“In 2011 I am going to eat fewer sweets and chocolates. I am also not going to bite my nails”
As 2011 fast approached I decided that the two statements above would become my resolutions for the forthcoming year. Yet within a week of the New Year starting, the sweet shop in Grainger Market, Newcastle, had seen a surge in profit as I raided the pic n mix (fizzy cola bottles, jelly beans, mint imperials, aniseed balls……..) one day and instead of growing, my nails had almost disappeared as Crystal Palace held onto an extremely nervy 1-0 victory against fellow relegation strugglers Preston.
As 2012 drew close, however, I thought that my New Year’s resolutions needed a slight change of direction – after all, anyone who knows me well, knows that I have one of the world’s sweetest tooth! And so for 2012, inspired by a chap called Alastair Humphreys, I decided that I would set myself the goal of taking a photo a day every day of the year. But not just any odd photo. Rather an interesting and different photo with thought and planning behind it
I think there is a general consensus out there that you need a fancy camera with a lens longer than Pinocchio’s nose to take a great photo. Yet my camera – a Panasonic Lumix DMC FX35 – is small, fits neatly into my pocket and I have been really happy with the outcome of some of my photos.
Here are the fruits of my labour for February. Please let me know what you think of them.