52 Project – W2: Clouds

Hubby’s thoughts behind last week’s theme was… “It’s been raining a lot lately, so there are plenty clouds around for you take pictures of!”.

I should know now that things don’t always work the way you plan them, specially when it comes to the weather. I had planned to leave the picture-taking until the weekend as I would have more time to spend on it. Saturday morning was spent tidying the house and the afternoon with family so I didn’t really have a chance to go outside and look for clouds.

Sunday was going to be the day! I woke up early and went straight to the window to look outside and yep there was a cloud, one single grey cloud covering the sky as far as the eye could see! Hubby and I went out to Tatton Park and walked around for a few hours but still things didn’t look any better. I decided half way through our walk to change this week’s topic to something else as the original one wasn’t going to work! I took the pictures and made my way back to the house.

Once at home, I was looking through my pictures when I saw the picture below. I had taken it a few days earlier with my phone, without realizing I had taken a picture with this week’s topic.

It was Friday afternoon when I returned from work, I got out of my car to walk to the house when I saw the sunset below. I took my phone out and took this one single picture, one single shot and it turned out quite nicely πŸ™‚

Happy Pancake Day to everyone!

Sunset clouds

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Recap – My 27th year (Project 365)

I have spent the last couple of days going through my pictures and choosing my favourite ones. I tried to choose a couple for each month (which was very hard since some months were full of fantastic pictures memories).

Lets start with the month in which I turned 27!

November 2012

A carousel in the Trafford Centre

I love celebrating birthdays so I always try doing something special for each of them. For my 27th some friends, hubby and I went to London. We spent the night eating and drinking at one of my favourite restaurants in London. Lima serves amazing cocktails as well as food and it is a fantastic place to celebrate a special occasion. The following day we spent it at Camden Market; it is ideal for street photography.

Camden Markets

December 2012
One of my favourite months of the year. I love Christmas, during this month we try to do as many Christmassy things as possible. Whether it is watching films, decorating the tree, going to a play or to the markets.

Knutsford in colour

Glass baubles

Christmas Dinner

January 2013
This month brought lots of frost and snow. I love the snow as long as I don’t have to drive to work. The roads I mostly use are narrow country lanes which never get gritted. It can be quite scary, specially at night.

The village stocks

We also went on holiday to Brussels. It’s a beautiful city and found lots to do during our stay. We bought lots of chocolate and tried lots of different beers.

Can you guess where I am?

February 2013
Looking back it was one the best months in terms of photography. It was very hard choosing just three pictures for this month but the below are the ones I liked best.

Dutton Horse Bridge

Tulip Stigma

The picture below is one of my favourite of all the ones I took during the duration of the project.

New Brighton Lighthouse

March 2013
March was the month of experimenting. I had a go at fast and slow shutter speeds and my macro skills started to improve.

Orange Lilies

Water Droplet

Salford Quays

Snowflakes

April 2013
April brought my husband’s birthday, we had the family over for some food and cupcakes. I custom ordered them as he is a big Star Wars fan. They were amazing!

Star Wars Cupcakes

Penny

Leaf

May 2013
Beautiful May! We started venturing outside more and as you may have noticed more flowers on my posts (more than usual!); they are one of my favourite subjects along with landscapes. We also went to a couple of shows, one of them being the Bushcraft Show (picture below).

Rose Leaf

Massai Dance Troop

June 2013
June was the month of adventures! We went on an unforgettable holiday to France and Italy. We planned the trip ourselves and tried to fit as many activities as we could into each day. Italy is such an amazing country with lots and lots to see. Wish we had a little bit more time though as we couldn’t fit everything we wanted to see and do into our itinerary.

Eiffel Tower

View of Florence

July 2013
Summer finally arrived to the UK! For most of this month we had amazing weather, it felt like we were still in Italy. We had a picnic sitting by the river at Chatsworth House and then visited the gardens. It was so a different from the last time we went for a picnic – it rained all day and we had to have our picnic sitting in the car.

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August 2013
This was the month of the butterflies and the last month in our old house. We had a butterfly friendly garden and every summer we would get lots of them.

Peacock Butterfly

Sunset and the pylon

cabbage white butterflies

September 2013
This is the month we moved to our new home. The best month of 2013!

Chester

Hawthorn Cottage

October 2013
One of the qualities we love about our new place is its location. There is no light pollution, it can get pretty dark at night and we can see the beautiful stars. October saw the arrival of Autumn, I went on a Masterclass to Tatton Park and spent the day photographing the gardens which looked beautiful at this time of the year.

Starry Night

Caernarfon Castle

Japanese Gardens Tatton Park

November 2013
This was my last month and it brought my 28th birthday. Hope this year is just as wonderful as the last one was.

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Birthday Paper Chain

For the future, I am hoping to start a 52 Week Challenge in February, see the list below for the subjects. (It will run over until next January when all 52 weeks are done). I will also be sharing a picture of our travels on Thursdays and on Mondays having a look back at photographs I took over the last year and haven’t had the opportunity to share with you. Hope you enjoy it and continue checking my blog.

52 Week Challenge