybe.

I have three copies of The Silmarrion already, including the Audiobook, I have listened to Martin Shaw read the history of Middle-Earth so many times, he is like my own storyteller.


I found this little gem in a Charity Shop for 50p. I nearly left it behind, but I went back to the shelf and I bought it. Why did I buy another version… well, it looked pretty and I didn’t have that version. Simple as that really.


I drive my Mum up the wall buying things that I don’t intend on using just because my geeky side says that I NEED that particular thing. One could say I am a hoarder, I prefer a collector of ephemera that makes me smile.

Categories
Photo A Day Photography

PAD – 10/366 – Jan 10th

10/366 – January 10th 2020

I haven’t really been up to getting out and getting my shots for this challenge the past few days. Life and all that has gotten in the way and my mental health hasn’t been great.

It is a full moon tonight and I tested the waters last night with attempting to shoot the moon and failed miserably. Today I did a little bit of research on the Huawei forums and took a few tips and set up the phone beforehand using the AI function and 50x zoom. This was the outcome. I am so pleased with how this came out. It isn’t perfect and I think with some refinement using the pro manual features, I can do better.

Categories
Photo A Day Photography

PAD – 4/366 – Jan 4th

Garbage bag with rain drops splattered all over
4/366 – January 4th
Categories
Photo A Day Photography

PAD – 3/366 – Jan 3rd

Image of a mobile phone and earbud charger case
3/366 January 3rd

I have found that when I go out I can find myself overwhelmed by noise and crowds. It used to mean that days out and shopping trips would often be cut short due to severe anxiety. I would retreat back to the comfort and safety of my home.

When I go out now, I have my phone and at least one pair of headphones about my person. If the “terrors” start to get a hold I plug in and tune out of the world. My family all know about this and it is not unusual for them to have a backup pair of headphones too.

It’s no the most social way of dealing with life, but it works. Until things start improving, these two items will remain a constant companion.

Categories
Photo A Day Photography

PAD – 2/366 – Jan 2nd

A night time view from a bridge in Snodland, focusing on the Night Sky with Stars visable
2/366 January 2nd

If you took notice of yesterdays post you will notice that that the challenge has increased overnight. I found out that 2020 is Leap Year. I am unsure if the immense amount of extra work that one day will entail won’t break me; I do have to at least, give it the old school try.

Categories
Photo A Day Photography

PAD – 1/365 – Jan 1st

Selfie of the author
1/365 – January 1st 2020

I am tired. More tired than I have been in so long. This tiredness isn’t about a lack of sleep, it’s more than that, it’s like being stretched thin. I feel like I can see through myself and others can too. I feel like I have been battered black and blue emotionally the past year. Most of it out of my control, some not so much.

I am starting this challenge to try and give me the first thing to focus on this coming year. I hope that on December 31st 2020 I’ll be able to post another selfie that shows me a lot more “refreshed” and not having to fake “yet another smile”.

I foresee a huge amount of change this coming year. I know I have a lot of work to do on myself and to get myself back to how good and positive I felt 2 years ago. I guess 2020 is the year of the challenge.

I want to big it up and say “BRING IT ON“, but to be honest, I am too knackered and I fear what I am going to have to go through to get back to that happy place.

I’d like to wish you all a Happy New Year and hope that your 2020 is full of opportunity and chances to grow and be well.

Thank you for stopping by, and why not come back and see what else I have to share on this Photo A Day challenge.