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“We spend January 1st walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched.

Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives…not looking for flaws, but for potential.”

― Ellen Goodman

So here we are again. Day One. This time last year I was triumphantly finishing up the challenge of taking a photograph a day, revelling in my new found free time. It seems I don’t miss it that much… To start off the 1st of January 2014, I have selected probably the most longest quote possible. But you know what, it rings very true.

This time on the 1st January 2012, there were just three or four of you following this blog. (Hi Mum!) Now, whether you read this or not it’s landing in the ‘feeds’ or email inbox’s of over 1,000 people. I hope that as I progress through 2014 and bombard you with photographs of Buddy (the dog), sunsets and food amongst other things – I hope that I don’t disappoint.


I’m excited to be starting this again, even more so because I have at least four brides and grooms to photograph on four different days this year. I have a family photoshoot in the near future and I’m sure people will be throwing babies and pets my way. In between all of that, I aim to have a little bit of fun and photograph the obscure, the ordinary and the forgotten. For day one, I wanted impact. I wanted to give you rolling hills, famous landmarks, fantastic weather, fresh new starts…Instead, we hit a flood in the road and had to turn back, dejectedly!


However all was not completely lost. With more ventures into the hills we found a few more landscapes, puddles and fallen trees. Pheasants and other birds were also found but not a person in sight. It was deathly quiet. Somewhat nice too!


So for this journey into 2014, and for those that are interested, I will mostly be taking my Photographs with an iphone (for the off days), a Sony D-SLR A57 and a Sony Cybershot (point and shoot). Oh yes and hopefully a GoPro and quadcopter, if  I’m allowed ;)


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“Batten down the hatches” – Michael Fish

The wind was incredibly loud around three am this morning continuing until about six am – windows banged shut, blinds banged but other than that there was really nothing much else to worry about. The rest of the South isn’t so lucky with reports that two people have been killed, one boy missing having been swept out to sea yesterday afternoon.


Nevertheless we ventured out with the camera to see what we could snap – and although there wasn’t much, there were a few landscape altering changes where trees had fallen day. It’s a shame I don’t have a before photograph – but a huge beautiful tree has come down just down the road altering the landscape completely. Closer to home, at the bottom of the road there are several fallen trees, but nothing much more.


The roads are littered with leaves, rubbish, sticks and other debris – which of course will make it trickier if more rain comes as the drains are already blocked. But luckily we’ve even escaped that despite hours of rain hammering down last night.


Of course, we had to venture to the Bunnies, where earlier this year I got some storm photos, just to check.. But all was fairly calm…


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