A few days into April, I decided to set myself a challenge to take a photo of something – anything – every day.
The plan was to publish a collection on here at the end of the month. I thought that my photos could end up being fairly dull and had no idea what the month would bring. Fortunately because the weather is starting to get warmer and the flowers and trees are beginning to flourish, there is a lot more to take photos of in April than I expected, even just walking down an English high street. I actually spotted a lot of things I didn’t have the chance to photograph, which is a shame as some were very colourful and would have looked nice on here!
I did make one special trip to photograph trees (the image of the intertwined trunks comes from that day), but all of the others were from my day to day life, whether trees on roads near my house or office, flowers in the garden, or features I spotted in a town while out walking.
So below are two collages of my month of photos….
One set clearly shows a fascination with trees – leaves, trunks and shapes against the sky.
The other set shows colourful spring flowers, the sky and other natural features. And even a cushion – with a flower pattern on!
By making myself take a photo each day, I’ve seen once again (as I saw when finding inspiration for creative writing) that there are so many little details of natural beauty around us if we just take a minute to look for them and notice them.
And what next for my photography?
I will be setting myself another 30 day photo challenge – not necessarily this month, but in the next few months.
Would anyone like to join me in a 30 day photo project? It would just involve choosing a project and posting photos at the end of the month, maybe with a progress report in between. Let me know by commenting below if you do!
P.S. Just thought I should mention that all but one or two of the photos above were taken with a phone camera, so no fancy equipment needed. I may well use my next challenge as a reason to get the DSLR out and do more with it….