Jesus help me, i think i am starting to be all sentimental. The things i am enjoying more and more are the little things that happen in my life. I get a big chunk of work done and i look back and feel proud, laying in bed with my girlfriend, i smell her hair and i am very thankful that i have someone who loves me, unquestioning of my flaws, even loving me for them, a home cooked meal from a loving mother and a crisp autumn/winter day is something to savour not curse.
So it's really autumn now. Up to the last couple of days the weather has been really mild, but the weather has turned autumnal. Days are shorter and darker. Leaves are falling off the tree.
AY, thou art welcome, heaven's delicious breath! When woods begin to wear the crimson leaf,
And suns grow meek, and the meek suns grow brief
And the year smiles as it draws near its death. Wind of the sunny south! oh, still delay
In the gay woods and in the golden air,
Like to a good old age released from care,
Journeying, in long serenity, away.
In such a bright, late quiet, would that I
Might wear out life like thee, 'mid bowers and brooks
And dearer yet, the sunshine of kind looks,
And music of kind voices ever nigh;
And when my last sand twinkled in the glass,
Pass silently from men, as thou dost pass.
Sorry for the absence, been amazingly busy lately. The weather is starting to close in and is one of the factors for this blogging recession. The other is my internet is so bad at the moment sometimes i haven't even got any connections. Every Saturday we have a little tree identification group going and it's really good to go out and put into practice things that i am learning.
I'm not sure where i am going with this blog at the moment. I still love taking photographs and i am still into blogging, but putting them both together seems to be difficult. Let's just plug on and try and create good content.
Ok i am saying a pre-sorry for the symbolism of this post. I think lately i am growing bored of the kind of photography i am doing. It seems to be all the same. Or at least very similar. But like everything in this world things move in cycles and patterns, (please look above and see the mark disregard for the un-imaginative symbolism i am trying to put across to you) where trying to buck the trend is sometimes the wrong thing to do. Sometimes it is better to ride the wave and see where it takes you.
On the other hand isn't it better to buck there trend and find new and exciting things to photograph? I dunno, maybe i am just confusing things now. But whatever happens i will always put pictures forward waiting for praise or criticism (by the way either is gratefully welcomed on my humbled blog).
I've been taking photos for quite a while now and i am still really nervous about approaching people and asking if i can take pictures of them. Not sure why? I am normally really confident about approaching people in whatever situation, but this seems to be a stumbling block for me. I am thinking about just jumping in head first, and jsut go around asking people and taking pictures. I will let you know how i get on and post up the results.
I think it's pretty weird what pictures you like and others you are indifferent too. For some reason i really like this picture. But a different picture, one that took ages to get the shot. After the editing stage of this haphazard process, it didn't turn out how i wanted. I almost shun it.
I think i really like this picture because of the mirror effect it has on the water. It doesn't produce a crisp and sharp mirror effect and when i look at it, it makes my eyes go a little funny. But it has that kind of ugly duck syndrome or something. I am just babbling now....
I am actually addicted to the botanical gardens. I got to say that there are worse things to be addicted to. It's got such an array of flowers and trees, i have only just scratched the surface of the gardens. I think it's going to be great to witness the change from desolate winter to flourishing spring. Roll on spring.
Was just checking my emails and had a link off of a friend that took me to a bike shop home page. Clicked on the gallery tab and it took me to a page with pictures of all the bikes they have built. They are great photos of really great bikes. I love it, two of my passions pushed together in a splattering of colour and bike porn (bike porn are magazines or websites with beautiful bikes on, not naked bikes in weird positions with other naked bikes, i am not that weird).
Here is the link for the gallery. Have a look and let me know what you think!
A while ago i had a wonderful guest post from Lady Wanderlust. It was really awesome and i want it to happen more often. So don't hold back. They don't have to be superb photography. Just pictures that YOU, the blogger, have taken and a has a really special, funny, heart warming, sad, horrible...anything, back story. So come on, send me some pictures and a few words. Don't hold back.
A couple of weekends ago, as a social event for one of the societies i have joined in university, we made some cider. And drank a lot of it after. The cider we drank was the cider that was made last year. It was bloody strong and we had to spike it with some apple juice to make it drink-able. But it was a really interesting day and something i have never done before. After all, life is about doing new things...