Sunday Project – No More

Well no photo of Sunday anymore. Why? I have been carrying out quite a bit of research and despite it being only the 4th Sunday of the year I have decided to bin it because it is not providing any benefit to me or anybody else. Stats are showing very few hits on those posts and to be honest I can understand why. There is no theme and is therefore completely random and unless I am on another assignment then I am just taking an image just for the sake of it with very little thought behind it. With very little information around the photo, why it was taken etc then why would anybody actually be interested in reading it.

What I should be doing more of is explaining things and why I do them, how I do them etc.

So as a start, I did a small photo shoot this morning. It was only mug shots for the person to send off as part of his profile as part of a competition. It was carried out in a gym, (in the squash court to be precise) where lighting is just awful. And short of getting the flash and umbrellas out it was a case of the ISO at 3200 and hope for the best. I just did not feel happy with the results which prob will suffice for what it was for but I just did not feel satisfied. Which at the end of the day is what it is all about for me. I have to feel emotionally involved in what I am doing and I didnt. Is that true of all professional photographers? I dont want to just earn money and not feel as though I have not done a good job.

So this blog is going to go back to the Swindon News/Photojournalism and I am not going to try to combine other things with it.

Likewise I am going to re-design my website to provide a better experience, better show case for my better images from both the UK and Spain and try to make it more interesting.


Project Sunday – 3 – Out In The Cold

out in the cold

out in the cold

Well it is the third Sunday of the year and my little project of a photo every Sunday. As I have already done the many hours in the snow and blizzards this one is just for a bit of fun. Lets all feel sorry for all those poor old garden gnomes that have been left out in the cold and the snow. They must be suffering despite like this one having a pipe to keep him warm, I am sure that is not enough. Adopt a gnome and bring them into the house.

Swindon Stops – Swindon Plays in the Snow

This morning there has been a heavy snowfall in Swindon which has caused many schools and businesses to close. Roads to be blocked and closed and I am sure a fair few accidents. I spent a cold and wet couple of hours wandering around Lawn Woods and part of Old Town and these are just a few of the many images I took. I may even go out again later, depending what is happening.
There were plenty of both adults and kids out enjoying the time off from school or work.