Archive for the ‘Wheel of the Year’ Category

February’s Wheel of the Year pics are (finally) here.  I started taking them on Thurday 1st and finished them this afternoon.  The intervening time has been spent coughing, gasping for air, listening to firstly Little’un and then The Yorkshireman cough, stopping my head from imploding, being completely unable to talk, visiting doctors (all three of us) and necking assorted drugs.

I freely admit I have done a crap job this month.  Some of the compositions are all wrong and the lighting is bad too.  Hey-ho, I really can’t be arsed to do them again so you’ll have to live with it.  I still don’t feel too well to be honest.  As you will be able to tell from the horror that is my self-portrait.

Back to work tomorrow after a really horrible week off 😦


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Is here :o). Not very interesting yet, it takes a few months to start showing any changes.

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Roll up, roll up, come and join in the fun…

It’s Wheel of the Year time again.  Come and join me.  Please.  I’m very lonely at the moment.  Just me, myself and I.

Click here to find out more…

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Congratulations to Pewari,  Akra and everyone else who completed the Wheel of the Year project this year.  I failed miserably, getting no further than June.

I’m having another go in 2007.  I’ve already chosen my subjects and I’m hoping that they’ll be a damn sight easier to photograph every month than last year – some pictures resulted in frustration, tantrums (from me and Little’un) and also a case of nettle rash.

I’m taking over the administration of the group on Flickr from Pewari, but you don’t need to be a Flickr member to join in.  Just post your pictures on the net somewhere where I can find them and I’ll link to them from my project page (not set up as yet but will be in place by 1st Jan).

So do you fancy a go?  Go on, you know you want to!  Leave me a comment here if you’re interested and I’ll add you to my list.  The list that at the moment solely consists of Me.

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Here’s a recent picture for you, taken a couple of days ago as part of my Wheel of the Year entry for May. Isn’t she growing up? She is chattering away nineteen to the dozen now and is getting really cheeky. Her hair is starting to grow properly as well, and she loves putting clips and bobbles in it, then taking them out again, then putting them in again, then taking them out again, then putting them in my hair, then putting them on her dolly, then putting them on her bear and then finally attempting to put them on the cat which generally receives a fairly frosty reception. Oh well, I suppose it makes a change from trying to force feed him raisins or orange juice.

The rest of May’s entries are here, and the whole year’s results so far are here.

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Here you’ll find my March pictures for Wheel of the Year.  Click on the thumbnails to see titles, descriptions and comments.

And here’s the whole collection so far.  It’s getting more interesting for the viewer now, you can really start to see the changes in some of the views as time has passed.

I’m not so impressed with some of March’s shots though, it’s been really sunny all week here which was great generally but it was very hard to get pictures without harsh shadows in them.  This is part of the challenge though and later in the year I’m hoping to get brighter days when the sun is higher in the sky so the shadows are shorter.

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I found myself in something of a panic last night trying to finish February’s Flickr Monthly Scavenger Hunt submissions for February.  I’d forgotten that there was only 28 days in February and hadn’t realised needed to get them done by the end of the day until about lunchtime yesterday!  I was determined to finish the hunt as it was the first month I’d done it and I didn’t want to fail on my first excursion.  I finally finished at 11.40pm!  Some of my entries are a bit tenuous and I’ve doubled some of them up though.  Have a look at my efforts here, if you click on the thumbnails you’ll get an explanation of my thinking (such as it is) behind each shot.

Today sees a new list of challenges for March, they don’t look as difficult as last month’s and I have 31 days in which to do them!

I’ve managed to bag myself a trip to Peterborough, Spalding and Boston for work this afternoon to buy competitors’ products from various supermarkets so this should present me with a good opportunity to get some of March’s Wheel of the Year pictures done.   And enjoy the winter sunshine too.

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