The Change of Seasons Project is Finished

For months, almost daily, I took pictures with my mobile phone of my commute to work. Some of them are published on my Instagram account. I wanted to have a recollection of the views, always the same but always changing.

The project started in July 2016 and finished in June 2017.

Ditton Meadows, October 2016
Ditton Meadows, October 2016

Around March I lost a few pictures, while January and February weren’t the most prolific months.

Ditton Meadows, November 2016
Ditton Meadows, November 2016

Focussing on one project for an entire year – and limiting it with the use of the phone camera only – has proven difficult to me. Could be a coincidence, but at some point I lost interest in it, and tried to bring back my photography enthusiasm by pointing my lens to the small details around me.

Stourbridge Common, May 2017
Stourbridge Common, May 2017

See all the pictures on the project page.

The Day I Glimpsed Inside Your Soul – Photo Project

On a murky cold day, my husband and I visited Sachsenhausen concentration camp. Despite many other visitors were there, silence dominated the visit.

The Entrance #2

It’s been an emotional and personal experience, as my husband’s grandfather stayed at Sachsenhausen for about five years as a political prisoner. Continue reading “The Day I Glimpsed Inside Your Soul – Photo Project”

By Night

With days shorter and colder, sometimes it’s difficult to find the right time to go out and take some pictures.

It is still too dark when commuting back from work, so I started taking pictures by night, even though I was never comfortable doing so. I wasn’t sure my camera could handle the low light conditions very well, and probably my hands weren’t steady enough to avoid bringing a tripod.

Whatever the result, I enjoyed trying. It seems like, when it’s darker, the world slows down a bit, even in very busy crossroads.

Thanks to Justin Carey whose talk in July 2016 convinced me – and everyone else in the room – that everything is more interesting at night .

I Have a Thing for Trees

The last time I was out and about with the intention of taking photos, was in November 2016, in Berlin.

Red Bark
Red Bark – Anglesey Abbey, March 2016
After that, I took time to organise and process the work I came back with. During the Christmas holidays, I read a few articles about post-processing in Lightroom, and learned a few tricks I wanted to apply to older photos. Time flew. Continue reading “I Have a Thing for Trees”