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.

Photography rut and little things in my garden

Having an ongoing photo project is good, as it helps seeing things around us with a different perspective, noticing details usually overlooked in our day-to-day life.

My ongoing project is about the changes in nature and sky on my way to work with my bicycle. It began in July 2016, around the time I started a new job in Cambridge.

Longer Days on River cam
March 2017, Longer Days on River Cam. Mobile camera.

Photos are taken with a mobile phone, and are uploaded on the website at the end of each season. My intention is to finish it by July 2017, but I don’t feel so enthusiastic about it as I have been until the end of last year. Continue reading “Photography rut and little things in my garden”

Waiting for the season change

It’s been a while since the last time I posted something, or went out to take some pictures.

These are some of the latest photo I took during a long walk on a very cold winter day, in February.

Despite the chill and the rain, everything seems to be getting ready for the season change, and so am I.

 

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 .