by Alan Godfrey January. 04, 2021 180 views

Hello, and welcome to the first of what I hope will be many blog posts here!

Bird flying high, you know how I feel...

Bird flying high, you know how I feel...

At the start of this year, I saw a number of people set themselves a 365-challenge: to take and share a photo every day of the year. It inspired me to find a similar way to challenge myself.

Realistically, I know that I would be unable to commit to a daily photo - and even committing to one a week would risk turning something I find pleasurable into a chore.

So, instead, my goal is to take 52 photographs through the course of the year that I am proud of - or at least moderately pleased with - and to spend time writing a blog-post about each BUT not to post them until next year ...

That last part is the real challenge for someone as impulsive as me! The hope is that it forces me to slow down, consider what I like about an image over time rather than being swayed by the emotion on the day, and think about what lessons I can take away from it for improving next time.

Also, by saving the posts until 2022, I'll have a ready-made set of once-a-week posts. Certainly the main audience for this is myself - but if anyone else did want to watch my progress, this would provide a smoother cadence than presently where images will come in bursts when I've managed to go somewhere exciting but silence in between.

Until this is ready, I have gone through my collection of images taken to date and selected some of my favourites. I hope to write a post once-a-week through this year where I select a few to talk about; so watch this space!

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Lee Santiva 3 months ago

Welcome to photoblog! Looking forward to your posts.
 I completed the 2019 365-challenge (100% compliance) and then tried a 52 week challenge in 2020. In 2020 I only had to post a fraction of what I had in the year before however I didn‘t even manage that. 

I learned that I personally need the daily discipline.

I wish you fortitude for keeping your resolution!

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Alan Godfrey Replied to Lee Santiva 3 months ago

Appreciate it, thank you Lee!

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Alan Godfrey 3 months ago

Thank you all for the welcome messages! grinning

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Stephanie 3 months ago

Great to see another familiar face here. Alan!

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Alan Godfrey Replied to Stephanie 3 months ago

Thanks Stephanie!

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Lisa Britton 3 months, 1 week ago

Great Idea - Enjoy!!

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Nancy Andrea D 3 months, 1 week ago

Wonderful! Definitely looking out for your post, Alan!

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Berckmans Peter 3 months, 1 week ago

Welcome on the blog Alan. Just enjoy yourself. Looking forward to your work

3 months, 1 week ago Edited
Benny Law 3 months, 1 week ago

Looking forward to your posts, Alan.

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