Day by Day {Days 141 to 147}

July 25th, 2011

So last week I started a 30 day challenge set by Alex Beadon. One portrait a day for 30 days. But for me, 7 days in and I realised how much I didn’t like it! I hate being in front of the camera and it’s taking the enjoyment of of my Day by Day project. So I’ve decided I might try one a week (just enough to push me out of my comfort zone!). I think I’ll do a full blog post over the next week or so about how much I loathe being in front of the camera. But for now, here are days 141 to 147…..

Day 141: This should have been yesterdays photo….anyway, it had been a loooooong week, and last night I realised I had made the right decision in buying in some Tsingtao. Ice cold from the fridge, it was exactly what I needed…..

Day 142: Exercise has always been a big part of my life. I first joined a gym at 16 and then started teaching aerobics when I was 20. Running, swimming, thai-boxing, aerobics, spinning, yoga and many other things in between have all played a major part in my life. I’ve been plagued by injury, illness, joint problems and had many operations, but through it all I’ve always found some kind of exercise to participate in. It’s how I start my day, and if I had to stop exercising, I don’t know how I would cope. It’s my time. A time when I can clear my head and prepare for my day ahead. It’s my stress reliever….

Day 143: The joys of working for yourself and from home….or maybe not! ….I realised it was 10pm and I was still working on some images I had taken the night before.

Day 144: A cup of spearmint green tea this big can only mean one thing…..I mean business! My Winnie the Pooh mug makes an appearance when I have stack loads of editing to do. Today is one of those days….it’s normally accompanied by a DVD. I have my images I’m working on open on one monitor and I have a DVD playing on my second monitor, it’s the only way I can get through it all!

Day 145: After a trip to the doctor yesterday, it turns out my gammy arm is still……well, gammy! I have to rest it, keep it strapped up and take more super strength anti-inflammatories for the next month.

Day 146: So a week into my ‘self portrait’ challenge, I figure it’s just not working for me. I hate being in front of the camera, I’m not enjoying it and I’m just finding it too time consuming. I think maybe I’ll try one a week and see how I go! Anyway, I saw this at the local garden centre….I’m not even sure what it is. It’s arms were broken and it was lying in a tub but I really like it. Probably about as scary my self-portraits though!

Day 147: Finally!! A trip out with my 50mm 1.4. I’m so in love my new lens <swoon>